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Fireground Operations with Light Staffing – Topeka, KS

March 16, 2018 @ 8:30 am - March 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm


About the program:

Every fire department deals with staffing issues. Safety of your personnel is paramount.  Fires don’t care about the number of firefighters you bring to an incident.

However, staffing does effect the delivery of service and the safety of the operation. This program will look at various options to maximize your personnel by increasing fire ground efficiencies, implementing administrative controls, using innovative and technological  advancements. This is a hand on program.

Lead Instructors

Ron Richards
A PA State Fire Instructor, Chief Richards has over 40 years of experience in both career and volunteer fire services serving as Fire Chief in three departments. Chief Richards worked 27 years in various capacities with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, having served as a Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, Fire and Safety Specialist and Fire Instructor. He retired after his final assignment where he was responsible for coordinating and implementing ICS and NIMS to over 14,000 emergency responders. Chief Richards serves on the NFPA Technical Committee 1250 “Recommended Practice in Emergency Service Organization Risk Management” and the 1201 Technical Committee “Standard for Providing Emergency Services to the Public”. He graduated from the State University of NY with a B.S. in Fire Service Administration. He is the founder of and the President of Task Force 1, Inc.

Pete Reid
Pete is a Captain with the Bluffton Township (SC) Fire District. He previously served as a Fire Lieutenant and Paramedic with the Hilton Head Island (SC) Fire and Rescue Department. He is also a practicing attorney admitted to the South Carolina Bar and Registered to Practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Pete began his legal career in 2002 and his emergency service career in 2006. Pete is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Pete is also an IFSAC Hazardous Materials Technician and Nationally Registered Paramedic. Pete has merged his fire and EMS knowledge with his legal knowledge to develop custom training programs for fire and EMS services, and has worked as a consultant for several fire and EMS agencies to develop their documentation, reporting and compliance policies and procedures.

Registration & Fees
Registration is $25 per person, unlimited classes.
Please register in advance.
To receive a confirmation letter for the fire school, you must register at
Participants must be 18 years of age to participate in this school
Please bring your Fire ID badge
Registration will be located just inside the atrium of the Ramada Late registrations
and walk-ins are always welcome


March 16, 2018 @ 8:30 am
March 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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State Capitol Area Firefighters Association Annual Fire School 


Topeka Fire Department – State Capital Area Firefighters Association
420 SE 6th Street
Topeka, KS 66607 United States
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