FirefighterToolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show Episode #006
Interview with Battalion Chief Brian P. Kazmierzak
Director of Operations, FirefighterCloseCalls.com
About Battalion Chief Kazmierzak
Battalion Chief Kazmierzak has been in the fire service since 1991, having served in both volunteer and combination fire departments as an Instructor and Training Officer. Brian has been a career firefighter since 1994 and is currently a Battalion Chief and Chief of Training with the Penn Twp. Fire Dept. in Mishawaka, IN. Brian was the 2011 ISFSI George D. Post Instructor of the Year, the 2008 Indiana Fire Chiefs Training Officer of the Year and the 2005 FOOLS International Instructor of the Year. Brian has served as an Accreditation Manager, Peer Assessor and Team Leader for CFAI and was the Chairperson for the Chief Training Officer credentialing standard for CPSE. Brian is the Director of Operations for FirefighterCloseCalls.com where he manages the day to day operations of the website, in addition to “The Secret List” Brian also serves as an instructor of the Blue Card Command program and has extensive experience in developing and delivering simulation based training.
About this Episode:
As Director of Operations at FirefighterCloseCalls, DC Kazmierzak has his pulse on the LODD’s and firefighter close calls throughout the country. Today we’re going to learn what are the top 5 we need to be concerned about and how to prevent them.
- What exactly is a Firefighter Close Call.
- What is the importance of knowing about firefighter close calls.
- Also discussed is what does it take to be a great firefighter and leader.
- How can we best utilize FirefighterCloseCalls.com
- What is UL(Underwriters Laboratories) and NIST (national Institute of Science & technology.
- Then we dive deep into the top 4 close calls/ LODD’s and how to prevent them.
About the FirefighterToolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show
The FirefighterToolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show is audio program for up and coming firefighters and leaders who want to become better at the ever evolving skill of firefighting and to continue growing into a better leader. We interview great firefighters and officers and others who can bring great ideas, insights and information and share it with us so we can take our skills to the next level. New episodes every Tuesday. (Most listen to it on the commute to work, working out, doing chores or as a company training.)
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