In the Switzerland County Newspaper is an article that all Instructors should see. When I rad it I almost came out of my seat in outrage at the blatant disregard for NFPA 1403. For any other interested parties, http://vevaynewspapers.com/ is the link. click on the "Reflections" link and register for online access. after this week you will have to select the "Reflections 10/8" link to view it.
"Who still uses 10 codes? Heck I teach plain english for size up. No more multi story, or Type III, or residential dwellings, or mercantile structures etc.
Is 2 multi story? Is 10 multi story?
Is a single wide mobile home a residential dwelling? Is…"
"I agree it may excite them to join but what happens when they realize its not all Trauma!? We will wind up with the same problems we are dealing with now... plenty of people but no one wanting to respond. Or worse.... they will decide to act like…"
"Hey guys just thought i would put this out there... Miller-York VFD from Dearborn County is having its annual car show and chicken dinner fundraiser Sunday June 28th at 11:00-3:00 PM EST. It will be held at Perfect North Slopes off of State Road 1.…"
"Does your state offer any Fire Schools or training opportunities? If not the you should speak to your DHS reps about maybe offering some things for Specialized training. Courtesy says to let your TO know you would like more hours and as TO of my…"
"Now to translate into english from indiana plain speak.
"Any county Dispatch, this is EMS 123. This unit is ON DUTY and AVAILABLE. We are able to respond to all MVA'S, STRUCTURE FIRES, and PSYCH PATIENTS. At that time we will advise when…"
I have used this excercise in class before when I am teaching some of the older members who don't understand why we need to switch to plain english when it comes to radio traffic. Typically I go online and print off a copy of 10-codes from different states and hand them out. I then hand them the following statement and tell them to decode the transmission and write down their answers. It usually gets through to them after reading what everyone got. Feel free to use this if you like but do me a…See More
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Miller York VFD 7 years, Greendale EMS 5 yrs
I am currently IFSAC FF2, NFPA Instructor 1, EMT-Basic, PTLS, Motorsports Emergency Certified, Ice Rescue, Auto and Heavy Equipment Extrication
I am 25 years old, happily married, just had our first child(Jacob), working towards a career in the Public Safety field. I spent 3 yrs in the US Army as a medic, I have been a FF for 7 yrs and an EMT for 5.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
At first it was a family thing. I stayed because I love what I do.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love being on the front line between the public and danger.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Health and Safety. Cardiac problems and Seatbelts.