DAVID GONZALEZ
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  • San Juan Bautista, CA
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Wildland or a High-Rise Fire?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd May 30, 2012. 13 Replies

Ive had the pleasure of training With a couple high rank chiefs during a laro class and they said they would never work a wildland fire and said a high rise is safer. What do you think is better?

Californias new law for Driver/Operators.

Started Mar 15, 2011 0 Replies

As of Jan 1st 2011 all standard Class B Firefighter restricted License. will now be class C with a firefighter endorsment. I was wondering What are your state Policies for for driving Fire engines.Continue

 

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Jamie O'Connor and DAVID GONZALEZ are now friends
Feb 16, 2016
DAVID GONZALEZ replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion How is Your RIT, RIC or FAST Made Up?
"The first department i worked for, All personnel are required to be RIC trained. Our RIC was the second due or under the Chiefs discretion, SOPs for a one story single family fire we would have four engines, one truck, one light/air, and one rescue…"
Feb 13, 2016
DAVID GONZALEZ replied to Tony Cornett's discussion I need some fraternal help and advice! Our station is unstaffed!
"I know the period is over but what about a SAFER Grant in the near future that could help with a lot of staffing issues. "
Feb 13, 2016
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Feb 13, 2016
DAVID GONZALEZ replied to Kyle's discussion Department Consolidation
"if they still refuse they need to be let go. Sounds like an ego trip to me."
Feb 10, 2016
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DAVID GONZALEZ liked Tony Cornett's discussion I need some fraternal help and advice! Our station is unstaffed!
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May 11, 2015
DAVID GONZALEZ replied to Sideburns's discussion Seat Assignments in Rural Department?
"It all depends on how the stations operate, for the longest time my volunteer department never had assigned seating the officer made the call, but he also based it off who is confident in getting the task done, as of now since we went into a county…"
Dec 25, 2014
DAVID GONZALEZ replied to Michael McCarthy's discussion Bunker Gear removal
Dec 23, 2014
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Vehicle Extrication & Rescue

To talk about all things related to vehicle extrication.Not USAR. Not Confined Space. Not SAR. Not BA. Not Swift Water. Not Trench.Vehicle extricaiton only....See More
Dec 20, 2014
DAVID GONZALEZ replied to Jake Hoffman's discussion Traditional Helmets
"Im just use to my cal fire helmet, saved my life more than once very strong impact rating, traditional looks nice and everything, but some  composite helmets melt, leather is better, and thermoplastic like the lafc are very good and is a duel…"
Dec 18, 2014
DAVID GONZALEZ replied to Zachary Wolf's discussion Pumper-Ladders Equipment Standards?
"Where i live and work larger fire departments send truck company's to all MVCs, "
Dec 18, 2014
DAVID GONZALEZ replied to Robert "Red" Barger's discussion Volunteerism
"I believe there's several ways to think about this. Not an expert just my own crazy theory. Poor leadership is one cause, so much demand to be a good officer and especially a training officer these days, poor teachings or boring trainings, lack…"
Dec 14, 2014
DAVID GONZALEZ replied to Jamie O'Connor's discussion Neoprene Gloves recommendations?
"Hatch specialist neoprene gloves go to www.uscav.com"
Dec 11, 2014
DAVID GONZALEZ replied to Zachary Wolf's discussion Pumper-Ladders Equipment Standards?
"I haven't been on in a while i know its late but i have the iso manual that covers all the ratings its in PDF form so i can email it to you heres mine davy95045@yahoo.com "
Dec 11, 2014

Profile Information

What State do you live in?
CA
Type of Organization
Part/Paid Fire Department
Job Function
Company Officer (Captain/Lt/Supervisor), Training Officer/Training Chief/Instructor, Firefighter/Driver Operator, Fire Marshal/Inspector
Years in Fire/EMS:
12
Years With Department/Agency
12
My Training:
LARO TECH
FF2
SAFETY OFFICER COURSE
CFI COURSE
hazmat a/o
ICS 100, 200, 300.
nims 700
driver ops 1a
S-230/231
S-130/190
TLAR TECH
About Me:
started with a volunteer department which eventually became a county wide fire protection, not a district yet, and a full time fire department, been with them for 12 years. decided that in January 2015 ill be moving to texas for a new fire department. Hoping i will put my training to good use and teach new fellow firefighters. passion of mine is to teach and learn from new people.
Day Job:
firefighter
Relationship Status:
Single
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
THIRD GENERATION FIREFIGHTER ITS IN THE BLOOD
Why I Love Fire/EMS
HELPING PEOPLE WHO DONT KNOW YOUR NAME AND ALL YOU GET IS A THANK YOU.

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department problems

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 6:35pm 0 Comments

I never blog before. So bare with me

We been having issues with a county fire problem as for the past 60 years our county has a contract thru calfire, my department has a contract to staff the second engine out to all county calls now we had an idea to have a city run the county with us running the west side of it all. After a long vote the county did in fact give it to the city and us and last week they re voted to have calfire stay another year. And calfire wants to build two new… Continue

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At 3:30am on March 15, 2011, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
David, 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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