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Matthew VanGiesen
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  • Oak Harbor, WA
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Lives in:
Oak Harbor, WA
North Whidbey Fire and Rescue
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
Leadership (lack of)
Integration of duty shift/paid on call firefighters
Training standards
Professional Qualifications:
AA in Fire Science
Topics you provide training for:
1403 Live Fire Training in Acquired Structures, Air Management, Leadership, Forcible Entry, anything else that is needed-I'll teach it or find someone who can.
Areas of expertise:
Live fire training in acquired structures
3rd generation volly, started with volunteer department in PA, 6 years in US Navy, relocated in WA and joined current department. Station Captain for past 5 years. Love to train and teach, Leadership is not optional. Sometimes I get a bit FOOLish. In the fire service, it's not plagiarism; it's networking. Progressive thinker with a love for history and tradition....
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