Capt Craig Freeman

SureFire CPR, (Southern California) PART-TIME CPR INSTRUCTORS



SureFire CPR, (Southern California)

PART-TIME CPR INSTRUCTORS


Hiring CPR Instructors

Hiring for all locations in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties

No Experience or Instructor Certifications Required

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Hiring for all locations in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties


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SureFire CPR, (Southern California)

****Apply Online Here****

PART-TIME CPR INSTRUCTOR

HIRING Part Time CPR Instructors

Hiring for all locations in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties

Employment:

NOW HIRING Part-Time CPR Instructor Positions!

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Capt Craig Freeman

Las Vegas Fire Dept. NV Firefighter/Paramedic (X) – LATERAL

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Las Vegas Fire Dept. (NV)

is accepting applications for

Firefighter Paramedic (X) – LATERAL Until Sept. 30, 2019

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Firefighter/Paramedic (X) – LATERAL

Salary
$61,052.42 – $100,462.96 Annually
Location
City of Las Vegas, NV
Job Type
Full-Time
Department
Fire and Rescue Department
Job Number
19SEP4302-O
Closing
9/30/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
About the Position
ORAL BOARDS: Week of October 14, 2019

ATTACH COPY OF VALID DRIVER LICENSE TO YOUR APPLICATION

ATTACH ALL CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS TO YOUR

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Capt Craig Freeman

Stop Lying, stop telling yourself there are no Firefighter jobs!

first_class_firefighter_resourceStop Lying, stop telling yourself there are no Firefighter jobs and really and I mean really understand that never and I mean never in the 38 plus years I’ve been directly involved with firefighter recruitment have I ever seen so much un-answered opportunity.

I’m talking with fire chiefs almost every day who are searching for candidates. It has become a national problem finding volunteer firefighters it has also become problematic finding career firefighters.

Finding career firefighters is almost a national … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

CAL FIRE Fire Apparatus Engineer (Paramedic)

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California Department of Forestry and

Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)

is accepting applications for

Fire Apparatus Engineer (Paramedic) Until Sept. 6, 2019

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is accepting applications for Fire Apparatus Engineer (Paramedic) job vacancies in the following locations:

Southern Region Units

–          Riverside Unit

–          San Diego Unit

–          San Bernardino Unit

–          San Benito-Monterey Unit

–          San Luis Obispo Unit

Northern Region Units

–          Amador-El Dorado Unit

–          Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit

–          Santa … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

FIRE FIGHTER II (PARAMEDIC) – Cal FIRE / Dept of Forestry & Fire Protection

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California Department of Forestry and

Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)

is accepting applications for

Firefighter II (Paramedic) Until May 23, 2019

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is accepting applications for Firefighter II (Paramedic) job vacancies in the following locations:

Southern Region Units

–          Riverside Unit

–          San Diego Unit

–          San Bernardino Unit

–          San Benito-Monterey Unit

–          San Luis Obispo Unit

Northern Region Units

–          Amador-El Dorado Unit

–          Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit

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Capt Craig Freeman

City of Sparks Fire Dept. Nevada Firefighter/Paramedic

 

City of Sparks Fire Dept. (NV)

 is accepting applications for

 FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC  Until: April 4, 2019. 

Salary $63,336.00 – $75,508.16 annually. 



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City of Sparks Fire Department (NV)

is accepting applications for:

FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC



Job Title: Firefighter/Paramedic-112
Closing Date/Time: April 4, 2019
Salary: $21.75 – $25.93 Hourly
$2,436.00 – $2,904.16 Biweekly
$5,278.00 – $6,292.35 Monthly
$63,336.00 – $75,508.16 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Location: City of Sparks, Nevada

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Capt Craig Freeman

Montclair Fire Department (CA) is accepting apps for Firefighter/Paramedic


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FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC  Salary $4,679 – $5,687 + $696.90/mo. Paramedic Stipend

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES Responds to alarms and fights fires following departmental procedures; assists in building ventilation; performs salvage work after emergencies; rescues endangered persons; operates fire trucks, and other apparatus; assists in simple maintenance, upkeep, and repairs to Fire Department apparatus and equipment; inspects commercial and residential structures regularly to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local fire prevention laws, codes, and regulations; maintains fire stations and grounds; studies applicable … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

Rouge River Fire District (OR) is accepting apps for Firefighter/EMT & Firefighter/Paramedic

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Employment Application

The Rogue River Fire District (RRFD) is currently building an eligibility list for Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic as well as testing for one anticipated vacancy.  The eligibility list is open and continuous.  As vacancies can occur at any time, the request for a list of candidates to consider may occur at any time without notice.

