Fire Science News

2022 News

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The Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency 

The Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency would like to extend a Summer internship opportunity to the students in the Fire Science Program at the University of Cincinnati. During this internship, students will work closely with our emergency management team on community preparedness projects, emergency planning, exercise design, and County mitigation strategies.

This internship, although unpaid, will grant students the opportunity to learn about the field of emergency management, and will equip them with invaluable knowledge and experience with County emergency preparedness and response actions.  

Participants can obtain valuable in-depth experience in emergency management and other related fields. In addition, interns will:

  • Work with an innovative team in the field of emergency management
  • Contribute to community projects
  • Get relevant experience for resume building
  • Develop confidence walking into an interview with numerous examples to use
  • Obtain a greater understanding of career possibilities and areas of interest
  • Gain marketability for employment opportunities after graduation

If you could please pass the word along to your students, as well as other staff members, we would really appreciate it! Interested students can contact Stephanie Dane, Stephanie.Dane@hamiltoncountyohio.gov, and should include a copy of their resume and completed internship application for review.

Applications due by March 31, 2021.

HCEMA Internship Application

1/14/2022

CVG Airport (Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky) is hiring for Firefighter/ EMT or Firefighter/ Paramedic.

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2021 News

Check out the UC News article: UC's terrorism and security class to be taught nationwide

By Nathan Jorgensen

"The University of Cincinnati's course titled Terrorism and Homeland Security soon will be a model course taught nationwide through the U.S. Fire Administration's Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education program".

Sat. Sept. 18, 2021 (9 am – 11:30 am). Limited space, if wish to attend in person, RSVP Prof. Lawrence Bennett, Esq., Program Chair, Fire Science & Emergency Management, UC (Cell 513-470-2744).

UC SEMINAR Can be watched on YouTube: Chemical Safety & Emergency Responders

00:08 SEMINAR WELCOME: Larry Bennett [member Greater Cincinnati HAZMAT Unit]

01:35 Sharonville Fire Department - Battalion Chief Chris Ellis, – with Arson Dog, Sonnet CHEMICAL COMPANIES / BEST PRACTICES WITH EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

06:09 Andrew Law –DuBois Chemical (Cinn), VP, Engineering and Regulatory; SHARONVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT: Battalion Chief Chris Ellis:

18:51 Rob Paxton – Shepherd Chemical - Global EHS & Sustainability (Cincinnati) and NORWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT: Lt. Erik Blevins:

32:49 Carolyn Grogan, Arcadis U.S (Columbus), and MIAMI TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT Fire Chief Steve Kelly [UC Fire Science Adjunct Professor]

01:06:12 Al Cowie, Regional Health & Safety Manager, Univar Solutions, and WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT, Assistant Fire Chief Randy Hanifen, [UC Fire Science Adjunct Professor]

01:30:04 Airgas Company: Dan Podany, (Plant Manager, Moraine, OH) and Christopher Pastore (Operations Mgr., Cincinnati), GLENDALE FIRE DEPARTMENT, BJ Jetter, Assistant Fire Chief MORE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS

01:44:21 LAW ENFORCEMENT: Rob Warfel, Esq., retired FBI Special Agent; Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety, Xavier University [UC Fire Science Adjunct Professor]

02:06:38 TOLEDO FIRE DEPARTMENT: Robert Krause, Ed.D, Battalion Chief, Toledo Fire Department [UC Fire Science Adjunct Prof.]

02:27:31 GREATER CINCINNATI HAZMAT UNIT: BJ Jetter, Ph.D., Assistant Fire Chief, Glendale Fire Department; Safety Service Director at City of Deer Park; Duty Officer, Greater Cincinnati HAZMAT Unit [U.C. Fire Science Adjunct Professor] Teaches FST 4086 – MANAGERIAL ISSUES IN HAZARDOUS MATERIALS - Spring 1 (1/10/2022 – 2/27/2022) – with Randy Hanifen, PhD.

02:32:26 INTRODUCTIONS – MEMBERS OF GREATER CINCINNATI HAZMAT UNIT

02:43:27 TOUR: GREATER CINCINNATI HAZMAT UNIT TRAILER - Dennis Waldbillig, Duty Officer, Greater Cincinnati HAZMAT Unit

 

NEW LOCATION / MORE SPACE: Sharonville Fire Department, Station 86: 11637 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246, Phone: (513) 563-0252. Host: Battalion Chief Chris Ellis, Cell 513-623-9314

8:30 am PRE-SEMINAR TOUR: GREATER CINCINNATI HAZMAT VEHICLESB.J. Jetter, Ph.D., Greater Cincinnati HAZMAT Unit; and Dennis Waldbillig

9 am: SEMINAR WELCOME: Dean John Weidner, UC College of Engineering & Applied Science

