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Leading The Modern Volunteer Fire Department – January 31, 2015 Sussex NJ

Program Description

This program will look at multiple facets of leading the modern Volunteer Fire Department. The program will cover fireground operations to make you safer, company officer challenges and motivation tips and techniques, and departmental group and team building behaviors. The team of Instructors bring all levels of experience and ability into a comprehensive blend of knowledge, skills and experience to help members of all types from the newest member, to the seasoned veteran.

seminar flyer v1.2Instructors For The Day

Lt. John Dixon, Teaneck NJ Fire

Captain Andy Starnes, Charlotte NC Fire

Chief Pete Lamb, North Attleboro, MA (Ret.)

When: January 31, 2015

Where: Sussex Volunteer FD

25 Loomis Avenue

Sussex NJ 07461

Time: 8:00-9:00 Registration

9:00-4:30 Classroom

Other:  $25.00 Preregistration

$30.00 At The Door

Refreshments will be available !

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Harvey Eisner – Never Forget

In all of my training classes and my Firefighter Training Podcast episodes, I speak about the term “Never Forget”.

This week we lost a fire service leader, educator and Icon of our service, Chief Harvey Eisner.

How could we forget?If you ever had the pleasure of being in his presence you will never forget Harvey. He was always a firefighter, and in a room full of people you felt as if he was only speaking to you.

How could we forget when we look back at the massive body of work he created and the fingerprints he left all over the many facets of the American and International Fire Service.

He loved this job and our business and stayed current through media and his literally thousands of contacts.

I like many folks will always be indebted to Harvey for the opportunities he gave me, and also the courtesy and fellowship he gave me.

His passing leaves me feeling the loss and emptiness, but Harvey was one person that every single time I met him, without fail I would always start the conversation with “Thank you”.  I am grateful that I always did that.  I appreciated all that he did for me and I appreciated the personable man that loved the fire service that he did so much to make better.

So again I say ……Harvey,……..Thank you.

I like thousands of others will be sure that we never forget.

Coroner Talk Radio Interview

Recently I was interviewed for a relatively new show called Coroner Talk Radio. The host, Darren and I spoke about inter-agency cooperation between coroners, medical examiners and fire and EMS personnel. We also talked about some fire investigation when there is a fatality.

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Firefighting Today Weekly Roundtable – Are you listening to the Research?

Join the panel Sunday evening August 3, 2014 at 8:00 PM Eastern as they discuss the new science, but specifically the question of “Are You Listening to the Research?”. The panel will share there thoughts on the science and the pros and cons they have witnessed of applying it in there own department.
Watch us Live on YouTube or here at the events page and interact with the panel.




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