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Dallas Texas
River Oaks Fire Department( retired)
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Professional Qualifications:
25 years service in all facets of public service. I have been on my fire department for the entire time but worked ten years as a police officer as well. I am a level 2 instructor for the State of Texas and hold an advanced certification.
Topics you provide training for:
Behavior modification training.
Areas of expertise:
Fire service risk management. Structural fire fighting. Training program design and implementation.
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The Precious Faith fire, ten years later.

As I sit to write this post, I am overwhelmed with many emotions. For the past ten years, I have found myself torn between celebrating the love of valentine's day and the memory of my three lost brothers. The events of Feb. 15, 1999 came on the heels of romance and love for all of us at station 13. We all started that day, the 15th, satisfied we had passed yet another milestone of roses and thoughtfully written cards. Our respective spouses willingly allowed us to run to the morning tone of… Continue

Posted on February 10, 2009 at 12:20am — 1 Comment

The eyes of my grandfather

I had occasion the other day to spend a considerable amount of time with one of today's youth. I was interested to speak with him due to all the discussion nowdays about the state of today's younger generation. I know it seems to be a topic the fire service is finding more and more worth while to address. I see this issue raise in the specific areas of training and management of new firefighters. So on to my meeting, I hope you find it as eye opening as I did.

I was taking an… Continue

Posted on November 24, 2008 at 5:27pm — 2 Comments

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At 1:50pm on May 23, 2009, Todd McKee said…
Dear Friend,

Please allow me to invite you to the group called HazMat Placards to Success. This group will allow firefighters to discuss a step by step process for a Hazardous Materials response. From the firefighter to the hazmat technician. The first step has been posted in the group, with many more steps to come.

Thank you!
Todd McKee
At 11:17pm on February 12, 2009, Aaron Marquez said…
Yeah we have step up in the World and started to use buckets as well!!!
At 4:22pm on January 27, 2009, John Barrett said…
Hey Marty,
Ijust saw your comment about college station...i went down there to meet with Ron Siarnicki...
Anyway, when you called me alittle bit ago I was in the middle of an apparatus project and didn't even realize what you were talking about...I'm going to try to get out there for those funerals on thursday and friday as well. Are you riding with someone? Want to ride together?

Let me know

At 11:23pm on January 15, 2009, John Barrett said…
I will be going to College Station again on Tuesday...should get back late afternoon...if then would work, let me know...if not wednesday or friday would be best for me
At 2:22pm on January 15, 2009, John Barrett said…
Hey Marty,

When would be a good time next week to go get some coffee?
At 11:29am on January 12, 2009, Les Stephens said…
Sorry for the delay in getting back with you. I have been out of town and I needed to check with Roger. He said he is willing to do the class again we just need to pick a C-shift day so he and I are both off. Call me at 817-929-1108 and we can pick a couple of days to look at.

At 3:16pm on December 11, 2008, John Barrett said…
Hey Marty,

When you get a chance, 972-268-4738.


At 5:48pm on November 26, 2008, Jim Mason said…
Thanks for joining CSF (Common Sense Firefighting). It's a fire ground deision making page. Join in at any time . We have a few good discussions going right now. Where is River Oaks and how many members do you get on the first alarm? Do you haver web site for the risk mgnt instrution?
Jim Mason
At 11:49pm on November 22, 2008, Katy Luetke said…
another site for you...
various info on here
At 1:01am on November 20, 2008, Katy Luetke said…
In all my researching, I had never heard of this wonderful site I just started using this week. It's Google Scholar! All of the information on here is from credible sources and checked for reliability and validity. It's been great to help me with my current projects, having a great database in occupational biomechanics of firefighting and occupational physiology of firefighting too. Some more tips to research...Oklahoma State U, Illinois State U, and University of Indiana at Bloomington has a whole sect of their kinesiology department devoted to researching health and wellness of firefighters.
Also, if you or anyone you know ever want to lend support to a college program these are some of the Universities that are truly devoted to understanding the occupational risks of firefighting and are being health advocates for us. Big News lately...FEMA just gave Oklahoma State's Ex. Phys. and Kines. programs a grant to develop a device that will monitor the physiology of firefighters while they are in liver burn situations. This is so exciting because we will be able to break down how the heart and the rest of our body responds to all aspects and steps of firefighting. Anyway, before I get to nerdy on here, I'll send you some more info later, but check out Google Scholar :)

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