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WORLDWIDE EMERGENCY SERVICES INSTITUTE, LLC.

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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Training Officer, Fire / Arson Investigator, Lieutenant, Firefighter / Paramedic (or Other ALS)
Years in Fire/EMS:
15
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Boynton Beach Fire Rescue
Years With Department/Agency
12
Dept. Web Site:
http://www.bbfrd.org
Web Site:
http://www.wwesi.org
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
World Wide Emergency Services Institute, LLC. was founded to facilitate training to fire service professionals who seek to obtain Florida state certifications and maintain CEU's for current certifications.

As professionals and educators in emergency services, our mission statement expresses a singular responsibility – to provide our students with the best possible chance to learn, increase competency, proficiency, and safety to those individuals eager to learn.

To accomplish our mission we facilitate training in areas of Fire Science, scene management, fire suppression, fire investigations, technical rescue, and fire prevention programs for organizations in Florida, South America, Central America, and Carribean. We will stand ready to consult, support, and assist other fire service organizations in accomplishing their missions.
Our consultants and instructors are experts in their fields and will provide services to meet your organizations needs whether it's training, hazard mitigation, disaster planning, consulting, organizational development, or evaluation.

The World Wide Emergency Services Institute, LLC. offers all the necessary courses to take the following Florida State Certifications: Fire Officer I & II, Fire Investigator I & II, Fire Instructor I, II, & III, Pump Operator, or Fire Inspector.

All Public Safety Professionals can take any courses offered by WWESI including paid or volunteer Firefighters, Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technician's, Police Officer's, and members of the US Military.

CLASSES PROVIDED BY THE WORLD WIDE EMERGENCY SERVICES INSTITUTE, LLC. MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR COLLEGE CREDIT. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION
We provide our services in Spanish and English.
My Training:
Bachelor’s in Emergency/Disaster Management - American Public University
Associate of Fire Science - Central Florida Community College
Associate of Emergency Medical Services - Broward Community College
Center for Domestic Preparedness-NIMS ICS Instructor
Certified Florida Fire Officer I
Certified Florida Fire Investigator I
Certified Florida Fire Instructor II
Certified Florida Live Fire Training Instructor I
Certified Florida Paramedic
Certified Florida Firefighter
Advanced Shipboard Fire Instructor
ACLS Instructor
PALS Instructor
VMR Operations
Confined Space Rescue Technician
Trench Rescue Technician
Rope Rescue Technician
Structural Collapse Operations
Hydraulics, Pump Operations, Aerial Operations
Dive Rescue I
PADI Open water/Dry suit diver
High School Diploma - Miami Coral Park Senior High
About Me:
•15 year veteran of the Emergency Services, serving the last 12 years with the City of Boynton Beach as a Lieutenant, paramedic, and rescue technician on the Special Operations Team
•Specialized in various disciplines of Special
Operations including rope rescue, trench rescue, vehicle extrication, confined space rescue, and structural collapse; with active participation in Level II Florida Urban Search and Rescue Team 746
•Paramedic of the Year - 2006 - Boynton Beach Fire Rescue
•Unit Citation- Boynton Beach Fire Rescue
•Nominated EMT/Paramedic of the Year - 2006 - The EMS Providers Association and the Palm Beach County EMS Office
•Nominated EMT/Paramedic of the Year – 2006 - Florida Department of Health Bureau of EMS
•Meritorious Service Award - Boynton Beach Fire Rescue
•January -2005- Employee of the Month - Boynton Beach Fire Rescue
•Lieutenant - Boynton Beach Fire Rescue
•Distinguished Graduate - Naval Reserve Association, Recruit Training Command
•Florida Distinguished Service Award - Operation Firestorm
Day Job:
Firefighter 24/7
Relationship Status:
Married
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/wwesi
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Because this is the purpose of our lives, to help others when in need, educate our peers and the communities we serve. We love to share our knowledge and experience with other professionals to improve proficiency, safety, and competence within the fire service.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
It's the best job in the world and we love to train hard!
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Budget cuts, politics, NFPA 1402 & 1403 compliance, safety, and keeping up to date with training standards.

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How do you feel about adopting NFPA 1402 & 1403?

Posted on March 25, 2008 at 9:25pm 1 Comment

Has your state or organization adopted NFPA 1402 &1403 as the standard on live fire training? If so, how has your department been affected and what has it done to improve safety during live fire training?

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At 10:09pm on August 1, 2008, Lisa said…
At 11:36am on July 31, 2008, Lisa said…
HI! Thank you so much for adding me!!
At 10:52pm on July 30, 2008, Lisa said…
Wow....awesome page...love all the videos!!
At 11:00pm on May 3, 2008, Eddie said…
great page
At 1:29am on April 13, 2008, GIO said…
QSL on trowing back a few, let me know. gio
At 8:21pm on April 9, 2008, Alex said…
hey..im switchin from rescue squad to FD
At 3:41pm on April 1, 2008, Alex said…
hey thanks for the comment...and thanks for the advice
At 4:19pm on March 25, 2008, FireCat said…
Thanks for the add. :-)
At 1:15pm on March 25, 2008, FireCat said…
Welcome to FFN. Have a wonderful day and stay safe! :-)
At 7:36pm on March 24, 2008, Jim aka Bick said…
JUST DROPPING BY TO SAY WELCOME TO FFN. I AM SURE YOU WILL ENJOY THE SITE.YOU CAN ADD ME AS A FRIEND IF YOU WANT TO, AND BE SAFE OUT THERE
 
 
 

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