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Articles by Jon Marr

About Jon Marr (31 Articles)
Jon Marr is a 20-year fire service veteran originally from the Rhode Island area. He currently works as a Station/Battalion Chief at a United States Air Force Base in Southern Spain. Jon has worked as a Battalion Chief with the U.S. Army Garrison Kwajalein Atoll in support of the Space and Missile Defense Command. Prior to Kwajalein, Jon spent 8 years as a Fire Captain for the Area Support Group Kuwait Fire & Emergency Services Department supporting the U.S. Army Central Command throughout Kuwait. He was also a Fire Lieutenant at Forward Operating Base Falcon in Southern Baghdad, as well as 3 years working for AMR Seattle. Jon is a certified Fire Officer IV, Fire Instructor III, Fire Inspector II, Incident Safety Officer, Haz-Mat Tech/IC, holds a Bachelors degree in Fire Administration from Waldorf College and has been an EMT for 17 years. He is currently a Graduate Student. Jon enjoys scuba diving, adventure travel, and watching his 8-year-old son see the world in wonder. Jon is a firm believer in maintaining a healthy balance of pride, tradition, and safety within the fire service.

Turf Wars

February 8, 2017 // 6 Comments

You’re on scene of a large, type 3 structure, moderately involved in fire. You have no water supply established, and only 5 volunteers have arrived at the call. [...]

Fire Science vs. Reality

May 17, 2016 // 4 Comments

The irrational Great Debate with UL/NIST and Traditional Firefighting A news story aired recently on Fox 6 News in Milwaukee last Sunday. (Watch it here) Trust me. [...]

The Volunteer Solution

July 15, 2015 // 34 Comments

The volunteer firefighter problem in America may appear to be a massive one, but its entirety is made up of small issues that smoosh together creating the illusion of one [...]