Art Sutherland
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Responding without being paged or requested.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Leonard,Jr. Apr 17, 2010. 34 Replies

Light Law for each State or Province.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger P Bray Nov 28, 2012. 36 Replies

Fundraising with the help from your Community

Started this discussion. Last reply by Art Sutherland Jun 15, 2009. 6 Replies

 

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Jenni Mowbray liked Art Sutherland's discussion PowerPoint - Vehicle Extrication & Rescue
May 11
Roger P Bray replied to Art Sutherland's discussion Light Law for each State or Province.
"Haven't seen TN yet. We buy our own. No approval needed. Red for fire. Blue is only police. They are very strict about that. You need an ID to buy blue. POV must have license plate acceptable. F tag is for fire, RS for Rescue Squad, FOB for…"
Nov 28, 2012
Steve Price replied to Art Sutherland's discussion Light Law for each State or Province.
" NS V&T  Article 9  Equipment of motor vehicles and motorcycles.§ 375 (41). Colored and flashing lights. Blue light. One blue light may be affixed to any motor vehicle owned by a volunteer member of a…"
Nov 23, 2012
John Crabbe replied to Art Sutherland's discussion Light Law for each State or Province.
"ruff, ruff, ruff,.......ruff, ruff, ruff,   :-)"
Oct 31, 2012
Bob Callahan replied to Art Sutherland's discussion Light Law for each State or Province.
"Louisiana POV - Red w/ 360 degree visbility & siren permitted  (Most VFD chiefs do not allow sirens) (Apparatus - Red with up to 50% blue on the rear.) Emergency Vehicle. Light permit issued by the fire departments/districts. In almost…"
Oct 31, 2012
Drew S. replied to Art Sutherland's discussion Light Law for each State or Province.
"1) Which State: Missouri2) What color Light: Blue/Blue-White visible 360 deg around entire vehicle. 3) Is the Pov's in your State considerd an Emergency Vechile or is it a Courtesy Light: POV are Emergency as long as responding to Fire/EMS…"
Oct 23, 2012
John K. Johnson replied to Art Sutherland's discussion PowerPoint - Vehicle Extrication & Rescue in the group Vehicle Extrication & Rescue
"Hi Art, It is funny you ask about extrication powerpoint. I just received from Ron Moore one his paperback books on extrication. I have all the powerpoints on extrication in a Technical Rescue setting. Bus, High Strength Steel, Car Fire, and Special…"
Nov 30, 2011
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Lieutenant
Years in Fire/EMS:
10
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Volunteer Fire Fighter
Years With Department/Agency
10
Dept. Web Site:
http://www.geocities.com/miraroadvolfire/HOME.html
My Training:
Level 1 Fire Fighter
About Me:
Trying to have Nova Scotia change the Highway Traffic Act to allow Volunteer Fire Fighters the use of a Green Light when responding.

The Fundraising is fun and helps buy gear.
Day Job:
School Bus Driver
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To help people in need.....
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Dealing with the Community...Going to the Schools...Our Grading Day Party...When the ladies aux. put on the Xmas turkey supper for the whole local school and teachers...
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Responding, funding,

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I really need help with this..

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 11:16am 8 Comments

I am trying to have the Nova Scotia Gov. change the Highway traffic act to allow Volunteer Fire Fighters the use of Lights on their Pov's.



I have some response, I need more help with a questionare I have and copies of SOP'S, SOG'S Traning.



If any one can help please send your information to me at miraroadvolfire@hotmail.com...Art



Find the attached file, if you can answer it I will need your name, Dept and where your Dept is from.…



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At 12:05pm on April 26, 2009, Padre Pete said…
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At 12:04pm on April 26, 2009, Padre Pete said…
Art, I just took your survey. Now I have a little more insight re: your needs, so Ill share this with you here. Our "firefighters" (volunteers) have blue lights on their own vehicles for ID so traffic control people can ID them at the scene. They afford no traffic privelidges. However, locals sometimes let them by. The major abuse of the blue light is when rookies drive as though they had those emergency privelidges. Here in New York State Chiefs and Asst Chiefs personal vehicles are considered emergency vehicles and are authorized to have red lights and sirens and have all the special traffic privaledges granted by their use. I believe that is a good thing. We have 1 chief and 2 asst. chiefs and one them is almost always on scene way ahead of the first responding unit and their size up and on scene investigation is usually very beneficial to reaponders. In your survey you clump everyone under the title of "firefighter" and there is no way to explain about officers and Chiefs who are not "firefighters". That would seem an easy fix. Best wishes on your project.
At 5:02pm on January 13, 2009, Chief Mike said…
Originally prior to us having crews at the station, our volunteers (55 total) were permitted to have red lights in there vehicles to respond into the station for calls with approval of the department chief. They had a form they would fill out for approval. The prvilege could be revoked by the chief due to miss use or conduct of the member. Since now we have crews on duty at the station, we no longer permit red lights in povs of our members. Our department now has 185 active running members.
At 7:55pm on January 6, 2009, hap502 said…
just chiefs asst chiefs
At 9:35am on July 4, 2008, Mary said…
doing ok. Hope you have a Happy and safe 4th of july.
 
 
 

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