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  • Portland, Indiana
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Todd McKee Mar 25, 2008.


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Instructor/EMT, IFIA District 6 Rep, District 6 Training Council-Secretary, District 6 Training Council-Jay Co Rep
Years of public service:
11 [past 6 with Portland FD]
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Professional Qualifications:
Fire Officer I, Safety Officer, Instructor II/III, EMT-B, AHA CPR Instructor, numerous other certifications
Topics you provide training for:
CPR & First Aid [community out-reach classes as well as In-House], monthly training drills as well as IDHS sponsored classes such as Firefighter I/II, Hazmat Awareness/Operations
Areas of expertise:
In my opinion, expertise leads to complacency and complacency is a self-satisfied state of mind oblivious to any danger present. If one becomes an "Expert", they often feel they no longer need the education or training to continue personal growth because they have reached the peak-they are the Expert, they can achieve nothing higher. I would argue that the places we feel the most familiar with can be the most perilous because the menace is not so obvious to us. When we feel confident the environment is stable, we often forget things are subject to change and become precarious in an instant. We as firefighters must learn to react and interact with our surroundings constantly to ensure we are alert to the possibilities of catastrophe, so that everyone goes home at the end of the day.

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Check out Indiana Safe Fire Service Initiative page on Facebook!!

Check out Indiana Safe Fire Service Initiative page on Facebook!!

Posted on April 29, 2009 at 11:01pm


I will not be at the April meeting due to attending FDIC...I would guess that Mark will 'designate' someone to take notes in my place--thanks in advance to the person who does this. Also, I was accepted to the Book Committee for the State, our first meeting is April 15th, I will keep the district posted. As always, if you have any questions,…

Posted on March 29, 2008 at 12:44pm


I have been fortunate to be associated with so many great firefighters in my fire service career and it seems only natural that this site would further enhance that experience. In a recent blog post, I asked for information on response safety for a report I am working on for the Indiana SAFE Fire Service Initiative [This initiative is modeled after the 16 Life Safety…


Posted on March 14, 2008 at 10:40pm — 3 Comments

The IFIA is a Full Service book store.

I am the IFIA [Indiana Fire Instructors Association] District 6 Representative and am at the service of the 13 counties within my District. Many of the fire schools in Indiana…


Posted on March 12, 2008 at 11:44pm

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At 5:26pm on January 1, 2009, Rick Lasky said…
Happy New Year buddy! Be safe!!
At 4:57pm on December 1, 2008, TR Hagerty said…
You still alive
At 4:58pm on September 7, 2008, Brian Kazmierzak said…
Hey are you still alive???? Call me so we can work out the IFIA Newsletter!
At 4:07pm on August 29, 2008, John Bierling said…
Hello Stacy, We are spending a lot of time discussing the importance of Firefighter fitness. I would like to send you some information on FF health & wellness. Would you please send your email address. Thanks, John
At 8:24pm on July 16, 2008, William E. Harter said…
Hi Stacy..How are you?
At 10:57am on April 17, 2008, J. Scott Loftis said…
How are the S.O.G.'s going? Hope all is well.

At 10:47am on April 14, 2008, Glen Downey said…
How was FDIC? Are you going to be at Duneland this weekend?
At 5:50pm on April 13, 2008, David Ebel said…

Visit Emergency and Disaster Responders
A site for responders by responders.. please check it out for yourself. Be honored to have you see for yourself.
At 4:50pm on April 5, 2008, Ray Harvey said…
I grew up in Randolph county and graduated from Union City, IN. I'm also I'm taking the
elevator class. TR said you are looking for people to hang out with, sounds good. I have lots of differant FF's that I looking forward to seeing this week. I'm at the Crown Plaza. TR has my # if you want to call, I don't really want to put it up here for all to see.
At 7:03pm on April 3, 2008, John Shafer said…
Awww thanks for remembering it was my birthday. :)

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