Gary Beam
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I Am Responding

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Reynolds Mar 25, 2011. 10 Replies

has any one used this web based response tool at their fire house? If yes, do you have more than one monitor? How easy was it to hook up? what did you need?

vent tools

Started this discussion. Last reply by Buddy Chandler Feb 12, 2011. 15 Replies

I've been a firefighter for just over a year in a small town. Not having a lot of experience, I'm wondering why do we vent roofs with a 16" or 18" chainsaw with a chain guard, instead of using a…Continue

 

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Dennis Reynolds replied to Gary Beam's discussion I Am Responding
"The department I used to work for was a combination department comprised of about 60 personnel. We used IAR. We did the trial and liked it. We used it for more than just response. It was completely customizable (at the time) and allowed us to set…"
Mar 25, 2011
Brandon "QTR" Larson replied to Gary Beam's discussion I Am Responding
"We have been using for a few months now and we like it, it is nice to come in to the station and see who else is coming so we dont leave without a full truck and then we met someone comin up the road."
Mar 24, 2011
Nick S replied to Gary Beam's discussion I Am Responding
"We use the I Am Responding system in my fire house. I LOVE IT. We have 2 monitors evenly spaced in front of the apparatus and another in the comm. office. Someone previously posted that they don't want their FFs using their phones while…"
Mar 24, 2011
Rob Vest replied to Gary Beam's discussion I Am Responding
"We used it for the trial period and discontinued it. It just wasn't working well for our operation. The few times everyone used it the way it was designed it worked great. We just couldn't justify the expense vs. the benefit."
Mar 24, 2011
Marty Hrinko replied to Gary Beam's discussion I Am Responding
"We have two monitors in our truck bay. One in between the Engine and Rescue and one in between the Rescue and Ladder. I'm not sure how hard it was to hook up. The one guy who belongs to our dept is a wizz with computers, so he did everything…"
Mar 24, 2011
Paul Acosta replied to Gary Beam's discussion I Am Responding
"We did the trial basis and many enjoyed it but the money was too much for us to keep."
Mar 24, 2011
Arthur S Collatz replied to Gary Beam's discussion I Am Responding
"We have been using it for about a year. IT IS a very good system... depending on your call volume.... we have about 80 calls a year, so there are times when we go without any calls and then the guys forget to use it. There are other great features…"
Mar 6, 2011
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I am responding

has any one used this web based response tool at their fire house? If yes, do you have more than one monitor? How easy was it to hook up? what did you need?
Mar 5, 2011
Steve Howard replied to Gary Beam's discussion I am responding
"We have been using it for over a year for our combination department. Very effective and relatively easy to use. Our volunteers all sign up for on-call status and it tracks it very well with the monitors showing who is on call. You can access it…"
Mar 4, 2011

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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Captain
Years in Fire/EMS:
two and a half
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Liberty fire company
Years With Department/Agency
2.5
Dept. Web Site:
http://lfc63.org
Day Job:
owner of Telecommunications company(private)
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To help the community and something to do with my son.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
ADRENALINE, helping my fellow man and community
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Traffic not getting out of the way while responding to firehouse and or call.

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At 11:41am on August 31, 2010, Firewriter said…
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At 6:31pm on August 28, 2010, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Gary, 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. Have fun.

Chief William Sharp
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