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Tony Piontek and Jim Hester are now friends
Jul 15, 2010
Jim Hester joined Tony Piontek's group

1403 Compliant Training

For those of you that are interested in discussing training burns. Pro's and Con's, Training safely and effectively with live fire. Led by FIRE, LLC's Tony Piontek, who has over ten years experience in 170+ structure burns.See More
Jan 18, 2010
Jim Hester joined Chuck Fager's group

Forcible Entry/ Forcible Exit!

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!
Jan 18, 2010
Jim Hester joined Chad Berg's group

Aerial Operations

This group is geared for the operation of aerial devices that include, straight stick aerial ladders, tower ladders, telescoping platforms, articulating platforms, and elevated waterways. Tactical considerations based on capabilities & limitations.See More
Jan 17, 2010
Jim Hester joined Brandon Barney's group

Engine Company Ops

This Group will cover operations at the engine company level. Ideas will be viewed and commented on to build the better Engine Company.See More
Jan 17, 2010
Jim Hester joined Michael Rude's group

Engine Company Operations-Engineer

I've created this group for all of us that have one of the most difficult jobs during any working fire. I hope that we can share ideas and/or difficulties from the job that we all may learn from.
Jan 17, 2010
Jim Hester joined Chris Pepler's group


This group is designed to focus on the increased number of Flashovers that firefighters are encountering today. Anyone with an experience is encouraged to share it in order for all to learn from. Questions are encouraged.See More
Jan 17, 2010
Jim Hester joined Christopher A. Barry, Sr.'s group

Truck Company Operations

A place to discuss any and all things related to Truck Company Operations on the fireground.
Jan 17, 2010

Profile Information

Lives in:
Tinker Fire Department
Years of public service:
20 years
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Training, manning, promotions.
Professional Qualifications:
IFSAC Fire Officer II, Fire Instructor II, High Angle Rescue Tech, Confined Space Rescue Tech, Haz Mat Tech.
Topics you provide training for:
Engine Co. Ladder Co. Rescue Co. FF Safety and Survival, RIT.
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