FIRE TRAINING NEWS

2-14-2016

Peer Fitness Trainer Continuing Education Workshop

Peer Fitness Trainer

Continuing Education Workshop

April 1, 2016

South Bend Fire Department

Public Safety Medical is hosting a Peer Fitness Trainer Continuing Education Workshop at the South Bend Fire Department Headquarters. This Workshop will provide up to 0.5 credits of ACE-approved continuing education. Please let all Peer Fitness Trainer's in your department know about this great opportunity.

Click here to register!

FIRE OFFICER: STRATEGY AND TACTICS at SBFD

This class is hosted by South Bend Fire and Clay Fire Territory

and class will be held at the SOUTH BEND FIRE TRAINING FACILITY

class will run from March 15th-April 14

http://indianafiretraining.com/get-training/district-02-classes.html?task=view_event&event_id=2016000052

EXERCISING LEADERSHIP TO FACILITATE ADAPTIVE CHANGE - PENN FIRE May 23-24

The purpose of this two-day course is to provide skills that individuals in positions of authority can use to exercise leadership when confronted with adaptive challenges. The goal of this course is for participants to develop an understanding of skills associated with exercising leadership to resolve adaptive problems, those problems where the solution is either unknown or requires significant change, or both.


http://indianafiretraining.com/get-training/district-02-classes.html

GoFundMe for SBFD FF Mike Kowalski

https://www.gofundme.com/mikekowalski Help Wake Mike Up!

Hi, thank you for taking the time to check out our fundraising page for Mike Kowalski.

Mike Kowalski? Who is he?

I'm glad you asked, Mike has served on the South Bend Fire Department for 38 years and is months away from retirement.

Apart from being one of the most knowledgeable firefighters on the job, Mike is an avid hobbyist from trains, to tanks, to firefighting. On a brief side note, Mike loved his hobbies. Mike actually owns and maintains a tank. Mike is passionate about his World War I/II reenactments. Mike was not actually a German tank commander he just plays one, if you need further proof just check out his last name. I hope this better helps explain some of the pictures in the movie clip.

Mike loves serving the public and never complains about the nature of his work. Mike is dependable, hard working, and passionate about teaching and helping others. Mike has shared his broad knowledge with a number of firefighters and has never hesitated helping someone learn more.

Now is our time to not hesitate to help Mike.

On the night of January 16th earlier this year he was driving home and got hit by a drunk driver. Mike's brain was injured in that accident and he was placed in a medically induced coma.

After several days he was taken out of his coma but he has not woken up yet.

Mike has bruises on his brain and although he is recovering physically we are all still waiting from him to wake up.

We are trying to raise at least $10,000 immediately so when he wakes up he can enjoy a long retirement and not have to worry about medical costs that are accruing. Please spread the word to your family, friends, and on social media.

Please keep Mike and his Family in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank You from the bottom of our hearts.
South Bend Fire


Please watch the YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0RvmcD3970

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Modern Fire Behavior & Tactics

Saturday, March 5th, 8:30am-5pm

First Baptist Church at 1011 S. Indiana Ave. Goshen, Indiana

This class will provide a firsthand look at the UL/NIST Modern Fire Behavior/Dynamics studies and show instructors how they can be delivered and instituted in their fire departments. Controversial to some; so be prepared for some great discussion, but in the end, no one can argue with the numbers and the studies – This stuff will change how the ENTIRE fire service operates...

You don't have to look far for good discussion regarding fire command, control, accountability and especially; fire behavior. This class will provide a firsthand look at the PPV/PPA UL/NIST Modern Fire Behavior/Dynamics studies as well as Tactical Recommendations from the studies as well as some other recent UL/NIST Research involving the modern fireground and fire attack.

· Quick Hit vs. Aggressive Interior Attack?

· Open the roof, break a window or use the fan or not use the fan?

· An interactive presentation on integrating Command with Modern Fire Behavior tactics. Several command, control and accountability LODD case studies will be conducted

· UL Top 20 Modern Tactics

· Dollhouse Fires and learning from the live fire environment

· Instructor delivery tactics and materials

MODERN FIRE BEHAVIOR AND SLICE-RS IS AGGRESSIVE FIREFIGHTING TACTICS – ITS NOT JUST HIT IT HARD FROM THE YARDS AS THE FACEBOOK KEYBOARD INCIDENT COMMANDERS SAY!

Brian P. Kazmierzak, EFO, CTO is the Chief of Training for the Penn Twp. Fire Dept. in Mishawaka, IN. He has a bachelor’s degree in fire service administration from Southern Illinois University and serves as the Director of Operations for www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com and the Webmaster for www.ModernFireBehavior.com. Brian was the recipient of the 2006 F.O.O.L.S. International Dana Hannon Instructor of the Year Award, the 2008 Indiana Fire Chiefs Training Officer of the Year Award Recipient and the 2011 ISFSI/FDIC George D. Post Fire Instructor of the Year. In addition, Brian completed the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program in 2006, and is a CPSE credentialed Chief Training Officer serves as a Director at Large for the ISFSI and is on the UL FSRI PPV Research Study Panel. Brian has been a student of the fire service since 1991.