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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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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

Eye Opening Training – TEN-23XL

I just had the opportunity to attend the TEN-23 XL training this last Saturday and it was awesome! Great information I will certainly be taking back to my Department! Thank you Chief Rufer for the great presentation. I would highly recommend this training to anyone who can take it. You won’t be disappointed!

Lt. Darin Steinmetz
Richland Center FD

Darin Steinmetz, Lieutenant
Richland Center Fire Department, WI

Common Sense & Respectful

Chief Rufer did a great job with the recruitment and retention class . He has a lot of common sense and knows what volunteer fire departments are dealing with. He has no problem keeping your attention all day. Al is also very respectful of everyone in the room no matter what size your department is.

Lynn Kirschbaum, Fire Chief
Glen Haven Volunteer Fire/Rescue – WI

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