Our speaker this month will be Fire Chief Robert B. Wylie. Chief Wylie has been in the fire service for 30 years serving first as a volunteer firefighter and then as a career firefighter, rising through the ranks to become the Fire Chief of the Cottleville FPD in St. Charles County, MO in 2005. He is a graduate of Lindenwood University (84’) The University of Maryland Staff and Command School (96’) and the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program (2000).
During his tenure, Chief Wylie has served as director of the St. Charles/Warren County HazMat Team, and President of the Greater St. Louis Fire Chief’s Assoc. He currently serves as the President of the Professional Fire & Fraud Investigator’s Assoc. Additionally he has been an appointed member of the Governor’s homeland security advisory council, and is a current board member of the State of Missouri’s Fire Education and Safety Commission as well as immediate past Chairman of the St. Louis Area Regional Response System (STARRS). Rob has served as a Tactical Medic/ TEMS Team Leader with the St. Charles Regional SWAT Team for the last 19 years and serves on the Committee for Tactical Casualty Care’s Guidelines Committee. He has recently joined the faculty of the Counter Narcotics and Terrorism Operational Medical Support (CONTOMS) program through the Dept. of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC.
Rob is a certified instructor through the Missouri Police Officers Standards Commission (POST), the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Domestic Preparedness as well as Missouri State Fire Marshall’s Office and teaches regularly at the state, local and national level on leadership, counter terrorism and tactical medical support of law enforcement operations. He is featured regularly on FireRescue1.com’s web site. Other areas of instructional specialty include fire investigation, safety and fire inspection techniques.
Chief Wylie lives in St. Peters, MO with his wife of 30 years and their Son
The topic upon which he will speak is Run, Hide, Fight, Treat. This program prepares individuals to understand the history of active violence incidents in the United Sates and provides OPTIONS that you may use should you ever find yourself in a dangerous or life threatening situation. The course is designed to help participants be prepared to make DECISIONS that could prevent you from being injured and may even save your life and the lives of others.
What is Run, Hide, Fight, Treat?
- RUN- Escape the Area
- How, When, Where?
- HIDE- Disguise Your Presence
- Cover vs. Concealment
- FIGHT- When and How?
- Mental Attitude, Identifying Good Options
- TREAT- When, How
- Improvised Techniques, Getting Help
*These are NOT steps, rather options