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Trevor Frodge

Trevor Frodge is a fire lieutenant with the West Chester Fire Department in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio, currently assigned to one of two rescue engines. He is a nationally registered paramedic, fire and EMS instructor, and fire inspector. Frodge is a member of the Butler County Technical Rescue Team, as well as a Hazardous Materials Specialist for Ohio Task Force 1.

The mission often requires a dynamic loadout of equipment based on probable risk factors and the construction and occupancy type of the fire building
Speedlays provide quick deployment of attack lines to the fire, which is what we need as the fire grows faster and faster on today’s modern fireground
Many new officers want to fix everything right away, but change for the sake of change isn’t a viable game plan
Company officers should take account of our members’ abilities, physicality and mental health every shift
Elevate the NFPA standard with pooled experiences from instructors to create forward-thinking, modern fireground training
Crews should train on implementing IRICs and placing rescue tools, all while following key standards
Probies should be able to demonstrate proficiency with stretching a hoseline, VEIS, masking up, and key policies and procedures
We’re looking for fit, mentally tough individuals who can manage their time and demonstrate a commitment to serve
The engineer serves several roles, from equipment checks to throwing ladders, medic assists and more
Training, communication and safety mindsets show mixed results, but simple steps can set crews on the path to greatness