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Joe Meyer
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  • Dayton, OH
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Lives in:
Dayton Ohio
Dayton Fire Department
District Chief
Years of public service:
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Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Budget,Staffing,Lack of Training
Professional Qualifications:
Fire Inspector
Fire Instructor
Haz/Mat Tech Operations
Saving Your Own Instructor
Flashover Instructor
Recruit Instructor Department Academy
Topics you provide training for:
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At 8:53pm on January 2, 2012, Dave McGrail said…

Hello Joe.  

Happy New Year.  I hope 2012 is an excellent year for you.

Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback regarding my book and FDIC key note address.

As for physical fitness and the stairs...

I try to do some sort of stair climb every shift.  Most of the time I get it done.  My most productive workouts are on the weekends when I have a little extra time between runs to do an elaborate workout.

My favorite workout is to climb 55 flights in full gear with some extra tools, TIC, lantern, etc.  I do this portion with my coat off, and carried over my air cylinder to reduce the heat buildup.  

I take the elevator back to the lobby.  From here, I do another 55 flights, but this time I go on air.  45-minute cylinder...  

This is a good workout, takes about an hour from start to finish.  I think about the 9-11 firefighters (Any Fredericks and others I knew) while I'm climbing.  

This keeps me in shape and prepared for the real deal, as well as our annual 9-11 memorial stair climb.

Some days when i'm limited for time I will just go up once.

I usually do it in gear, but will also do it occasionally in gym gear.  More reps., and pushups every ten, alternating with sit ups every ten.

Some times I'll do an air consumption test.  Go on air at the lobby, climb up, and try to make it all the way up, and all the way down (via the stairs) and out of the building before running out of air (45-minute air cylinder).  This is a great air management exercise.  I keep track of all my times, (Scoot 4.5) Two green lights, one green light, yellow light, red light, empty...  This really gives me some good, solid, quantifiable information regarding how much time I really have, entry air, work time air, exit air, emergency air, etc...  

Let me know if you have any questions.

Take care Brother...

Dave Mc.

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At 9:22am on July 10, 2010, DALE G. PEKEL said…
Hello Joe,

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

Dale G. Pekel
At 6:56am on April 29, 2008, Joe Meyer said…
Thank you !
At 10:02pm on April 27, 2008, Todd McKee said…
At 10:01pm on April 27, 2008, Todd McKee said…
Hey Bro check out the hazmat group that is called hazmat training and news

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