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Mark Munroe
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Lives in:
Chester, New Hampshire
South Hamtpon Fire/Rescue
Assistant Chief - Operations/Training
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Professional Qualifications:
Certified Firefighter 1/2 - Massachusetts/New Hampshire
Certified Fire Instructor - Massachusetts/New Hampshire
Certified Fire Officer 1/2
Certified ARFF Firefighter
Certified ARFF Instructor
Topics you provide training for:
Firefighter 1/2
Fire Officer
Industrial Firefighting
Off Shore Oil Platform Firefighting
Retired Captain with over 30 years in the fire service. Contract Chief Instructor for Fire Academy in Saudi Arabia. Assistant Chief - Operations/Training with South Hampton NH. Private Consultant for a number of Homeland Security/Emergency Management firms around the country.

Mark Munroe's Blog

Fire Politics - Discovered in Pompeii

I wanted to share with everyone, an article my Father, Henry Munroe wrote for the old Fire Command Magazine around 1985. Most, if not all of it, still holds true today.


To: Maximus Fabus, Magistrate, Pompeii Assembly

From: Florus, Chief of the Pompeii Fire Department

Date: Janus IV, A.D. LXXIX

Subject: XXVI Annual Fire Prevention Week Theme

Your Excellency:

Despite your repeated…


Posted on October 31, 2014 at 10:12am


I wanted to thank everyone for the excellent feedback on my last blog on weak fire chief's. I had hundreds of great replies and greatly appreciated all of them. I was asked by many of you to expand on this topic to the fire service in general and the first topic that came to mind was Ego's!

We all have them, at times it might help us build our low self - esteem, give us a boost when we need it most. But as we all know, there is a flip side to this coin. How often in today's world,…


Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:36am

The Disappearing Chief

" Hey Chief, I just punched Firefighter Smith in the face because I didnt like the way he looked at me" Chief - "Ok, well try not to do it again". "Chief, I got caught driving DUI again and lost my License this time for 60 years" Chief - " Ok, well try and do better"  "Chief, although you received a medal for saving the whole town and everyone under the sun thinks you did an outstanding job, I think you are the worst because you didn't take my advice and let me do what I wanted to do at that…


Posted on October 9, 2014 at 11:00am

The Instructor

If you notice, the title is not "The Training Officer" and your first thought is, what is the difference? Much. Your thinking of the old myth that an Instructor has to be certified from an accredited group such as IFSAC or ProBoard. But that myth is wrong and here is why. I myself, your blogger for the time being, is a Certified Fire Instructor from both Massachusetts and New Hampshire and I have the "Certs" to prove it but, does any of this make me a good or a better Instructor than anyone…


Posted on September 29, 2014 at 12:30pm

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