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Troy J. Bonfield
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  • Middletown, OH
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Do What You Know is Right, Because You Matter

I recently had a conversation with fellow firefighters about the importance of documenting their exposures after a fire.  Most of them said that they agree that it is an important part of post fire procedures and state they wish the process was more convenient. So, I created an online survey that they can access on their phone and fill it out in a matter of seconds.…See More
Aug 23

Profile Information

Lives in:
Liberty Township, Ohio
Department:
West Chester Fire Department
Title/rank:
Training and Safety Captain
Years of public service:
25
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Staffing and increase in run volume
Professional Qualifications:
Fire and EMS Instructor
ISFSI Member
ISFSI Training Officer Credential
Topics you provide training for:
Fire
EMS
Technical Rescue
Leadership and Officer Development
Areas of expertise:
Fire and Emergency Services
Leadership and Officer Development
Disaster Medical Response
Bio:
A 25-year veteran of the fire service and is currently the Training and Safety Captain with the West Chester Fire Department. I have 10 years of EMS supervisory experience with both urban and suburban fire departments and have served as a firefighter in volunteer, military and career environments. I serve as a Medical Specialist with the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue program and am assigned to the Ohio Task Force One. I also serve on the Butler County Incident Management Team in the Operations Section.

Troy J. Bonfield's Blog

Do What You Know is Right, Because You Matter

I recently had a conversation with fellow firefighters about the importance of documenting their exposures after a fire.  Most of them said that they agree that it is an important part of post fire procedures and state they wish the process was more convenient. So, I created an online survey that they can access on…

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Posted on August 23, 2019 at 1:38pm

The 5 "F's" of Delegation

As you move up the ladder in your career, you naturally acquire more responsibilities. At some point you will reach a level where we can no longer personally accomplish all of the programs, projects and tasks you are responsible for. If you continue to try to go it alone, productivity and quality of work begins to suffer. Eventually, you will find yourself…
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Posted on March 11, 2019 at 5:00am

So You Want to Be a Company Officer

As with most firefighters, it is in our DNA to aspire to have more impact. In the fire service that often translates into promoting within the ranks. Many are fortunate enough to promote and are successful as company officers. Others for whatever reason may choose not to or may never be successful in promoting and remain a firefighter for their entire…

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Posted on February 26, 2019 at 8:39pm

Is Morale a Reliable Indicator of Leadership Success?

One of the most over used words in the fire service is the word "Morale". The word morale is often used as an indicator of how well things are going within an organization. More often the word morale is only focused on when the perceived morale is low. Administrative leadership blames low firefighter morale on several things such as generational changes, the…

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Posted on January 1, 2019 at 6:00am

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