Tuesday, 29 March 2016 01:17 | Mississauga Fire ,Canada
I always considered my “Self taught” TIC skills from the University of You-Tube and Google to be enough to get by, until I had the SAFE-IR course. The level of professionalism and the skill sets Bob Athanas brought to the table were second to none. His classroom portion partnered with the live burn was invaluable, the theory really took to life with Bob right there to show you how to do what you need to do at real calls. TIC salesmen will tell you about the camera but SAFE-IR is there to show you how to use it for Firefighting. A great course from start to finish. Recommend SAFE-IR inc to every dept that uses TIC technology on their first run apparatus. Took a LONG time to Get Bob to MFES but with the help from the SAFE-IR company it happened and it was well worth the effort.
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 00:37 | Prince Edward County, Division 6, Ontario, Canada
Thanks for the excellent course. Bob kept us in our seats with excellent classroom lectures, and the time in the smokehouse was invaluable. I acquired a wealth of information and training to take back to my department to get us to bring this severely underused tool to the forefront of our firefighting techniques.
Thanks again, guys, and come back soon.
Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:44 | connelsville twp station 7
Thanks John training was awesome . best class I have been to . opened my eyes to a new way of looking at under utilized tools .
Monday, 13 October 2014 22:00 | Ulster Hose Company #5
Safe -IR thermal imaging training is a must for all interior firefighters. Its the talk of my department. We learned the ins and outs of our thermal imaging cameras and made it a tool that can be used to its fullest. Great instructors very down to earth.
Thursday, 09 January 2014 17:37 | Newburgh, NY
Following the hiring of 15 new firefighters and establishing our first probationary firefighter academy; we brought in SAFER-IR for TIC training as part of our live fire training. The knowledge base of the instructors is second to none. Their technical expertise; their real world experience and their ability to effectively to pass on the critical information, both in the classroom and in the drill yard was highly evident. These new probationary firefighters are better prepared and more engaged in meeting the challenges we face in the modern fire environment. I believe we’ve achieved outstanding training results from their program and I highly recommend SAFER-IR for any departments training program.
Sunday, 24 November 2013 17:54
I recently attended a class in Claymont, DE with John and Gary Forristall (sorry if that's spelled wrong). They did an outstanding job! Their down-to-earth attitudes made the class very enjoyable. The information was extremely useful and their delivery including their real-life experience was fantastic. This was the third time that I've attended a Safe IR class (FDIC in 2010 and Leadership Under Fire class in Allentown, PA). I will attend this class any time that I have the opportunity. I've picked up new information and had a great review each time. THANK YOU for your commitment to educating the fire service!
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 21:46 | Czech Republic, Europe
Hello Bob! One more thank you for really impressive and helpful presentation during our GPST Meeting in Luebeck! Good luck to your further work. Greetings from Prague, Pavel Hroch
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 20:01 | Greeley, CO
Great class with practical usage information. You come away from this class more confident in the use and application of this tool.
Sunday, 23 June 2013 02:12 | Friendship, ala
Great class, me and my guys have a whole new outlook on thermal imaging. Won't leave the truck without it no more!
Sunday, 10 March 2013 02:16 | Darlington, SC
thanks for your time at the fire academy for the south eastern fire school...very interesting
Saturday, 09 March 2013 21:40 | SCFA
Thanks for the instruction, life saving awareness and great instruction at the Southeastern Fire School At the South Carolina Fire Academy, Firefighter Philippi Volunteer Fire Department Union, SC
Thursday, 07 March 2013 01:00 | Smithfield Fire Department
Bob, Thanks for excellent instruction. Hands down the training every officer should have. Amazing how differently we use this tool now. Has been a great advantage since our training. BTW thanks for your patients. LOL
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 12:16 | Shelby, NC
Keep it up! This is my TIC motto and my encouragement to you and your team. Keep developing training and sharing.
Sunday, 16 December 2012 02:23 | Stockton, Maryland
Stockton, Maryland Vol. Fire Co.
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 00:12 | athens clarke co. ga.
great ,great class i had been to a safe ir class years ago,suprised at how much i forgot,can't say enough about bob,it is easy to find good instructors and classes,but rare that you find one with the talent and experiance to present it a manner in which it is actually applicable on the fire ground, the real deal!I have a new hero!
Ila Volunteer Fire Department
Saturday, 17 November 2012 14:56 | Ila, GA
Great Class!!! Great Speaker and Trainer!!!! Soooo much information that every Firefighter needs to know!!! Thank you for coming to Ila Volunteer Fire Department and Training us on our new ISG Imaging Camera!!!!
On behalf of IVFD Thank you for all you do!!! Marie Grimes
Deputy Chief MATT CRUCHET
Sunday, 30 September 2012 00:39 | Odessa, Ontario - Canada
Fantastic course John. Thank you! I got some great details to take back to my guys. Well worth the 2 days! Thanks to Loyalist Township FD, A.J. Stone and MSA for making it happen.
Friday, 28 September 2012 23:31 | Odessa, Canada
Thank You John!
What an *** two days. No one should be entering a building with a TIC without training from SAFE-IR. You dont know how much you are missing until you take this course!
Andy Haag FRNSW
Thursday, 23 August 2012 12:06 | Sydney, Australia
Great job mate.
Luca and I got a lot out of it.
We will certainly be adding the handy hints to our lectures.
Love to "cheat"!
Monday, 13 August 2012 22:41 | Tasmania
Fantasic course and very professionally faciltated by Bob and his helpers. This technology will greatly assist us in the future, regards Goldy