"I've been away from FFN for a while, checking things out again... joined this group because I am now studying and training in fire investigation. I have over 80 hours on CFITrainer.net, took a Fire Scene Assessment course locally (more of an…"
"I was just re-reading your post...
They give Juniors Radios? If they can afford that, they can afford to give you proper PPE without you buying your own helmet.
As for the Black helmet reflectors, they do not meet the Health and Safety…"
"In Ontario Canada, we only got legal permission to have a green light (no siren) on our POV within what... the last 10 years or so... There was a little bit of time before that when the green lights were not restricted by law to fire (and two…"
"I think that is a good solution but if they have some attachment to their red helmet, they should level up to Captain (if they can) but the red front sounds like a good solution.
In MY department it's kinda simple:
"That's a sharp setup there Mike (the 3 photos in the topic theme).
There is a Health and Safety initiative up here what would recommend that those two helmets be "positively secured" to the vehicle. (Unless thay already are and I…"
"I was told about a recepie for cooking seagull years ago:
- Place large stock pot on stove and add water (about half).
- Place seagull into pot.
- Place a rock in the pot (make sure rock has been washed clean first).
- Boil water.
When the rock is…"
"I am guessing that Camden's bean counters and elected officials ALL have residential sprinklers and are armed to the hilt because they are likely on their own if a fire or crime happens in THEIR home...
Either that or they live out of town and…"
"Ok, you're "really wacky".
(You asked for it)
Seriously, take a step back. It's good to be motivated, but you gotta be careful.
Dial it down a few notches.
If you still have a ton of energy focused on your future FD then…"
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Bolton Ambulance Service (7 years)
Ontario Race Physicians Medical Team (1 season)
P1 Paramedic, First Response, Defib (S-AED), BTLS.
Occupational Health and Safety Rep. (non FF)
Health and Safety Representative (certified) - Different from "Safety Officer" My job is only for the station - trip hazards, evac plans, regular office type stuff.
Leaving my department name out of this for fear of accidently saying something that might reflect poorly on my dept... don't think I will... but C.Y.A.!
7 years of experience as a paramedic.
My comments are sometimes educated, sometimes informed and sometimes just blowing smoke...but they are always mine and mine alone and do not reflect upon anyone else (especially my department or employer).
Hi there Bekks; I would like to Welcome you to FFN & hope U enjoy this site and gather as many friends as I have during your stay. I’m Leo, a Paramedic from Victoria - Australia; If you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends. If I have not added you as a friend, it’s because I have reached my Max and I am waiting for members to reply to me.
I am looking for Police, Medical, Ambulance, S&R; Dispatcher & Fire Service patches. If U are interested, or U know someone in these groups please contact me. If you feel like sending me one of your Service patch … don’t be shy….
My address is:-
Leo J. Cartwright 246 Kay Street; TRARALGON; VICTORIA 3844; AUSTRALIA