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Ladies and Gentlemen Its Time We Take a No Nonsense Approach to our Health
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Al Mar 22, 2009.


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Fire Department of Mount Juliet
Fire Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Staffing, Strategy, and Tactics
Professional Qualifications:
IFSAC/NPQ HazMat Awareness, FF I, HazMat Ops FF II. Fire Instructor I, II. Fire Officer I, II, III, IV, Incident Safety Officer and Health and Safety Officer. Also Rope Rescue Technician, Confined Space Operations, FEMA Structural Collapse Specialist, Trench Rescue Operations, Advanced Vehicle Extrication, Fire and Life Safety Education, NR EMT-B
Topics you provide training for:
Physical Fitness, Resource Allocation, Safety, NIMS, ICS, Leadership, Strategy and Tactics
Areas of expertise:
Leadership, Strategy and Tactics, Physical Fitness, NIMS, ICS, Accountability
Erron Kinney is a Former professional football player and a dedicated civil servant with seventeen years experience in fire and emergency services. His passion and dedication to the fire service is unquestionable. Kinney has held many ranks during his fire service career in both paid and volunteer organizations! Currently he serves as the Fire Chief with the Fire Department of Mt. Juliet in Tennessee. Kinney is a level II Fire instructor, Fire Officer IV, Incident Safety Officer, an Advocate for the NFFF Everyone Goes Home Program, and has presented classes at FDIC, Firehouse Expo, TN Fire Chiefs Conference, AL Fire Fighters Association Conference, Fire Department Safety Officers Association Conference and the VA Fire Chiefs Conference. Kinney is also a Senior Instructor for CommandSim.
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Crew Integrity

I am in the need of finding solutions and different viewpoints on a Rescue or Truck company splitting its crew to handle fire ground tasks.

I am a Captain on a rescue company and our staffing varies from 3 to 4 personnel.  We, by policy, assume or support truck company operations depending on when we arrive on scene.  In the event we have 4 personnel and arrive first or second due we split into a 2 man inside team and a 2 man outside team this is common practice in my area and not…


Posted on September 8, 2011 at 9:34pm

Seat and Tool Assignments/Fire Ground Efficiency

I have been looking at ways to increase fire ground efficiency. I want to get some info on the different ways fire companies deploy resources on a structure fire.

The Following questions are based on a first alarm assignment. I want to isolate those initially assigned companies because they have the greatest impact on overall incident outcome. I am looking for honest real world answers not ideal situation answers.

What is the minimum total personnel assigned to a structure fire for a… Continue

Posted on February 26, 2009 at 9:35pm — 5 Comments

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At 11:31am on February 27, 2012, Christopher Huston said…

Thanks for the add, Erron. We met briefly last year at FDIC. We discussed the fitness webinar you did for FE a couple years ago. Maybe we'll run into each other again this year.

Stay safe brother.


At 1:18am on January 20, 2010, Erron Kinney said…
Hey Bro of course! I am working on some research rihgt now for my fitness class at FDIC there are three options I recommend for what you want! You can do a conventional 5 day a week weight lifting program plus cardio for weight loss, Do P90X, or a Punch kettle bell work out routine! I think the Punch Kettle Bell program is best because it allows you to build lean body mass, push your cardiac threshold and increase flexibility in a 30 minute high intensity routine 2 to 3 times a week with moderate recovery exercise on the off days. Of course what ever you choose for your workout program diet is extremely important I would suggest seeing a nutritionist! Forward me your email address and I can send you some more information!
At 12:12pm on August 28, 2008, Michael Heeder said…
Hey Brother! Lobg time no chat - glad to hear from you. All is well - are you still available at the email?
At 9:07pm on August 1, 2008, Todd McKee said…
Please take a look at the group called HazMat News and Training. I would love to hear what you have to say about some of our discussions. Todd McKee
At 4:46pm on August 1, 2008, Ben Marler said…
St. 5 on the southside of town. Southeast Pkwy and Noah Dr. See you around. Ben
At 10:46pm on July 29, 2008, Ben Marler said…
Good to see you on the site, Erron. Welcome. Come over and see us in Franklin sometime. Ben
At 10:56pm on July 27, 2008, Erron Kinney said…
I work tomorrow and I am off Tues/Wed. I will try and give you a call some time on Tuesday or Wednesday.
At 3:03pm on July 27, 2008, Stephen Andrews said…
Erron. Awesome to "see" you here, I saw the updated WCRS page and figured you were well. Imagine the family is too. Glad you made the fire service your career. What shift did you end up on? Tell those B-Shifters I said hey and keep your heads down.
At 11:18am on May 6, 2008, Jeff Sharp said…
Whats up erron?
At 8:21am on May 6, 2008, Michael Heeder said…
You da MAN! Hope all is well with you, partner. Good to hear from you.

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