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City of Jasonville Fire Department
Assistant Fire Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Top issues in your department:
We are a Paid on Call Department. Common issues are Training, Manpower Issues, Keeping our members interested and not burned out!
Professional Qualifications:
We are all professionals, some get paid, others do not.
Topics you provide training for:
FFI, FFII, RIT, Investigations, Extrication, Command, Unified Command, WMD, Accountability, Team Building Concepts plus many others.
Areas of expertise:
Not an expert, always a student!
The fire service is an ever changing dangerous occupation!
Always trying to learn and do better today than I did yesterday.
Chief Sluder is a 30 year Student of the Fire Service,

EMT for 28 years,

He is married to his lovely wife Billie. Together they have two grown children, both whom are married.

Part time Pastor.

Member of the stand up committee for Indiana's First Fire Service Training Council.

Member of Task Force 7,
Member Indiana Fire Chief's Assoc.
Member I.V.F.A.

Awarded the Honorable Service Medal by the Jasonville Fire Department in December 2005

Awarded the Indiana Governor's Meritorious Service Award in December 2007.

Chief Sluder is currently serving his department as Assistant Fire Chief

He is a member of the District 7 Training Council for Indiana Firefighter Traning.
He is an adjunct instructor for the Indiana Firefighter Training System and Indiana District 7 as well as a trainer for his department.
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Welcome to my Training Page, Glad you joined in, I hope I can learn something from each of you!

The Fire Service is ever changing, those who grow complacent or weary in keeping up will eventually be devoured by change!

Complaceney Kills! We must Train, Train, and Train, It saves lives of firefighters!

Dont give up, develope a network of friends like at this site, use their knowledge and expertise as a guide!
Work with one another, regardless of career or volunteer, we all die the same!

Just a thought! Your comments?
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Mike Reed

I am deeply saddend to hear that Mike Reed slipped into eternity this last Saturday. Mike was a great guy and a wonderful instructor.
I've known him since our Wayne Twp days back in the early 1990's. He had taugh the first Safety Officer Class for us in Jasonville and all of the people loved his wit and attitude.

Our prayers to his family and many friends.
The Indiana Fire Service has lost a jem.

Darren Sluder

Posted on March 30, 2009 at 8:03am

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At 10:32am on September 2, 2008, Darren Sluder said…
Some of the photos taken during the flood/water crisis are now posted, take a look.

Thanks to all who came to our aid during this eight day crisis. We couldnt have managed an incident as large as this without your assistance.

Special thanks to some of the Fire and EMS personnel who repsonded, Center Twp, Eastern Greene, Owensburg, Bloomfield, Richland-Taylor, Wright Twp, Lewis Twp, Center Point, Switz City, Linton Fire, Indiana State Fire Marshal Greeson, Indiana Fire Chiefs Assoc, IMARP Plan, Indianapolis Firefighters(IFD), Seals Ambulance, Task Force 7 and departments attached to them, plus many others too numerous to mention here.

I know I have most likely left someone out, please do not get offended!

There were many other organizations such as churches from the city and surrounding areas that donated food and volunteered their time to assist.

This event couldnt have been handled efficiently as it was without all of you!

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