"The SFFMA made it mandatory for certification Jan 1 of last year. If already an accredited FFII, you don't have to take it. Unlike Commission firefighter who have until the end of 2014 (please correct me if I'm wrong) to take…"
"I am a CTBS trainer.
The CTBS course was developed from the Summit in 2006. I took the T-t-T in 2007 in New Hampshire and have taught the program over 30 times. Each state has a CTBS advocate and the program is free to the…"
"Though I would not turn down an invitation to visit Don in Wisconsin, I cannot afford to pay my own way. I was joking, of course.
The CTBS course is being implemented slowly. A couple of agencies in Texas adopted it early, but I imagine it will…"
"So looking through the comments here and briefly looking at the link, this looks sporadic as far as implementation. A brief look at the Train the Trainer locations included places like North Dakota, North Carolina, etc.
So since a few of you…"
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Retired from the Navy in Oct '08. Spent entire career as an Engineer in Repair 5 and on the flying squad. For those not familiar with the Navy, Repair 5 is responsible for fires and damage control in the engine room. The flying squad is responsible for the immediate response to fires or damage occurring outside of a combat situation. For those in TX, I'm also the Certification Coordinator for the Dept.
Many Navy shipboard firefighting classes, BS in Fire Science, Instructor I, TX SFFMA FFI Basic, TX SFFMA Wildland, HAZMAT OPS.
Stationary Engineer @ Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Firefighter in the Navy and now that I'm retired, wanted to serve the community.
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Hey thanks, yeah we try to keep up on our apparatus as best we can. Were currenty trying to replace our 2nd due engine but along with the rest of the country, the money just isn't there right now. Oh well... I have some family that live in Hobart and Crown Point as well. The dept. also has a couple of firefighters from those areas as well. TCSS, Dustin