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Topics you provide training for:
FF Survival, Elevators, Team Search, Truck & Engine Ops, Special Ops, Rescue Tech, ETC.
Areas of expertise:
That's a far reaching question!
35 years in the buisness and 27 + on the job 'till I was retired on the last day of 2008. Started in '81 at 42 Engine and Transfered to Ladder 19 in '85. Promoted in '94 and landed in L157 in '96. Promoted again on '02 spent 8 months on L101 and went to the Special Operations Command. Landed in Squad 252 on 1/1/03 and have not looked back. Formerly an Instructor at the Rescue School in the FDNY and at the Suffolk County Fire Academy. Also lecture and train around the country on the subjects above using new technology with an Old School Attitude.
Your mug was on the front of some wanted poster in Kansas. Not sure what that was about... No, it was on the homepage of the FE Training Community site (this site). There is 4 profiles that randomly pop up and at the time I was on, it was yours! And yes, you probably did see something about the Downey Award. Your eyes did not decieve you. Not sure it is warranted but I will be getting it next month.
How are you doing Bro? Saw your mug on the front page and figured I would drop you a line. Hope all is going well for you in retirement. Witchita HOT was great. The elevator rescue class was fantastic. If you have any plans in the future to be in CA drop me a line, Maybe we can put together a class while you are out here.
Go back to Brasso, make the kids work, it instills dicipline!
And while were at it, make them clean the fittings regularly. Now that none of the fittings are brass the newer guys are not taking the compartments apart like we used to.
There was no better way to get to know the apparatus than to clean the compartments one by one, whether they needed it or not!
Merry Christmas, I hope Santa treats you well.
Yes, I stand corrected! We previously used Brasso for the pole, however a lot of guys have taken to using Race Glaze, Car polish. It shines it up nice and eases the skin rub on the way down in the summer months. LOL Take care and Happy Holidays!
Thanks for accepting into your "friends". I wanted to mention how fantastic your coverage of the VPS systems was. I have been collecting info from all over on ways deal with systems like VPS when we come across them. I caught a glimpse of a training video put on for FDNY. Do you have any idea if its available so I can present it to our training division?
Thanks again, enjoy retirement.
San Diego FD
Thanks for joining CSF (Common Sense Firefighting) It's a fireground decision making thread on the page. Jump into any discussion at any time. I was just at the Rock in Sept. with the IAFF on the FF survival test class. I met a bunch of the guys and Salka was teaching with us. Good time. Last time I was there was 1996. It's changed a bit since. We're getting CSF meet and greet at FDIC on Tuesday of that week, if you'll be there then. Location to be announced.
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