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Travis Mulvaney
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  • Farina, IL
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Farina Protection District
Firefighter/Training Officer
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
Communication off scene
Getting people to show up for training
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter II
Hazmat Technician B
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At 2:36pm on September 17, 2009, Rick Decorie said…
No problem. Glad to help a fellow training officer.
At 10:55pm on August 9, 2009, Rick Decorie said…
I think that e-mail address I gave might not work. Try That's my home one.
At 7:11pm on August 8, 2009, Rick Decorie said…
I've incoporated more hands-on training to keep the young FF's interested. This actually gets some of the older guys involved by being helpers. They can point out something I may have missed or overlooked. They also can add something I didn't know. I'm lucky in that everyone except one guy is younger than me. So we have a pretty young department. I've also picked up the book, Volunteer Training Officer's Handbook. from Fire Engineering. Some good tips in there.
Our guys have to have 24 hours, but same story, some don't even have half that amount. Some of our newer guys have loads because they are a taking the FF II class. I count drivers training in the training hours (something not done before me). We also count EMS training but at half the hours, so if a guy has two hours EMS training, it gets one hour credit for FF training.
I've got lots more ideas, so here's my e-mail address. Drop me a line and I'll send you more stuff.
Also, let me what kind of training schedule you have. I'll include mine when I e-mail you.
Hope this helps.
At 7:51am on July 19, 2009, Rick Decorie said…
Hey Travis, from another training officer. I'm with a fire protection district as well. Getting people to show up for training is a concern of mine as well.

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