Brian J.
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  • Vernon Rockville, CT
  • United States
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Brian J. commented on Mike France's group The Backroom Crew
"Thanks Jim!! I need to straighten some stuff out and a leave of absence just wasn't gonna cut it. So I retired. It will be tough for now, especially being right down the road from the station."
Feb 28, 2012
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Feb 28, 2012
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Feb 28, 2012
Brian J. commented on Mike France's group The Backroom Crew
"Hey everyone!! Been awhile since I've been here! I retired Sunday after 20 years with my department, hardest thing to do in my life!! It's for the better right now. My chief was understanding and left the door open for me to return if I…"
Feb 28, 2012
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Feb 28, 2012
Brian J. commented on Mike France's group The Backroom Crew
"Hey everyone!! Been a little preoccupied lately. We've been a little busy. Had a structure fire last week which I was at work for and missed. The crew got a quick knock down from what I've heard!! Cold front blew in today and made things…"
Jan 13, 2012
Brian J. replied to Jack N. Glassford's discussion Volunteer Fire Chief does not see the need to replace 10 year old turn outs
"I come from a very large volunteer department with over 200 members. Our budget allows for around 15 sets of gear a year. Luckily we received a grant that allowed us to purchase 60 sets. We based replacement by how old the persons gear was and how…"
Jan 13, 2012
Brian J. commented on Mike France's group The Backroom Crew
"Hey folks!! Just stopping in to say Hi! Been busy with work and coaching. Had a fire yesterday but I was at work when it came it in. The guys got a great stop!!"
Jan 6, 2012
Brian J. replied to Brando's discussion Integrated harness into your turnout gear
"We just took delivery of it a month ago. Just like capcityff's department only truckies and rescue company members got them. I'm an engine company officer and don't. The guys with them like them a lot. We'll be putting them…"
Jan 6, 2012
Brian J. replied to Bulldog324's discussion paid vs vollies
"Sorry for the conflict. I agree with you whole heartedly about the training. Training is a huge issue in most volunteer departments. We have SOG's that cover how much training you are required to make and how many calls. 75% of training and 25%…"
Jan 6, 2012
Brian J. replied to Marty Hrinko's discussion 2011 Call Volume
"Just under 5,000 calls for last year. Majority EMS. We have ambulances staffed 24/7."
Jan 4, 2012
Brian J. replied to Brando's discussion Integrated harness into your turnout gear
"We just got.new Globe gear with the integrated harness. It's a lot more comfortable to wear than having a Gemptor belt on the outside. It's lighter and more manueverable."
Jan 4, 2012
Brian J. replied to Bulldog324's discussion paid vs vollies
"Just to let you in on some info. The majority of recruit schools, when completed, are FFII, hazmat ops, and wmd. Along with lots of physical training. In the department I am a fire officer in, we train weekly, require FFI within a year of completing…"
Jan 4, 2012
Brian J. commented on Mike France's group The Backroom Crew
"MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!!! May it be filled with joy!! Be safe!"
Dec 25, 2011
Brian J. commented on Mike France's group The Backroom Crew
"Just got back from doing our annual Toys for Tikes toy delivery to families in need!! My department has been doing this for years!! This was my 20th year doing it and it still puts a smile on my face!! I brought my son and youngest daughter to give…"
Dec 19, 2011
Brian J. commented on Mike France's group The Backroom Crew
"Whaats up everyone? Not much here. Calls are few and far between lately, not that I'm complaining, it's nice being able to sleep at night!! Still gotta get my Christmas shopping done sometime this week. Be safe!!"
Dec 18, 2011

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Retired
Years in Fire/EMS:
20
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Town of Vernon Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
20
Dept. Web Site:
http://www.vernonfire.com
Day Job:
union electrician
Relationship Status:
Married

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At 5:34pm on July 27, 2011, Fabulous Heather Days of Summer said…
hmmm... so you think you are man enough to be my friend, aye?

Good Good ;-)

Welcome to FFN... I look forward seeing you around the pages... Better wear your big boy boots !
At 7:15pm on July 16, 2011, Michael David White said…
Welcome to the Nation Brian!
At 7:51am on July 16, 2011, Roger Waters said…
Welcome to Firefighter Nation Brian
At 5:46am on July 16, 2011, Joyce said…

At 11:42pm on July 15, 2011, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Brian, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. 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
Brookings, Oregon
 
 
 

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