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Chip Newell hails out of the great state of Georgia and is no stranger to catching work. Chip  came highly recommended and is the Captain of Atlanta’s citywide Rescue Company Squad 4. Chip started working for Atlanta in 1998, and was assigned to a busy Engine company. Three years later he crossed to floor to Squad 4 before leaving in 2007 when he promoted to Lt, but he returned as the Captain in 2010 and has been there ever since. We are pumped to pick up Chip as he is a good friend and brings an incredible amount of pedigree to the show.  Without a doubt he is Into the Job…

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Dan has been on the job in Providence RI and comes with a handful of experience! Dan has been on Providence for 33 years and assigned to the rescue company for 31 of those years. Dan was also on FEMA's USAR team MATF-1 assigned to the rescue sector for 6 years. Dan has taught at FDIC and teaches for a handful of training companies nationally, currently teaching responding to incidents involving New Vehicle Technology. Dan has much experience in many disciplines and there is no doubt he is into the job!

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Sandy is a First-Generation Fireman that started his career as a fireman in the US Air Force. He was hired in 1981 at Lexington, MA FD before moving to Boston Fire in 86’. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1991 and served as an officer on L26, L14, L15, Rescue1 & Rescue 2. He is also a Technical Search Specialist and Rescue Specialist for MA Task Force 1. I first met Sandy while taking Truck Ops at Fire Department Training Network and ran into him teaching nationally over the years making him an easy choice after experiencing his knowledge base first hand. Is Sandy Into the job? I would say so…

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 Maurice “Mo” Davis is a veteran with the city of Houston Fire Department currently assigned a District Chief. Prior to district he served as a Senior Captain on a heavy rescue. He also spent much of his career as a Senior Captain (top five busiest trucks in Houston L-46) and Captain (Leader in the city for working fires and responses E-46). While he specializes in technical rescue, his passion is sharing leadership, strategy and tactics with new and upcoming officers. Is Mo Davis Into the Job? I’d say so…and we are damn glad to have him.

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First instructor highlight is a good friend of ours and we are more than happy to introduce Kevin Shea as a speaker at Into the Job Firemans Symposium 2022. Most people think of Kevin from the Manhattan 91’ rooftop rescue but there is so much more. Kevin entered the volunteer fire service in 1978 at the age of 18. He was hired by FDNY at the age of 24, in 1984. During his years with FDNY, Shea served on an Engine Co. 227, 108 Truck in Brooklyn, and on Rescue 1 in Manhattan. He was injured in the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center, but was able to stay on as an instructor after 18 months of medical leave. After several surgeries, he retired in 1998. Is Kevin into the job? I would say so…

This Instructor highlight is one we are proud to make and one that we are proud to call a friend. When making this years speaker list for Into the Job G-Ron was a no brainer. Captain Ron Smith is a 30 year veteran of the fire service, having served the last 23 years with the Gary, IN Fire Department. Ron has worked for volunteer, combination and fully paid departments over the course of his career. Ron has instructed at a long list of conferences and events. He is an instructor for the Indiana Firefighter Training System, and is a Field Staff instructor for the IFSI at the University of Illinois. Ron is a current member of the UL FSRI technical panel for Search and Size-up. Ron is without a doubt Into the Job and we are proud to have him…

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Next up is Into the Job Instructor Highlight-Jeremie Herbert out of Memphis. Jeremie started his fire service career in North Mississippi (1997). He Joined Memphis in 2003 and moved around the city chasing fire duty. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2014 and assigned to a truck co. before being asked to come back to Special Ops. in 2019 to lead one of the hottest Engine Companies in the city. In a city with 56 houses, they are proud of the hard work but want to remain humble as well. Jeremie is also a Rescue Specialist with TNTF-1. Is he Into the Job? I’d say so…

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Into the Job Instructor highlight number 5 is none other than Cody Trestrail. Cody started his Fire Service career in 1995 at a small combination department in Washington state, then was hired by the FDNY, working on Ladder 119 in Brooklyn. He then became a member of the special operations command (SOC), assigned to Squad 1 in Brooklyn. He is the founder of the training group Brothers In Battle, LLC and the Firemanship Conference Portland. He now works for Portland Fire & Rescue, assigned to Engine 31. Is Cody into the job? I’d say so…

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This instructor highlight is a hammer coming out of Philly. After a short talk with Derek, I knew he was what we were looking for. Derek Baker has spent the last 16 years with the Philadelphia Fire Department where he is assigned to Rescue 1. Prior to Philly he spent 8 years active duty in the USMC serving as a Force Recon Marine. Derek also is a member of Pennsylvania Task Force 1 and teaches with Safety and Survival Training. Is Derek into the job? I’d say so…

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This instructor highlight is my good friend out of Cincinnati and Into the Job Instructor number 11 Scott Shaw. I met Scott while teaching at a school in Nashville and went up to Heavy Rescue 9 to visit on another teaching trip years later. I can attest that Scott is a firemans fireman. Scott started as a volunteer in 1986 and full time in 1992, both in KY. He then moved over to Cincinnati in 2006. He Spent 2 years on an engine, 7 years on the heavy rescues, got promoted to LT and took a position in the training bureau. Is Scott Into the Job? I’d say so…

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This Instructor highlight is none other than Josh Webb. Josh has been in the fire service for 28 years with the last 24 served with Louisville Division of Fire (KY). During this time has spent his career on the busiest companies in the state. He’s currently a Sergeant in the High Rise District and is a part of the Heavy Urban Rescue team, Swift Water & Dive Rescue team, as well as the Metro Search and Rescue team. Is Josh Into the Job? I’d say so…