Brent Lytle
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Wearing PPE and Turnout Gear on Calls

Started this discussion. Last reply by lutan1 Dec 6, 2013. 26 Replies

Ok, I've said it here before and I'm asking, no, begging for an answer for what I truly believe to be a very important question. I am a volunteer, along with a training officer, on a small department…Continue

Another Unusual Question. What Do The More Rural Firefighters Use For Trucks To Carry Gear To The Scene?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Gregston Apr 29, 2013. 13 Replies

Ok, you inner-city firefighters just overlook this thread because I know you all put gear on before you leave the station. But for those of us in rural areas, showing up to fires at different times…Continue

"New" Quick Attack Truck for Our Department. Now What Should We Fill It With?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shannon Elliott Mar 26, 2013. 16 Replies

Hello All,My department just purchased another local department's used "quick attack" truck for fighting brush fires and being the first truck on scene to most of our fires. It is a 1980 Chevy 1 ton…Continue

Tags: Brush, Truck, Attack, Quick

POV Lighting. Has anyone used the "Stingerz" style of lighting on theirs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Derek J Sinesi May 13, 2013. 9 Replies

Hello All,Looking at lighting up my 2008 GMC Sierra and found some really neat ideas on Youtube for lighting mounts. The obvious best was a Whelen Slimlighter in both the front and rear windows but…Continue

Tags: Lighting, POV

 

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lutan1 replied to Brent Lytle's discussion Wearing PPE and Turnout Gear on Calls
"You write a policy and you enforce the policy from the top down. If the leaders don't enforce it, then no one will follow. Any leader who allows members in 2013 nd beyond to work a scene of any sort without PPE appropriate to that scene is…"
Dec 6, 2013
Robert Bates replied to Brent Lytle's discussion Wearing PPE and Turnout Gear on Calls
"I have been a full-time firefighter since 1989 (and an on-call member fo a differetn department for 3 years prior to that) and I am a huge proponent of full turn-out gear for everyone except the driver.  I have found that I personally cannot…"
Nov 29, 2013
Paul Sawyer replied to Brent Lytle's discussion Wearing PPE and Turnout Gear on Calls
"In australia its manditory even for us volunteer brigdes to wear full turnout gear to every job. In saying thst we have two different lots of turnout gear. Our yellows which are for grass fires or bushfires and out structal gear for almost…"
Nov 29, 2013
Mike Pawlowski replied to Brent Lytle's discussion Wearing PPE and Turnout Gear on Calls
"           In Georgetown,DE (Station 77) we run about 500-520 alarms a year. They may range from Medical assists, coverage for a neighboring station, automatic alarms/alarm company alerts, vehicle…"
Nov 28, 2013
Scott miller replied to Brent Lytle's discussion Wearing PPE and Turnout Gear on Calls
"As a training officer myself I have had the same problem with some of the old timers. You need to reiterate over and over the need to wear ppe's. Cover the liability the city will have to deal with if someone is injured. Also make sure your…"
Nov 24, 2013
Thomas J. Champion replied to Brent Lytle's discussion Wearing PPE and Turnout Gear on Calls
"Hey Jim Sorry I forgot a few more points. This would be the same person who would only wear part or none of there PPE on a run. PPE that may be needed to save my ass at some point in time. To some who are vollies it's a hobby you can pick them…"
Nov 7, 2013
Thomas J. Champion replied to Brent Lytle's discussion Wearing PPE and Turnout Gear on Calls
"Hi Jim Case in point. Right now I have a member on the VFD who at this point in time has not been to one meeting this year. He is 100% deficient in all required training for the year. Of the 146 runs this year he has been on 1 . He let his first…"
Nov 7, 2013
andrew shapiro replied to Brent Lytle's discussion Wearing PPE and Turnout Gear on Calls
"Brent, I would go the "liability" scare route if I were you.  Does your department, your city or  township  -- or whatever the authority having jurisdiction -- have any idea what kind of liability they…"
Nov 6, 2013
Jim Conrad replied to Brent Lytle's discussion Wearing PPE and Turnout Gear on Calls
"Thomas, you mention that it is not that hard.  I hear that a lot.  Who gets to show everyone the door?  The officers?  The Chiefs? The Mayor or county commissioners? How can it be so easy to fire all of these volunteers when…"
Nov 4, 2013
AJAYI OLAYINKA replied to Brent Lytle's discussion Wearing PPE and Turnout Gear on Calls
"Let those in charge know the importance of PPE while doing fire fighting that it protect, prevent the body from be hurt by fire.  "
Nov 4, 2013
Thomas J. Champion replied to Brent Lytle's discussion Wearing PPE and Turnout Gear on Calls
"I worked in the same fire station on the same shift for 21 years. Just in the past 5 years have I been around VFD'S one thing I see is most Departments have an annual election of officers. This is bad news situation. Officers are not…"
Nov 4, 2013
Norm Tindell replied to Brent Lytle's discussion Wearing PPE and Turnout Gear on Calls
"Everyone agrees wearing PPE is not optional. An extreme measure you might employ: Ask the Chief if he has his funeral plans in place and make sure the department has all the information to make the necessary notifications and carry out the…"
Nov 4, 2013
Jim Conrad replied to Brent Lytle's discussion Wearing PPE and Turnout Gear on Calls
"I cant think of another option if the members don't start wearing the PPE.  How could someone stay training officer if the guys wont wear the PPE?  It not only puts the offending members at risk but puts everyone at risk if something…"
Nov 3, 2013
Thomas J. Champion replied to Brent Lytle's discussion Wearing PPE and Turnout Gear on Calls
"Great call Mike"
Nov 2, 2013
mike oleary replied to Brent Lytle's discussion Wearing PPE and Turnout Gear on Calls
"This question came up on a mutal aid fire tha I was safety officer for a volunteer fire department: I set the company home for not being in the gear for a fire and reported to there chief as what, also quoted s.o.p., to the department officer which…"
Nov 1, 2013
Bobby replied to Brent Lytle's discussion Wearing PPE and Turnout Gear on Calls
"Here's the short version We are required to wear appropriate PPE on every incident. We're full service fire/rescue/medical dept. In short, on every call we respond to, we're wearing some sort of PPE, but here's…"
Oct 31, 2013

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At 8:59pm on January 13, 2013, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Brent. I am glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.
Chief William Sharp- Retired
Brookings Fire / Rescue

 
 
 

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