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It's Tuesday and the last of FDIC's H.O.T. classes are wrapping up. Many folks come down for the classroom sessions only, but if you ever get the chance attend the full week - you will never regret it.

I began today by "trying" to keep up with my boss, Chief Bobby Halton, as we dropped by a couple of training sessions. The classes were in full gear and I found myself listening in on the instructors within their respective groups. Always a student, I suppose. It was unfortunate my schedule had me on the move - the instructor's knowledge was infectious.

Anyway, I've posted a couple of sketches from today (hopefully without the typos from yesterday), with more in the works for tomorrow. I've even posted an illustration that was completed a few years ago, but never published. It is a my good friend (and mentor, in some respects) Chief Billy Goldfeder. I popped into his class today for a brief time, and as always, he was charging up the room with his satire and biting wit - not to mention his passionate message! I'm always amazed at how this guy gets around and seems to be in multiple places at once. A testament to his popularity and no-holds-barred approach to teaching, no doubt.

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Comment by Ralph Everage, Jr. on April 21, 2010 at 8:49pm
As always, great stuff Paul!! Thank you.

Also, love the 'new' Mt. Rushmore!!! LOL!!
God Bless you Billy!!
Comment by Brad Hoff on April 20, 2010 at 4:01pm
Ha ha brother!

Good Luck trying to keep up with that 130 lb. maniac Chief Halton! He runs me ragged with all he does for the brotherhood and Fire Engineering and all I do is just read it! What an awesome guy to shadow at FDIC!

Now this other Chief is like the Teddy Roosevelt of the American Fire Service and I think he just may be the original WALDO too!!! LOL

We love Chief!

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