About Us




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.