• Strategic Planning
  • Department Evaluation
  • Internal Investigations and Research
  • Promotional Assessment Centers
  • SOG/Policy Development and Updates
  • Fire Inspection Services
  • Officer Development Workshops
  • Hazardous Materials First Responder Training
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5 Bugle Training & Consulting

A professional and effective Department maintains response readiness in a positive and functional environment; Five Bugle Training and Consulting utilizes proven management strategies along with fire service best practices to assist fire departments to address a wide variety of needs from strategic planning to fleet evaluation, SOG/Policy practices and internal investigations to help smooth out the rough issues. Promptly addressing issues and creating a strategic plan results in increased team solidarity and effective performance.

The Team

Bruce Fuerbringer, M.S., EFO

Retired Fire Chief Bruce Fuerbringer is an experienced and well respected consultant, trainer and workshop presenter. He has worked with a variety of public and private sector companies and has presented at numerous local, state and national conferences.

A 31-year veteran of the fire service, Bruce served as a chief officer and later as Fire Chief leading a department of nearly 100 personnel.

  • Master's degree, Risk Control, University of Wisconsin Stout
  • National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program graduate
  • Instructed for WI Technical College System & National Fire Academy
  • Wisconsin Fire Inspector Association "Chief of the Year"

Ed Kassing, M.S.

Fire Chief Kassing is a 33 year veteran of the fire service, also serving as Fire Chief. Chief Kassing is a certified hazardous materials specialist and is an experienced and well respected hazardous materials consultant and trainer. He also specializes in response data evaluation and analysis, which helps to plan response strategies and potential new fire station locations.

  • Master's degree, Human Resource Development and Training, University of Wisconsin Stout
  • National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program graduate
  • Instructed for WI Technical College System & National Fire Academy

Frank Neibauer, Trainer, Haz Mat Specialist; Natural Gas and Propane

Frank contributes 30+ years of combined experience in the areas of natural gas and propane management, instructing for the WI Technical College System and as a member of the Township Fire Department, Inc. His work in training First Responders in Hazardous Materials related classes continually gets high marks from his students!