- Recruitment & retention of women in the fire service
- Contemporary issues, gender disparity, the avoidance of legal battles.
- The definitive guide to fireground risk / benefit analysis
- Monster Houses – Know the Big Problems
- Strategy & tactics, recruitment & retention issues, promotional
- Conflict Resolution – Fast Attack Strategy for the Proactive Officer
- Problem solving & employee counseling, recruit academy procedures
- Recruit academy procedures
- Fire ground command safety practices
Katherine T. Ridenhour, Ret., Battalion Chief, is the deputy plans officer for FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1.
Chief in Charge Fire Department EMS bureau. Fire Department Instructors Conference Advisory Board.
Ridenhour explains that simply saying “We will risk a lot to save a lot” is not an effective way to evaluate fireground risk. Focuses on an ongoing risk vs. benefit decision making system to accurately determine offensive / defensive / transitional strategies.
She was a Battalion Chief commanding the largest battalion in the city.
Katherine T. Ridenhour, Ret., Battalion Chief has an extensive teaching background and has taught at many national conferences such as:
IAFC Metro Chief’s,
IAFC Company Officer Leadership Symposium,
International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services
Women in the Fire Service Leadership,
Fire Department Instructors Conferences (FDIC),
IAFF Human Relations
IAFF Redmond Symposium conferences,
Colorado Fire Chief’s Association
Arizona Fire Chief’s Association conferences,
Strategy and Tactics,
Recruitment and Retention issues,
Promotional exam processes,
Preparation / Preparing for assessment centers,
Problem solving and Employee counseling,
Recruit academy procedures,
Fire ground command safety practices,
ICS Plans Officer training
Member of the Urban Search and Rescue Task Force One (CO-TF1) and Deputy Plans Section Chief.
Katherine has a vast background in technical rescue.
Katherine a paramedic / assigned as the EMS Bureau Chief.
An officer & drillmaster in the AFD Training Division.
Member of the International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services.