This position requires applicants to complete the FireTEAM test and the Candidate Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ).  You

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Capt Craig Freeman

Cyber Monday Membership Deals – EXTENDED:

Cyber Monday Membership Deals – EXTENDED:

There is still time to claim the best deal of the year, but it won’t last long. Get it while you can.  Monday was so busy that we were not able to get back to everyone before the day was done.  In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are extending our great Cyber discounts to this Thursday November 29.

You still have a chance to get 75% off on all new membership activations Cyber … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

Williston Fire Department (VT)

Career EMT/Firefighter

 



Williston Fire Department (VT)

is accepting apps for

CAREER EMT/FIREFIGHTER


Become an EMT/Firefighter

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WILLISTON FIRE IS HIRING!

Minimum requirements include:

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Capt Craig Freeman

City of Page Fire Dept. (AZ) is acepting apps for Engineer/EMT/CEP

 



City of Page Fire Department (AZ)

ENGINEER/EMT/CEP

Until: November 8, 2018


Become a Firefighter

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The Page Fire Department is currently hiring for Engineer/EMT/CEP. To be eligible for this position, all applicants are required to complete FireTEAM exam by November 8, 2018.

The department also requires candidates Personal History Questions that can be accessed through your candidate account. We recommend completing the Personal History Questions as soon as possible to ensure continuing in the process.

Application is available at  https://cityofpage.org/departments/human-resources/employment-application-formsRead the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

City of Defiance (OH) is accepting apps for Firefighter/Paramedic

 



City of Defiance Fire Department (OH)

FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC

Until: November 21, 2018

Salary: $42,146.83 annually + 7% for Paramedic Status


Become a Firefighter

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The City of Defiance is currently hiring for Entry level Firefighter/Paramedic.  Candidates are required to take the FireTEAM written exam as well as the Firefighter Mile physical exam through National Testing Network. All testing must be completed by November 21, 2018.

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Job Requirements

Age : Between the ages of 18 and 37 at time of appointment… Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

FIREFIGHTER / MEDIC – City of Owasso, (OK)

City of Owasso, (OK)

is accepting apps for

FIREFIGHTER / MEDIC

Until October 10, 2018

Salary: $51,500.00 annually




 

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Job ID: 93528
Testing Agency: City of Owasso
Job Category: FireFighter, Firefighter Medic
State: OK
County: TULSA
City: Owasso
Zip Code: 74055
Posting Type: Filing deadline
Filing Date: 10/10/2018
Pay Type: Paid Position
Salary: $51,500 annually
Job Link: http://jobs-cityofowasso.icims.com/jobs/1238/firefighter—medic/job
Job Email:

Requirements:

Must be Nationally Registered EMT Paramedic or EMT Advanced/Basic enrolled in a paramedic school program. (Verification of current enrollment … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

Firefighter Jobs – Membership – Testimonials



Perfect Firefighter Candidate / FireCareers

We are celebrating our 36th year serving Future Firefighters. We have a special offer to join during our 36 year anniversary celebration (Please see offer below)

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Testimonial:

To FireCareers,

I cannot say enough about the service you provide. I have been a career firefighter for 17 years now, none of it would of been possible if it were not for Perfect Firefighter Candidate/FireCareers. I recall receiving the yellow cards in the mail years … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

Perfect Firefighter Candidate / FireCareers.com / Firefighter Jobs / Promotions



Perfect Firefighter Candidate / FireCareers

We are celebrating our 36th year serving Future Firefighters. We have a special offer to join during our 36 year anniversary celebration (Please see offer below)

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Testimonial:

To FireCareers,

This letter of thanks is for the service to which you have provided me for the last five years in my pursuit of a fire service career.

