Leadership and Personal Accountability

An understanding of the mindset necessary to lead. An understanding of the ethics, morals, and values related to leadership. An understanding that serving as a leader is more than holding a position with a different color shirt. An understanding of the highest rated fire service leadership traits. Develop a sense of confidence and belief of themselves to accomplish their goals. Develop a sense of importance of personal accountability for their actions.

Lieutenant Jason Redman joined the Navy on September 11, 1992 and spent eight years as an enlisted SEAL. As an enlisted SEAL Redman completed three deployments throughout Central and South America and spent two years as a training instructor before being selected for the Seaman to Admiral Commissioning program in 2000.
He attended Old Dominion University graduating Summa Cum Laude in May 2004 completing his time with the Hampton Roads Naval ROTC as Student Battalion Commanding Officer before he was commissioned as a Naval SEAL Officer.
Over the next four years, Lieutenant Redman completed combat deployments in both Afghanistan and Iraq. On September 13, 2007, outside of Fallujah, Iraq, Lieutenant Redman’s Assault Team came under heavy machine gun and small arms fire and he was severely wounded in the ensuing firefight. While recovering at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, Redman authored and hung a bright orange sign on his door, which became a statement and symbol for wounded warriors everywhere.
Lieutenant Redman is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, the Purple Heart, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Combat Action Ribbons and the US Army Ranger tab along with numerous other personal and unit awards.
Redman retired from the Navy in 2013 and founded the Combat Wounded Coalition a Non-Profit organization which inspires combat wounded warriors to Overcome. He currently acts as the executive director of the organization and is also the founder and CEO of SOF Spoken, a speaking company which provides inspirational presentations on leadership, teamwork and overcoming adversity for businesses, first responders, sports teams, and government organizations. In 2018 Redman launched, the Overcome Academy, a leadership, resiliency, and communication program for wounded warriors to develop “the next greatest generation.”
In November of 2013, Redman published “The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader”. His book details lessons learned in leadership and overcoming adversity throughout his SEAL career while also discussing his combat deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as his personal journey with his wife Erica and their three children.
Jay Dobyns achieved worldwide notoriety as one of history’s most successful undercover operators during high-octane missions targeting America’s violent crime.
As an ATF undercover agent, he often played the role of a calculating hitman or mob debt collector. He infiltrated scores of deadly criminal enterprises while living among violent gangs, anti-government extremists, gunrunning groups, drug traffickers, organized crime members, bomb builders, home invasion robbery crews and “murder-for-hire” suspects. He participated in over 500 covert operations.

Hosted by: North River Fire District

Location: Bradenton Area Convention Center
1 Haben Boulevard
Palmetto, FL 34221

Date and time: December 3, 2018
1 PM – 5 PM

Approved 3 hrs CEU’s for Instructor (I, II, III) ATPC 14926
Cost: $30

FLUSAR Rope Rescue Technician RN 3271

This course in advanced rope rescue systems satisfies the requirements of NFPA 1670 4-4 Rope Rescue Technician.

By the conclusion of the course, each student will demonstrate the proper use of standard rope rescue techniques within the high-angle/low-angle environment, including:

  • Constructing single-and-multiple-point anchor systems
  • Deploying a fixed rope system, incorporating proper belay devices
  • Descending a fixed rope system for purposes of victim rescue
  • Moving a victim in a high-angle or vertical environment, utilizing victim transfer devices and specialized equipment necessary for the environment
  • Demonstrating proper procedure for knot passing through a rope system
  • Operation of both compound and simple rope mechanical advantage systems
  • Constructing and operating a tensioned highline system

Dates November 13-16 (40 hrs.)

Time 0800-1800

Location East Manatee Fire Rescue Station 1/ Administration

3220 Lakewood Ranch Blvd

Bradenton, FL 34211

Cost $300.00


Requirements Students a to provide their own personal

                        protective equipment

                        Gloves, eye protection, boots with safety toe.

        Students are also required to wear long pants while

                        performing hands on training.

Prerequisite FLUSAR Rope Operations

Please email Nick Herlihy at herlihyn@nrfd.org to check that a seat is available prior to payment.

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