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James M. Trainor
  • 75, Male
  • Meriden
  • United States
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Lives in:
92 Jeffery Lane, Meriden, CT 06451
Meriden Fire Department
Fire Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Trying to maintain the current level of service in an enviornment of reduced budgets, and cut back in finicial support.
Professional Qualifications:
AAS Fire Science and Technology, BS Fire Science, MS Executive Fire Service Leardeship, EFO, CFOD, Member of Institution of Fire Engineers, MIFireE,
1st Vice President of New England Association of Fire Chief, New England Director, National Society of Executive Fire Officers, Fire Fighter I, Fire Officer I, Fire Service Instructor I, Hazadrous Materials Technician, Fire Service Safety Officer, Planning Manager for Connecticut USAR, CT-TF1
Areas of expertise:
Fire Suppression, administration, management
James M. (Jim) Trainor is a 37-year veteran of the fire service and is currently the Fire Chief of the City of Meriden, CT, Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Before becoming the Fire Chief in Meriden he was the Assistant Fire Chief of the Waterbury, CT, Fire Department, where he served for 32 years. Chief Trainor holds a Bachelors Degree in Fire Science from Charter Oak State College, and a Master Degree in Executive Fire Service Leadership from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. He is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO) in 1996 and holds his Chief Fire Officer (CFOD) designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence, is a member of the CT Career Fire Chief's Association, and the CT Association of Fire Chiefs. In addition to being a member of the Board of Directors of the National Society of Executive Fire Officers (NSEFO), Chief Trainor is the current 1st Vice President of the New England Association of Fire Chiefs. A member of Rotary International, Chief Trainor is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Meriden Salvation Army and the Meriden/Wallingford United Way.

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At 9:52pm on March 31, 2008, Kris Quinion said…
Meriden my mother lived there on i believe it was on N.Pearl St. boardering the Park! Great city! i grew up there weekends and summers!
At 9:48pm on March 31, 2008, Kris Quinion said…
Thanks James! a local photographer@ took the pic's and also sent it in to the mag. it's been a great truck so far! that was it's first job!
At 9:44am on March 25, 2008, Jack Parow said…
see you Friday at EFO. The site looks very interesting. Thanks
At 1:04pm on March 19, 2008, Marion F. Blackwell, Jr. said…
Great to see you here. Will you be at the EFOP Symposium?
At 6:27pm on March 14, 2008, Pat Nichols said…
I think it will be a great site to exchange info and ideas. I hope all is well
At 4:34pm on March 13, 2008, Bill Fitzmaurice said…
Chief, Welcome to the group.
At 9:08am on March 13, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Chief, we could use your input in our group it is listed on page 2 Tactical Building Blocks & Air Management
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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