larry jenkins
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  • Alexandria, VA
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You're in the hot seat, what would you do?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Catenacci Oct 16, 2012. 8 Replies

You are the OIC on the engine today. You run a box alarm to a four story office building and you are first in.You have 4 engines, 2 trucks, and a rescue company, along with the chief responding. It…Continue

Need some music for a firefighting video

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Rulli Jr. Jul 9, 2010. 17 Replies

I just retired and my guys are putting together a video for my retirement party. I need some background music. Any ideas?

Change: Good and Bad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Meissner Jul 4, 2010. 14 Replies

I've been doing this since 1968 and have seen so many changes in the technology and operations. Most of these changes have been for the good and some not so good. In your time in the fire service,…Continue

Less Diversity Is Needed in the Fire Service.... What do you think?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Dybing Apr 25, 2010. 29 Replies

I read this the other day, this makes some great points. I thought to myself the person who wrote this will be in a whole lot of trouble, when the supervisors read this, but the article is true.Feb…Continue


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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Fairfax County Fire & Rescue, Fairfax, va.
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
NIST firefighter staffing study
IFSTA Strategy & Tactic committee
Northern Va. Fire Department operational manuals writer. Have author numerous manual used by at least 10 metro deparments in No. Va.
My Training:
Virginia (NFPA) Fire Officer I
Virginia (NFPA) Fire Instructor I
Virginia (NFPA) Firefighter III
Virginia (NFPA) 1403 Live Burn Instructor
Virginia Emergency Medical Technician-B
OSHA Hazardous Materials Technician
PADI Certified Open Water Diver
Swift Water Rescue Awareness
Adjunct Instructor, Fire and Rescue Academy
COG WMD Operations Course
ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800
NFA 001, 230, 241, 242, 275
Rope Level III
“Mayday” Firefighter down-Firefighter survival
Cultural Diversity Training
Zenger-Miller Supervision Training S-89-2
Truck Company Operations School
Rescue Company Operations School
Technical Rescue Operations Technician
Hazardous Material Incident Command (National Fire Academy)
Pesticide Fire and Spill Control (National Fire Academy)
OSHA Hazmat First Responder Course
American Heart Association Basic Life Instructor Course
Hazardous Materials Certification School
Virginia Hazmat Level I/II
Chemtrec, Emergency Response Workshop
Amoco Safety Train Workshop
Amoco Rail Tanker Safety Course
Esophageal Obturator Airway Course
United States Coast Guard, Boating Skills, and Seamanship Course
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
It's in my blood. My father was a volunteer, my 2 other brothers and myself started out as volunteers. My older brother and I both went professional and I'll will retire next year will 37 years on the job.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Too many preventable LODD. Not enough fire experience for our officers. Lightweight construction and firefighters not reading their situation correctly. Another 9-11 attack

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At 10:56am on March 4, 2010, Roy Walker said…
Thanks captain for the power point presentation,as a training officer with a limited budget and high requirements this resource is greatly appreciated.
At 2:53pm on November 23, 2009, sarah arledge said…
hi larry jenkins welcome to ffn hope you like it here its a great place to be. have a great day stay safe take care. ps happy thanksgiving
At 9:51pm on November 22, 2009, Fireyladd - Retired Chief Sharp said…
Larry, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon
At 4:47pm on November 22, 2009, Boice Atkinson said…
Welcome to FFN stay safe in you,r last year and Happy Thanksgiving to you and you,r family...

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