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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Duffy May 27, 2008.


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Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
New recruits
Professional Qualifications:
Member of Indiana Department of Homeland Security District Training Committee
Topics you provide training for:
anything I can get my hands on.
Areas of expertise:
not found it yet
Division Chief of Training and Safety is responsible for developing, administering, and evaluating the training of the Department as well as the Safety of fire ground operations. It is the responsibility of the Training Division to ensure that the members of our organization meet the entire mandated criterion set forth by local, state, and federal guidelines. Rob Gaylor has been in the Fire and EMS service for 14 years and part of the Westfield Fire Department since 2004. Rob also sits on the Indiana Department of Homelands Security District 5 Training Council as a Representative for Hamilton County. Rob was also a member of IDHS District 4 Council for 5 years and has taught course as an Adjunct for Ivy Tech State College. Rob has many state and federal certifications ranging from Hazardous Materials Technician, Investigator, Technical Rescue Technician Certifications, as well as Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation (T-T-T). Rob is currently working on his degree.
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Defensive transition

When is it time to pull out? The old adage of 20 minutes was considered to be the norm. This is really for two reasons. The building construction for that day did not consider light weight trusses, no gang plates, no I-beam floor joists; one bottle lasts about that long. There were many reasons for the “rule of thumb”. In today’s buildings we can not operate by rules of thumb. Think about it this way…dispatched to a SFD at 2300 arrive to find light smoke showing at 2305 and place your crew into… Continue

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 3:03pm

Growing pains

Hello to all...

I hope that this finds everyone well. I hope that with the holiday season upon us that everyone takes a little time to stop and give thanks for what we all have; regardless of religious beliefs. I recently had an amazing experience. I am sure that I am no different than any other father out there that watches his young children grow up and finally ...FINALLY graduate and move into adult hood. Now the experience that I am talking about is not the typical… Continue

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 3:01pm



Becoming and officer envelops many tasks and in reality for what real benefit we often wonder. Getting the bars or bugles on your collar gives you the right to tell people what to do … and remember you get that extra $20.00 a day. The reality of it is this…the one thing that you must become a master at is motivation. How do you get someone to do something? Often times we feel that it is just easier and some times faster to just do it our selves. Remember you… Continue

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 2:59pm

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At 7:14pm on July 11, 2009, Todd McKee said…
Welcome to the world's greatest training site. This is where the serious trainers come to train & learn from each other. Please allow me to invite you to the group called "HAZMAT PLACARDS TO SUCCESS". This group is for the firefighter, the EMA officer, and the HazMat Technician. I would love to hear what you have to say. This is a great time to join the group as our main focus is currently the first stages of the HazMat Incident.

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Todd McKee
At 1:10pm on September 15, 2008, Brian Kazmierzak said…
Thanks Brother! Let me know if I can be oh help!
At 9:40pm on April 14, 2008, Forest Reeder said…
Thanks Rob, keep up the hard work, I'm real glad you have had these successes. Thanks for sitting in with us, make sure you keep making a difference everyday.
At 4:16pm on April 12, 2008, Rick Lasky said…
Thanks Rob. I just carry his bags :)

We have a great time together and it makes it real easy.

Be safe brother and take care.


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