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Paul Hasenmeier
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Lives in:
Goshen Fire and EMS
Deputy Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Training & staffing.
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter / Paramedic / Inspector
Fire and EMS Instructor
Tech Rescue
BA in Fire Science
Masters in Public Administration
3rd year of EFO
Areas of expertise:
School bus extrication
Paul Hasenmeier was appointed as Deputy Chief of Goshen Township Fire and EMS in January 2015. Chief Hasenmeier possesses a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University as well as a master’s degree in Public Administration from Capella University. Additionally Chief Hasenmeier is certified in Ohio as a Firefighter, Paramedic, Instructor, Fire Inspector, and all of NFPA 1670’s technical rescue disciplines. Chief Hasenmeier is currently in the prestigious Executive Fire Officer (EFO) program at the National Fire Academy, a four year program for fire service executives.

In addition to his current duties and responsibilities as Deputy Chief in Goshen, Chief Hasenmeier is a faculty member at Columbia Southern University where he teaches on-line courses in their fire administration program. Chief Hasenmeier is an adjunct instructor for Bowling Green State University and regularly teaches at their annual state fire school. Chief Hasenmeier is a published author, blogger, and hosts a website dedicated to firefighter training. He has presented on fire service topics across the United States and in Canada. Chief Hasenmeier has also presented and facilitated school bus emergency planning to jurisdictions across the State of Ohio and in conjunction with the School Transportation News network.

Chief Hasenmeier was born and raised on the southern shore of Lake Erie in Huron, Ohio. He began his fire service career after two years of general education studies at Bowling Green State University. Chief Hasenmeier became a part-time firefighter / EMT for the City of Huron Fire Department and shortly later for the Perkins Township Fire Department. From 2002 – 2004, Chief Hasenmeier was a firefighter / paramedic for the City of Sandusky Fire Department. Chief Hasenmeier was a member of the Northwest Ohio USAR team since its inception in the post 9/11 era. From 2004 until early 2015, Chief Hasenmeier served full-time for the City of Huron Fire Department where he gained experience as a fire officer, training officer, and fire marshal.
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Light Box Instructions - Where's The Training

Last night I was sent the picture below.  Let me first say that this particular light is not on a fire apparatus.  We had a little bit of discussion about the labeling on Facebook and figured the topic was worth sharing.  Here’s what the label says if you can’t read it in the picture:  #1 Push black release on bottom  #2 Pull upward on flashlight.  Check out the picture and think for a moment about training.  Then scroll down for a few more thoughts.  …


Posted on November 27, 2012 at 3:05pm

Triathlon Wrap-Up / FF Endurance

Last weekend several of us competed in the Revolution 3 Cedar Point triathlon that tested varying degrees of endurance.  Does this type of endurance translate into endurance on the fireground?  You bet it does.  Leading up to the triathlon, we trained together and pushed each other to new limits.  Read previous posts leading up to the latest triathlon …


Posted on September 15, 2012 at 9:11pm

School Bus Roof Lift

When you see this post’s title you may wonder, when would I need to do that.  The scenario is a rare one, however, what if a school bus crash causes significant crumpling of the roof effectively trapping the driver and students that are towards the front of the bus.  Here’s an option for school bus roof removal involving a coordinated effort with firefighters and a heavy wrecker.

Involving heavy wreckers at our extrication scenes involves prior training for the coordination to work…


Posted on June 19, 2012 at 8:23am

Meat Grinder Rescue

A few weeks ago Andrew Brassard started a discussion via email about meat grinder rescue.  Below are some pictures and a couple points to ponder on this type of extraction from Brass.  Be sure to check out the Brotherhood Instructors LLC Man-In-Machine Operations class and find more training materials here.



Posted on June 14, 2012 at 8:14pm

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At 5:36pm on February 5, 2012, Christopher Huston said…
Thanks for the add Paul! I checked out your blog, good stuff brother! Mind if I add it to my site's links?
At 5:24pm on February 5, 2012, Art Zern said…

It has been a really warm winter in Chicago as well.  Ice fishing or is the water open near you? 

At 5:01pm on February 5, 2012, Art Zern said…

Thanks for asking Paul< how are things in Ohio?


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