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Before the Front Door

Winter Fire School

Nicholas A Risch

Assistant Chief / Training Officer
Washington Fire Department

Nicholas Risch is a volunteer Assistant Chief with the Washington (MO) Department. Prior to that he served 9 years as an engine company Lieutenant. He is a 14-plus-year veteran of the fire service and has been instructing for more than 5 years. He is a member of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors, Fire Department Safety Officers Association and IAFC Company Officer Section.. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Southeast Missouri State.

Douglas Holdmeyer

Captain
Washington Fire Department

Doug Holdmeyer is a volunteer Captain with the Washington (MO) Fire Department. Prior to that he served 5 years as an engine company Lieutenant. He is a 10 plus-year veteran of the fire service and has been instructing for more than 5 years. He is an adjunct Fire Science instructor for the East Central Community College. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration-Logistics and Operations Management from University of Missouri St. Louis.

  • SAT AM
  • Start: 8:00 A.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • End: 12:00 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Repeat Delivery
  • SAT PM
  • Start: 1:30 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • End: 5:30 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Repeat Delivery
  • SUN AM
  • Start: 8:00 A.M., Sunday, February 4, 2018
  • End: 12:00 P.M., Sunday, February 4, 2018
  • DFS 4-Incident Safety Officer

Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

This workshop is designed to give the first arriving firefighter the tools to prepare for an initial response, size-up and building read. Using the old adage, "the first five minutes dictates the next five hours," it is important to know what to do before "the chief" arrives. Starting with pre-alarm planning we move into response and efficiencies. Next is hazards and exposures. Learn to tell the story of the structure before you enter the front door. This workshop is designed for volunteer operations, but is open to all.