A 26 year veteran of the fire service. Has experience as a paid and volunteer professional. Has also served as director of Emergency Management at the local, state, and federal levels. He has also worked as a Healthcare Safety specialist, as well as a Hazardous material and Radiation Specialist. He now conducts programs all over the country on Emergency Management, Haz-Mat, Radiation, and Health care safety. While still continue to Volunteer and having held all ranks from Firefighter thru Asst. Chief he is a proponet of firefighter safety and understanding the basics. Please help us welcome him to
Thank you to all who serve and have served. Thank you for Keeping us Safe when no one else would stand on that wall. You are the real heros. The crew here at Firefighter Basics salutes you. Also to the families of our serivce members Thank You! Here is a reminder to Keep The Faith!
Firefighter Basics Crew has under gone a lot in the past few months personally and professionally. Firefighter Basics will return to regular postings and engaging our Brothers and Sisters on a regular basis next month. Maybe even a fresh look too. Please email us any suggestions or ideas that you have wanted to see. What we have done well, and not done well so that we can provide the best content possible. We are also looking for more contributors. Email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org
This year Firefighter Basics will not be in attendance at FDIC,but our Blog Brothers, and Sisters will. From the Brotherhood Instructors to The Fire Critic. Please stop by the Firefighternation, Fire Ems Blogs Booth while you are out in Indy and say hello. Also please Attend the Meet up that is scheduled for Friday Night at O’Reily’s Pub and Restaurant on Penn St from 8pm to 11pm and connect with your favorite bloggers and even have a cold one or ten and tale some tales.
I hope everyone enjoys there time at FDIC and remembers that learning and acquiring knowledge mean nothing if you refuse to share it with your Brothers and Sisters. Most of the crew will be sitting home watching the coverage or teaching. God Bless enjoy and maybe we will see ya in Baltimore.
Also please check FDIC website for some great classroom presentations by Jason Hoevelmann, Nick Morgan, Rhett Fleitz just to name a few. Get to these classrooms early they will fill up quick. Just great hard working firefighters like you and I who are trying to share some knowledge.
We hope everyone has a great time and we look forward to hearing the stories
After learning last night that a good friend and contributing Jeff Schwering was not doing well. I thought I would ask everyone to pray for our Brother firefighter and his family. Jeff broke his leg Jan 19 and subsequently since then has had two brain bleeds. Please Keep Jeff and his family in your prayers. If you would like to leave words of encouragement we will get them to his wife so she can read them too him. We will try and keep everyone updated.