Meet Tim Whetstone, Owner/COO:


Tim is the founder and COO of Training Development Group, LLC. Tim served in the US Navy as an Operations Specialist and as a Search and Rescue Swimmer with several overseas deployments. Upon being honorably discharged from the US Navy, he worked several different jobs. Over time, he eventually found his calling in the greatest profession in the world! He is currently a Battalion Chief and NR Paramedic with the City of Crowley Fire Department in Texas. He has been with Crowley FD for over 20 years where he received several awards including Rookie of the Year, EMS Provider of the Year, Firefighter of the Year, and most recently, Fire Officer of the Year. He also maintains advanced certifications with Texas Commission on Fire Protection as a Driver/Operator, HAZMAT Technician, HAZMAT Incident Commander, TCFP Instructor, TCFP Field Examiner, as well as TCFP Advanced Level Structural Firefighter.

Tim has over 20 years of experience as an instructor in the fire service. Over the course of the 20 years he has taught several fire courses and has served as an instructor for fire academy students for that entire time. He has had the opportunity to be involved with hundreds of academies and has been known for bringing a bit of the military side into the paramilitary world of the fire service. He is very passionate about pride and ownership in the fire service and thoroughly enjoys being able to pass on his extensive experience and hard-won knowledge to new generations of firefighters.

With Tim being a current and active firefighter, battalion chief, and paramedic, he brings current, real-world training and advice to the students. He is a believer in leadership taking a “lead from the front” approach which he actively implements within the company. With his passionate belief in training every student to be their absolute best, students can put their trust in TDG Fire Academy to go out into the competitive world of firefighting and find a successful career as a Firefighter.

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