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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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Leaves You Wanting More!

Training Officer Boot Camp will keep you engaged the entire class and leave you wanting more by the end of the day. I hosted this class as I was confident Chief Rufer would deliver an amazing class and he did not disappoint. Thanks Chief Rufer for helping change the volunteer fire service “One volunteer at a time!”

Ryan Simmons, Fire Chief

Platteville Fire Department

Ryan Simmons, Fire Chief
Platteville Fire Dept.

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

Skills that are PRACTICAL & EASY to use!

I attended TEN-23 at Monroe Fire School a couple years back and really enjoyed the class. It provides a lot of great tips and concepts that I’ve always kept in the back of my mind. Recently, as the first-in engine company, as I was doing my 360 of the structure and I found myself drawing on a lot of those concepts that Al’s class provided. While the incident itself went smoothly, there’s no doubt in my mind that some of the knowledge that I gained from TEN-23 helped me keep my crew as safe as they could by looking for the types of hazards and situations that can get us into trouble on the fireground.

Josh Kammerud, Captain
New Glarus Fire Department, Wisconsin

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