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Tom Rinoldo
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Framingham, MA Fire Department
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Accountability both fireground and around the station.
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter I / II
Fire Instructor I
Fire Instructor II
Fire Officer I
Fire Officer II
Rescue Technician Rope Rescue
All through the Massachusetts Fire Training Council and the National Pro Board.
Topics you provide training for:
Technical Rescue.
Basic Recruit Training.
Safety and Survival.
At the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy
Areas of expertise:
Technical Rescue
Hired December 15, 1993. Promoted to Lieutenant September 12, 2004. Currently assigned to Platform Company 1, Group 1. Instructor at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in Stow, MA. Married to Caralinn. We have a daughter Rebecca.
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At 8:40am on December 4, 2008, Rick Kolomay said…
Dear Tom, it is great to hear from you and I can not thank enough for the kind words of support. I know there are a lot of horror stories about promotion to chief officer level, but this is not one of them - I am loving my move and promotion. I work for a great group of men and women. The changes are coming fast and they are keeping up unlike anywhere. It sure has proven that no matter how old or how long I do this job, the learning just will never stop. Got to love it Tom. I hope all is well in Framingham! Please be safe with all this "beautiful" weather happening now. It is good for work though!! Rick
At 3:58pm on October 20, 2008, Barry Aptt said…
nice action photo
At 8:16pm on May 22, 2008, Will Rolfe said…
Thats awesome! Have a great time. I went there in 88 its a great place.
At 1:08pm on May 22, 2008, Will Rolfe said…
Are you working Water Rescue on Wed. May 28?
At 9:02am on May 3, 2008, Tim Farrar said…
Nothing new same old stuff. How about yourself?
At 5:58pm on April 17, 2008, Gregg Normandin said…
All good Tom, this is a great site.
At 7:43pm on April 16, 2008, David Ebel said…
So sorry for the loss. There is never a good time for that. But at least. with CISM we have a chance as peer counselors and CISM teams we can help the traumatized cope, work through the first steps of grief, normalize their quite surreal feelings and hopefully, get them started on a quick recovery.

If there is ever anything I can do, please do not hesitate to ask. This is what I do...this site is my personal investment in the responders... My back no longer lets me drag a hose or use a pike pole but I can listen, encourage, repair and give comfort and help in emotional recovery, You can e mail me at ocaptd@yahoo,com anytime.

So glad you were there with good tools when they were needed., I am working with a firefighter elsewhere that is totally debilitated still after several years... because the same tools we not available. Blessings
At 1:23am on April 16, 2008, David Ebel said…
Please allow me to invite you to a site designed by responders for responders... the crew that is doing it is CISM multilevel trained and are there for the guys after the bad calls. It helps the responders that do not yet have a team or would be worried that they asking for help would be seen as weakness. Please join and share it when you can. As a chaplain with over 25 years of service to fire departments I am excited with it's potential to provide support.

Visit Emergency and Disaster Responders
Chaplain David Ebel
At 8:59am on April 5, 2008, Thomas H. Rinoldo said…
Weather's the BEST
At 6:03pm on April 3, 2008, Howie Smith said…
Brian Gover was telling me about the site. Look forward to it. Just what I need - another computer addiction that takes up more of my time, LOL!

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