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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. Mary is an associate member of IAFC's Professional Development Committee and an editor for IAFC's Officer Development Handbook.

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2014 Seminars


Strengthening Fire & EMS Report Narratives
May 10 8 a.m. noon
May 13 6 p.m. 10 p.m.
Fort Lupton Fire Training Center
2999 9th Street
Fort Lupton, CO 80621
A limited number of seats are available to outside agencies.
For info or to register, contact Lt. Taw Tamlin at 303-857-4603 ext. 204.

Basic Business Writing Skills for Fire & EMS
April 12 8 4
Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District Station 42
1089 JW Drive
Carbondale, CO 81623
A limited number of seats are available to outside agencies.
For info, contact Deputy Chief Pete Bradshaw, (970) 704-0675 (Office)

Best Practices for Workplace Email
Larimer County
May 18 8 11:45
Open to city and county employees
For more information, contact Patsi Maroney, 970-498-5977


July 21 Basic Business Writing Skills
July 22 Best Practices for Report Narratives
Refinery Terminal Fire Company
Corpus Christi, Texas

Fire Rescue International Presenting three sessions. More details to come.
August 13-16


September 12 & 13 Basic Business Writing Skills for Fire and EMS
Maine Fire Service Institute
Brunswick, Maine 04011

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

Client Feedback

"Thanks for such a great class last week. I have received nothing but positive feedback and praise for your presentation. We will be looking at using your services for a larger cross section of staff in the future..." BC Peter Bradshaw, Glenwood Springs FDJ

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