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Will Heiney
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  • East Haven, CT
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Lives in:
Old Saybrook
East Haven Fire Dept
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
FSI, FO, Hazmat Tech, CT Fire Academy Graduate, NR Paramedic, Rope Rescue Tech, Confined Space Tech, Trench Rescue Tech
Topics you provide training for:
Firefighter I
Firefighter II
Hazardous Materials
Low Staffing Company OPS
Fire Behavior
Firefighter Safety and Survival
Rapid Intervention
Collyers Mansion (Hoarding Condition) Awareness and Tactical Perspectives
Will Heiney is a Career Firefighter-Paramedic with the East Haven Fire Department in East Haven, CT. Having 10+ years in the fire service he is a former Live-In and current member of Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department Station 14 in Prince Georges County, Maryland. He is also a former Captain with the Old Saybrook Fire Department from his home town in Connecticut. He is a Fire Instructor with the Middlesex County Fire School, Fire Training Innovations LLC and also Instructs nationally.

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Hoarding Conditions - Taking a Step Back

Hoarding conditions have personally humbled me as a firefighter on several occasions, and I believe I am better at this craft for it. Recognizing, understanding and defeating hoarding conditions has grown to be a passion of mine. Bringing that passion and the lessons from the moments that have both humbled and educated me can hopefully be a tool for a brother or sister firefighter at an incident down the road.

That being said, hoarding conditions and the challenges they present to… Continue

Posted on August 26, 2016 at 9:30am

Hoarding Conditions - "Outside the Box" Size-Up

Every time your company hits the street whether it's for a fire call, ems run, or training opportunities almost always present themselves to identify potential hazards in your area. This is especially true for hoarding conditions. As discussed in the previous post many size-up indicators of hoarding conditions can be easily found especially with contents that seem to "flow" from the structure. However no two scenes are ever the same, especially in differing urban and suburban environments,…


Posted on August 7, 2016 at 12:26pm

Size-Up Indicators - Hoarding Conditions

Hoarding Conditions are more prevalent than you may be aware of. Taking a second during your 360 to take in some of these clues can pay off. Although nothing is ever truly set in stone on the fireground, more times than not the following can be a strong indicator of hoarding conditions.

Photo 1: Residential single family Dwelling in a "well to do" neighborhood.

Note the front entrance is blocked with overgrown bushes, out…


Posted on July 26, 2016 at 1:30pm

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