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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Fire Chief / Chief of Department
Years in Fire/EMS:
Since 1992
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Oconee County Emergency Services
Years With Department/Agency
Since 2006
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Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Burton Fire District, Burton,SC
SCTF-1 USAR, Columbia,SC
SCFA, Columbia, SC
Anderson FD, Anderson, SC
My Training:
IFSAC Fire Officer , IFSAC Fire Instructor, Haz-Mat Tech, Rescue Specialist, NREMT-B
About Me:
Trying to make a positive impact on the Fire Service through Leadership, Training, and Education.
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
3rd Generation
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Being able to watch the recruits that you train grow and mature in the fire service, and seeing them pass on the knowledge that you imparted to them years ago.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Firefighter Safety and Survival, Preventing LODD's through education and training. Having the fire service recognized as PROFESSIONAL regardless of career status.

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New Firefighter Skills Competency Workbook is now available

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 9:41am 0 Comments

The new Firefighter Skills Competency Workbook is now available. This Skills Competency Workbook follows NFPA 1001 (2008 edition), and can be used not only to document initial training but continual skills competency training as well. This workbook should assist departments with developing an organized training program as well. Learn more about this workbook at


New Firefighter Skills Competency Workbook

Posted on September 17, 2011 at 9:01am 0 Comments

In my latest effort to assist my departmental training officers with providing clear, concise, quality training that is modeled after the NFPA 1001 standard, I have published a skills competency workbook. It should be available during the first part of October. You can get more information at


Posted on January 31, 2008 at 11:25pm 0 Comments

I know that this is not Rapid Intervention, but at the same time it is related to rescuing the rescuers. Next to training, a good accountability system is the most important tool in preventing the need for a Rapid Intervention Team activation. If you hava a true accountability system in place at an incident, it can prevent unauthorized actions from taking place and having things go bad quickly. The thing is, most departments have a marginal system, or a system that they do not use at all. I… Continue

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At 9:12pm on March 16, 2008, John Ireland said…
Dave Horne and the Mills are launching a new site for public service people. Tell everyone you can so they can get it off the ground.
At 5:57pm on March 5, 2008, Debora R. Lewis said…
You heading to Southeastern this year? I am along with a large group of Burton smoke-eaters!
At 1:37pm on February 21, 2008, Reggie Cervantes said…

What: Emergency Rally for 9/11 Health
When: TUESDAY February 26, 2008
Where: The United States Capitol, Washington, DC
10:00am to 12:00pm

12:30pm to 1:30pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Please join us. We are fighting to stay alive.
At 2:36pm on February 18, 2008, Randy Wells said…
I''ll let it go this time but you better be there when I hit eighty.

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