Fire Engineering Training Community

Where firefighters come to talk training

John DiCola
  • Male
  • New Castle, PA
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share
  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions (4)
  • Groups
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

John DiCola's Friends

  • Art Zern
  • Tom Fentress
 

John DiCola's Page

Profile Information

Lives in:
Neshannock, Pa
Department:
Neshannock Fire Department
Title/rank:
Fire Chief
Years of public service:
42
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
Planning and preparing for the future growth of the community relative to insuring the fire service operations will continue to meet increasing demands.,
Professional Qualifications:
BS Degree in Human Resources Management, Pennsylvania State Fire Instructor, Member IAFC, ISFSI, NFPA, Keystone Chapter Fire Service Instructors, 42 years of progressive experience in all aspects of fire service operations.
Topics you provide training for:
Essentials Of Firefighting, Structrual Burns,Aerial Ops, Rural Water Movement, Pumping Operations, Highway Incident Safety, EVOC, Volunteer Fire Service Management, Recruitment and Retention, I also offer special sessions and condulting on problem solving and negotiations that are developed specific to a problem.
Areas of expertise:
Management, Working with public officials,Planning and developing proper budgets, Developing proper maintenance programs. Planning and preparing for facilities construction and apparatus purchases.
Bio:
I have been a member of the fire service community since December of 1967. Became Fire Chief in 1979 which is a position I currently maintain in an all volunteer department. The department protects a resident population of 9000 and a daytime population of approximately 15,000. Operations include two stations with 16 pieces of equipment, including two aerials, three engines, one water tender, one rescue, one squad, one brush unit, one command vehicle and a full compliment of support vehicles,trailers and water and ice rescue equipment. I srongly support mentoring new and old members in order to insure continuity of operations as officer positions change or evolve. I strongly support a paramilitary culture as well as a conscious effort for constant training. I believe in the principal that the fire service must be operated as big business and that many business and management practices can and should be used in the daily operation. I enjoy attending training sessions and seminars in order to stay on top of a changes and new techniques. I also enjoy restoring Jeep vehicles and attending Jeep Only Off Road events. I have been married for 37 years and have two grown children and three grandchildren who are a priority over all else! I have been employed in local government for the past 23 years and currently hold the position of Director of Public Services.

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of Fire Engineering Training Community to add comments!

Join Fire Engineering Training Community

At 7:26pm on June 2, 2008, Eddie Crombie said…
first I want to thank you for your responce. I agree with you to an extent, but what if your department does not provide the proper tools.
At 2:27pm on May 3, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Take a look and sign up to our group we could use your input. Tactical Building Blocks & Air Management. If you search groups by most members we are list at the top.
This group will focus on aggressive interior firefighting. We will address tactics that increase your chance of not getting jammed up and cover what actions to undertake if you do.We will cover some big issues as well as small tactical tips
 
 
 

Policy Page

CONTRIBUTORS NOTE

Our contributors' posts are not vetted by the Fire Engineering technical board, and reflect the views and opinions of the individual authors. Anyone is welcome to participate.

For vetted content, please go to www.fireengineering.com/archives.

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton
We are excited to have you participate in our discussions and interactive forums. Before you begin posting, please take a moment to read our policy page HERE. -- Bobby Halton

Be Alert for Spam
We actively monitor the community for spam, however some does slip through. Please use common sense and caution when clicking links. If you suspect you've been hit by spam, e-mail peter.prochilo@clarionevents.com.

FE Podcasts


Check out the most recent episode and schedule of
UPCOMING PODCASTS

© 2019   Created by fireeng.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service