"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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%…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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.