Staffing, Morale, Training, Age of Front Line Apparatus, Budget
OSFM FO II, Bachelor Degree-Fire Science MGMT, Paramedic
Topics you provide training for:
Fire, EMS, NIMS, Rescue, Haz-Mat
Areas of expertise:
Fire Service Instructor, RIT Officer Instructor
Entered Fire Service in 1984 as paid-on-call FF for Village of Brookfield, Il; Hired full time in 1988 at Brookfield FD; Became paramedic in 1997; Worked at Westmont FD, Westmont, Illinois from 1998 thru 2005; Promoted to Lieutenant at Westmont FD in 2004; Promoted to Lieutenant at Brookfield FD in November, 2005; Promoted to chief at Brookfield FD in December, 2005; Currently chief of Brookfield FD; Instructor Aid for Illinois Fire Service Institute Saving Our Own, 1996 thru 1998; Adjunct Instructor for Illinois Fire Service Institute-2000 to 2002; RITO Instructor, Illinois Mabas Division 10-Current; Received State of Illinois Medal of Valor, May, 1996;
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LOL I am gonna ring the bell this year! Hey, we had a stubborn job on Thursday, April 24. Fire started in the rear of a one story brick raised ranch. The 20 plus MPH South winds quickle spread it through the eaves of the house and the detached garage. We were busy for a while! Stay safe.
I am honored you have joined. I also want you to know I am holding the first Fire Engineering Weekend in Chicago on July 19 20, The commisioner is coming Jay, Bruno, Chief Ryan, Dave Dodson Rick Lasky, and more of our old friends and ecah day is ends with all on stage for unplugged! I couldn't have done it without your encouragement and support. Thanks your freind Bobby
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This group will focus on aggressive interior firefighting. We will address tactics that increase your chance of not getting jammed up and cover what actions to undertake if you do.We will cover some big issues as well as small tactical tips. We feel you could add a lot to this group. I see your concerned with staffing take a look at that group too.
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