The information enabled me to test in many different cities, counties, and states broadening my jobs horizons. … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

FireCareers.com Membership Drive / HUGE MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS / Openings



Perfect Firefighter Candidate / FireCareers

We are celebrating our 36th year serving Future Firefighters. We have a special offer to join during our 36 year anniversary celebration (Please see offer below)

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Testimonial:

FireCareers.com, I would like to thank you for your great website and for all of the up to date job 
postings and notifications. You are truly the top notch resource for someone looking to apply for 
fire positions. Your website led me to over 50 applications, … Read the rest

Capt Craig Freeman

PARAMEDIC – City of Albany, Lebanon Fire District, and Tangent Rural Fire District, (OR)



City of Albany, Lebanon Fire District, and Tangent Rural Fire District, (OR)

PARAMEDIC

Salary:  $20.00 – $25.53 Hourly


****To reserve your spot, please sign up!****

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City of Albany, Lebanon Fire District, and Tangent Rural Fire District, (OR)

****To reserve your spot, please sign up!****

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The Albany Fire Department, Lebanon Fire District, and Tangent Rural Fire District have combined efforts and will be hiring personnel for a single role/peak activity ambulance.  All three departments

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Capt Craig Freeman

Firefighters Use FireCareers to find Firefighting Careers

I need to cancel my membership is music to my hears.  This means we did our job and helped the Perfect Firefighter Candidate find the perfect fire career.

 

Your website is the best resource for Firefighting jobs I’ve come across. I recommend it to everyone I meet that wants a career in Fire.  In fact, I start my first firefighter job on Monday all thanks to your website notifying me of the opening. I look forward to continue using … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

FireCareers partners with CSFA California State Firefighters Association.

We are proud to announce our new partnership with the California State Firefighter Association (CSFA). This new partnership is added value to our members.  Join CSFA as a Student or Explorer member and get deep discounts on a FireCareers membership.  Talk about added value, by joining CSFA and membership advantage for a savings of almost $100.  What a great way to join two great program to advance your career into the fire service..

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Capt Craig Freeman

Autobiography

Good morning, a fire dept I may be going into backgrounds wants an autobiography! Hand written two pages. HELP!

 

How to Write a Two-Page Autobiography

By Erica Sweeney

 

A short, two-page autobiography can be an essential resource in the corporate world, academic arena or other areas. It can introduce guest speakers, be part of a company’s press release or outline individual accomplishments for an employer. Writing a short autobiography can also be therapeutic because it will be a … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

Firefighters Wanted – WHAT’S NEXT

In my last blog I asked you, “Why do you want to be a firefighter?” I wanted you to take a look at your story and develop the real reason behind your desire to become a career firefighter. The next step is figuring out what you will do to make it happen.

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The first and best course of action will be developing a strategic plan, which is a comprehensive plan that provides you expectations and goals along a timeline. The … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

Firefighters WANTED – Oral Question

Why do you want to become a Firefighter?

It’s an easy question to answer right? For many, this question has taken firefighter hopefuls to the bottom of the list, and fast. Why? Because most candidates asked this question never answer the question with complete honesty. Many times, a candidate will be misinformed and try to give an answer that is manufactured, or try to say what they think the interview panel is expecting to hear. The real expectation is that … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

FIREFIGHTERS WANTED –CPAT / BIDDLE

As entry level firefighters are needed across the Country they have to meet basic prerequisites. The list of minimum qualifications can be as basic as: 18 years old, High School Graduate or completion of the GED (General Educational Development) and a valid driver’s license.

The rule is to get yourself ready so when an agency is ready to test you’re ready to apply. Usually the requirements are more demanding and require you to have other certificates to apply for entry … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

SAFER Grants – KENT FIRE DEPT. (WA)

I wanted to point out a small fact about FireCareers.com that I think many people overlook. Our team works extremely hard to bring you the most up-dated and validated firefighter recruitment information on the internet today. BUT, it’s up to you to make the right moves.

