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Donald McD. Chambers
  • North Sandwich, NH
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Lives in:
New Hampshire
Senior Associate for Training
Years of public service:
30 years
Agency structure:
Top issues in your department:
(1) Insufficient water flow during engine company operations. This problem exists on a national scale among career and volunteer departments alike. We address it in the program Fireground Ballistics.

(2) The incidence of poor fitness and obesity in the fire service is appalling and inexcusable. It's time for a little tough love if we're going to reduce the health-related LODD incidents each year.
Professional Qualifications:
-BA in English/Journalism.
-Post-graduate work in teaching at The Citadel.
-Post-graduate work in special education at Boston University.
-Experienced classroom teacher.
-Experienced fire instructor.
-Advanced training at H.O.T at FDIC.
-LSU's Industrial Fire School.
-Consultant...writer...motivational speaker.

Please see my background and credentials on LinkedIn if you need more details.
Topics you provide training for:
Fireground Ballistics: integrating tactical water application and fireground hydraulics with Engine Company Operations.

Fit4Fire: overcoming complacency and obesity in the fire service with an emphasis on firefighter fitness.
Areas of expertise:
Public speaking.
Please see my background and credentials on LinkedIn.
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Donald McD. Chambers's Blog

Fireground Ballistics: Establishing Target Flows to Maximize Your Firestream Effectiveness

A firefighter who doesn’t establish and maintain a Target Flow with an attack line is like a cop not knowing the number or caliber of rounds in his weapon.  It’s reckless, unprofessional, and utterly inexcusable. If you’re going  into a fire fight. . .you’d better be ready to…


Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:20pm

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