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Justin Arnold
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  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • United States
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Lives in:
Virginia Beach, VA
Portsmouth Fire Department
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Training, succession, staffing
Professional Qualifications:
Paramedic, Hazmat Specialist, MPA,
Topics you provide training for:
Basics, mayday, hazmat, leadership
Areas of expertise:
EMS, firefighter survival, Hazmat(WMD)
Justin Arnold is a Lieutenant/paramedic for the Portsmouth Fire Department. In addition to his suppression duties, He is a hazmat specialist and serves on USAR FEMA Virginia Task Force 2. Justin proudly represents the ISFSI as a board member, and is focused on realistic, progressive training programs.
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Are you a Firehouse Politician???

 In the present time, it is hard to ignore the national politics as we gear up for 2016 presidential elections. The republican and democratic parties are waging an all-out media assault, while trying to persuade the American people that their candidate is best for the position. The beginning of the mudslinging campaigns have started, and opinions of what will become of America are at an all-time high. Can this be related to the fire station life? I mean,…


Posted on October 19, 2015 at 8:30pm

Deploying with Efficiency – Basics and The Backup Firefighter

When we train for responding to structure fires, the focus is often on hose deployment and nozzle advancement. While doing this, the goal is…


Posted on September 19, 2015 at 8:30pm

Seeing is Believing - Command Presence During Training Evolutions


"A point of view can be a dangerous luxury, when substituted for insight and understanding."  Marshall McLuhan


Over the last week (and most of the year), I have witnessed some disrespectful commentary on social…


Posted on September 10, 2015 at 8:00am

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