This time of year has to be my favorite. Summer still lingers as a glimpse of fall settles in. My place on this earth is very dynamic in the autumn. The smells of vineyard grapes and drying leaves fill the air. Another reason why this time of year is great, being busy.
Today’s post is just to update everyone on what has happened, what is happening and future events.
WEB: Make sure to check out the new website FIRE TRAINING TOOLBOX. http://firetrainingtoolbox.comJohn and I put this together as a medium to share un-bias content. If you want something posted, please let us know. On the site you will find all of our Training Modules like Basement Fires, Fireground Considerations and Strategy Transition.
BLOG: As stated earlier this month, I have been made a featured blogger on Fire Engineering. Please check out my blog at http://www.fireengineering.com/blogs/feblognetwork/chris-huston.html My first two post discuss Redefining the Engine Company and Long Driveway Water Supply Solutions. Another post to check out is Remembering, it’s what you do with it here on ECo22. http://engineco22.net/2011blog/?p=422 And of course stay up to date on FACE BOOK AND TWITTER. Just perform a left handed search for ENGINE COMPANY 22
PODCAST: On 9/26 make sure to tune into FIRE ENGINEERING BLOG TALK RADIO where the boys from Engine House Training talk with guest John Shafer and Chris Huston about Training Technology. Find the link here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringtalkradio
CONFERENCE: October 5-8 Dr. Rich Gasaway will be in South Bend Indiana for a Fire Chief course. Very excited to hopefully get the chance to sit down with the Chief and pick up where our conversation left off at FDIC. Find out more by visiting http://indianafiretraining.com and look for District 2 courses.
October also marks the time of year for HAZARD ZONE SEMINAR. This year looks to be the best yet. Joe Starnes of KTF, Peter VanDorpe of CFD and Gary Klein the RPDM guy all on this years bill. I promise to take lots of notes and post for all to see. http://www.bluecardcommand.com/BrunaciniHazardZoneConference.aspx
The Michigan Fire Service Instructors conference is also in October. This year I will make the trek to Traverse City to help teach the Courage to be Safe Train the Trainer. In 2012 the Michigan Firefighters Training Council voted to add CTBS to the required Firefighter I course.
That should do it. Next week I will be spending 2 days at the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Training Grounds for live fire action so look a post and pictures from that. Till then see ya on the training ground, see ya on the fireground.