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When lives depend on us, success is our only option. Learn from successful firefighters and fire service leaders on how to achieve excellence, continuously improve, and leave a lasting impact and legacy in the fire service. Learn more about the Firefighter Success book at FirefighterSuccessBook.com.

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When lives depend on us, success is our only option. Learn from successful firefighters and fire service leaders on how to achieve excellence, continuously improve, and leave a lasting impact and legacy in the fire service. Learn more about the Firefighter Success book at FirefighterSuccessBook.com.

    Brian Olson - 049

    Brian Olson - 049

    Brian Olson is a 13-year veteran of the Eagle Fire Department in Eagle, Idaho. He is a founding member of the Firefighter Rescue Survey, a Brothers in Battle Instructor, and a Georgia Smoke Diver. He is also a dedicated husband, father, and man of faith.
    Brian one of the hard-chargers in the fire service who takes a no-nonsense, no-excuse approach to every aspect of his life.
    Take the Firefighter Rescue Survey at: FirefighterRescueSurvey.com 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Dennis Reilly - 048

    Dennis Reilly - 048

    Dennis Reilly is a forty-eight-year fire service veteran currently serving as the Fire Chief in Pittsburg, Kansas. Prior to his current position, he was the Fire Chief in Sunrise Beach, Missouri, an Assistant Chief in North Carolina & California and he retired as a Battalion Chief in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. During his time in New Jersey, Dennis became one of the original members of the New Jersey Urban Search & Rescue Task Force 1.  As part of Task Force 1, Chief Reilly made several deployments, including New York City as part of the response to the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11. 
    Chief Reilly holds a Master Degree in Public Administration from Penn State University and is a CFO. An accomplished author and lecturer, Chief Reilly is active in numerous professional development activities within the fire service. 
    Outside of his fire service career, Dennis is a US Army veteran having served in Iraq during the Operation Desert Storm. From 2007 – 2010, he worked as an independent contractor providing protective services to several different government clients in Iraq and Afghanistan. 
    Chief Reilly has been married to his wife Ann for over 35 years. They have two adult children, and three grandchildren.

    • 57 min
    Chris Hickman - 047

    Chris Hickman - 047

    Chris Hickman has served for nearly 27 years in the emergency services. Chris currently serves as a Captain/Paramedic for Ocala Fire Rescue in Florida.
    During his career, Chris has remained active as a mentor, coach, and advocate for the community’s youth. His passion for inspiring the next generation of leaders has been highlighted accomplishments that range from Florida High School Football Championships, to teaching/coaching martial arts, to mentoring the future and present members of the fire service. 
    Chris is the coordinator for the Ocala-Marion Mentorship Program. The program has developed nearly 350 aspiring firefighters and has helped gain employment for many of these candidates. Chris is also passionate about training, leadership, and fitness.

    • 37 min
    Eric Dreiman - 046

    Eric Dreiman - 046

    Chief Eric Dreiman has been a firefighter since 1990. He has served in every rank from firefighter up to division chief. He is currently the Chief of Training at the Indianapolis Fire Department. He serves on several state and local training boards and he is currently the Chairman of the Indiana Board of Firefighting Personnel Standards and Education. 
    Chief Dreiman holds multiple fire and EMS certifications and has a Bachelor’s of Science from Indiana University and a degree in Fire Science from Vincennes University. Eric teaches nationally at FDIC, Firehouse Expo, Firehouse World and other regional fire conferences. He is also a contributor to Fire Engineering magazine. He has taught 1000's of firefighters across the United States and several foreign countries.

    • 35 min
    Julian Serrano - 045

    Julian Serrano - 045

    Julian Serrano is a firefighter with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue in Florida. He is passionate about mentorship, leadership, training and firefighter fitness.
    Early in his career, he decided to take ownership of his fitness, losing nearly 100 pounds. Since then, he has become a Florida Smoke Diver and ultramarathon runner. 
    Julian is also passionate about firefighter mental health, teaching fellow firefighters about PTSD and suicide awareness. 

    • 44 min
    Tilden Billiter - 044

    Tilden Billiter - 044

    Tilden Billiter is a 24-year fire service veteran and the assistant chief at the Sacramento Fire Department in California. He also serves as the director of training, overseeing all in-service training, recruit and lateral training academies, college fire academy, health and fitness program, and emergency vehicle operations program.
    Tilden is the previous assistant chief of EMS and a previous shift commander. He also served as the drill master of the Regional Fire Academy, teaching nationwide on firefighter safety and survival, as well as truck company operations. 

    • 41 min

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