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MAYDAY SOP Do you put firefighting ops on a different channel
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Lives in:
Durham CT
Wallingford Fire Department
Shift Commander
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Paramedic shortage
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Topics you provide training for:
Prevention Intervention
FF1- 2
Command & Control
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Jim Duffy has been a firefighter for over 30 years, a career firefighter for 20, and has served as Shift Commander in the Wallingford Fire Department since the year 2000. He Started, and is an ex-captain with the Mineola FD on Long Island in NY. He is nationally certified Fire Instructor. Duffy lectures extensively throughout Connecticut and New York on a variety of firefighting subjects; Jim is also an adjunct instructor for Middlesex County Regional Fire School. Jim is a member of Ricci Associates and is on the peer review board for Shift Commander Duffy is a co-author for several articles published in firefighter trade magazines both in Canada and the U.S., as well as several DVDs available at Fire Engineering books & videos, including the best-selling Tactical perspective series. He was the Division Chief in charge of the Yale School of Medicine Survivability study on the Last Chance SCBA Backup Filter. Jim co-hosts “Fireground Strategies and other Stuff from the Street”, with Anthony Avillo on Fire Engineering Talk Radio. Jim can be contacted at
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At 3:36pm on February 27, 2012, DALE G. PEKEL said…

Hello Jim,

Thanks for the invite brother - All the best to you and your Department!

Dale G. Pekel

At 9:55am on March 12, 2011, Beth Kershner said…

no rush......will you be at FDIC?


Have a good weekend...BK

At 7:57pm on April 2, 2009, Paul Holly said…
Hello Jim,

Things are going well thanks. How have you been? All has been quiet both in the city and on the Island for me, I guess it's safe to say that I'm currently a "white cloud" (I hate being a "white cloud"). How about you, lots of fires or not so much?

I'll be sure to take a look at the link as you suggested. Tell Frank I said hello and that I'm getting some interest from guys regarding the "Last Chance" device.

Speak with you soon, be safe!

At 2:43pm on November 19, 2008, William J. Massey said…
Hi Duff,

I'm on the WFD safety committee(first meeting on Mon 11/24) and I signed up for another committee but for the life of me I can't remember which one it was.?!
What were the other committees?
At 10:28pm on June 30, 2008, Todd McKee said…
Yes I must AGREE with you 100% and I am proud to say that I am a FIREFIGHTER
At 7:28am on April 17, 2008, Christi Haymore said…
I have a patch for you:) I an address to send it to.
At 8:23pm on April 12, 2008, David Ebel said…
At 8:22pm on April 7, 2008, Christi Haymore said…
This year they came up with what they call it a "widget" You post on any community page you have or email and has the donate link. Yep, get back to me and I'll help ya out, no problem. This town isn't gonna know what to do when they see the fundraising ideas Casey (she's the Hooters girl dressed in gear in one of my pics) and I have come up with and you better believe my FD guys are involved. I have a feeling it is gonna be like one big FOOLS party after another till Oct. lol! Have fun at FDIC!
At 3:30pm on April 7, 2008, Christi Haymore said…
Thanks! I'll see what I can do about a patch:) It shouldn't be a problem. When I get I'll get back to you for an address.
At 11:18am on April 6, 2008, Chris Pepler said…
I'm going out Wednesday @ 11:00.........look forward to having some cocktails with you and talking fire service with you........ The only problem is I do not know who talks more.....You or me.....I cannot get a word in with you..

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