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    Default I wish some of us could meet...Next month?

    I have to admit, over the years, I feel pretty close you folks in here and we havent even meet, worked a call and had a beer .

    *Wipes away a single tear* (Hey, I had something in my eye! Back off.)

    Anyways- I am on a 4 day Feb. 19-22 and guess whats happening...Firehouse World in San Diego, CALIFORNIA! YA BABY!

    And I got a lot of $1 for the nudie bar.

    So I am going and forcing my best friend UTEMTFF to go to. And we can all try on the Phenix Fire helmets, yee-ha!

    See you there with my surfboard....Bou

    PS- Mini-me, youre not invited.
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    Bou, I am gonna miss you by 2 weeks. I am headed to beautiful San Diego Super Bowl weekend.
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    Change your plans.

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    Perhaps your on to something Bou. Why cant we have a Firehouse Forum or an IACOJ convention. I mean, if swingers and Trekies can do it, why cant we?

    All we need is a nice spot with lots of things to do. I know Tampa is a big convention spot. The beaches, the nightlife, Bush Gardens and an hour from Orlando with Disney and Sea World and the other parks. All we need is a hotel for a 3 day weekend.

    Maybe do it during the winter, so all you folks in the cold can come down here and enjoy the weather. Even hang out at the beach or play golf in the dead of winter.


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    I`m all for a FH.com convention...in Fla of course!
    good idea
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    Default Sounds good

    I might do the San Diego thing. I'll see if my dept.has any ED funds to spare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter50 View Post
    Can you please paste here your surfboard picture, I want to see what shape do you have and is it of fiber or it is of wood. What is best according to to...

    Look at the date of the post. It is over 6 years old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Look at the date of the post. It is over 6 years old.
    I think it's spam anyway, Cap.
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    Still, it'd be neat. Some of the folks on a railroad forum I frequent pull it off at a train show from time to time.
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    Now that I'll be travelling and teaching for the NFA 4-5 times per year maybe I'll get to meet a few people in my travels.

    (P.S .... For some of you, and we both know who you are, that is sarcasm, and it will never happen, but for others that is al egitmate offer.)

    For now, it will be pretty much in the mid-south.

    Southern MO in January.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Now that I'll be travelling and teaching for the NFA 4-5 times per year maybe I'll get to meet a few people in my travels.

    (P.S .... For some of you, and we both know who you are, that is sarcasm, and it will never happen, but for others that is al egitmate offer.)

    For now, it will be pretty much in the mid-south.

    Southern MO in January.
    Thanks for the warning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Now that I'll be travelling and teaching for the NFA 4-5 times per year maybe I'll get to meet a few people in my travels.

    (P.S .... For some of you, and we both know who you are, that is sarcasm, and it will never happen, but for others that is al egitmate offer.)

    For now, it will be pretty much in the mid-south.

    Southern MO in January.
    Great! The poision is spreading north!

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    Actually, no.

    As an NFA Instructor teaching an NFA class, I have to stick to the curriculum with no changes/additions/deletions or opinions.

    After hours, I can discuss stuff but have been advised by several NFA instructors that it is far better to discuss a minimum of personal opinions with the students.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    After hours, I can discuss stuff but have been advised by several NFA instructors that it is far better to discuss a minimum of personal opinions with the students.
    That is probably the best advise you have ever been given. Now, if you would only apply that on a broader scale...
    I can't believe they actually pay me to do this!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    After hours, I can discuss stuff but have been advised by several NFA instructors that it is far better to discuss a minimum of personal opinions with the students.
    Haha!! Were they surrounding you wearing black leather jackets and carrying 6 cell Mag Lights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    Haha!! Were they surrounding you wearing black leather jackets and carrying 6 cell Mag Lights?
    I think they were holding a wool blanket and several socks stuffed with Irish spring soap
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Actually, no.

    As an NFA Instructor teaching an NFA class, I have to stick to the curriculum with no changes/additions/deletions or opinions.

    After hours, I can discuss stuff but have been advised by several NFA instructors that it is far better to discuss a minimum of personal opinions with the students.
    So you just stand there and read the slides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm1524 View Post
    So you just stand there and read the slides?
    No.

    I can certainly add personal experiences, or what I have seen other departments do, regarding the subject, as well as additional information, but it has to be objective material, not personal opinions or promoting what I view as "the best way" to do X, Y or Z.

    If I wish to add additional materials such as videos or such, we must submit it to Emmittsburg for their approval.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Actually, no.

    As an NFA Instructor teaching an NFA class, I have to stick to the curriculum with no changes/additions/deletions or opinions.

    After hours, I can discuss stuff but have been advised by several NFA instructors that it is far better to discuss a minimum of personal opinions with the students.
    What do you teach? How to act like and talk like a firefighter without being one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    What do you teach? How to act like and talk like a firefighter without being one?
    '

    Exactly.

    I could answer your question directly, but if you really want to know, you can access that info on the NFA website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Actually, no.

    As an NFA Instructor teaching an NFA class, I have to stick to the curriculum with no changes/additions/deletions or opinions.

    After hours, I can discuss stuff but have been advised by several NFA instructors that it is far better to discuss a minimum of personal opinions with the students.

    I guess things may have changed since I taught NFA courses. I don't remember ever seeing that rule. You have to know your audience and adjust the course to them, not them to the course.

    If can get very boring if you go straight by the written script.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    I guess things may have changed since I taught NFA courses. I don't remember ever seeing that rule. You have to know your audience and adjust the course to them, not them to the course.

    If can get very boring if you go straight by the written script.
    Certainly they want you to add your personal experiences on the topic, which in my case, is public education and juvenile firesetting intervention, at the moment. The class does encourage discussing what I have done, what i have seen in other programs and giving the students avenues towards additional resources which i may have used in the past.

    As I understand it, they do want you, as an instructor, to shy away from personal opinions, however, they do encourage promoting discussion where the students are free to express theirs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    As I understand it, they do want you, as an instructor, to shy away from personal opinions, however, they do encourage promoting discussion where the students are free to express theirs.
    They probably just meant for you to not share personal opinions.

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