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Incident Command, are we doing it wrong?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lynn Ervin May 30, 2013.


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Lives in:
Fort Mill, SC
Riverview Fire Dept.
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
Professional Qualifications:
Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor I, Haz-Mat Technician, Advanced Auto Extrication, Confined Space Rescue
Topics you provide training for:
Positive Pressure Ventilation,Vehicle Firefighting, CPR/First Aid, Auto Extrication, Fundamentals of Firefighting, Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Incident Safety Officer, NIMS, Leadership I, Preparation for Initial Company Operations, HazMat Operations, Rescuing the Rescuer, Politics and the White Helmet, The New Fire Chief I, Rope Rescue Low Angle, Confined Space Entry, Confined Space Rescue
Areas of expertise:
HVAC systems and ventilation
Joined the Fire Dept. in 1991 at the age of 16. Elected to Captain in 2002. Elected to Asst. Chief in 2004. Started my own business in 2004 servicing commercial HVAC equipment and installing/servicing building automation controls. I now work for Apple as a Data Center Operations Technician

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Are you an Instructor? Why NOT?

I completed my Instructor several years ago and at the time I was only interested in teaching short, hands-on classes if any at all.  I always liked passing on information to my members at the station.  I started teaching (assisting) some basic firefighter classes and quickly found how much I enjoyed it.  Not only was it fun and fulfilling to see a new firefighter go from learning to don gear to making actual fire attacks; but it is also a great way to stay current on basic skills and new…


Posted on November 23, 2013 at 11:23pm

Fight Cancer

Please help me and the Riverview Volunteer Fire Department Relay for Life Team reach its goal. This link will take you to a page that will accept on-line donations. Thank you for helping us fight cancer.…


Posted on March 4, 2010 at 10:30pm

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At 10:00am on March 5, 2010, John K. Murphy said…

Thanks for adding me to your friend list. I would be happy to work with you on your social network policy when redy

Have a safe day

At 7:51pm on January 19, 2010, David Faile said…
Sorry it took so long. My computer was fubar.
At 11:38pm on April 9, 2009, TODD SHERMAN said…

If you would like,i can email you the car fire video & you can burn it onto a dvd for training use
At 10:51pm on June 13, 2008, Rick Lasky said…
Hi Ron,

Thanks for your kind words. I've been teaching at that conference for years and love it. What a great rgoup of folks. See ya there!

Be safe,


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