6/4/2010 - St. Peters, MO Testimonials:
“Best hands-on forcible entry class in 22 years of service.” – Unnamed member
“I didn’t realize that I had forgotten so many basic skills. Thanks for the review. It was a great class and I can’t wait to attend another. – Bryan Schuster, Central County Fire & Rescue
“Very good, excellent class. One of the best I have ever had.” – Unnamed member
“Everyone in, or going into the fire service should take this class!” – Unnamed member
“I went home with a lot of good information and experience. The instructors know what they are doing and it shows.” – Unnamed member
5/15/2010 - Duxbury, MA Testimonials:
“I was pleased to be called “brother” while taking part. Those guys know their stuff! ” – Unnamed member
“Well worth the money to come. They did a great job!” – Unnamed member
“It was the best 8-hours that I have spent in the fire service.” – Ned Bolle, Lexington Fire Department (Lexington, MA)
“This class exceeded every expectation that I had.” – Unnamed member
“One of the best training courses that I have attended in my career. The instructors were able to talk to you, and not at you.” – Eric Moreau, West Warwick Fire Department (West Warwick, RI)
“Above what I expected. Instructors taught the skills needed, not the war stories of the past!” – Eric Galloway, West Warwick Fire Department (West Warwick, RI)
5/16/2010 - Duxbury, MA Testimonials:
“Excellent experience, highly recommended for everyone. I would like to see you in Rhode Island in the future.” – Unnamed member
“You guys are on to something here. Very good hands-on training, which is sorely needed. Back to basics is a must as fires are becoming less.” – Unnamed member
“I now feel confident and comfortable with several forcible entry tactics and plans of attack.” – Unnamed member
“Very courteous and well informed staff. Thank you!” – Sean Hanlon, Boston Fire Department Ladder 7 (Boston, MA)
“Being a “Call Firefighter” from a career department, it didn’t make a difference. We were all taught the same.” – Unnamed member
“Well worth the money.” – Unnamed member
“The best class I’ve taken” – Unnamed member
“Better than expected. A true lesson on how to make a firefighter think outside the box, or in this class “outside the lock” – John Sjostedt,Duxbury Fire Department (Duxbury, MA)
“Great time! The knowledge was easy to understand and even easier to apply.” – Mike Ryan, Norwell Fire Department (Norwell, MA)
“The instructors are extremely knowledgeable, and know how to integrate the lecture with the practical evolutions.” – Unnamed member
"Excellent course that all firefighters should take. ” – Unnamed member
"Exceeds expectations and blows away previous training experiences.” – Unnamed member
“Very informative, useful and very applicable. I feel confident my training today will save a life. ” – Unnamed member
“Enthusiastic, professional instructors who have developed realistic training to be used to solve real-world problems. ” – Unnamed member
“Best hands-on training that you can get! ” – Unnamed member
“Very educational, great experience and a lot of techniques that I’ve never seen or experienced. ” – Unnamed member
“This was one great class! I will be back for more for sure. The forcible entrywas a great class for all ranks. ” – Unnamed member
“Excellent, every instructor was very professional and knowledgeable. They conveyed the information in a down-to-earth manner that made it easy to learn and retain They hands-on experience really backed-up the lecture and helped to reinforce the techniques.” – Luke Berkey, Stone Harbor Fire Company #1, Stone Harbor, NJ
"This class filled a significant gap between traditional training and years of experience on the job. Very well thought out and very practical training." - Unnamed member
"My expectations were high, and I was not disappointed. Excellent class!" - Unnamed member
"One of the most informative/hands-on classes I've ever taken. Had enough knowledge to chew on, but not overwhelming." - Unnamed member
"A very good class that I would like to bring to our town." - Unnamed member
"Everything I learned, I can build upon. More importantly these new skills can be practiced regularly. The skills we were taught will travel beyond the classroom and onto the fireground. Because of this class, I can use these new skills with confidence." - Amanda Cherry, Evesham Fire Department (Evesham, NJ)
"It was a very laid back learning environment. The instructors took the time to answer all questions. All of the instructors were very knowledgeable and made this class fun."
"This training reinforces that there is always something that you forgot, and something new you can learn."
"Very professional and easy going. The course was a great brush-up on skills seldom used in smaller departments."
"The instructors were great and very knowledgeable, and this training they gave me is what this convention has been missing for a long time!"
"Very good, real world, hands-on scenarios. Instructors came with a wealth of on-the-job experience and techniques."
"Excellent hands-on training. Instructors were knowledgeable and professional."
"Eight hours of real world evolutions! EXCELLENT!!
"The forcible entry class was taught by very knowlegeable instructors. The class allows firefighters to get hands-on training they normally would not be able to do. Awesome class!
"I loved this course, as an instructor my own expectations are high and the Brotherhood delivered! Thanks Andrew, Kevin, Jeff and Bruno."
"You were all professional, courteous, knowledgeable and great to work with. Thanks for the training and very positive experience."
"The instructors were great and well-experienced. I had no unanswered questions!" - unnamed student, Day #1
"Excellent work guys! Great course, keep up the good work!" - Mike Wodzinski, Malahide #2
"The course followed an informational and logical order from start to finish." - Unnamed student, Day #1
"Instructors did a great job! They shared experiences and the flow was very smooth." - Unnamed student, Day #2
"Overall it was a phenomenal experience and the instructors are amazing."
“Liked the fact that it, the entire class, was important information. No fluff, no B.S., right to the point from knowledgeable brothers who do it. Well worth my time. Thanks!”
“They take the time to insure you are properly trained, not just thrown through the evolutions.”
“Excellent, the best hands-on experience in my ten year career!”
“The instructors give you the knowledge to confidently overcome each prop safely and efficiently.”
“This was a great experience. New ideas mixed in with refreshed old methods. A great refresher for old or new firemen. Can’t wait for the advanced class.”
“Excellent class, hope they have another one in the area.”
“I now have more confidence when approaching a locked structure to make entry for different situations”
"A fast-paced, hands-on, professionally taught course!"
"Todays fire service has become so complex. Getting back to the basics is a must for all fire departments, big or small. As I'd like to say Keep it simple ****** (KISS Principle). Brotherhood Instructors did just that by making the big problems seem so small while using simple techniques. - Wayne Benner, PCFES - Ontario, Canada
"Firefighters nowadays get caught up in all of our new fields of study (Haz-Mat, WMD, Paperwork) .You all bring it back to the no-frills, knock-down, drag-out skills of our job. Thank you." - Gary Sanders
“The training was very practical and useful session which covered not only the basics of what we do and forget to do but also innovative approaches and techniques to specific emergency situations that we all have or will face in the fire service. It was an excellent presentation filled with enthusiasm, experience and hands-on reality. Great job!”
“Very good class. Nice to have the trainers from the very large busy cities talk to us as