John Kriska
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  • Middleville, MI
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Fire Chief / Chief of Department
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Retired from Rock Hill, Missouri Fire EMS Department
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Belton, Missouri
Hubert, North Carolina
Dumfries/Triangle, Company 3, Virginia
Gardenville, Missouri
Affton, Missouri
My Training:
Lots of Certificates and Certifications, Fire Protection Technology Degree
About Me:
Firefighter, Captain, Assistant Chief, Fire Chief. Enjoyed the most at being a Training Officer. Taught at FDIC. Instructor for the University of Missouri Fire Rescue Training Institute. Taught Tactics and Strategy at the St. Louis Comminity College Fire Technology Program. Today, as a retired member of the firefighting community, I teach a class titled "Timely" and "Appropriate" Ventilation, A Tactical Priority. This class includes instruction on using Positive Pressure Attack.
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Initially was side tracked by a career in the U. S. Marine Corps, but while in the Corps became a Non-Paid Professional Firefighter in various regions of the country and then after retirement became a Career Firefighter. Took me a little time, but I did follow in my dad's footsteps who spent 31 years with the St. Louis Fire Department.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Teaching other firefighters and sharing information
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Changing the mindsets of interior firefighting attack crews to think safer and smarter. The enemy has changed and we cannot continue to operate "The Way We Have Always Done It".

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At 8:45am on December 20, 2009, Tom Wheland said…
Thank you stay safe and happy holidays my friend. SEMPER FI
At 7:56am on April 15, 2009, Chris said…
Hi mate thank you for your comment! I will find some info for you on our compartment fire procedures and email it to you. Again thank you for your reply, and yes it does appear to me that that mind set prevails a bit over there :) Good to "meet" you mate, stay safe!
At 11:40am on October 21, 2008, Sakkie said…
John thanks for the invite are you guys buzy
At 6:57pm on August 3, 2008, Ben Waller said…

I'll let my son know, and thanks.
He's currently on a WestPac deployment.
He flies F/A 18-D's, and loves it.

I live in Beaufort County, SC, the home of "Love for the Marine Corps".

Were you ever assigned to Parris Island or MCAS Beaufort during your active duty days?

Also, thanks for the PPV info.
We're still researching it, but your information has been a big help.

At 11:53am on July 24, 2008, Charlie said…
Eddie, Cathy and I went to school together.....I've known Eddie and Cathy forever......I thought y'all might be related!!......nice chattin with you, sir......take care Chief.
At 3:09pm on July 22, 2008, Charlie said…
Hi Chief....any relation to the Kriska's in Cedar Hill area??.......I'm sure you've heard about the Maplewood Fire tragedy yesterday.
At 12:10am on July 17, 2008, Ben Waller said…
Chief Kriska,

I'm looking to replace my department's PPV videos and rather dated Tempest PPV course materials and instructor guides.

Do you have any recommendations for my new purchases?

Ben Waller
At 9:21am on July 2, 2008, Frank said…
I will tell him, and I have heard that phrase more than once.
At 11:26pm on June 22, 2008, Joseph said…
John, can you please send me that power point presentation on Positive Pressure Ventilation at Thank you and I think will help me with training on PPV.
At 12:34am on June 15, 2008, Wes Anders said…
Hello John I really have enjoyed your post on the ppv discusion and I was wondering if I could get you to send me some of you training info so I can use it for my department? Anything is apperciated!!

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