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Elvin Gonzalez
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  • Miami, FL
  • United States
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Lives in:
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Miami-Dade Fire Department
Training Captain
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue is in the process of building a multi-million dollar training facility, due to open July-August 2010. The Training Division just finished it's 1st annual countywide benchmark competition, based on NFPA's 1410 drills, evolution # 1. Expanded the Officer Development Program for rookie Lieutenants to a 4 week program with 2 weeks of added H.O.T. drills, which included 3 Live Burns.
Professional Qualifications:
Fire Instructor 1, Live Fire Instructor, Paramedic, Aircraft Rescue FireFighter, Rescue Scuba Diver.
Areas of expertise:
Firefighter Survival, Calling the Mayday, Thermal Imaging Camera, Fireground Operations, Ground Ladders, Search & Rescue, R.I.T., Hi-Rise Ops
19 year veteran with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. Current rank of Captain, assigned to the Operations Training Division as one of the department's 3 Training Captains.
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At 9:42am on July 25, 2010, Joseph Alvarez said…
Hey My TANG brother i will and hope things are goo with you hope to be in FL soon stay safe
At 7:19pm on March 18, 2008, Michael Posner said…
Bro, you need a pic !!!!
At 6:00pm on March 18, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
we could use your input in our Tactical Building Blocks group. We are on page 2 of groups.
This group will focus on aggressive interior firefighting. We will address tactics that increase your chance of not getting jammed up and cover what actions to undertake if you do.We will cover some big issues as well as small tactical tips
Be Safe,

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