CHEMICAL COMPANIES / BEST PRACTICES WITH EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

MORE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS

  • HAZMATBJ Jetter, Ph.D., GREATER CINCINNATI HAZMAT UNIT - Safety Service Director at City of Deer Park; U.C. Fire Science Adjunct Professor, FST 4086 – MANAGERIAL ISSUES IN HAZARDOUS MATERIALS - Spring 1 (1/10/2022 – 2/27/2022) 

Rick Ginn, GREATER CINCINNATI HAZMAT UNIT; employed at Praxair/Linde

Randy Hanifen, Ph.D., Assistant Fire Chief, West Chester Fire Department, UC Fire Science Adjunct Prof. FST 4086 - MANAGERIAL ISSUES IN HAZARDOUS MATERIALS 

  • LAW ENFORCEMENTRob Warfel, Esq., retired FBI Special Agent; Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety, Xavier University; UC Fire Science Adjunct Professor, FST 3021 - TERRORISM & HOMELAND SECURITY; PowerPoint Presentation
  • HOMELAND SECURITYSteve Kelly: Fire Chief, Miami Township Fire Department; UC Fire Science Adjunct Professor, FST 3021 - TERRORISM & HOMELAND SECURITY 
  • FIRE SCIENCE PORTFOLIORobert Krause, Ed.D, Battalion Chief, Toledo Fire Department; UC Fire Science Adjunct Prof.; PowerPoint Presentation

1 pm: CHEMICAL PLANT TOUR – FOR UC STUDENTS

DuBois Chemicals plant, 3630 E Kemper Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241 - Host: Andrew Law, DuBois Chemical; 554-4209. RSVP: Prof. Lawrence Bennett.  Kimberly Demko, UC Assistant Prof / Career Education – Student Internships ; Cell 513-258-7114.

UC News article: UC's terrorism and security class to be taught nationwide

By Nathan Jorgensen

"The University of Cincinnati's course titled Terrorism and Homeland Security soon will be a model course taught nationwide through the U.S. Fire Administration's Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education program".

UC News: Futuristic cars may soon take flight

Talent, industry unite in CID as DriveOhio, Microsoft, CBTS, UC students bring drone travel to life

City of Cincinnati:  Meet the Chief, Fire Chief Michael A. Washington, Sr.

UC Fire Science graduate and adjunct professor, Mike Washington, named the City of Cincinnati's 18th Fire Chief in May 2021.

2019 News

TERRORISM FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS - PROPOSED NEW NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY COURSE

Larry Bennett, Program Chair, UC Fire Science, serves on National Fire Academy’s FESHE Curriculum Committee, and he has proposed this new “model” course to be used in the BS curriculum by all FESHE universities.  We would appreciate your feedback (by Aug. 23) on topics important to the Fire Service.  Send feedback directly to Larry  or call him at 513-470-2744.

2017 News

  • Dec. 8, 2017:  New Community Paramedicine course flyer posted - March 12 & 13, 2018
  • April  5, 2017: Community Paramedicine - WVXU 91.7 Radio Interview with Assistant Fire Chief Will Mueller, Colerain Township (Adjunct Prof) and Lawrence Bennett: March 4, 2017 - Ben Haag Awarded Outstanding Student
  • March 1, 2017 - UC Press Release On March 16, 2017 Community Paramedicine seminar and March 13-17, 2017 course
  • March 1, 2017 - UC E-Currents article: Attacking the Overdose Epidemic with ‘Community Paramedicine,’ ‘Quick Response Teams'

2016 News

2015 News

2014 News

2013 News

  • Nov. 25, 2013 - Mark Fyffe, UC Fire Science grad, promoted to Assistant Chief, Union Township FD
  • Sept. 27, 2013 - Steve Kelly, UC Fire Science grad and Adjunct Prof, appointed Fire Chief Miami Township FD, Clermont County
  • July 31, 2013 - UC Fire Science - First In Nation To Launch National Fire Academy's EMS Administration Courses
  • Nov. 2013 - UC Fire Science and UC Aerospace Flying High - More Flight Tests Scheduled in West Virginia
  • Dr. Kelly Cohen, UC School of Aerospace Systems, and his graduate students, accompanied by Larry Bennett, UC Fire Science Program Chair, conducted flight tests of fixed wing UAVs in January, 2012 for West Virginia Division of Forestry for use in fighting wildland fires. Discovery Channel recorded and has now aired a news feature.
  • On Nov. 5, 2013 - Dr. Cohen will be flight testing a quad Helicopter (4 blades) with West Virginia Division of Forestry.  See demo flight at UC campus.
  • July 18, 2013 - UC Fire Science Program Ignites Chiefs' Careers

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