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  • Burlington, KY
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Lives in:
Burlington, Kentucky
Burlington Fire Protection District
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Volunteer Recruitment/Retention
Professional Qualifications:
ProBoard Firefighter 1 & 2
IFSAC Firefighter 1
IFSAC Driver Operator: Pumper
IFSAC Fire Instructor 1&2
IFSAC Fire Officer 1
NFPA 1403 Live Fire Instructor

NFA- Leadership 1-3
NFA- Incident Safety Officer

NIMS- 100,200,300,400,700,701,702,703,704,706,800

Trench Rescue Technician
Swift Water Rescue Technician
Rope Rescue Technician
Hazardous Materials Technician

Kentucky EMT-B
Topics you provide training for:
Recruit and Continuing Education for General Firefighting
Areas of expertise:
Suburban and Rural Firefighting Tactics
Recruit and Veteran Continuing Education
Recruit Indoctrination
Ian Schulte is a Career Lieutenant with the Burlington Fire Protection District in Burlington, Kentucky. He has served as a career employee since 2009 and a shift officer since 2012. He began his journey in the fire service in 2007 with the Point Pleasant Fire District as a college intern firefighter and attended college at Cincinnati State Technical College where his degreework is still ongoing. He is a firm believer in masonic tenets geared towards the fire service and an adjunct instructor at the Northern Kentucky Kenton County Fire Chief's Association Essentials of Firefighting Recruit Academy.

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The Greatest Week of the Year: FDIC

HOT classes, classroom workshops, parties, pipes and drums, an amusement park worth of apparatus and gear. This is only a fraction of things that can be found every April in Indianapolis. Thousands of firefighters flock to the Midwestern city every year to train, to educate, to celebrate, to shop and to pay respect to their brothers…


Posted on April 24, 2016 at 10:52pm — 1 Comment

Building the Model Rig: a Common Sense Approach

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Its not very often that your suburban or rural community gets the chance to spec out or build a new piece of fire apparatus. Especially in recent years with all of the economic hardship, many organizations have gone through the painstaking process of refurbishing older apparatus to extend their life cycle. Fortunately, my organization was able to justify the purchase of a new aerial device (for all of you die-hard truck guys, I know it's a quint, its a necessary…


Posted on May 10, 2015 at 1:30pm

Open Minds and Changing Times

Note: This article is written from a suburban perspective for suburban firefighting.

Suppression culture. The most interesting and dynamic part of the fire service in recent years, that is becoming the most debated topic within the fire service. From the concept of "hit it hard from the yard"…


Posted on March 27, 2015 at 7:43pm

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