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Fireline Training & Consulting is a leader in the effort to elevate workplace writing standards and skills. Fireline offers meaningful and context-relevant writing seminars to help people in the workforce make simple, subtle, and high impact improvements to their professional writing skills.

Mary Sovick, Fireline’s founder, has developed writing training and taught workplace writing skills to a variety of workplaces since 1996. Mary is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer, consultant, and author. Mary is a retired firefighter from South Metro Denver Fire & Rescue. She is an adjunct instructor at the National Fire Academy, Colorado State University, and at various community colleges across the country.

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Individual tutoring

2015 Seminars


IAFC Company Officer Leadership Symposium, Chandler, AZ

  • December 9 3:00 4:30 - Writing Essentials for the Company Officer
  • December 10 8:45 10:15- Simple Steps to Improve Report Narratives

2016 Seminars


City of Grandville

  • January 28 & 30 - Basic Business Writing Skills for Fire and EMS
  • January 29 & 31 Simple Steps to Improve Report Narratives


South Metro Fire Rescue Authority

  • Feb. 22 Basic Business Writing Skills for Fire and EMS
    9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 23 Tips to Strengthen Report Narratives
    9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 24 Writing Skills for Promotional Processes
    9 :00 a.m. 3 p.m.

Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District

  • Feb. 29 Basic Business Writing Skills for Fire and EMS
    9 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
  • March 1 Simple Steps to Improve Report Narratives
    9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
  • March 2 Writing Skills for Promotional Processes
    9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

To register for any seminar, or for more info, contact:
Mary Sovick
Fireline Training and Consulting
Phone: (970) 493-1414
Fax: (719) 452-3881

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The Report Card

Shorten report-writing time while including more complete information. Eliminate misspelled words. This handy, two-sided reference card (4" x 11") will guide you through the narrative portion of run reports. Learn more here


Food for thought:
"The only thing worse than losing an employee you have trained is keeping an employee you haven't trained." ~ Zig Ziglar

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