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  • Iowa City, IA
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Lives in:
Solon, IA 52333
Department:
Iowa City Fire Department
Title/rank:
Lieutenant
Years of public service:
27
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
The fire department has educatinal requirements for promotions, but does not provide any financial support or time off to obtain the needed education.
As our department gets younger, the pride and work ethic is changing. Instilling the importance of pride and doing the right thing when they are going through their initial training is not taught to them.
Professional Qualifications:
Fire Science Management - Kirkwood Community College
Firefighter III
Fire Officer II
Instructor II
Inspector I
EMT B
Driver/Operator Pumper and Aerial
Hazardous Materials Technician
Rope Rescue Technician III
Iowa Certified Fire Investigator
Topics you provide training for:
Firefighter Safety
Driver/Operator - Pumper
Driver/Operator - Aerial
Instructor I
First Due Size-up
Ventilation
Rapid Intervention Team Training
High Angle Rescue
Auto and Truck Extrication
Company Level Commercial Inspections
Areas of expertise:
First Due Size-up Strategy and Tactics
Ventilation
Driver/Operator - Pumper and Aerial
Rapid Intervention Team Training
Fire Investigator
Bio:
I am a 27-year member of the fire service. I have taught classes to fire departments and fire schools in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, and Kansas. I am a Lieutenant with the Iowa City Fire Department and a firefighter with the Solon Volunteer Fire Department. I am a Field Staff Instructor for the Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau, a member of the Iowa Fireman’s Association, the International Association of Firefighters, the International Society of Fire Service Instructors, and the Iowa Society of Fire Service Instructors.
I was the recipient of the 2005 Floyd Wm. “Bill” Nelson “Instructor of the Year” award presented by the Iowa Society of Fire Service Instructors.
In 2006 I participated as a peer reviewer for the “Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program”.

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