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Gary Rauch
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Gary Rauch and Chris Bednarek are now friends
Nov 8, 2011
Gary Rauch joined Skip Coleman's group

Street Smart Fire Officer

Becoming an officer is a daunting task. Becoming a good officer on the fireground is even harder. This group will concentrate on Fireground operations and the decisions that fire officers of all ranks make. I will post scenarios and ask question.See More
Oct 19, 2011
Gary Rauch joined Chuck Fager's group

Forcible Entry/ Forcible Exit!

All things under the heading Forcible entry/ exit. Tools, methods (which are most effective in your area?) , locks, bars, gates, enclosures (What's new on the buildings?), Bolt patterns on commercial occupancy rear doors, Tips and tricks!
Oct 19, 2011
Gary Rauch joined Chuck Fager's group

Tommy Truck

Looking for personal experiences/stories of how Tom Brennan inspired, lead, or taught you about firefighting. From Random Thoughts, to war stories of the hey day in Brooklyn's Nut House, to growing up in his household.
Oct 19, 2011
Gary Rauch and Jason Stimac are now friends
Oct 19, 2011
Gary Rauch updated their profile
Oct 19, 2011
Gary Rauch left a comment for STEPHEN WILCOX
"Steve, sorry I did not get to talk to you at the fire the other night. I just wondering if you are O'k. I thought I saw you slip on the ice ( was that you?) If so how are you doing? Give us a call at the station. BE SAFE ! Gary"
Jan 11, 2010
STEPHEN WILCOX and Gary Rauch are now friends
Dec 24, 2009

Profile Information

Lives in:
Downers Grove, Illinois
Troy Fire District
Training Officer
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Decreased staffing, Safety, Training
Professional Qualifications:
Fire Officer II, Training Officer, FD Incident Safety Officer, Instructor II, Haz-Mat Ops, Auto Extrication, C.M.C. rope rescue III, and Fire Prevention Officer
Areas of expertise:
I'm not an expert by any means but, enjoy sharing my knowledge and experiences in Truck Company Operations, Auto Extrication, Firefighter Safety and Technical Rescue.
I am a 40 year member of the fire service. For the past 25 years with the Downers Grove Fire Department assigned to the Truck 2 and Squad 2, and now the Training Officer with the Troy Fire District. I have been certified as a Fire Officer II,Training Officer, Fire Department Incident Safety Officer and an instructor II for the state of Illinois. I instruct for the departments training division, and I am a Field Instructor for the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute. I recently joined on with Brotherhood and I am looking forward to passing on experiences I have gained in my years on the job. I presently instruct Truck Company Operations, Auto Extrication, Firefighter Safety and Technical Rescue.
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