Fire Service Retirement

Will you be Ready?

Will you have left it better than when you arrived?

What will you be remembered for?

Will they miss you?

Did you leave it all and give it all?

What will your legacy be?


Captain Buster Cooper 1989-2016 Left it Better than when he arrived and gave it all. Thanks & Bust A Duck – Captain Cooper!!


This is what Leadership looks like. Chief/Captain Mike Lombardo continues to lead and give back. This is the type of Fire Officer you should be looking to follow and choose as a mentor.


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Photo credit. Fort Washington Fire Company.

High Rise Operations Conference 2016

December 6-8, 2016 on Pensacola Beach at the Hilton Convention Center. This Hotel/Convention Center is directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Rooms start at $95 a night with the group code “PBH”. (850) 972-1700

HROC 2016 is over half sold.


We will have most all of the previous years speakers and instructors. We will hook up and flow off the occupied Hilton Hotel standpipe system. You will stretch down hallways on the upper floors and flow water. This conference covers all tactics necessary at low rise, mid rise, and high rise buildings. This is a conference for all firefighters that could respond to a multi-story building and deploy vertical fire attack tactics.

The current price is $300 for all three days, free transportation once you arrive in Pensacola. Free Shuttle from the Pensacola Airport on Monday December 5 and free shuttle back to the airport on Friday December 9. All attendees should arrive on Monday and stay until Friday. The conference is 8-5 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with nightly networking/social events. Thursday night will be the end of the conference party with a HUGE RAFFLE.

Come be a part of Stretching & Flowing in a High Rise Hilton on the Gulf of Mexico. This is a conference you don’t want to miss.

FREE BEER each night with discounts at all most all establishments on Pensacola Beach.

Price is currently $300 and will go to $350, then $400 and if spots allow $450 October 1.

Link to Register


COBC Day 3 Agenda

The Big Room “Command Track”

0800 Command & Control, Mike Lombardo

1015 Tactical Command, Curt Isakson


1230 Senior Chief Experiences, Bob Burns


1400 Go or No Go, Mike Gagliano

1600 Social/Networking at Hilton Pool Side Bar

Whites Sands Room “Gulf Side 1sr Floor”

Step Up& New Officer Track

0800 Fully Involved Un Plugged, Mark Von Appen

0930 This House Rocks! Mike Gagliano


1230  Size Up, Todd Edwards


1445 Tactical Scenarios, Todd Edwards

1600 Social Pool Side at Hilton


Save The Date! COBC 2017

Command Officer Boot Camp 2017

May 16-18, 2017 on Pensacola Beach

sign up for email notification of half price registration. Will open registration at $125 for only 24 Hours. Regular Price $250 and late $300.

Spouses/Significant Other or Family Member Registration. $50

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