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    Thumbs down Firehouse Hands OFF training :(

    I was thoroughly disappointed with the hands on training at firehouse world in San Diego. There were FAR FAR too many students in the classes, and therefore, there was little to no hands on time for anyone. Also, the classes were not necessarily on the subjects that were advertised. I am requesting my money back for all the sessions I attended. Anyone else have this experience?
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    I am sorry that you did not have a positive experience at Firehouse World Hands-on Training. I am the HOT manager for the events. We set the class capacity on recommmendations from the instructors who teach these classes around the country. Please contact me to discuss your situation. Sue Palmer, 800-827-8009.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spalmer1215 View Post
    I am sorry that you did not have a positive experience at Firehouse World Hands-on Training. I am the HOT manager for the events. We set the class capacity on recommmendations from the instructors who teach these classes around the country. Please contact me to discuss your situation. Sue Palmer, 800-827-8009.


    WOW - Five years for someone to respond to this guy's problem!!!

    You probably wasn't working for FH back then.

    Class capacity should never exceed the span of control of 5 people per instructor at any time.

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    FH Complaint Department running a little slow

    Iíll bet someoneís got a red face about now.

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    wow this is priceless

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    Classic...how long before the ministry of propaganda has this foul up removed?


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    I dunno Fred but looks like a couple of yours are headed North this summer to help me out.I can't wait. T.C.

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    Talking Yeah..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFD226 View Post
    I was thoroughly disappointed with the hands on training at firehouse world in San Diego. There were FAR FAR too many students in the classes, and therefore, there was little to no hands on time for anyone. Also, the classes were not necessarily on the subjects that were advertised. I am requesting my money back for all the sessions I attended. Anyone else have this experience?

    MONEY??.... Man, you are on the wrong Coast. Here in Maryland, we have something similar each year, during the Third Week in June. The Maryland State Firemen's Association's Annual Convention and Conference features several days of Seminars, Hands ON Training, Multiple Exhibit Halls with everything from Collar Brass to Tractor Drawn Ladder Trucks, and many other things to see and do. AND IT'S ALL FREE...........

    After many years, I still haven't figured out why each State doesn't have a similar event. NO ONE in Fire and Rescue should ever have to pay a single penny for Training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    I'm in for 10 Pages.............
    At least 10!!!

    Some body must have been asleep in FH! Oh wait, they were all out on the district!!
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    Wow, I forgot about my OFD buddy. And FIVE years to get back to someone's problem...What is this, a government operation?

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    This is hysterical...responding 5 years later.

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    Typical turnaround time...
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    Must have a lot to do to go back five years on a forum to pull up the thread. Maybe time to find a real job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spalmer1215 View Post
    Please contact me to discuss your situation. Sue Palmer, 800-827-8009.
    Oh Címon, somebody just gotta do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by confire View Post
    Oh Címon, somebody just gotta do it
    Yeah but wait 5 1/2 years to do so.
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    Could have rounded it to six.

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    Yuo have to give Sue credit, sounds like she is new to the position and just wants to fix things.

    Hey- Please dont bang a new person for wanting to pick up the ball and run with it. Give her some credit.


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