New training and education standards for Recruit Firefighters and Officer candidates; and improved RIT training and Terrorism preparedness. Improved relationships among firefighters from various ethnic groups.
Firefighter I & II; Haz-Mat Technician; EMT Basic; ARFF Firefighting; Fire Instructor I; Fire Instructor II; Fire Officer I; CPR Instructor; working on B.S. degree in Fire Science through Columbia Southern University
Topics you provide training for:
Firefighter I and II subjects/skills for basic recruit and veteran firefighters. Company level training, Air Management, and Fire ground strategies and tactics.
Areas of expertise:
Basic engine and truck company duties and skills (utilizing quints); aircraft-rescue firefighting; auto extrication; basic building construction, firefighter safety; fire behavior; and CPR. Expert at nothing, student of ALL.
Total fire service experience of over 31 years. Began as a volunteer firefighter with the Worthington Fire Department in suburban Louisville KY from March 84 to Oct 86; Structural/Aircraft firefighter in the US Air Force from Oct 86 to Feb 91, simultaneously a volunteer firefighter with the Gosnell, AR Fire Dept. Volunteer FF in KY again from Feb 91 to Aug. 91; And just over 24 years with the St Louis Fire Department where I presently work. I've had previous assignments on 4 quint engines; 1 quint hook and ladder; 1 heavy rescue with haz-mat; and the ARFF district at Lambert Int'l Airport. Currently assigned to Hook & Ladder 2. Also I'm an Assistant Instructor with the St Louis County Fire Academy, and the Highlander FF I and II program at St Louis Community College.
We are excited to have you participate in our discussions and interactive forums. Before you begin posting, please take a moment to read our policy page HERE. -- Bobby Halton
Be Alert for Spam
We actively monitor the community for spam, however some does slip through. Please use common sense and caution when clicking links. If you suspect you've been hit by spam, e-mail email@example.com.