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Joe Heim
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  • East Dubuque, IL
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Studying for National Registry EMT-B Exam
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Heim Jan 20, 2011.

On Deck Concept

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East Dubuque Fire Department
Fire Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
Recruitment/Retention, realistic training, officer development
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter I, II, Haz-Mat Technician, Fire Officer I-IV, Fire Inspector I, II, III, Fire Instructor I,II, NIMS, Command & General Staff, Blue Card Command Train the Trainer
Topics you provide training for:
Firefighting, auto extrication, command training
19 years in the fire service, fire chief of a volunteer department, Deputy Fire Chief at the Rock Island Arsenal.

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At 10:30pm on September 16, 2011, J. Scott Loftis said…
Joe, I just completed the entire Skills Competency Workbook Project for FF1 and FF2. Check it out at
At 2:56pm on February 6, 2009, J. Scott Loftis said…
Joe, I am sending you the final draft of the FF1 and FF2 JPR sheets. I apologize, but they are in pdf format with logos from the two SC fire organizations that I am working with to distribute them state-wide. Look for it!

At 12:08pm on February 2, 2009, L. Chapel said…
I got a couple ideas; I'm more interested in Driver/Engineer proficiency drills at the moment.

We also have FF1 and FF2 requirements for our job. In looking over all the information it was interesting how similar our requirements are across the country...Les
At 7:56pm on January 25, 2009, Joseph Tisbe said…
At 7:49pm on January 23, 2009, L. Chapel said…
Great, can't wait to read it. Thanks...Les
At 3:11pm on January 23, 2009, L. Chapel said…

I read with interest your request (post) for yearly skills evaluations information.

I'm looking for driver proficiency testing specifically. Whether it be formal training given by our Training Department, or informal; in the back lot of the station stuff.

I noticed you had some decent responses. Is there any information you received that you could share in this regard? I thought I'd try you prior to placing another post that may cover the same ground.

Thanks…Les Chapel
At 7:02pm on January 15, 2009, Rob Cannon said…
Thanks for the add! I look forward to learning from you and the MANY others on here!

Stay Safe

At 1:05pm on January 3, 2009, le neouanic laurent said…
hello my name is laurent so french paramedic fire figther,i search for trade uniform's and helmet's for my collection ,thank's for your reponse my blog :
my mail :
happy new year for you and your family ,so long .laurent
At 10:28am on November 13, 2008, Jim Mason said…
Yeah Joe
I'm really enjoying it too. We just need about another thousand people on the page. take care
At 6:49pm on October 21, 2008, Jim Mason said…
That's excellant! My teaching buddy and I have been working on a company officer school with hands on and lecture parts also. The chnallenges are to get them to make decisions leaning mostly on crew continuity, delagation to the FF's, tatical priorities and communications to coordinate. It's a challenge for the students. It really basic tasks built around decison making obsticals

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