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Jim Ellis
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  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • United States
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Lives in:
Pittsburgh PA
Department:
Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire
Title/rank:
Captain
Years of public service:
21
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Pensions
Professional Qualifications:
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.
Bio:
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).

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At 10:54pm on May 19, 2010, Dave Anderson said…
Hey Brother,

I have been meaning to e-mail you. Hope all is well. Have you figured out how to get into the spaghetti factory yet? Chat with you soon.

Dave
dlanderson@olatheks.org
At 11:50am on May 6, 2009, Paulie Capo said…
I had a great time as well. See you in Baltimore in July. Stay safe.
 
 
 

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