Company Officer

Fire Command Training

by mobrian on October 19, 2009

John Salka in Michigan

Kalamazoo County Fire Chief’s Association Training Committee proudly Hosts John Salka (Battalion Chief FDNY)

January 9, 2010 – Firefighter/Company Officer Seminar – Battle Ready Firefighters, Fireground Orientation and Private Dwellings.

January 10, 2010 – Company Officer/Chief Officer Seminar – Leadership Lessons from FDNY, Chief Officer Professional Development Program and Fireground Leadership.

  • Seminars are 8-5 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • Auditorium. $60 each day or $100 for both days with lunch provided.

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Private Dwelling Fires or Instructor Facilitation

by mobrian on October 14, 2009

RAFT, Firefighter Training

RAFT to Host Multiple Training Courses

The Regional Alliance for Fire Fighter Training is hosting two separate programs for firefighters, instructors, and company officer.


Featuring Vincent Dunn (FDNY, ret.)

This full day training program examines, in detail, offensive and defensive firefighting strategy and tactics for the seven different occupancies listed below.  Size-up, hose line positioning, aerial & ground ladder placement, interior & exterior fire spread problems, ventilation principles, search and rescue techniques, collapse-explosion-flashover dangers; and most important – safety and survival on the fireground will be studied.

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October 11, 2009

The Strategy and Tactics of Administration hosted at Looking Glass Fire Department Saturday October 24 and Sunday October 25, 9:00am to 4:00pm 7720 W. Grand River Hwy Grand Ledge, MI 48837 Through interactive modules attendees will learn from, and share in the experiences of many Fire Chiefs. Some of the topics covered in this lecture/discussion format include; Purchasing, […]

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Fire Staff and Command

October 11, 2009

Now Taking Applications for the 2010 School Year Just as the 2009 class of Fire Staff and Command from Eastern Michigan University wraps up, the program is now open for applications for the 2010 calendar year.  This program is designed to enhance the education of the fire service leaders and many of todays Fire Service […]

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Complete Fire Officer I and II Program Hosted in Ionia

September 8, 2009

All Perquisites for Entry and the Complete FO I and II This is a great opportunity for new fire officers who need to attend Fire Officer I and II in the State of Michigan.  This program includes the necessary prerequisites to attend the Fire Officer series.  The courses start this weekend September 12, 2009 and […]

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Fire Ground Tactics Class

August 30, 2009

Grand Rapids Fire Regional Training Center Presents: Retired FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief John Norman Author of the “Fire Officer’s Handbook of Tactics” FIREGROUND TACTICS CLASS “ There is more to firefighting then just getting into the building. The real trick lies in being able to remain there long enough to complete all the necessary tasks” […]

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MICHIEFS Summer Conference and Meeting

July 19, 2009

What’s on the Horizon, July 29-31, Great Wold Lodge, Traverse City This three day conference is intended to look at the upcoming topics that affect every fire officer and chief accross the state.  Topics include Bureau of Fire Services update by the State Fire Marshal Memorial Service Update by the Emergency Management Division Information on […]

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Fireground Strategy and Tactics by John Norman

July 17, 2009

The Regional Alliance for Firefighter Training presents John Norman (Retired Deputy Asst. Chief, FDNY) Fireground Strategy and Tactics Two topics in ONE day September 25, 2009 9:00AM-4:30PM The one day course will cover two great topics for firefighters and company officers. Building Construction for the Street-smart Firefighter: Designed to educate firefighters and fire officers of the […]

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Beyond Hoses and Helmets Seminar

June 12, 2009

Presented by Lenawee County Fire Chiefs and the Great Lakes IAFC This free, two day program (October 10-11, 2009) is limited to the first 200 registrants. Registration is easy to do just download the flyer and get it sent over. The program is slated to cover Retaining and Recruitment Strategic Leadership Tactical Leadership Managing Transition […]

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