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Lives in:
Grinnell, IA
Grinnell Fire Department
A**'t Chief of Training
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Training for today for challenges of tomorrow, Learning how to interact Old School minds with New Technology
Professional Qualifications:
FF1 &2, Instructor 1 &2, Inspector 1 ,HAZ-MAT Tech Red Cross Instructor, IS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700.
Topics you provide training for:
Confined Space Rescue, Firefighter 1&2, AED, CPR classes.
Areas of expertise:
Confined Space Rescue & Firefighter 1&2 classes
1989-1991 Firefighter, Toledo, IA
1991-1996 Lieutenant, Training Officer
1996-1998 Firefighter, Grinnell, IA
1998-1999 Captain, Training Officer
1999-2005 A**'t Chief
2005-2008 Captain, Training Officer
2008-present A**'t Chief of Training
I am an instructor for many including Professional Rescue Innovations, Iowa State Fire Service, ICCC, MCC and Red Cross. I really enjoy spending time with my wife Lori, and two little firefighters, Blake, 7, and Tyler 5.
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Looking Back to Remember, Honor and Never to Forget!

As for many of us this time of year always makes us stop and say a prayer for the Firefighters, Police Officers, Port Authority Officers and Public Safety Officials who perished on 9-11-01. Today, I was going through my computer looking at all of the images from that day of darkness and I stopped again to say another prayer. For me, I did not know any of the…


Posted on September 5, 2008 at 6:38pm

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At 9:08pm on April 29, 2009, Tim Zehnder said…
Dan, good to see ya at Indy wish we could of got together for a beer, Nice to meet your Dad take care hope we can get back down there to do a class.
At 7:56pm on January 27, 2009, John Barrett said…
Hey Dan,

I don't know if I ever responded to you...but we were unable to secure a booth at FDIC this year.
We could really use the help t-shirt sales brings please let others know this as well.
Shirts can be purchased individually with $1 for shipping or multiples with free drop shipping at our website:
At 11:10pm on January 14, 2009, Tim Zehnder said…
I am flying in on Sun and flying home the following Sun we are staying right down town. We got a great deal, we booked our rooms two weeks after it was over last year. Where are you staying? Are you going to make it up to our Fire School. Talk to ya soon Brother
At 9:14am on January 9, 2009, Rick Fritz said…
Iowa is the best kept secret in the U.S. I miss it!
At 10:08pm on November 27, 2008, Jan Harkner-Abbs said…
Happy Holiday Dan! jan
At 2:14pm on November 27, 2008, Tim Zehnder said…
no deer yet I still have black powder left starts this weekend happy thanksgiving to you t
At 9:11pm on November 22, 2008, Tim Zehnder said…
No he is one of our Asst. Chiefs from Truman
At 9:39pm on November 21, 2008, Tim Zehnder said…
Yep all weekend I am the advocate for Minnesota you should become an Advocate it very cool family to be a part of. Are you going to have a chance to come to the minnesota inst conf. it is in St. Cloud Jan 17, 18, 19 Tim Sendlbach is comming for the weekend if you can make it bring friends and get with me and I will get you the info
At 9:30pm on November 21, 2008, Tim Zehnder said…
Cool web site, I tink we should work togather it would be a great partnership
At 9:28pm on November 21, 2008, Tim Zehnder said…
What are you doing hanging out at he web? No Fire to fight. I am in Wisconsin going Deer hunting in the morning.

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