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Joseph Knitter
  • South Milwaukee, WI
  • United States
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Lives in:
South Milwaukee, WI
South Milwaukee Fire Department
Fire Captain
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Company Officer Development
Professional Qualifications:
BS - Fire Science Management
AAS- Fire Science
WI - Fire Instructor I
WI - Fire Officer I
Topics you provide training for:
Company Officer Development
Tactics / Strategy
Areas of expertise:
Company Officer Development
Tactics / Strategy
Joseph Knitter is a 27-year veteran of the fire service. After starting his full-time career in South Milwaukee in 1985, Joe progressed through the ranks to his current assignment as a Fire Captain.

Joe served as the department Training Officer for 13 years and served two terms as President of the Milwaukee County Fire Training Officers. Joe also instructs in the State Certification program for Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and has presented his program entitled "Fighting Fires at Fast-food Restaurants" at local, State and National conferences, including FDIC.

Joe has an AAS in Fire Science from MATC and a BS in Fire Science Management from Southern Illinois University and is currently enrolled in the Executive Fire Officer program at the National Fire Academy.
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At 7:07pm on February 14, 2009, Todd Maier said…
Hi Joe.
At 7:40pm on March 11, 2008, Forest Reeder said…
Thanks buddy, we'll miss you there but that will leave more beer for everyone else!
At 10:42am on March 11, 2008, Erich Roden said…
Hey Joe.
At 10:33am on March 11, 2008, Tony Piontek said…
Joe, nice to see you joined!

At 11:30pm on March 10, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Joseph, we could use your input in our group, check it out and sign up for:Tactical Building Blocks
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.

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