Fire Officer IV,Fire Instructor II, Fire Inspector II EMT,
Topics you provide training for:
Engine and Truck Company Operations. Survival and Rapid Intervention Training.
Areas of expertise:
21years in the fire service and still learning everyday. I enjoy taking, teaching, and talking about common sense operations regarding structural fire suppression. I have been fortunate to work with and meet others that have been willing to pass on their experiences and I just try to pass on what they have showed me and some things that I have learned from making my share of mistakes.
Appointed to the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire in 1999, currently assigned as a Captain at 32 Truck Company, A-Line in the city's Deutschtown neighborhood. Previous assignments Engine Company 8, 17, Truck Company 14, Engine & Truck Company 8. Prior to PBF I worked for Wilkinsburg Fire Department for 3 years (WFD is now PBF Engine Co #16). I started in the fire service as a 4th generation family member with the Adams Area Fire District. I also currently serve in the Air National Guard as Fire Chief with the 171st ARW PAANG. I am a PA State Fire Instructor and also teach as a member of Rapid Intervention Training Associates and Traditions Training LLC. I am married (Cathy) and have two sons (Brady & Ryan).
All things under the heading Forcible entry/ exit. Tools, methods (which are most effective in your area?) , locks, bars, gates, enclosures (What's new on the buildings?), Bolt patterns on commercial occupancy rear doors, Tips and tricks!
Unfortunately we do not have such a program. Until recently most promotions were made to guys that had a good amount of time on the job and we havent had many problems. In 2005 we had almost half of our fire bureau retire due to drastic changes…"
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