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Jeff Dias
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  • Onset, MA
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Lives in:
Onset MA
Onset Fire Department
Captain/Training Officer
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Staffing, maintaining proficiency
Professional Qualifications:
FF I/II, Fire Instructor I, II, Fire Officer I, II, III,
Topics you provide training for:
Development and delivery of Department training program.
Recruit Program Coordinator
Adjunct instructor for private corporations
Areas of expertise:
Apparatus training, engine company ops, water supply, wildland/urban interface for structural firefighters, leadership and mentoring

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Trying not to change isn't always bad

     As I sit here on Christmas Eve at the firehouse by myself, something dawned on me that has nudged me to make my first ever blog post. I come from a small seaside community in Southeastern Massachusetts and am a Shift Commander and Training Captain in a department that averages 1800 annual responses with a staff of 7 full-time sworn personnel and approximately 55 paid on call sworn personnel. Our department has done a great job of holding on to the combination model and still providing…


Posted on December 24, 2017 at 9:31am

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