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Brian Kazmierzek

Penn Twp. Fire Dept.
Chief of Training
Mishawaka, IN
Brian P. Kazmierzak, EFO, CTO has a bachelor’s degree in fire service administration from Southern Illinois University and serves as the Director of Operations for www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com and the Webmaster for www.ModernFireBehavior.com. Brian was the recipient of the 2006 F.O.O.L.S. International Dana Hannon Instructor of the Year Award, the 2008 Indiana Fire Chiefs Training Officer of the Year Award and the 2011 ISFSI/FDIC George D. Post Fire Instructor of the Year. In addition, Brian completed the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program in 2006 and is a CPSE credentialed Chief Training Officer. Brian was on the UL FSRI PPV Research Study Basement Fire Tactics Study Panels. Brian has been a student of the fire service since 1991 and has taught and consulted for small departments as well as metro size departments. Additionally, Brian serves as a subject matter expert for the NIOSH Firefighter Line of Duty Death program.