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  • Williston, ND
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Lives in:
Williston, North Dakota
Williston Fire Department
Shift Captain
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Increasing run volume, Volunteer and Career employee retention.
Professional Qualifications:
ProBoard Firefighter 1 and 2
IFSAC Firefighter 1, Fire Officer 1, Fire Instructor 1&2, Pumper Operator
NREMT-B, Kentucky EMT-B, North Dakota EMT-B
Comany Level Inspector
HazMat Technician
Swift Water Rescue Technician
Trench Rescue Technician
Rope Rescue Technician
Confined Space Rescue Technician
NFA- ISO, Leadership 1&3, STICO, MCTO-DM, PICO, CCDM: Multiple Alarm Incidents
NIMS-ICS, 100,200,300,400,700,701,702,703,704,706,800
Topics you provide training for:
Recruit inital and veteran member continuing education.

Suburban/Rural Engine Company Operations.
Suburban/Rural Truck Company Operations.
Areas of expertise:
Suburban/Rural firefighting tactics
Recruit and Indoctrination training
Ian Schulte is a Career Fire Captain with the Williston Fire/EMS Department in Williston, North Dakota. He has served as a career firefighter 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 and currently enrolled in Columbia Southern University. He is a firm believer in masonic tenets geared towards the fire service and formerly an adjunct instructor at the Northern Kentucky Kenton County Fire Chief's Association Essentials of Firefighting Recruit Academy in the Truck Company Operations sections of Ventilation and Search.

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New Guys and High Expectations



As I am sitting here at my desk after finishing up daily round of paperwork, daily tour log and browsing the interwebs to kill some time, I sit here and ponder the job. How much I love it, how much I want other brother and sister…


Posted on February 23, 2015 at 12:08am

Returning the Investment

Return on Investment. A relatively simple business principle that says "by giving us your money, we will make you MORE money." One may question, "how does this apply to the fire service? We don't make money for the tax payers." In short, yes you are correct but we are a totally different type of monetary investment. In truth, many people pay for us simply…


Posted on November 21, 2014 at 9:44pm

Never Lose Your Flame

Do you remember your first day? Fresh out of drill school, your first shift? Walking in the bay, the smell of the tinge of diesel exhaust, the smell of the turnout gear in the lockers. The sudden realization that the controlled scenarios have now ended, the decisions you make may have very permanent results and that the danger is now even more real than ever…


Posted on May 30, 2014 at 8:56pm

Outside the Box Fire Flows

Handlines. The essential tool in our arsenal, literally the object we use to fight fire. Big lines, little lines, booster lines, trash lines we all have them, but do we TRULY utilize them to their full potential? When I was just a rookie, going through my initial pump…


Posted on May 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

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At 5:14am on March 26, 2014, Paul Denico said…

l guess so..haha..Thanks Brother


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