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Test help!!! Those darn pulleys!!!!!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Todd McKee Nov 24, 2009.


Welcome, Joe McClelland!

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Lives in:
Tinley Park IL.
Midlothian Fire Department IL. Union Professional Firefighter
Deputy Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Manpower, Training, Leadership
Professional Qualifications:
OPs level in all rescue topics, TPM, F/O 2 Inst II, ISO, rescue diver and lots of other stuff.
Field Instructor with Illinois Fire Service Institute, Cornerstone Program
Topics you provide training for:
All topics
Areas of expertise:
I would never say I am an "expert" in anything, but truck company, rescue and RIT are my passions.
I am the Deputy Chief of our department. We are a combo department with two stations. I have 27 short years in the Fire Service and enjoy learning as much as I can every day to make myself better. I am a Field Instructor for the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute where I am assigned to the Cornerstone Division. I am a member of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors and the Illinois Society of Fire Service Instructors. Member of the SOUTHSIDE F.O.O.L.S.

I'm part of a focus group with Underwriters Laboratories studying he effects of current building construction and room and content materials and seeing how they effect current fire behavior.

I also teach the Fire Officer I-II Program for Rasmussen College here in illinois.

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At 11:35am on February 6, 2011, Paul Combs said…
Thanks, Joe!!
At 6:49pm on January 15, 2010, Jon Kucharski said…
Hey Im finally on this thing. Just replied the the friend request, still gotta get use to this, I like it but think i can get alot more from it with some more time one it
At 2:23pm on July 7, 2009, Jeff Clayton said…

This may help your quest, if you read it...all of it (it will be tough), you will probably find it educational and eye-opening.
My apologies if this is a document you have already read.

Stay safe,
At 7:48pm on May 4, 2009, Arthur C. Rauch said…
We did the Light em' and fight em' with the Garden Homes Academy. I will make that inquiry for you. Also I did get my resume to Alex Griff. Hopefullly if I get my application, can I use you as a reference?
At 8:36am on May 4, 2009, Arthur C. Rauch said…
Joe, I can probably get you in the E.M.T. side. That is what I'm doing now. Have not taught any fire classes yet. Hoping to when they get the internship program up and running. We missed you last weekend and IFSI.
At 8:00pm on April 24, 2009, Arthur C. Rauch said…
What is it you are looking to do?
At 10:23pm on April 23, 2009, Rob Cannon said…
I won't be on the IFSI training grounds. I am taking Leadership and Pump Operator. Keep in touch and let me know if you want meet up for some food or what not.
At 10:13pm on April 22, 2009, Rob Cannon said…
Hey Joe how have you been? Anything new? I moved back to the area (for several reasons, nothing bad). I am going down to fire college, if you're going, maybe we can meet up and grab an adult beverage and chat.

Stay Safe Brother!


At 1:21am on January 19, 2009, Rob Cannon said…
Joe this sound familiar? Haha!

"Alsip minor alarm, Alsip minor alarm..."
At 4:01pm on January 13, 2009, Rob Cannon said…
Hey thanks and look forward to it!

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