 

Kent Fire Department in Washington was just awarded a SAFER Grant (Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response) July 10, 2015 in the amount of $1,390,806.00. Maybe you noticed that the Kent Firefighter … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

12 Steps – How To Become A Firefighter Faster – Guide by: Paul Card

How To Become A Firefighter Faster

Dear Firefighter Candidate-

I hope this guide helps you make your dreams of becoming a paid, professional firefighter come true…

It should be obvious that the steps aren’t difficult with a focused effort, and the time to complete them is under a year if you choose not to go to paramedic school and only as little as 18 months if you do.  This is a VERY small portion of your life and will put … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

Test Taking Strategies-How To Smoke The Firefighter Written Test

How to smoke the firefighter written test!

The written test can be the first step to a long and successful career or it can be the first step to putting in your application to another job opening. I have found the written test to be the easiest part of the firefighter application process as long as you are well prepared for it. Preparation for this test is the only part of the process that you can influence yourself. Make sure … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

The Rookie Attitude

 

The Rookie Attitude

Posted on March 13, 2015 by Jonathon Jacobs in Blog // 1 Comment

 

Fire Recruit Joshua Vanopynen and instructor Christopher Anderson practice disconnecting and connecting fire hose couplings.

As a rookie, our most important job is to earn the respect and trust of our brothers and sisters in the fire service.  Too often, departments get fresh recruits with very little life experience and no idea what they are truly getting into by joining the Fire … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

2015 Firefighter Candidate Workshop March 22, 2015

The firefighter candidate workshop is the most recognized entry-level firefighter training event to date. This event will prepare you, the candidate, to become a highly trained and excellent firefighter candidate. Upon completion you will have the necessary tools to compete for a career in the fire service anywhere. Fire Alumni and its events are the fastest growing community that inspire and prepare candidates for the coveted job of firefighter. During this industry leading event you will have the opportunity to … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

What does it take to become a firefighter?

Being a Firefighter sounds exciting, right?  A rewarding career with a good dose of action, excitement, energy, camaraderie, fulfillment, and variety while providing you with a good living for you and your current or future family.  That’s what the Fire Service is all about.  Or at least that’s what it looks like from the outside.

Now I’ll tell you that all of the things above are true… the Fire Service is all of those.  But what most people don’t see … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

FPSI seeks your participation in a National Firefighter Recruitment

We are happy to inform you of an exciting opportunity!

As you may know, Fire & Police Selection, Inc. (FPSI) is a national test publisher
of entry-level firefighter recruitment tests. FPSI's products have been used across
the United States and Canada to screen millions of firefighter candidates since
1997. Some of the departments who have used FPSI's tests as part of their
entry-level recruitment process include: Philadelphia Fire Department, Las Vegas
Fire Department, Baltimore City Fire Department, the City of … Read the rest

Capt Craig Freeman

The 25 Reasons to Hire YOU as a Firefighter


firefighter.25.reasons.atlas.This is a noble goal to have and an exciting journey that you will remember for the rest of your life. If you have not totally embraced this fact yet, you will, as soon as you make the total commitment to the ultimate goal of becoming a professional firefighter. After many years of observing entry-level firefighter candidates in their attempts to reach their dream, I can tell you with 100% certainty that no candidate has been hired without focusing on

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Capt Craig Freeman

FREE National firefighter test

We are happy to inform you of an exciting opportunity! As you may know, Fire & Police Selection, Inc. (FPSI) is a national test publisher of entry-level firefighter recruitment tests. FPSI’s products have been used across the United States and Canada to screen millions of firefighter candidates since 1997. Some of the departments who have used FPSI’s tests as part of their entry-level recruitment process include: Philadelphia Fire Department, Las Vegas Fire Department, Baltimore City Fire Department, the City of

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Capt Craig Freeman

“Hiring a Modern Day Firefighter”

Ventura County Fire Captain Dan Arnold is presenting: “Hiring a Modern Day Firefighter”, this is an all day workshop covering  the application process, written test preparation, physical agility preparation and oral interview preparation. We will also be providing career path guidance. Parents are welcome to attend with their students.

