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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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2 Days Later

Only 2 days after I attended the Ten-23XL strategies and tactics class I had a chimney fire in which I was Incident Command. I could not believe how differently I looked at things. I would completely recommend this class to anyone from firefighter up to Chief. I hope that more members of my department will have the chance to attend this course in the future.

Kelly Bechel, Battalion Chief
South Area Fire and Emergency Response District


I recommend the TEN-23 class to all firefighters, company officers and Chiefs’. This class gives you an awareness of how to size-up a fire building when you arrive on scene and develop an action plan to fight the fire. It is very good for new firefighters and company officers. Also a good review for experienced firefighters and all chief officers.

Bruce Kienitz, Chief
Avoca Fire Department

Eye Opening

I strongly recommend attending any lecture or hands on presentation from Chief Rufer. He has a natural ability of taking his experience and knowledge of the fire service and conveying it to any audience. This weekend I had the privilege of attending a course led by Chief Rufer at the 77th SWNIFRA fire school. My peers experience ranged from less than one year to 14 years. Prior to class I honestly thought I knew what signs and condition changes should raise a red flag. I was wrong. Thanks to Chief Rufer, I have a base to work from and feel safer not just for myself but my brothers and sisters on my department.

James Mueller, Fire Fighter
Scales Mound Fire Protection District

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