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Dave Cushwa
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Lives in:
10945 CR 14 Middlebury, IN 46540
Elkhart Fire Department
Assistant Battalion Chief
Years of public service:
14 years (1996 - present)
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
staffing, management and leadership, budget cut-backs, training, safety
Professional Qualifications:
Assistant Battalion Chief for B-Shift, Lieutenant of Truck Company 18 - Battalion C, Battalion level instructor for fire & emergency services, rescue diver, haz-mat tech, tactical medic, ice rescue, Bachelor of Arts with major in History, minor in Political Science and concentration in Secondary Education. Training Instructor - fire, rescue, emergency services, EMS; background in law enforcement; also work for the University of Notre Dame Fire Department - which includes a lot of EMS, Special Events, rescue training, alarm systems and panels and elevator extrications; background in ARMY officer training and leadership courses; SCUBA diving, ...
Topics you provide training for:
all fire & emergency services activities for my battalion and team with the EMS instructor for combined training, Rookie School Instructor
married to wife, Sandy.
son, Jake, 7 years old.

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At 8:37pm on April 28, 2008, Tom Fentress said…
Hey Dave,
Tom Fentress from Demotte IN. Just networking with other members from IN. I am sure glad they built this site. I enjoy talking with all sorts of people.
At 8:48pm on March 25, 2008, Jay Michael said…
Hey Loo
Don't let anyone know who that bald head is in the one picture.
At 3:35pm on March 21, 2008, TR Hagerty said…
Brother Cush You need to add a photo to your page. This is the coolest to thing hit the fire service in the world of networking I just love to be able to send a quick note to anyone. Take Care Brother TR
At 1:27pm on March 12, 2008, Timothy Overly said…
Thanks for the add. Stay Safe
At 10:09am on March 12, 2008, Joel Thacker said…
Thanks for adding me to the list. Stay Safe!
At 9:22am on March 12, 2008, Anthony Avillo said…
welcome aboard dave
stay safe out there
Go Irish!!
At 8:06am on March 12, 2008, Jeff Betz said…
Hey Dave, thanks for the add. How are things down in Elkhart? Nice to see people from the Midwest I can call my friends. Take care brother
At 7:02am on March 12, 2008, Kent Stouder said…
Howdy neighbor,didnt take too long to findly make a friend.Have a good one!
At 8:57pm on March 11, 2008, bill noonan said…
Thanks for the nice words, my dad always said "you only show the good stuff"...bill
At 5:11pm on March 10, 2008, Jay Michael said…
Hey Loo.
Your picture looks alot like mine.
Huh, brotherhood?

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