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David Malcomson
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  • North Aurora, IL
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Park Ridge Fire Department
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
-Young Leadership
-Lack of hands-on training
-Budget cuts/layoffs
Professional Qualifications:
HazMat Technician A
Technical Rescue Technician: 4 disciplines
Topics you provide training for:
Technical Rescue
Acquired Structure Training

Construction/Industrial Safety & Rescue: Miller Fall Protection
Fall Protection - Competent Person
Confined Space
Confined Space Rescue
Industrial High Angle Rescue
Wind Turbine Climber
Wind Turbine Rescue
Areas of expertise:
Maybe someday.

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Video Conferencing System

Does anyone out there use video conferencing systems to conduct training with other stations/departments?


If you do, what manufacturer do you have?

Does it work?

Do you like it?



Any help is much appreciated.

Posted on January 31, 2011 at 8:23pm

Company Officer Training Program - Please help!!

I am looking for information about your Company Officer Training Program. Specifically, I am looking for your WRITTEN program. It seems like everyone has a "program", but nothing on paper. My lieutenant has been charged with developing a program and I'm trying to give him a hand.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated!!


Posted on November 22, 2010 at 8:59pm

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At 5:42am on October 8, 2010, Matt McDowell said…
Yeah I know Shane. We've lost touch the last couple of years, but he's good people and a hell of a fireman.

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