Capt. Dave Fornell

Captain David P. Fornell is active as a line officer in the Casstown Community Fire Department, Casstown, OH, protecting 88 square miles of rural area in and around Casstown, Ohio. He formerly held the rank of Captain of the Beckerle & Company, Hose Company, Engine #9 of the Danbury, Connecticut fire department protecting a busy city of 85,000, and was the full time Chief of the Westchester, Illinois fire department, a suburb of Chicago. He started his career as a firefighter in the Addison, IL Fire Department, located about 20 miles west of Chicago. Capt. Fornell is a certified fire service instructor specializing in engine company operations, company officer development and fire ground safety courses and he holds the rank of Honorary Battalion Chief of the FDNY. He is the author of "FIRE STREAM MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK" along with an accompanying training video published by Fire Engineering Books and Videos, and served seven years as the Executive Editor of FIRE APPARATUS magazine. Capt. Fornell has written articles for FIRE ENGINEERING and FIREHOUSE magazines in the U.S., FIRE AND RESCUE and MILITARY FIREFIGHTER in the United Kingdom. He has hosted the rural water supply, engine company operations and line officer training segments of "THE FIRST LINE SUPERVISOR" for the FETN television network.

Fornell: Where Did You Park the Rig?

Fornell: Where Did You Park the Rig?

Photo Story: Flames Engulf Ohio Garage

Photo Story: Flames Engulf Ohio Garage

Fornell: Passing on the Craft of Firefighting

Fornell: Passing on the Craft of Firefighting

Fornell: It Rained, They Burned - Devil's Night 2013

Fornell: It Rained, They Burned - Devil's Night 2013

Fornell: The Firefighting Blitz Attack

Fornell: The Firefighting Blitz Attack

Imagine for a Moment - Legislation in Texas

Imagine for a Moment - Legislation in Texas

Is There Anything Wrong With 1 1/2-inch Hose?

Is There Anything Wrong With 1 1/2-inch Hose?

Fornell: Hydrant Hook-ups, Chicago Style

Fornell: Hydrant Hook-ups, Chicago Style

Even Devils' Night Has Fallen On Hard Times

Even Devils' Night Has Fallen On Hard Times

Flames Destroy Ohio Polishing Business

Flames Destroy Ohio Polishing Business

Firefighting Doing More With Less

Firefighting Doing More With Less

So You Think Your Department is Progressive?

So You Think Your Department is Progressive?

Are You Prepared for Fast Spreading Fires?

Are You Prepared for Fast Spreading Fires?

Detroit: City on Fire

Detroit: City on Fire

Fire Ravages Ohio Home Under Renovation

Fire Ravages Ohio Home Under Renovation

Firefighter Safety: Don't Play with Trains

Firefighter Safety: Don't Play with Trains

Beware of the Ides of March

Beware of the Ides of March

You Have To Understand the Problem In Order To Solve It

You Have To Understand the Problem In Order To Solve It

The tale of two holes--does an eighth of an inch make a difference?

When the Towers Fell

When the Towers Fell

Déjà vu all over again

Déjà vu all over again

It can happen anywhere, any time

It can happen anywhere, any time

In Search of the Perfect Hose Bed 2

In Search of the Perfect Hose Bed 2

In Search of the Perfect Hose Bed 1

In Search of the Perfect Hose Bed 1

In Search of the Perfect Hose Bed 1

In Search of the Perfect Hose Bed 1

 

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