Guest Speaker is FireCareers owner Craig Freeman I will be speaking on the application process as well as the written test.  Added value, attend the workshop and  receive a FREE … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

CHP Arrests Firefighter at Accident Scene

A Chula Vista firefighter responding to a rollover accident on I-805 ended up in handcuffs Tuesday night after a dispute with a CHP officer. CBS News 8 cameras were rolling around 9:00 p.m. when the firefighter and CHP officer got in a dispute over where the fire engine should park, while firefighters were responding to the crash that happened north on I-805 between Telegraph Canyon Road and East Orange Avenue. Neither agency would make an official statement on camera.… Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

New Firefighter Books from Chief Steve Prziborowski

The Future Firefighter’s Preparation Guide
Be The Best Firefighter Candidate You Can Be!

 

Getting hired in the fire service is not easy. Many have that desire, but for whatever reason cannot put the pieces together to make it a reality. Over the 20 plus years I have been in the fire service, I have been on both sides of the hiring process – as a candidate, and as a rater and proctor. This book will assist future firefighters specifically prepare … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

Firefighters and Crossfit

Putting out Fires by Lon Kilgore (CF Journal March 07)

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Honolulu Fire Department, Hawaii; Orange Country Fire Authority and Oakland Fire Department, California; Woodinville Fire and Life Safety District, Washington; Marietta Fire Department, Georgia; Parker Fire District, Colorado. What do all of these fire departments have in common?

You’ve probably already guessed part of the answer: They use CrossFit, officially or unofficially, to prepare for the rigors of their profession. But there’s more. In firefighter competitions around

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How To Become A Firefighter Faster

Today, i’m going to check off one major obstacle you’re probably feeling in the pursuit of becoming a paid, professional firefighter.

So…You want to be a firefighter, but you don’t know exactly what you should be doing and when to make it happen?

BOOM!

That stress is now gone.

On

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I’m beginning to post all of the sections of a 12 step guide to becoming a firefighter faster that I wrote.  It’s going to be released  as a series … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

FIREFIGHTER CANDIDATE Camp – October 2013

Sponsored by Fire Alumni – Fire Alumni’s “FIREFIGHTER CANDIDATE CAMP” is a 5 day live event held by Fire Alumni and its’ highly acclaimed instructors in cooperation with South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium. These camps are designed to better prepare you for the entry level firefighter hiring process . . .Firefighter Candidate CampRead the rest


Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowski

What Are ‘They’ Looking For During an Oral Interview

Have you ever wondered what “they” were looking for in an oral interview candidate when you were testing for a fire department? This could be any entry-level, lateral level or even promotional level candidate.

Before we go any further, we need to answer the question: “who are they?” Well, depending on the jurisdiction, “they” are all or any one of the following: the fire chief, the fire department, the fire department personnel, the city (or other governing board), the elected/appointed … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

Fireman’s Prayer Honor – Yarnell 19 Arizona

Ashcraft, Andrew – Age: 29
Caldwell, Robert – Age: 23
Carter, Travis – Age: 31
Deford, Dustin – Age: 24
MacKenzie, Christopher – Age: 30
Marsh, Eric – Age: 43
McKee, Grant – Age: 21
Misner, Sean – Age: 26
Norris, Scott – Age: 28
Parker, Wade – Age: 22
Percin, John – Age: 24
Rose, Anthony – Age: 23
Steed, Jesse – Age: 36
Thurston, Joe – Age: 32
Turbyfill, Travis – Age: 27
Warneke, William – Age: 25… Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

Amarillo Fire Department: Rookies receive badges

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Six rookie firefighters got their badges Friday in a ceremony in the Amarillo Fire Department’s administration building, marking the end of a year-long process to become full fledged firefighters.

Family, friends, bosses, and fellow fighters watched as the six men recited the oath and received their badges from District Chief of Training Joe Ward.

“To us, this whole process of getting a badge means something,” Ward said. “It’s tough. You really got to want to do

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Capt Craig Freeman

San Diego Holds First Recruit Academy in More Than Three Years The 73rd academy will field 34 recruits

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department is seeing its first academy in more than 3 years complete training. The 73rd academy will field 34 recruits, who will then join rank-and-file firefighters serving San Diego.

