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Lives in:
Canton GA
Title/rank:
Fire Chief Retired
Years of public service:
40+
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Safety Safety Safety
Professional Qualifications:
Bachelor of Professional Studies, Management, Economics, Fire Service Administration,
Associate Applied Science - Fire Science
Extensive Professional Courses - Management, Administration & Fire Science,

FIRE OFFICER VI National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications

PEER ASSESSOR & TEAM LEADER Commission on Fire Accreditation International,Center for Public Safety Excellence
Topics you provide training for:
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Fire Chief's tool box, PennWell
Fire Chief Lessons learned climbing the ladder
Areas of expertise:
Management, safety
Bio:
City of Rochester FF, Lt, Capt, Battalion Chief
Cherokee County GA Fire Chief
Stamford CT Fire Chief
Fulton County GA Interim Fire Chief

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At 4:00pm on April 7, 2008, Jonathan Young said…
Well the foundation started to sink in. Something about a gasoline explosion to kill the rats! Actually the foundation was collapsing. There were some rather marked cracks that were measured and started to spread over the course of a couple months. It was a convenient way to merge Q/M 8 (read T10 E4) and E13. My guess next year midi 8 will be gone and it will be like the "Old Days". We will see. I know I am glad I don't need to make those kinds of choices, I just live with the consequences of those choices! Trying to stay safe up here.

JY
At 6:58pm on April 3, 2008, Jonathan Young said…
I enjoyed 13's too considering it was an engine! Bruce Yanz was my B/C and Jon Peer was the D/C at the time. The city condemed the building just after I was promoted to Capt. Joe inzinnia from 13's drew the picture. Sad day when it closed. 13's runs out of Broad and Allen. Rumor it might be going back to the old T 10 E 4 days. From there I was transitioned up to Q3. Did rope work up there as a specialty. Players are all new. Game is still the same, I'm still trying to figure out the rules though. Just when I was getting the hang of it the Health and Safety job opened up. Lots to learn every day.
At 5:48pm on March 30, 2008, Jonathan Young said…
Hey Chief,
Can't you make up your mind? Too cold up here in Rachacha, too hot in Georgia, too cold in Stamford, now back to Georgia.... I wish I had your frequent flyer miles. You remember the ice storms and snowstorms in Jan 89? I was a rookie at Q/M4 with Bellucci as a boss. I had hopes to get to FDIC this year, you were actually in my itinerary, alas "training $$ was recaptured for someone else's plans. Another time perhaps. JY
At 1:50pm on March 5, 2008, Ron Graner said…
Think Safety Safety Safety
 
 
 

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