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He’s the real deal High Energy, Educational, Entertaining, and without the FLUFF!

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Fasten Your Seatbelt and Enjoy the Ride!

Chief Rufer is one of the Hottest speakers on the conference circuit today. Training planners love Chief Rufer and bring him back year-after-year for his fast-paced, content-rich programs that keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

Chief Rufer delivers training to firefighters, company officers, and chiefs, locally, regionally, and nationally. He is a thought leader on a wide range of topics — providing audiences with the tools to become more innovative in their approach to fire ground operations, the design of training programs, and recruiting volunteers.

What makes Chief Rufer unique is the “genuine” factor. Audiences always relate to his experiences, struggles and lessons. But what knocks your socks off is his impeccable delivery. Chief Rufer’s programs combine a down-to-earth attitude with a colorful artistic streak. Comments from audience members such as, “I can’t wait to take this back to my department and drill on it,” “Great class, I learned alot” and, “nice to see a volunteer that cares,” are a testament to his effectiveness and style.

He is the author of HELP Wanted: Volunteer Recruitment and Retention which has helped many departments improve their training and recruitment efforts.

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Training Officer Boot Camp – Volunteer Department

A well-prepared and informative class. The Hands-On portion of the class was really helpful. Since the class I have applied what I’ve learned to my fire department and it’s gone over real good. I find that my training is more organized and my members are taking the traing more seriously. They like knowing what to expect for each training and are much better prepared. There is better use of time.
Thanks for your help it was well worth it!
John P Vilanj, Training Officer

Troy Center Fire Department, East Troy WI

John P. Vilanj, Training Officer
Troy Center Fire Department, WI

Very informative – Training Officer Boot Camp

The information I received from Chief Rufer answered a lot of questions I had before I attended the class. I will definitely take what I have learned back to my department and sit down with my chief officers to implement a plan that will improve our department. I really found that the hands-on classroom exercises we’re very helpful . This class has given me a foundation to start from. Thank you for your help and I am looking forward to attending more classes when they are available.
John P. Vilanj
Training Officer
Troy Center Fire Department

John P. Vilanj, Training Officer
Troy center fire department

Motivating Class


Since taking the Training Officer Boot Camp class we have expanded our training committee, started writing syllabuses for tasks, and started better documenting what we are doing and how it relates to statutes, Your class was a GREAT start to improving our training!

Jim Beyer, Captain/Training Officer

Monona Fire Department, Monona – WI

Jim Beyer, Captain
Monona Fire Department, Monona – WI

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