Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Paul Combs Draws John Alston

We are excited that the Pass It On book, #passiton was released @FDIC. I made the intended mistake of asking Paul Combs to sign my copy. 

When you ask a brilliant artist, satirist and firefighter to put to pen (literally, impromptu with an ink pen) what they see. Plead Mercy.  This video shows how gifted he is and how easy a target I am.  Buy the book! @fireengineering @fotrust  Thanx Chief Chris Pepler for the A/B roll video.  LOL

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Great 3 Valve Capture

A Great 3 Valve Capture

Great clip of a 3 valve capture with flammable liquid and 3 dimensional fire evolution.  What stands out for me is the coordinated attack (water, foam, extinguishers) and  AC Seelig of FDNY.  He not only talks the talk...but walks the walk.  The essence of fire officer trust.

Friday, September 6, 2013

PODCAST: Lee Ireland - The Future Fire Service

While taking another advanced management class in Emmittsburg, with Mr. Lee Ireland, I was able to get some interview time with him.  Lee has been involved in the Fire Service, Emergency Management, Local Government and an enlightened prolific Author/Teacher.

I have had the profound opportunity to hear him before and the experience is always edifying.  The course I took with him last was the Train-the-Trainer for the National Fire Academy Course, "Shaping the Future".  I can't wait to deliver it!

Lee Ireland has a great method of delivering instruction, while empowering his students.

Listen in, as Lee and I discuss current and future trends in the Fire and Emergency Services realm.

Listen to this episode

Friday, August 30, 2013

TEEX Lecture: Company and Command Officer - Chis Naum

TEEX Leadership Symposium 2013
Company and Command Officer
Christopher Naum - Presenting
Great lecture delivered, as always from Chris Naum.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Decision Making and the Planning Process -- Joe Castro/ Jim Chinn

I've had the great opportunity to hear Joe Castro and be taught in the classroom by Jim Chinn. 
They are great presenters and well versed in the importance of Command and Control issues; Primarily in the realm of critical decision making and the planning process.
You will want to get out a pad and pen to take notes.  Be sure you have time follow along with this critical information.
Enjoy this lecture from the TEEX Leadership Symposium series.