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Profile Information

Department:
Downers Grove Fire Deparment
Title/rank:
Battalion Chief
Years of public service:
18
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
State of Illinois Fire Officer III
M.S. - Lewis University
Topics you provide training for:
Rapid Intervention
Fireground Survival and Risk Management
SCBA
Company Officer Development
Back to Basics
Areas of expertise:
Always a student of the game
Strong areas-
RIT
Fireground Self Survival
SCBA
Bio:
Jeffrey Pindelski is an 18 year plus student of the fire service. Jeff is a Battalion Chief with the Downers Grove Fire Department in Illinois.

Prior to becoming a Chief officer, he served for 12 years as a Firefighter and Lieutenant on a Truck and Heavy Rescue Company. In addition to his background in a career position, he has also served on departments in a volunteer and part time capacity.

Jeff is an instructor at the College of Du Page and also instructs fire service courses on an independent basis nation wide. He is a Certified Instructor III and Fire Officer III through the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress while also being certified as a Fire Suppression Incident Safety Officer by the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications.

Chief Pindelski holds a Masters Degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University, a Graduate Certificate in Managerial Leadership and a Bachelors Degree from Western Illinois University.

He has been involved with the design of several training programs dedicated to firefighter safety and survival. Jeff is the coauthor of the text R.I.C.O., Rapid Intervention Company Operations and is a revising author of the Firefighter's Handbook, 3rd edition.

Chief Pindelski was a recipient of the State of Illinois Firefighting Medal of Valor in 1998 and has been published in several trade journals on various fire service related topics.

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At 12:13pm on January 3, 2009, le neouanic laurent said…

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At 11:06am on October 23, 2008, Todd McKee said…
Please allow me to invite you to the group called Unique HazMat Incidents. I will be presenting this at 2009 FDIC and would love to hear some of your thoughts. We are currently talking about some real interesting issues.
Todd McKee
At 12:41pm on October 20, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Hi, Jeff I just wanted to put a bug in your ear, I took RICO a few years ago when I was a LT in Illinos, I thought it was great class. I am in Arizona now and I am taking a class with a Captain from Sedona, Arizona and he brought up your name and your class. I said hey, I know of him and I met him when I did RICO! Well he began to tell me about the class and I can tell your class has grown immensly! Sounds like an even better class then I when I went through. So, I ask you have you ever thought about going mobile? I would love to come back and go through the program and then have you and the instructors come to Arizona and host a RICO West Class? What do you think? November, December, January, Feb. are a lot nicer here in AZ than Illinois:)
At 5:17pm on September 28, 2008, Joe Heim said…
Hey Jeff,

Hope the RICO class is a huge success this year again. I was fortunate enough to take it 3 years ago now and I learned a tremendous amount from the instructors that were there.

Be Safe, Brother!!!
At 12:56pm on July 28, 2008, Hugh Stott said…
G********, lad.
At 11:39pm on May 25, 2008, David Ebel said…
G******** Chief,

I started as a Chaplain in Romeoville, IL 25 years ago.. I know exactly where Downers Grove is! Great memories there!

Please allow me to invite you to a site designed by responders for responders... the crew that is doing it is CISM multilevel trained and are there for the guys after the bad calls. It helps the responders that do not yet have a team or would be worried that they asking for help would be seen as weakness. Please join and share it when you can. As a chaplain with over 25 years of service to fire departments I am excited with it's potential to provide support.

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At 11:36pm on May 25, 2008, David Ebel said…
G********,

Please allow me to invite you to a site designed by responders for responders... the crew that is doing it is CISM multilevel trained and are there for the guys after the bad calls. It helps the responders that do not yet have a team or would be worried that they asking for help would be seen as weakness. Please join and share it when you can. As a chaplain with over 25 years of service to fire departments I am excited with it's potential to provide support.

Visit Emergency and Disaster Responders
At 7:49pm on April 13, 2008, Steven Gillespie said…
Hi Jeff,

Have not talked with you in awhile. Hope all is well with you. I was wondering if you have any plans on making it back down to the Central FL area anytime soon?

Stay Safe Brother.

Steve G
At 9:12pm on March 25, 2008, Chris Piepenburg said…
Hey Chief, how's it going? Staying busy out there?
At 10:01am on March 11, 2008, Paulie Capo said…
Hello Jeff,

See you at FDIC.

Paulie Capo
 
 
 

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