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James Thomas Short
  • 39, Male
  • League City, TX
  • United States
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Lives in:
League City, Texas
Galveston Fire Department
Engineer/ Adjunct Instructor
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Training, Budget
Professional Qualifications:
10 years experience in both a paid department and a combination department, 5 years adjunct instructor at College of the Mainland.
A.A.S. Fire technology
B.S. Public Service Leadership with focus in Fire Admin
Topics you provide training for:
Rookie training
FF 1 & FF2
Pump Ops
Areas of expertise:
RIT and Mayday training
I am a father of two sons, husband to a great wife, a classical firefighter with 3 jobs, all in the Fire Service. I have been with Galveston Fire Department ( first paid Fire Department in Texas) for 7 years where I promoted to Engineer. Teach with College of the Mainland for 5 years, where I teach the TCFP Fire Academy as well as New Member classes for Volunteer Departments and County Associations. Finally, I also work day crew for the Department that gave me my start in the Fire Service at Forestbend Volunteer Fire Department. I love the Fire Service, and would love to just give back to the service and community we serve. being able to write a blog on Fire engineering would be a great honor and learning experience for all. Training, education, knowledge, experience, none of these should be hidden inside a journal, but rather spread across the world for all to learn from, critique, and share further experiences; a giant cycle of knowledge.

James Thomas Short's Blog

We, and those who shape Us

What is the purpose of a fire blog? To me it accomplishes several things; including the following: Brain storming, ventilation (not the type accomplished on a fire scene), education, and many more that I am sure I will find out later.

            I have been in the fire service for 10 years now. Several years as a volunteer, 7 at a career department, 7 years working on a day crew (for the volunteer department I was at, had to…


Posted on May 30, 2014 at 1:59pm

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