Episode 2 - Dan Claridge | CMC Instructor Series
Join us weekly as we get to know our CMC instructors. This week we are joined by Dan Claridge. Dan has been working in Fire Services since 2001 and has been an instructor for the CMC School since 2014. Currently an Engineer Paramedic, City Of Glendale Fire Department (CA), Dan teaches subjects ranging from Low Angle Rope Rescue, Confined Space Rescue Technician, and Rescue Systems I/II.
Overheard this episode:
“I find a lot of value in that and getting better as an instructor, being able to have those different opportunities and scenarios where you are teaching.”
“I like challenging people; I want them to challenge me.”
“I’ll tell you right now, within the first 15 minutes from when I walked into that fire station, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.”
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