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Mike Alder
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  • San Bernardino, CA
  • United States
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Lives in:
31538 Six Rivers Ct. Temecula, CA 92592
San Bernardino City Fire Department
Battalion Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
1. Surviving budgetary issues in tough economic times

2. Firefighter Safety and Risk Assessment

3. Developing Career Succession Programs for FD Personnel
Professional Qualifications:
26 Years of experience in a very busy firefighting department

Bachelor Of Science Degree in Business Admin. - Mgmt

Associate of Science Degree - Fire Science

California General Building Contractor

California State Certified Fire Instructor
Topics you provide training for:
Firefighter Safety and Risk Assessment

Fireground Operations - Command and Control

Truck Company Operations

Building Construction for Firefighters

High-Rise Operations for Smaller Fire Department

Leadership for the Fire Service Today and Tomorrow
Areas of expertise:
I honestly don't believe that I am an expert on anything. However, that said, I do have a great deal of experience and observations in a busy firefighting fire department that has more than it's fair share of economic, community and fire service challenges. I have some very strong opinions and feelings about the leadership issues that face the fire service in regards to "Risk Assessment" on the fireground
Mike Alder is currently a Battalion Chief for the San Bernardino City Fire Department in Southern California. He has 26 years of fire service experience and has been instructing for several years on subjects such as Command & Control and Risk Assessment on the Fire Ground, Truck Company Operations, Building Construction, High-Rise Operations for Smaller Fire Departments and Leadership issues for Company and Chief Officers. He holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration as well as an A.S. Degree in Fire Science.

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At 4:42pm on March 20, 2009, Peter Vandall said…
Chief, my crew has reciently discoverd your 'in the seat' series. We are wondering what the CAN from the roof team is.

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