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What's your Legacy?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Wild Aug 28, 2008.

You make the call......

Started Jun 25, 2008

Structure Fire Assignments
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Wild Aug 14, 2008.

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Lives in:
Spring Hill, TN
Franklin Fire Department
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Staffing, trying to adjust to the rapid growth, young officers with little or no experience and the lack of tradition.
Professional Qualifications:
Safety Officer, Instructor-II, Fire Officer II, Swiftwater II, Rope Tech, EMT, State Certified Auto Extrication Instructor, CPR Instructor, 16 years teaching in the fire service. Previous H.O.T. Instructor @ FDIC (Fixed Burn Building Instructor)
Topics you provide training for:
RIT, Search and Rescue, Engine, Truck, Most firefighting based training, both classroom and H.O.T.
Greg joined the Moyers Corners Fire Department in 1988. After rising through the ranks from firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain and on many occasions riding as the Battalion Chief, Greg was able to study from some of the best in the business in this busy upstate New York fire department.

After being hired in the fall of 1997, Greg moved to Franklin Tennessee to become a career firefighter with the Franklin Fire Department. Greg now holds the rank of Captain after riding one of the city’s three Rescue Companies for almost 7 years.
Greg has certifications as a Tennessee Auto Extrication Instructor, Tennessee Fire Department Instructor II, Fire Officer II, Safety Officer, Rope Technician, EMT, Swift Water Rescue II, IFSAC firefighter II, AHA CPR Instructor and has earned several “Green Cross” awards from Hurst.
Greg often develops and teaches State "In Service" training classes. Greg is also certified to travel and teach Tennessee's only portable flashover simulator.
Greg is an instructor with the H.O.T. training at FDIC in Indianapolis, has coordinated the Franklin Fire Departments Recruit school and has been a classroom and hands on instructor for 16 years.

Greg enjoys golf, camping and spending time with his wife of 17 years and three children. Greg is a proud member of the Middle Tennessee FOOLS chapter.
Greg is the owner of 1-Source Training Consultants.

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Vent Enter and Search , or as it’s commonly referred to, VES, has been an accepted term for the fire service for the last 8-10 years or so, depending on who you talk to. It’s a common strategy that has been successfully used throughout this country to save lives. I would like to offer some insight as to what this is and when and how it can be applied.

There’s a high likelihood, that if you have been in the fire service for longer than 10 years, you may have performed this… Continue

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 12:26pm — 8 Comments

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At 11:28pm on November 20, 2009, Nick Miller said…

How ya been brother? Ready for the '09 blizzard "JINX" Stay Safe!
At 1:51pm on April 28, 2009, Art Zern said…

It was a great pleasure to finally meet you. Keep the faith.

At 1:35pm on January 28, 2009, Tim Zehnder said…
Greg, Thanks for the add, are you going to be in INDY this year? We should get together for a bevrage, maybe we can get OG to join us. Stay Safe
At 2:06pm on December 30, 2008, Art Zern said…
Hey Greg,

Thanks for joining the Illinois Fire Service Institute group. I'll try to add info as possible. Feel free to add or start a discussion. Hope you had a great Holiday.

At 3:22am on December 24, 2008, Ben Fleagle said…
Hey, our Secretary assures me that we have some colored coins left and he will be sending two with the shirt. Merry Christmas, Brother!
At 10:44am on December 22, 2008, Ben Fleagle said…
Hey Brother:

Got your letter. We move slow up here. I put the word into the T-shirt guy. Our coin cashe is empty after the funeral, but we should have some in January. I'll make sure you get them. Stay Warm and Dry!!

Bobbin' and Weavin'
At 9:33pm on December 9, 2008, Jim Mason said…
Yopu know I forgot about it being on that Weds. How do you think that would affect our turn out if we had inside a bar right there ? Tell you the truth that fools bash, although well attended with great people, is a little loud for me.
At 3:57pm on December 8, 2008, Jim Mason said…
Thsnks for joining CSF (Common Sense Firefighting). It's a fire ground decission making page on the site. Jump into any discussion at any time. Looks like you coordinate alot at your dept.
If you are going to be at FDIC this year, we're going to have a CSF get together on Wed nite. Let us know on the CSf page if you can show
Jim Mason
Chgo FD
At 9:01pm on November 11, 2008, Jay Blake said…
Hey, I just signed up. This is like Facebook for the Fire Service, like I am not on- line enough. Jay
At 6:28pm on October 27, 2008, Andrew Brassard said…
Hey Brother,

Thanks for the post!

I have not meet Tray but he seems like a dynamic brother for sure, I think you should talk him into getting into the training community..... he has the knowledge to share.

His video is by far the best step by step video I have seen, if you see brother Nelms please pass along my complements to him.

Keep up the great work brother and stay safe,


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