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Bob CarpenterBob Carpenter is a 38-year veteran of the fire service, having recently retired from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. His career spans volunteer fire service and career fire service as a member of a combination department. Bob served for 30 years with Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue (MDFR).

As a captain, Bob was the bureau officer in charge of recruit training. He served as the training captain for the North Operations Division for 10 years, during which time he developed and deployed numerous training initiatives, ranging from company-level to department-wide projects.

Bob is the author of several training articles in internationally published trade magazines. In addition, he is a co-lead instructor with Tactical Resiliency Training, LLC, specializing in tactical resiliency training and officer/instructor development.

Since 2007, Bob has presented workshops and classroom sessions at the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC) International in Indianapolis, IN, speaking on the subjects of training and officer development. Bob’s “Drill Development: Four Steps to Success” workshop has been part of the State of New Jersey’s Department of Fire Safety Instructor continued contact curriculum through Kean University at more than 80% of the state’s fire academies. His “Drill Development” workshop has been a core part of the mandatory Officer Development Academy at Palm Beach County (FL) Fire Rescue for three years. Bob Carpenter can be contacted at carpenter2156@bellsouth.net.

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