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Lincoln, NE
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Top issues in your department:
Morale, Tactics, Training
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Topics you provide training for:
Recruit Training, EMS, Engine Company Operations, Truck Company Operations, Extrication, Incident Command, Firefighter Survival/RIT
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Master of None
Currently a Captain/Paramedic with Lincoln, NE Fire and Rescue Engine/Medic 8-C shift. Also an Assistant Chief with Southwest Fire and Rescue, where I assist with various training functions. President, Flatwater FOOLs. Avid internet junkie, and student of the fire service. Married with one little boy.
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Little Things

As I was writing the "You Know What Really Grinds My Gears" Post, I was reminded of the things that really keep me coming back for more. Some are obvious, of course, but others more ethereal. Now that's a big word for a fireman...but don't worry, I looked it up. So, here are a few of the "Little Things" that keep me into the job...again, you can agree, disagree, laugh, or add to it....

1) A working fire.

2) A cigar back at the station after a working fire (don't…


Posted on September 1, 2008 at 5:25pm — 10 Comments

Do you know what really GRINDS my gears?

I'm sure that a few of you are fans of the TV Show "Family Guy." In one episode, Peter gets a job on the local newscast as a commentator. His spot was called "Ya' know what grinds my gears?" Of course, Peter's perspective on life is a little slanted, and wackiness ensued. I've decided to add this to my blog post as a "ya know what grinds me gears related to the fire service?" You can agree, disagree, laugh, or agree to disagree. I'll add more as I think of them.

Things that really…


Posted on August 27, 2008 at 9:59pm — 11 Comments

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At 10:57am on December 27, 2009, Jerritt Gideon said…
Hi Tim, welcome to our FOOLS page.
At 11:08pm on October 17, 2009, Josh Materi said…
Just got back from Fiji, sorry it took a bit to get back at you. I sent you my address on the Puget Sound FOOLS forum. send me your address and I will get you the Leather chin strap!

Leather Forever!
At 7:31am on October 13, 2008, Jim Mason said…
Glad to have you as a freind. When you get a chance take a peak at the Common Sense Firefighting Blog we're doing on this site
Jim Mason
Chicago FD
At 3:44pm on August 25, 2008, Ed Hadfield said…
No not surfin' just catching up on things in the office. You rose to the list of things to do..
At 7:16pm on June 29, 2008, Christopher Naum, SFPE said…
Glad to hear that....Stay safe on the shift...
Been real busy myself, planning for the fisrt live webcast (live streaming video) for a new PIP program at Firehouse Expo in Baltimore via
Working on a new book project thru Delmar-writing a book on Building Construction w/ an integration on FF safety, Command Risk lost of other stuff.
Lets talk at some point and see if you'd like to "sponsor" a weekend Building Construction call up your way. LMK.
talk to you soon.....
At 5:57am on June 27, 2008, Christopher Naum, SFPE said…
Hey Tim;
How's everything, hope all is good on the job and at home...hope to talk to you soon.
Stay safe....
At 9:03am on June 12, 2008, Shane Cuttlers said…
Hey Tim, I finally signed up and joined. Thanks for the Invite. Later Bro
At 9:50am on May 4, 2008, Tom Chapman said…
Hey Tim, just joined up. Very cool
At 7:40am on April 29, 2008, Mark Gregory said…
Hey Tim, welcome aboard. If I can be of any assistance, drop me a line.......
At 5:36pm on April 13, 2008, David Ebel said…

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