Welcome to my website!

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My name is Frank Lipski, and I am a Firefighter / Paramedic with the Florissant Valley Fire District, and also act as an Assistant Training Officer for the department.  I am a member of St. Louis County USAR Strike Teams 3 & 4.  I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Science, and am Co-Owner of Engine House Training LLC. 

Along with my career in emergency services, I have always enjoyed teaching and technology.  In an effort to bring my passion for teaching and technology together, I began to find ways that this combination could help in the fire service.

This site is a result of the ongoing discussions that occur with my colleagues and friends within the fire service regarding educational technology.  It is my hope that you will find something here that can assist you as either a firefighter or educator to enhance your classroom from a technology standpoint.

I am a student of “flipped” training techniques and I feel the concept of providing material to our members at exactly the time they are ready to learn is the way of the future for fire service education.

Thanks for visiting the site, and if I can do ANYTHING at all to help you please don’t hesitate to contact me frank@modernfireinstructor.com





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David Sprague September 20, 2014 at 3:58 am

nice work brother, keep it up and stay safe.


Bruno Cozzi August 16, 2017 at 1:42 am

Hi Frank,
I was very interested in your article “How to choose an LMS for your Fire and Rescue Agency”, and your general approach to L&D in the Fire and Rescue services. Our main function at Bluegem Software is development of specialised LMS solutions. We’ve been working closely with Government department fire and emergency services in Australia and have recently collated the learnings over the past 4 years into a new LMS, Bluegem ALERT. It incorporates many of the points in your guide. I would like the opportunity to have you review our software in an online demo, and hopefully if you like what you see you’ll give us an endorsement. Our home page has a Banner Ad that’ll take you to Bluegem ALERT.


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