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Outside Training At Your Department
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Lives in:
Joliet, IL
Joliet, IL
Firefighter/ Paramedic
Years of public service:
Since 2001
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
NOT PLAYING WELL WITH OTHERS. By this I mean our trend of not working with neighboring departments.
My firefighting career started in my hometown in 2001 at Minooka Fire Protection District where I volunteered until 2007. I also worked my way up to a contract FF/Medic for the district.

During my time there I routinely helped with training. I ran the recruit program under the training officer and was in charge of EMS training.

In 2007 I was hired by the City of Joliet as a FF/Medic.
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A Culture of Acceptable Mediocracy

A Culture of Acceptable Mediocracy

Since the attacks at the World Trade Centers on 9/11 the fire service has evolved at a rapid rate.  Hazardous materials and technical…

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 4:40pm — 2 Comments

Calling All Firefighters

Calling All Firefighters!!!

Hello everyone,
I would like to start a recurring post here at Hooks & Irons where I interview prominent figures in the present and future fire service.  However, there is…

Posted on March 8, 2011 at 6:52pm

Academy To The Rescue!

Academy To The Rescue!

Like many things in life, my personal drive for all things fire service has it's highs and lows.  It seems I hit those dreadful lows at the end of each year.  I am sure the marathon of the holidays does not help, but I feel this is due to a long…

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 10:45pm

"Pickle Irons"

"Pickle Irons"

I am a proud owner of a 1955 F100 Ford Truck.  One summer afternoon, while driving my steering became very loose.  After giving the suspension a through once over the culprit was very evident.  I needed to replace the old, worn ball joint.  This being the first time undertaking such a project, I elicited the help of my father who is a…

Posted on February 6, 2011 at 7:55pm

The Power Of A Kitchen Table

Camden Firefighters Storytelling.  Keep them in your thoughts through their ruff patch.

Like many of our fellow brothers and sisters I have a passion, actually obsession, with our beloved fire service.  From the time I first sat it an engine as a cub scout,… Continue

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 2:04pm

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At 8:31am on February 16, 2011, Michele Buonocore said…

Hello, Eddie, I'm I'm from the South of Italy, the city of Salerno.

I have discovered yesterday the fire engineering community.
On my web site ( there are many information on Italian Firefighters, sorry but at this moment it is only in Italian :)

I research, Firefighters friends around the world that they want  exchange info, photo, video, gadgets and more on the fantastic Firefighters World :)


At 12:31pm on August 25, 2009, Todd Sweeney said…
Hello, I just read a response by you in one of the discussions. You talked about your mentoring program. We have one as well. I would be very interested in seeing more of your program so I could compare and maybe improve ours. Would you be willing to share anything? Thanks!!
At 4:02pm on November 9, 2008, Brotherhood Instructors, LLC said…
Thanks for dropping a line about the class. We really appreciate the kind words. We had a lot of fun and met a lot of great firefighters from all over.

Thanks a lot to all of you guys for your donation to my nephew. It is greatly appreciated!

We'll be in touch!

Stay safe
At 1:17am on November 9, 2008, Curt DeMarse said…
Thanks brother. I would really appreciate that.

Glad you guys enjoyed the class.
Stay Safe.
At 3:24pm on November 3, 2008, John Barrett said…

We have been trying to contact you...are you still interested in helping?
At 12:34pm on September 16, 2008, Jessica Lynn said…
DO you ever work at the Autobahn Track?
At 10:24am on July 31, 2008, Edgar Hughes said…
Hey hope your doing good. Just finished doing MDA Boot Drive & Scholarship Golf Outing on same weekend. Ain't doing that again! I think I'll hide in one of Tom's bags and get a vaca break too.
At 8:23am on June 5, 2008, Edgar Hughes said…
Thanks for hooking me up bro. This site has tons of info, I'll be busy for awhile.
At 6:12pm on June 2, 2008, John DiCola said…
Althouhg carrying your own tools might be the answer--a better system is where everyone is properly trained on the departments tools--including proper maintenance,putting them back where they belong and understanding their proper use. Imagine the inventory nightmare if each firefighter carried his or her own tools--We all need to understand that our business is about supporting one another, working as a team and getting the job done that provides the best level of service our communities have decided they want. I agree that some of the smaller pocket tools could be firefighter owned--but the FE Tools we need should be department issue and everyone must be responsible for their use.

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