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Lives in:
Clyde, Ohio
Clyde Fire Department
Assistant Chief/Instructor/Inspector
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Providing valid, consistent and comprehensive training for each member.
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter II
Fire Instructor
Fire Inspector
Haz Mat Technician
OSHA Safety Instructor
Topics you provide training for:
Professional and Volunteer Firefighting, Incident Command, Fire Tactics and USAR team construction safety
Areas of expertise:
Emergency Operational Safety
With the family support from my wife Kendra, and daughters Ashley and Samantha, I have enjoyed being a member of the Clyde Fire Department for 21 years. I also provide fire instruction for the Vanguard Career Center.

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At 10:00pm on December 5, 2008, Jamie Morelock said…
Man pictures with you and everyone, but me...I guess you just kicked me to the curb. Hope all is well, stay safe, and have a great holiday with the family.
At 2:05pm on October 27, 2008, Jim Mason said…
Thanks for joining CSF
(Common Sense Firefighting) I hope you enjoy it. Please feel free to add some comments on anything on the page. There are three questions right now , one with video
We're working towards a decison making group for the fire ground. Being consistant in the training of a deot is difficult, we see it too.
At 6:29am on May 30, 2008, Christopher Naum, SFPE said…
I'm actually at the NFA right now, unfortunatley will not be teaching your class. Let me know if I can help out with any future informational needs.
At 5:19pm on May 3, 2008, Randall W. Hanifen said…
I would certainly agree.
At 10:19am on May 3, 2008, Randall W. Hanifen said…
Welcome to the firefighters research group. I hope we will begin to research the topics that are important to the fire service and create a library of information
At 5:51pm on April 13, 2008, David Ebel said…

Visit Emergency and Disaster Responders
A site for responders by responders.. please check it out for yourself. Be honored to have you see for yourself.
At 2:06pm on March 31, 2008, Todd McKee said…
Hey Bro in Findlay today and all week teaching call me or email me to grab a bite and a beer
At 6:12pm on March 21, 2008, Kevin Reilly said…
Hi John. Thanks for joining the group!
For the past 8 years I have been researching different methods of breathing with SCBA. My interest started after I ran out of air myself. Fortunately for me the outcome was only a good scare. When I started my research about air management, I was surprised to find out that there was no teachings on how to breathe with SCBA.
Since then I have developed a breathing technique of my own, and the process to evaluate what technique works best for the individual. shoot me an email at and I'll be happy to give you any info I have on the subject.
Maybe together we can come up with some good content for the group.
At 7:16pm on March 17, 2008, John A. Van Doren said…
I just wondered, because our town is full of Haz Mat Techs. The police, Fire, water treatment, city services...etc. I guess since we are neighbors will O.L.D we would want alot of Techs between our city and the big dump h*** north of use. There are 7 of our firemen on the Sansuky County Haz Mat Team as well.

I wasn't messing w/you.

Stay Safe,
At 6:49pm on March 17, 2008, Todd McKee said…
No Sir! I never to admitt toknowing the Police... I try to stay out of !!!!!!!!!
Ohhhhhhhhh FOr the Class you mean ...... No I did not do that class..... I will be in Findlay on April 123........... Look me up and Email me...,.,.,.,.

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