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Gregory Havel
  • 73, Male
  • Burlington, WI
  • United States
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Lives in:
2281 Browns Lake Drive / Burlington WI 53105
Town of Burlington Fire Department
Deputy Chief, retired
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
Recruitment and retention
Health and safety
Incident safety
Seat belts
Professional Qualifications:
BA, St. Norbert College
WI certified Fire Officer II
WI certified Fire Instructor II
WI certified Fire Inspector
Topics you provide training for:
Building construction -- fire service related
Incident safety officer
Incident Command System
Areas of expertise:
Building construction
Facilities management
Construction company safety programs
Incident command
+High school teacher 1973-1974
+Facilities manager (high school and retreat center) 1974--2000
+Construction company safety director 1995--present
+Sturtevant Volunteer Fire Department (WI) 1977--1987, retiring as Chief
+Town of Burlington Fire Department (WI) 1987--present
+TBFD Safety Officer 1990--2000 (Lt., Captain, Assistant Chief)
+TBFD Deputy Chief and Training Officer 2000--2006
+TBFD semi-retired, with training, administrative, and safety duties 2006--present
+Adjunct Instructor, Gateway Technical College Fire Service Training 1994--present
+Instructor/Incident Safety Officer for Gateway Technical College live fire training per NFPA 1403: more than 500 hours 1994--2004
+Contributor to "Fire Engineering" magazine and
+Articles published in "Wisconsin Fire Journal", "The Dispatcher", and "FDSOA Health & Safety"
Since July 2007, I have been preparing the "Construction Concerns" column for the Fire Engineering website and e-newsletter. To view the contents to date, visit "Construction Concerns" on the Training page.

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At 10:30am on July 28, 2008, Bryn Crandell said…
Greg, Your building construction articles are very helpful. I send them out to my instructors every chance I get.

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At 10:52am on March 22, 2008, John Shafer said…
Hey Chief, thanks for the add. I want to thank you for the great info on Building Construction that you put out. I receive your info from my freind Brain Kaz. Keep up the good job.
At 9:20pm on March 12, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Gregory, we could your input check out and sign up for Tactical Building Blocks & Air Management it s listed on page 2of 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

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