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Jeremy Rebok posted a blog post

The Power of the Fire Service

A few weeks ago, I had the humbling experience to be part of a new theory developed by a local volunteer fire company. Colonial Park Volunteer Fire Company, PA., is an all volunteer organization being led by disciplined, energetic, and talented young firemen who want to make a difference for tomorrow. This inspirational group of Company Officers and Firemen decided to develop a mini FDIC in their own backyard; offering and delivering some of the best classes and instruction over a 3 day period…See More
Nov 7, 2016
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May 19, 2016
Jeremy Rebok posted a blog post

The Precise and Accurate Debate...There is no Blanket Approach

Yes, I am going to go down this road after not writing in quite some time. I am utterly disgusted with articles and bantering I have read on social media these past few weeks. I have also been made aware of childish acts to gain attention that certain "so-called" leaders in the fire service (as they call themselves) viscously react in a manner against the very own words they wrote about themselves in their published books. Precision is being on point based on facts, and what brought me here is…See More
May 19, 2016
Jeremy Rebok posted a blog post

There is "NO" Replacement

As I ventured to NYC last week to assist a fellow Chief Officer, I happened to message Lt. Doug Mitchell to see if he was on duty; figuring I would pay a visit since it's been a while since we talked. His relpy to me was simple...and it read "I am taking a class today, always a student." I cannot tell you how refreshing it was to see that message, and really got me to thinking about a comment that was made to me a while back after returning from a training seminar. I happened to take a 3 day…See More
Dec 13, 2015
Jeremy Rebok posted a blog post

Remind Yourself What You Stand For...

Collaborative efforts for organizational efficiency and effectiveness are a must in today's society. Business practices that once worked for an organization may not necessarily work today. For many years, we have been transitioning our organizations over to computers, GIS mapping software, new and innovative 911 alerting systems, and now web-based reporting programs that are being developed by firemen...for firemen.You have to remember that every fireman starts out as a rookie, leaning on the…See More
Aug 17, 2015
Jeremy Rebok posted a blog post

The Undisputable Truth

When I entered the fire service as a young man at the age of 15, I had no idea what the profession stood for...nor did I know where I would ever end up. As times have progressed, I have found myself needing to change with the times in order to adapt for the needs of training, education, and being a coach/mentor. We look at ourselves as professionals, and speak about being part of the best profession there is...which it most certainly is!In 1995, being part of the fire service meant the world to…See More
Mar 28, 2015
Jeremy Rebok posted a blog post

Knowing Your Limitations

Fictitious San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan coined a profound statement in the 1973 movie Magnum Force. His famous quote, growled from the throat, “A man’s GOT to know his limitations” has stuck with me since the first time I heard it.In today’s fire service we should heed the Inspectors words while engaged in our daily effort to survive and defeat the Red Devil. All members of a company must be acutely aware of this concept and make every effort to live and serve by that infamous…See More
Mar 19, 2015
Jeremy Rebok posted a blog post

Today's Company Officer

TODAY’S COMPANY OFFICERIn today’s short-staffed and under funded fire service the demands and responsibilities of our members are many. As responsibilities go the Company Officer is the backbone of most incident operations. The end result of any operation relies heavily on the performance of the crews operating on that incident.  Assuring proficient execution of the plays from the company playbook, or policies and procedures, is one of the Company Officers most important responsibilities. Fire…See More
Mar 10, 2015
Jeremy Rebok posted a blog post

Front Seat Rider Considerations

“Engine 1 is on scene confirming 123 South Front Street with a 1 story occupied row of stores. There is smoke showing from the Alpha/Bravo corner. We’ve laid out from the hydrant at Front and Wayne…we’re going offensive with a 2” in the end unit…Engine 2 pick up our hydrant and Truck 1 come North on Front and nose into Engine 1 and take the A/B corner…dispatch strike the Working Fire…See More
Mar 3, 2015
Jeremy Rebok posted a blog post

It's More Than Just a Seat

Just like any other position on the fire apparatus, responsibility and owning your position play a major part in the outcome of the incident or training scenario. We are seeing more and more younger fireman being promoted to the front seat rider as well as young volunteers being forced to ride "shotgun" due to low manpower. Today, we feature a short list of critical traits and…See More
Feb 25, 2015
Jeremy Rebok posted a blog post

Leading From Inside The Fish Bowl

Reputations of fire departments are viewed by people based from many aspects in which each and every member has a part in. The most commonly viewed position of every fire department is of course the Fire Chief and how he/she reacts under certain circumstances. As with any business or corporation, recruitment and retention of quality personnel is one of the most important parts of managing a successful fire department. Managing a fire department or any organization for that matter…you will see…See More
Feb 15, 2015
Jeremy Rebok posted a blog post

Glue vs. Gusset Plates...The Danger Surrounding Us!

