Training Program Testimonials

Town of Tonawanda Police Department

Dear Mr. Manhardt,

On behalf of the officers and staff of the Town of Tonawanda Police Department, I would like to convey our thanks to you and National Fuel for your time and commitment to making our fall training a success. Your presence with us for ten days allowed the entire department to benefit from your knowledge and experience. The information was not only beneficial in the officers' careers, but also extremely helpful for all of our families and us in personal life.

The segment you taught, being slightly in excess of one hour, not only fit well into our schedule, but also held everyone's interest throughout the lecture and demonstration portions of your presentation.

I am sure that we will be calling upon you at some point in the future as we continue to experience turnover with retirements and new hires.

Thank you again for presenting this interesting and helpful training.

Very truly yours,
Capt. J.T. Flanagan
Commander, Training Bureau
Town of Tonawanda Police Department

Buffalo Fire Department

Mr. Martin,

I am writing to inform you the Gas Emergency training provided by Mr. Jim Manhardt of Professional Utility Services has been completed. Mr. Manhardt delivered 32 classes, providing training to approximately 470 firefighters. I would also, on behalf of the Buffalo Fire Department, like to express our gratitude to you for providing this service to our members.

Jim Manhardt did a great job, not only delivering the classes but also in working with our Training Bureau as well as our training officers to accommodate our scheduling and complete the training in a timely fashion. This training was well received by the Department members and will certainly serve to increase the personal safety of our firefighters as well as the citizens of the City of Buffalo.

Thanks again,
Jim LaMacchia
Chief of Training
Buffalo Fire Department