My name is Stephen Raclaw and I have always wanted to be a firefighter. I have over 25 years in the fire service, starting my career as a fire explorer..
Since then, I have worked for various fire departments of all types and sizes. I feel this gives me a good understanding of the varying needs to different departments.
I had the pleasure of serving in different areas of the fire service. My passion was, and still is training; I am still an operations guy.
I have always had a thirst to learn new ideas. This has allowed me to keep an open mind to new ideas and new ways of doing things. Throughout my career I have accumulated quite a toolbox which I would like to share.
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Fire Service Management from Southern Illinois University and a graduate of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program.