It has been quite a few years since I have graduated college with a degree in building construction design. As I was growing up, I was always swinging a hammer high up on the roof trusses.  Little did I know, how valuable the knowledge and experience on building construction materials, elements, and structural members would so relevant to my life long dream of firefighting.  So many debates on lightweight construction and the hazards we face on the simplest run, make you wonder what reaction a…See More
Jan 22, 2015
Jeremy Rebok posted a blog post

Never Deny Training Requests

In the early years of fire departments being organized, men who joined their local fire departments were immediately put to work and gained knowledge from on the job experiences.  As time evolved, fire and emergency services have become more detail oriented with the growth of fire…See More
Jan 3, 2015
Jeremy Rebok posted a blog post

Branding Yourself...And What You Stand For"

We have a standard we must adhere to in this business…and that is simply to prepare those who wear the uniform and donn the PPE every single time the bell rings. Those who call 911 are looking to us for answers on their worst day.Inherently dangerous…this job, craft, and profession…See More
Dec 2, 2014
Jeremy Rebok posted a blog post

“ACCOMPLISHMENTS BEFORE PINNING”

It’s not just in the fire service: It’s everywhere! We visit fire stations, talk to those around the country, and read about them every day. “This guy has a lot to offer” “She’s going to turn this department around” “He has 3 college degrees”.I can remember working for a chief who was in the right place at the right time, but couldn't talk tactics with the members, for he lacked the real world experience. Going to "jobs" is the most rewarding part of our career, laying stakes on the viable…See More
Nov 17, 2014
Jeremy Rebok posted a blog post

Who are You?

The road to success can be a long and winding road of trials and tribulations.  The trials of everyday business can be rewarding at times, but can also emphasis our failures.  We often struggle to bind the large pieces of the pie together, without focusing on the small pieces first.After many years of chasing our dreams to wear “White”, we are called upon to impact departments in a positive manner…(and I don’t mean trying to be everyone’s friend).  We are forever looked at to guide…See More
Oct 29, 2014

Profile Information

Lives in:
Chambersburg PA
Department:
Picatinny Arsenal Fire and Emergency Services
Title/rank:
Assistant Fire Chief / Operations
Years of public service:
24
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
We are currently facing funding issues for professional development and standard training requirements.
Professional Qualifications:
-Associates of Arts and Science Degree in Building Construction Technology
-CPSE Designated Fire Officer
-CPSE Designated Chief Fire Officer
-MIFireE
-Fire Officer IV
-Fire Service Instructor II
Topics you provide training for:
Engine Company Operations
Leadership Initiatives for Success
Water Supply
NIMS
NFPA 1021 Curriculum
Areas of expertise:
Apparatus Specifications / Authoring Bids
PPE Specifications
Leadership Initiatives
NIMS
Incident Command
Engine Company Operations
Organizational Structure
Bio:
Jeremy is a past volunteer chief officer, serving 11 years as a Deputy and Assistant Chief. Jeremy currently serves as Assistant Fire Chief of Operations at Picatinny Arsenal Fire and Emergency Services, NJ. Jeremy holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Building Construction Technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Jeremy is a part time Fire Instructor / Consultant for Trident Training Specialists, and a Certified Speaker and Instructor for John Maxwell's Leadership program. Chief Rebok is a designated CFO, FO, and a Member of Institute of Fire Engineers, serving as a member on the education committee.

Jeremy Rebok's Blog

The Power of the Fire Service

A few weeks ago, I had the humbling experience to be part of a new theory developed by a local volunteer fire company. Colonial Park Volunteer Fire Company, PA., is an all volunteer organization being led by disciplined, energetic, and talented young firemen who want to make a difference for tomorrow. This inspirational group of Company Officers and Firemen decided to develop a mini FDIC in their own backyard; offering and delivering some of the best classes and instruction over a 3 day…

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Posted on November 7, 2016 at 6:37pm

The Precise and Accurate Debate...There is no Blanket Approach

Yes, I am going to go down this road after not writing in quite some time. I am utterly disgusted with articles and bantering I have read on social media these past few weeks. I have also been made aware of childish acts to gain attention that certain "so-called" leaders in the fire service (as they call themselves) viscously react in a manner against the very own words they wrote about themselves in their published books. 

Precision is being on point based on facts, and what brought…

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Posted on May 19, 2016 at 6:41am

There is "NO" Replacement

As I ventured to NYC last week to assist a fellow Chief Officer, I happened to message Lt. Doug Mitchell to see if he was on duty; figuring I would pay a visit since it's been a while since we talked. His relpy to me was simple...and it read "I am taking a class today, always a student." I cannot tell you how refreshing it was to see that message, and really got me to thinking about a comment that was made to me a while back after returning from a training seminar. I happened to take a 3 day…

Continue

Posted on December 13, 2015 at 1:54pm

Remind Yourself What You Stand For...

Collaborative efforts for organizational efficiency and effectiveness are a must in today's society. Business practices that once worked for an organization may not necessarily work today. For many years, we have been transitioning our organizations over to computers, GIS mapping software, new and innovative 911 alerting systems, and now web-based reporting programs that are being developed by firemen...for firemen.…

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Posted on August 17, 2015 at 9:45am

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