Episode 123 - Jimm Walsh and Eric Wheaton


Jimm Walsh is a dynamic and motivational fire department educator. His presentations are informative, inspirational, and entertaining. Jimm utilizes an interactive style that creates a memorable experience and connects with audiences. 

Jimm is a Division Chief with Winter Park Fire Department in Central Florida, and the owner of VentEnterSearch.com. Jimm has lectured around the nation on various subjects including Leadership, and Truck Company Functions. Jimm has also taught at many large conferences including the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC.) He has a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida, has been credentialed as a Chief Fire Officer (CFO) and Chief Training Officer (CTO) by the Center for Public Safety Excellence and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program.

Jimm is a Rescue/Search Manager on an Urban Search and Rescue Team (FL-TF-4) and is a Planning Section Chief on the State of Florida Region Five Incident Management Team. Additional details about Jimm (including classes offered and booking information) can be found at JimmWalsh.com

Eric Wheaton is a second generation fireman for Winter Park Fire Department and is currently assigned as a Lieutenant on Truck 61. Eric has spent a majority of his career on the Truck Company. He is an instructor for the Special Operations and Truck Company Programs at Valencia College's Central Florida Fire Institute.

Eric also serves on Winter Park Fire Department Technical Rescue Team and is member of the Florida Task Force Four Urban Search and Rescue Team.

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