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Tim Zehnder
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Started May 17, 2009


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Lives in:
McCook Nebraska
McCook Fire
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
I see all types of issues with what I do, bigest being lack of training in small depts. They don't think it will happen them so the training has not been a top issue with their departments.
Professional Qualifications:
EMT , Trench Tech., Rope Tech., Fire Inst. I Fire Fighter I & II
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RIT Firefighter Survival are my passion, and EXPERT is not the word I would use. I feel I am always a student and if you stop learning it is time to get out.
I have been in the fire service since 1990. I am the Director of Fire Science at McCook Community College. We provide fire training and consultation to fire departments in the upper mid west. I am a firefighter with the McCook Fire Department. I retired from the Truman Fire & Rescue Dept. since after 21 years. I have also work for the US Forest service as a Squad Boss in Idaho. I have been teaching fire training for the past 18 years with a great amount of time spent on RIT and Firefighter Self Surival. I am the State Advocate for the Everyone goes home program. I have 3 girls ages 17, 13 and 8 they keep me running. I am a hunting Freak and love the outdoors.

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I can't be leave what FEMA is doing, dropping the FEMA Grant to basically nothing and then putting all that money in the SAFER Grant! There are departments that still don't have enough gear for all the members and equipment to fight fires, did they not look at the number of grant applications that they get every year? I have no idea who that women talk to but she must not have talked to rural America, this is a sad day in the fire service, they are giving money to depts to add members but the… Continue

Posted on May 17, 2009 at 9:39pm — 2 Comments

New Organization in Minnesota

Hello I would like everyone to check out This is the Fire Instructor&Training Officers of Minnesota website. We are trying to get members and it is free to join at this time. We are a group of people that wants to make a difference and help out fellow fifefighters. please check it out and le me know your thoughts. Thanks and Say Safe.

Posted on January 28, 2009 at 10:41pm

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At 4:07am on July 28, 2009, Michael Dombroski said…
Hi Tim
Sorry to take so long to reply. I somehow have two members profiles on this and can't seen to get rid of one. I don't hunt myself, but know heaps of people that do. If you ever think about coming over here to NZ be sure to get in touch and I'll jack you up with the right contacts.


Mike D
At 1:05pm on April 20, 2009, none said…
Booth# 2253 - i just called the cell but not sure if it went thru, i rambled so long i was cut off, HA! Anyhow, I'm seriously ready to Howl at the Moon!!!!
At 2:57pm on March 26, 2009, Mike Swartzer said…
Thank you

Also thank you for a good Fire School down in Mankato.. classes were great again
At 8:40am on March 25, 2009, Lou Angeli said…
Tim -- if you want the larger version of this pic, send me an email address or go to the following link
At 8:39am on March 25, 2009, Lou Angeli said…

Tim -- the pic shows R28 at a mutual aid job with the city of Wilmington, I spoke to a few of the officers at Station 28 and it's being replaced with a Rescue Pumper. Saw plenty of work in this county, that's for sure.

At 12:35pm on March 14, 2009, none said…
Hey - funny I'm just getting this today! I'll tell Brian to call ya! I know he was talking about you a short while's goin ok! Are you a member of South Central EMS by any chance?
At 9:31pm on February 8, 2009, Tom Froehlich said…
Thanks, I've looked at fire engineering for a long time but only just found this part of it. I think it will be a good place for ideas and such.
At 2:39pm on January 24, 2009, Chris Borchardt said…
it is at the legion in welcome and any one can come.
At 7:54am on January 24, 2009, none said…
this will be my 4th year attending and i look forward to it!
At 1:49pm on January 23, 2009, none said…
Yes about FDIC so find us! I'll let you know what the booth number is.

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