"Well presented class. So much better than the “textbook classes” that are prevalent today. LT Samsing’s presentation was insightful, informative, and thought provoking with great references. Kiel is a great presenter. His passion for the subject matter is obvious in the great detail and personal experiences that are threaded throughout his class. I highly recommend taking LT Samsing’s class. You’ll leave enriched and with new perspectives that are knowledge based on his real world experiences. This is quality information that you can take back and put to use in your fire company. I was so impressed I’d take this class again. Five stars." - Ray C. (Philadelphia Fire Dept)
"I read the book “Boyd” by Robert Coram in March of 2022 which introduced me to the “OODA Loop.” Colonel Boyd’s decision making framework was originally designed for fighter pilots. Kiel’s class breaks down this process and shows how it is also very applicable to the fire service. He demonstrates a clear understanding of the concepts and makes it easy to understand. This class is a must for fire department company officers, acting officers, and aspiring officers." -Steven B. Schnaudt, Captain (Robbinsville Township Fire Department Ret.)
"Thinking like a leader doesn’t always come naturally to everyone. And even if it does, there’s still ways to improve. Understanding the science and psychology behind the decision making process is interesting and important to improving. Kiel has spent countless hours researching this topic and has developed a great class. He talks about different thinking processes, ways to improve, and applying everything to what you do. I highly recommend that anyone in the fire service takes this class. It will make you a better thinker which will make you, and your crew, safer." -E.J. Henninger, Building Firefighter Development
Reviews From Student Feedback forms:
"Excellent information. Very cerebral topic. Well organized. Exceeded my expectations"
"Very good speaker, down to earth. Has good content with real world experience to reference and how to apply his teachings to our own situations."
Very good. I’m familiar with Boyd and loved his info although may gone over head of some unfamiliar. He’s passionate and it shows."
"Fun and engaging. I enjoyed his candor and approachability."
"Great speaker and brought a lot of information to the class"
"Excellent presentation. Highlight of the day."
"Great presenter, enthusiastic kept energy up"
"Excellent presentation. Lots of information put out in an easy to understand format."
"Awesome content and message. Easy to stay attentive"