In 2012 at the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana I got invited to lunch on a Friday by a very good friend of mine. I happily followed thinking I was about to get bought another free lunch by my generous new best friend. The lunch proved to not be free but what I gained
Greetings brothers and sisters:
Congratulations Joe Nedder
Congratulations to Joe Nedder on being chosen to receive the George D. Post Instructor of the Year Award. Joe Nedder stood out in an exceptionally strong field of candidates for this year’s award. Joe was nominated by a large cadre of hi
1. Tell us about yourself and why you decided to join the fire service
I started as a volunteer in 1970. I previously volunteered with out local Civil Defense organization. It seemed like a natural transition. Following several years as a volunteer, I entered career service with the same department
1. How many members do you have in your department? Do you represent career, volunteer, or a combination of both?
The Boston Fire Department is the oldest fire department in the United States. It is a career department with 1511 uniformed members.
2. How many are assigned to your training division
Wishing everyone at the ISFSI and beyond a healthy and happy New Year.
This month I want to talk about the cycle of competence and how it relates to everything we do in the fire service. I learned about the cycle of competence when I was taking Tai Kwon Do. My master instructor or Sa Bum Nim, Jay