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Welcome to Gustin Fire Training

Bill Gustin, a 39 year veteran of fire service is captain of Miami Dade Fire Rescue and lead instructor in his department’s officer training programs. Gustin currently serves on the editorial board and is a technical advisor for Fire Engineering Magazine. He began his fire service career in the Chicago area and teaches fire training programs in Florida and other states.



“A Message from Captain Gustin”

We can avoid line of duty deaths and career-ending injuries by learning from the experiences and tragedies of other fire fighters who have been there. We do this through rigorous training and research. Every lesson that you learn from what went wrong at a fire that YOU DIDN’T GO TO is another bullet that you dodge.

Humpday Hangout: Discussing Firefighting Tactics with Our Brothers Abroad

In this week’s Humpday Hangout, Bobby Halton, Mike Dugan, and Bill Gustin discuss firefighting tactics with veteran fire officers from Australia and Germany. The discussion will focus on how firefighters in different parts of the world operate with a limited water supply due to having water mains that are typically much smaller than in the USA.

Learn how our foreign counterparts are adapting their tactics to cope with emerging fire problems, such as combustible exterior cladding, escalating heat release rates due to an increase in petrochemical based materials, and new buildings that have greater combustible construction and less compartmentation than older, legacy buildings.

Humpday Hangout: Operations on Roadways

Ask any firefighter on the East Coast, from New England to Florida, who has the misfortune of responding to incidents on Interstate 95 and they will agree it is truly the highway from hell. Accordingly, statistics on deaths and injuries of fire, police, and DOT personnel on I-95 are appalling. In this Humpday Hangout, Bill Gustin, Mike Dugan, and the rest of the panel will discuss operations on roadways, including vehicle fires and accidents. As in past sessions, each participant … >>