Escambia County Fire Rescue “Hiring 24 Additional Firefighters”


Escambia County Fire Rescue has come along ways in the last 16 Years. From Fog Attack to Smooth-Bore/Straight Stream Attack. ECFR is a very aggressive Interior Attack Fire Department. ECFR is very progressive in the world of Firefighting.

Escambia County Fire Rescue is Hiring 24 Additional Firefighters this October to staff two additional Firehouses. Escambia County has hired over  50 Additional Firefighters in the last two years, to staff three additional stations and now hiring an additional 24 to staff two more stations. ECFR is a 20+ station fire department in Northwest Florida and provides protection to Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. Escambia County is a very diverse county having High Rises on the Gulf and Farmland in the northern end of the county. With 664 square miles and over 300,000 people top protect, ECFR stays very busy with FIRES daily and frequently responds to Special Operations Calls.  Florida Certification Required. Base pay after overtime adjustment for the 56 hour work week/24-48 schedule is around/estimate $31,500+. EMT and Paramedic pay up to an additional $6,000 a year.

Link to Escambia HR



Escambia County believes in Vertical Ventilation and Interior Water Application. Apply Today if you want to try and be apart of a Great Fire Service Culture!

100 Hour Officer Development School

County Fire Tactics Officer Development School 2017
100 Hours of REAL WORLD Leadership & Tactics
Starts January 2017
One Day a week on a weekday from 08:30-16:30 for two months. This program will be offered once a year at the start of each year and only have 30 spots to offer good student to instructor ratio. This will not be your check in the box program, but a real world school on Fire Service Leadership & Tactics that students will be proud they attended and completed. This program is focused on bettering the future of South Alabama and Northwest Florida Fire Services. This will be a credited program with serious pedigree in the world of firefighting. Only the first 30 will be allowed for the class of 2017. This program will be held on Pensacola Beach.

Fronteria B2 out front

Objective Leadership????

Shared From 850 Fireman

Atlanta Chief gets fired…

When you have a virtual living legend within your ranks, with many years of engaged experience of street & book knowledge, and a nationally renown teacher, what do you do with them?…apparently you fire them…

Staffers see fit to remove Chief Rhodes from duty for no apparent reason. The good Chiefs that truly LEAD from the front seem to be targets these days!

Do the CHIEFS realize that leaders like this one with his knowledge and experience are irreplaceable?! Chief Rhodes has something called pedigree. Pedigree demands respect. Pedigree lends itself to credibility. Pedigree is born of experience DOING THE JOB…Pedigree counts!


Don’t be intimidated by ones accomplishments use them to better the organization. When you stifle these types of leaders the entire organization loses…Atlanta Firefighters have lost a really good one. Have a quick read of this mans accomplishments. Anybody need a good CHIEF?….

“David Rhodes is a 30-year fire service veteran. He is a chief elder for the Georgia Smoke Diver Program, a member of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) Executive Advisory Board, a hands-on training coordinator for FDIC, an editorial advisor for Fire Engineering and the UL Fire Safety Research Institute, and adjunct instructor for the Georgia Fire Academy. He is a Type III incident commander for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency-Metro Atlanta All Hazards Incident Management Team and is a task force leader for the Georgia Search and Rescue Team. He is president of Rhodes Consultants, Inc., which provides public safety training, consulting, and promotional assessment centers”

…Yet city of ATL sees fit to relieve this caliber of leader from duty…don’t get it man…

Keep your head up CHIEF RHODES! We the men and women of the 850 have YOUR back!

Smoke is a Fuel

Smoke is Fuel and when this Fuel is superheated in a closed up structure, it needs O2. So be ready when forcing entry or opening up horizontally to provide the equalizer.

Water is the Equalizer that keeps Heat, Fuel, & O2 mixing together.

Water on the Fire!! Smoke is ONE STEP from being FIRE. So FLOW WATER ON SMOKE!!

Fires HYPERVENTILATE TODAY because of todays fuel loads and not the building. Yesterday’s Buildings have the same fire as tomorrow’s buildings in relation to live fuel load. So it’s the FUEL that is the problem and how we allow this fuel to combine with heat and oxygen. So take the heat away with GALLONS PER SECOND before the Fuel & Heat combine with oxygen.

Buildings were yesterday’s enemy. Oxygen is tomorrow’s ENEMY. The Fireground is changing and how we ventilated in the 80s and kept the nozzle closed until we observed the orange stuff will not provide a good outcome tomorrow.

Death On The Nozzle is real. The answer is still going inside but understanding today’s fire-growth and how to KILL IT!

Look at the center top of photo. It shows a orange glow from the rear. This tells us the interior is superheated and primed to lite off. Size-Up is critical.

Photo Credit. JJ Cassetta


Smoke is a Gas. Gas is a Fuel & when this fuel is superheated it will Flash when mixed properly. 

Equalize it with WATER!

HROC 2016 Stretching & Flowing

The Fourth Annual High Rise Operations Conference is almost SOLD OUT!  Less than 50 Spots Left. Will be the Biggest and Best Year so far.

Free Shuttle from Pensacola Airport and Back. FREE BEER  and Great Food Specials each day. Rooms at the Pensacola Beach Hilton Convention Center for $95 a night using GROUP CODE “PBH” (850) 916-2999 mention High Rise Conference when booking. The Hilton is almost SOLD OUT so reserve room asap. They do not charge for room until you stay. Free to reserve.

LA HR Fire

Day 1  Lecture All Day

Opening  Curt Isakson

Keynote-Bill Gustin, Miami Dade

High Rise/Standpipe  Fire Tactics “Numerous Speakers throughout the day”

Day 2 Lecture All Day

Opening Curt Isakson

Keynote Jim McCormack, FDTN & Indianapolis Fire Department

Mid-Rise, Low Rise/Standpipe Operations in all buildings, Search & Truck Functions

Day 3  Hands-On Tracks and Command & Control Track

Attendees will select track on Day 1

Firefighter Track, Officer Track, Chief Track, Urban Operations Track, Suburban Operations Track, Survival Track.

List of some of the Speakers/Instructors for HROC 2016.

Ray McCormack, FDNY

Bill Gustin, Miami Dade

Dave McGrail, Denver

Kevin Story, Houston

Jerry Tracy, FDNY

Rick Kolomay, Carol Stream

Mike Lombardo, FDTN & Buffalo

Jim McCormack, FDTN & Indianapolis

Bob Morris, FDNY

Mike Ciampo, FDNY

Tim Klett, FDTN & FDNY

Daryl Liggins, OakLand

Dennis LeGear, Oakland

Bob Pressler, FDTN & FDNY

Steve Robertson, Columbus

Eddie Farley, Pittsburgh

James Ellis, Pittsburgh

Gabe Angemi, Camden

Curt Isakson, Escambia

and many more not listed.

Link to Register




Only 50 Spots Left for HROC 2016

Price is $300 and goes to $350 at 0900 tomorrow Saturday August 6

Don’t Miss Stretching & Flowing in an occupied Hilton High Rise over looking the Gulf of Mexico.

Link for registration and more information   To include last years brochure on class options.