As is tradition with each class, nighttime drills are held which allow relatives and friends of the future firefighters a chance to observe, up close, exactly what being a firefighter is all about. Observing the demonstrations drove home not only how significant an accomplishment completing the … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

Latest Recruit Class Graduates Join Hawaii Fire Department

The Hawaii Fire Department recently held commencement exercise for its 41st Fire Fighter Recruit Class.

Department officials said the class underwent months of intensive instruction and fieldwork from a nationally recognized fire science curriculum.

That included fire and rescue training, treatment of wildland fires, handling of hazardous materials, lifeguard certification and driver training.

The recruits also earned Emergency Medical Technicians Basic certifications.

The recruits applied their EMT skills on clinical rotations through the Central, Kawailani and Keaau Fire Stations on … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

Paramedic/Engineer Jamie Taylor Selected LSFD 2013 Firefighter of the Year

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO– The Lee’s Summit Fire Department is proud to announce that Paramedic/Engineer Jamie Taylor has been selected by the department and the Lee’s Summit Firefighter’s Association Local 2195, as the 2013 Firefighter of the Year.

Paramedic Taylor is a four year member of the department assigned to Fire Station 7, on C Shift. He was nominated by several members of the department for his compassion and overall contribution to the department and the community.

Paramedic Taylor’s level of … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

Using Work-Sample Physical Ability Tests to Maintain Fitness Standards of Incumbent Firefighters

Daniel A. Biddle, Ph.D; CEO, Fire & Police Selection, Inc.
Stacy L. Bell, M.S.; Vice President, Fire & Police Selection, Inc.

In 2000, the National Fire Protection Agency made a bold but profound statement: “Overweight, out-of-shape fire fighters are an accident waiting to happen” (NFPA, 2000). While the statement can be supported by common sense alone, research data shows just how true this statement really is. For example, a 2005 study revealed that nearly 50% of all injuries to civilian … Read the rest


Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowski

Today’s Firefighter Preparation Seminar in Livermore – were you there?

This morning at the annual Firefighter Preparation seminar in Livermore at Las Positas College (coordinated by Fire Alumni), I had the incredible opportunity to present “25 Reasons to Hire you as a Firefighter.” I had a blast, saw a lot of old friends and acquaintances (Bob Atlas, Brian Helmick, Ron Johansen, Craig Freeman, Paul Lepore, John Walsh, Arnie Brockmire, Tonya Hoover, just to name a few), I got meet some new friends, and I got to meet lots of future … Read the rest


Captain Lester Fuzell, Sr.

Old school wisdom…

Will you being your career like an empty toilet paper roll?


5 Ways to combat the Winter Blues

If you woke up this morning feeling a little less vibrant than your usual self, you’re not alone. The third Monday of January is known as “Blue Monday”in Europe, and researchers there have created a mathematical formula to show that today is the day people feel most depressed out of the entire year.

A combination of the cold weather, short days, post-holiday woes, waning motivation for New Year’s Resolutions, and the simple fact that it’s Monday, all conspire … Read the rest


Capt Craig Freeman

Self Help Workshops Coming…

The 2013 Firefighter recruitment season has begun. Already some of the big hitters have taken applications. Most notability Los Angeles City Fire just closed their application period. They are looking to hire some 350-400 firefighters a.s.a.p. More openings are expected during the list and this could be one of the largest recruitments in LAFD history.

We are seeing more firefighters graduating academies all across the Country. Today Madison Fire, graduated 20 new firefighters into their ranks of the fire department.… Read the rest


November warmth

Fall, what a beautiful time of year – earlier bedtimes, cooler temperatures and the warmth of a homemade soup.   Remember within the hustle and bustle to take a moment for a little self-nurturing.  It is so important to treat yourself to even 5 minutes of quiet, relaxation, meditation, or whatever it is that allows you to be you, balanced and free of stress.

Food Focus for November – Root Vegetables

The roots of any plant are its anchor and foundation; … Read the rest