"I have always been used to the 10 mn rule in the first hour and then you can ramp back after that.
When you hit the 24th hour in is usually a bit less to report but an hourly report should be given if
only to state that there are no new updates from…"
"To all those who will paint their trucks pink,
Please do not put any comments on the trucks. The color alone
shows your support in the fight against breast cancer. Too many politically correct government officials are finding ways to take away from…"
"now you sound like the normal probie jitters! Don't fret yourself to death! How did your first fire go?
If it went well then remember the good things that happened. As for being forced into the fire...
You are part of a team. We all screw up…"
"Jesse, after the deep breath you need to focus. You will be assigned a specific job and if you focus on that job you will do well. The mentor should be aware that you have anxiety and should do some simple skills drills with you to get over the…"
"Thanks James for the NY clarification. I was on the EMS side in NY so did not realize that! The BSA Explorer program is recognized in most places because there is great oversight. Good luck Ashley and keep learning from all sources."
"Most all of the responses have addressed the legality and I am mixed on that. Age does NOT denote maturity to do the job. I know some over 30 year olds that should not be doing the job! Since each state is responsible for
issuing their own…"
"I have to agree with you! As hospitals have gone more high tech and it has moved out in the field we are losing some of the basic skills to machines. I have not seen the sat of 96 but 0 resps...that is VERY scary. As a partner to a new EMT I had…"
"Ashley, a lot of it is controlled by state laws. Each state can have a different way of implementing and acting on these laws. In Maine the Bureau of Labor sets standards for firefighters and the age restrictions on what can be done is spelled out…"
"Our engine that operates extrication equipment has an AED, Jump kit with advanced equipment and some stuff
for rehab. As a rural dept we thought it best since we only have one ambulance and mutual aid can be a long way off sometimes."
"Well put Bob! (Pay attention, he has 6 years on me)
Television is a portrayal of things and the line between real and created
has been blurred so much it is hard to tell fact from fiction. Even the recreations (ala Rescue 911) were not quite…"
"Anyone have a high angle rope team? Years ago when I was into mtn climbing I taught a few teams the basics on rope use. I am much slower now and would love to get back to working with some teams (just for training) and to see what kinds of things…"
Somehow I missed this invite..Great group chief.
Since we have multiple lines that run thru our town we have been proactive in training when offered and trying to get groups to come and give training.
As so many others have mentioned…"
"Tom, i'll second you on that! Anything you can do to be ready when that magical 18 comes should be a plus. I know of no age stipulation on being able to do CPR. If you are certified I don't care how old you are! (I am getting too old to do…"
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