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Welcome to XtremeFD

Welcome to XtremeFD

Welcome to XtremeFD

Al Rufer:

Chief Rufer delivers an educational and entertaining message that makes him a sought after speaker by Fire Departments, Chief’s Associations, and local, state, and national conferences such as the WI EMS Association, Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC), and the North Dakota Fire Instructors Conference. Al began his career in the fire service in 1988 and currently serves as the Deputy Chief for the City of Monroe Fire Department in Monroe Wisconsin.

Al has an MBA with an emphasis in Organizational Development and is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy. He is the author of Help Wanted: Volunteer Recruitment and Retention and has been published in a number of fire and EMS journals such as Fire Engineering.

Al has been a part of the fire service for over 25 years, holds state certification as a Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor II, Incident Safety Officer, Motor Pump Operator, and Fire Inspector. He specializes in fire ground operations, recruitment & retention issues, training program management, and strategic planning.