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Engine 32 Capt.'s Discussions

Doing the Right Thing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kimberly A Bownas Jan 15, 2009. 3 Replies

What gives? Another sign of the Economic Apocalypse...

Started this discussion. Last reply by PA Firefighter Dec 17, 2008. 6 Replies

Try This Drill

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron King (Fire Chief) Jun 12, 2009. 32 Replies

 

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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Captain
Years in Fire/EMS:
Serving since 1995
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
LFD - Louisville, KY
Years With Department/Agency
15
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
President - IAFF Local 3972
My Training:
EMT-B, HAZ-MAT Ops, Swift Water Rescue Tech, Fire Officer I, Instructor I, MFRI Staff and Command and a whole lot of other stuff that nobody here wants to be bored with...
About Me:
Full time fire fighter. Just trying to do my time, go home safely, and make sure my men go home safely as well.

THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS EXPRESSED ON THIS PAGE ARE MINE AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE VIEWS OR OPINIONS OF MY EMPLOYER OR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH MY EMPLOYER.
Day Job:
This is it 24/48
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I have a desire to serve people. It's my calling.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
It's the best job in the world.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Training and Safety.

If you're not training in your down time, you're doing an injustice to the people working underneath you.

We work an average of 10 shifts per month. We train an average of 15 times per month. That's a minimum of 15 hours per month. My opinion is that's not enough. How many hours do you get?

Train like your life depends on it. Make sure the people you are responsible for have the tools necessary to go home safely.

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Jefferson County Fire School 2008, Louisville KY

Posted on September 22, 2008 at 10:28pm 0 Comments

Jefferson County Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 3972, is hosting a hospitality suite at the 2008 Jefferson County Fire School in Louisville, Kentucky.



I would like to personally invite any of the members of FirefighterNation who are from Kentucky or Southern Indiana, and who are planning on attending the Fire School, to stop by and see us.



It will be on Friday night, September 26th from 1800 - 2100. Beer, Soda and Snacks will be provided. The location is at the… Continue

Hydrant testing

Posted on June 12, 2008 at 3:36pm 7 Comments



I don't know about the rest of you, but we are required to test our hydrants here. The water company does not do it. We do a flow test in the spring and we flush them in the fall.



In any event, you test enough hydrants and eventually you'll see something you really wished you'd never seen. For example - last year a cap blew off a hydrant and landed half way across the street. Most of our hydrants have either a 5" discharge and two 2… Continue

Charleston

Posted on May 16, 2008 at 10:00pm 2 Comments

I just read the report issued on the Charleston incident. It's posted at Firehouse.com if anyone is interested in reading it.



It is a very well written and detailed report that covers the multitude of tactical errors that were made on that fateful day. It is almost disheartening to see that the people in charge of making sure their members go home safely at the end of their tour could be so inept at their jobs.



I would encourage EVERYONE to read this report. Get an idea of… Continue

I don't understand...

Posted on May 4, 2008 at 10:43pm 32 Comments

I posted a comment in a training forum outlining a good search line drill that was easy and fun to do, and received 8 comments.



Then I see a post on whether or not blackened helmets are "cool" that received 26 comments.



I don't understand how this happens. It's not that my topic didn't receive any comments, I'm more miffed because I think people's priorities are fucked up.



That's all I wanted to say.



Remember - be safe out there, and… Continue

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