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.