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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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Great ideas!

Al brought a lot of great ideas and presented them in a way that really sticks. The exercise he had us do really put things into perspective with our service. Recruiting really is a long term commitment that needs needs to be addressed before it’s too late. The information on what works and what doesn’t will really help in our long term recruiting.

Jamie Stephenson
Albany Area EMS

Jamie Stephenson, EMS Director
Albany Area EMS

Great Information

Xtreme FD puts on a great program in the TEN-23 course This program offers great information on what to look for and what to do in the first couple minutes on scene. The basics of a thorough 360 is covered very well. This is an excellent class for entry level firefighters, and a great refresher for those with many years of experience. A “must take” for all members!

Rick Feiner, Lieutenant
Mazomanie Fire Department

So I did not look like an idiot…

I just attend the NFA Wisconsin Weekend at Volk Field – Preparation for Initial Company Operations. While in this NFA course, much of the training Al presented to us in Drummond, WI last year was brought to the forefront of my mind. The Ten-23XL training gave me a necessary understanding of an effective initial on-scene report and what to seek during a 360 degree walk around. His stimulating presentation helped me to have the tools and knowledge needed to increase my learning at the NFA weekend, and yes, prevented me from looking like a idiot in front of all those career firefighters. Thank you!

Jonathon Dillard, Firefighter
Brule Fire Department

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