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Special Edition of the Chief’s Trumpet

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  Listen to the Chief’s Trumpet special edition from the Les Lukert Winter Conference  Round Table Panel discussion from Kearney, Nebraska    

ESCAPe 2016 Conference

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            Join Chiefs Bobby Halton, Doug Cline and Chris Naum at the 2016 ESCAPe Conference February 24-28, 2016 at Pipestem State Park.  You will not want to miss these dynamic presentations and training.

We the Fire Service…

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We the Fire Service… We the Fire Service have a debt of gratitude. One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. I know that as a fire service member I have a large debt of gratitude to many people who have paved the way for me and others like […]

Reviewing the Waldbaum Fire & Collapse

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            You will not want to miss this opportunity to learn vicariously about a history making fire.  Join Doug Cline, Chris Naum and Joe Pronesti as they have special Guest Chief Vinny Dunn and Jerry Tracy on “Taking it To the Streets” as we take multi-demnsional look at this incident […]

Fire and Training on FE Talk Radio

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Join me on Wednesday evening 7/22/15 at 7:30pm for the next edition of Fire and Training on Fire Engineering Talk Radio. Joining me will be colleagues Chris Naum and Joe Pronesti as we explore Training and Operations for Today’s Main Street fires. The discussions will include building construction, renovations or lack thereof, structural stability, re-appropriated […]

The Paradoxical Commandments of Leadership

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It’s always good to remember what we were taught by our mentors, learned valuable lessons from experiences and hopefully we are passing those components on to the next generation. Listed below are The Paradoxical Commandments of Leadership, which I was raised on during my early years in the fire service. These commandments are right on, […]

National Hydrogen Safety Training Resource Webinar for Emergency Responders

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Webinar: National Hydrogen Safety Training Resource for Emergency Responders Date: March 24, 2015 Time: Noon to 1 p.m. EDT The Energy Department’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office announces the launch of a new online national hydrogen safety training resource for emergency responders. Developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the California Fuel Cell Partnership, the […]

8 Attitudes of a Servant Leader (part 8)

Servants Are Humble “Servant leaders in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves.” - Genuine humility is not bemoaning how low you are, it is about elevating other people. Servant leaders are about developing and show casing others. The enjoy putting others in the spot light for their talent, knowledge, skills and abilities. […]

Congratulations, in 2015 you will be promoted to a Command Level Officer…MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY!

Congratulations, in 2015 you will be promoted to a Command Level Officer…MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY! Captain Joe Pronesti Guest Columnist TheFireOfficer.com It’s a new year and in many fire departments across America large or small, paid, part-paid and volunteer, members of our service will be retiring from positions of command and new faces will be taking […]

Adjusting Your Fire Suppression Tactics Based on Modern Research

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Recently the International Society of Fire Service Instructors put out a Position Statement on Fire Dynamic Research in Tactical Operations based on the Spartanburg, SC research, which was conducted by International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) and the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) who partnered with the South Carolina Fire Academy, City […]

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