Trying to maintain the current level of service in an enviornment of reduced budgets, and cut back in finicial support.
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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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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