American Fire Command Class

American Command is a unique course taught by Chief Halton that covers the basics of command. Not command as a fireground function but command as a way of life for the American fire officer and senior firefighter. Officers learn the art of command from their seniors in their first days as firefighters and cadets. Learning how to counsel, advance skills and knowledge in the art and science of firefighting is the basis of command. In this interactive program chief Halton will cover an overview of the command phenomena, students will participate in analysis of today’s field issues look at a list of major trends in each topic, discuss potential research work and books on those specific topics and engage in reflection and discussion regarding command issues the American fire service.


  • The Firefighter
  • Honor Enough
  • Loyalty and Service
  • No Left Behind
  • The Fallen
  • Duty Honor Country
  • Married to Heroes

  • Teaching and Service
  • The Breakaways 
  • The Firefighters Creed
  • The Sourdough Boys
  • Resilience Gus’s Third Boy
  • Teamwork
  • Strength and Honor

  • Meaning and Purpose
  • Joe Louis and Ward Parker
  • Drift and Influence
  • Managing the Unexpected
  • Celebrity and Heroes
  • The Principles of the American Fire Service

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Fire Engineering's #1 Fan Margaret M. Halton passed away on Wednesday Jan 16 2019 Funeral Services at Nolan Funeral Home Northport NY Funeral Mass St. Anthony's of Padua Catholic Church Tuesday Jan 22nd. ... See MoreSee Less

Fire Engineerings #1 Fan Margaret M. Halton passed away on Wednesday Jan 16 2019 Funeral Services at Nolan Funeral Home Northport NY Funeral Mass St. Anthonys of Padua Catholic Church Tuesday Jan 22nd.


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So very sorry to hear Chief. Condolences from all of us at the Wyoming State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Fond memories of Mrs. Halton. Your mother and father were pillars of love, strength and kindness in our parish. Prayers, peace and strength to all the Halton’s.

I am sorry Bobby. It is a terrible pain that I know when you lose a parent. Please accept my sincere condolences.

I knew Margaret at Wilson Tech. She was a lovely lady who took an interest in everyone.

Sorry for your loss and may your Mom rest in Peace

Prayers to you Bobby and Halton family from the Maguire Clan.

My condolences to you and your family bobby

Thoughts and Prayers are with you Brother. Mom is with All the other Angels in Heaven

Sorry for your loss Bobby. No matter how old you get, it hurts to loose a parent or sibling. RIP

Prayers for your family on the passing of your beautiful mom to her reward.

Very Sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.

sorry for you loss.....never easy....

My condolences. Sorry for your loss

Mr. Halton, Met you at the Rosecrance/Florian seminar in Rosemont, Illinois 2017. We had a great conversation. Very sorry about you Mother. Lost mine in 2013. Many prayers to you and your family. Take the best memory of your Mother and keep it secure. When sad times come, use that memory. It will get you through the tough times.

Love and prayers to you and your family, my friend.

Bobby, sending Prayers for you and your family, for strength, courage and peace.

Condolences on your loss, Chief...

Sorry for your loss Chief.

Sorry for your loss Chief. May she RIP.

Sorry for your loss Chief Halton. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers

My deepest condolences to you and your family💔

Sorry to hear Chief. May she Rest In Peace.

Sad news, Bobby. Hope fond memories help you.

Sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.

Sorry for your loss chief thoughts and prayers from my family to yours.

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Who Is Bobby Halton

Fire Chief Bobby Halton ret. is currently editor in chief of Fire Engineering magazine and education director of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC). Chief Halton began his career in structural firefighting with the Albuquerque Fire Department and rose through the ranks to include chief of training. Bobby was chief of operations until his retirement from Albuquerque in 2004. He then became chief of the Coppell (TX) Fire Department, Bobby left Coppell to assume the duties as editor in chief of Fire Engineering Magazine.

Chief Halton is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, left a member in good standing with the International Association of Fire Fighters, is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and has served on several of the National Fire Protection Association technical committees. He is active with the National Fallen Firefighters the Congressional Fire Services Institute and the Firefighters Cancer Support Network. He has done extensive speaking and training for the fire service in the United States and internationally.

Specialties: USAR, Structural firefighting specialist, Haz Mat, Terrorism, EMS, Wildland interface.

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