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Lives in:
Truckee, California
Truckee Fire District
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Staffing, Training
Professional Qualifications:
Confined Space Operations
Haz Mat Specialist
Dive Rescue Team
Trench Rescue Technician
Topics you provide training for:
Assistant Training Officer for the District
Areas of expertise:
Hope to have something to list by the time I retire but not counting on it.
I am a Captain with Truckee Fire District/Assistant Training Officer. I have been with the District since 1996. Truckee is a small mountain community of about 20,000 just north of Lake Tahoe in California. Most of our busy periods are centered around tourism especially durning summer and winter months when our population can swell over 100,000 during the holidays and weekends.
I have been in the fire service for 21 years in one form or another, Sacramento City, CDF (Cal Fire), USFS and a Paramedic since 1994.
Worked private ambulance out of Reno,NV and Chico, CA.
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I had to share this and certainly think that this is something most departments don't see on a regular basis. Something different to discuss from a training standpoint and definitly presents new and…


Posted on April 1, 2011 at 11:33pm — 5 Comments

Nice Guy vs Not so nice Guy.

First time so go easy on me. I am a relatively new company officer (3 years now) and I am looking for some advice. I am a nice guy and feel lately that it is hurting me as a company officer. I frustrated to the point that I don't want to be that "nice guy" anymore, but that is not who I am. I know that I am well respected by members of my own department and members from the agencies around me but I get the feeling that it is almost expected that I should be this "not so nice guy" and that… Continue

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 4:55pm — 8 Comments

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At 8:30pm on October 22, 2009, Eric Hankins said…
Hey Bro,

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I got your post and called Newquist, then never got back to ya.

Yes Davey is still here in the good ol Yubadoobadoooo. He is a Captain on the "A" on Engine 4. He and I are business partners in a catering gig as well. He remembers you well and said.... Well nevermind what he said. I'll let him tell you... Call him sometime at 4's (530)822-4802.

Be safe Bro. And Have fun!!!

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