H.M."Andy" Anderson
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  • Lake Jackson, TX
  • United States
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H.M."Andy" Anderson commented on Merritt Long's group Firefighting History & Traditions
"Just found this link, and think it is great. Our Depart. was founded in 1943, on March 9 at about 9:20 A.M.  that is when we got our first truck, a 1942 Chev pumper.  the City Charter had to have an amementent for an outside donation to…"
Sep 24, 2011
H.M."Andy" Anderson joined Merritt Long's group

Firefighting History & Traditions

Here we will talk about various topics relating directly to the history of firefighting, our equipment and various other items.
Sep 24, 2011
H.M."Andy" Anderson replied to david harrison's discussion Should Volunteer Firefighters Get Paid for Calls?
"I have been a Vol. for 44 years.. I am now retired, let those younger guys go interior. I can still be of use to the dept. I teach in the rookie schools and do things around the station. Our city gives back our basic water bill at the end of the…"
May 20, 2011
H.M."Andy" Anderson replied to Jim Dyson's discussion looking for some training ideas
"Easy basic ventilation practice with fans. Use Heilum filled baloons in a room with two doors. Adjust the fan in different positions from one of the door and watch what happens to the baloons. Hose practice, run three man pumper races with a target…"
Jan 31, 2011
Jeremy Bourquin replied to H.M."Andy" Anderson's discussion The Dragon in the group Firefighter Bikers
"Sounds like fun, I gotta make it down there someday.."
Oct 1, 2010
H.M."Andy" Anderson added a discussion to the group Firefighter Bikers

The Dragon

We did make our trip to the dragon last mo. For a flat lander it was quite a ride.  The only curves we have down on the Gulf Coast is in our city.  It was layed out by a drunk indian on a blind mule riding backwards. About 2300 miles in 6 days.  Two days there and two days back.  Lots of miles, but it was worth it.   See More
Sep 13, 2010
H.M."Andy" Anderson commented on Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich's group Firefighter Bikers
"From what I have been reading, it is open again. We plan on riding about 1000 miles to do this, I hope it is open!"
Jul 19, 2010
H.M."Andy" Anderson commented on Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich's group Firefighter Bikers
"Planning a trip toward the end of Aug to the "Dragon". Anyone ever ridden it?"
Jul 19, 2010
H.M."Andy" Anderson commented on Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich's group Firefighter Bikers
"Any Texas Red Knights: State convention is in two weeks. We will have the Cav here to make a talk and maybe start some new chapters in other parts of the state."
Jun 9, 2010
H.M."Andy" Anderson commented on Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich's group Firefighter Bikers
"I am a member or the PGR. the only problem I have with them is that about every ride is on the far north side of Houston, and I live 50 miles south of Houston. I always hit the heavy traffic comming home. I now ride with a group called the Brazoria…"
Jun 8, 2010
H.M."Andy" Anderson added a discussion to the group Texas Firefighters

Red Knights Convention June 25-27, 2010

Any Red Knights planning to attend the State Convention this year???  We will be holding it on the Gulf Coast and hope to have a lot of people attend.  AndyaSee More
May 12, 2010
H.M."Andy" Anderson joined Firefighter Nation WebChief's group

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May 12, 2010
H.M."Andy" Anderson replied to Captain 70's discussion Calling Mayday. It's not just for the weak.
"In our department we have a "Mayday" drill twice a year. We have rigged up some of the "things" that could trap a firefighter in an actual situation. Wire around the air tank, fallen sheet rock, loss of the line, and floor…"
May 7, 2010
H.M."Andy" Anderson replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion One Dead, One Hurt In Texas Tank Explosion
"New London again. Many years ago, there was a school explosion because of un-orderized gas leaking into the basement. This news story made Walter Croncite (sp) It sure is a nice little town otherwise. Andya"
Apr 26, 2010
H.M."Andy" Anderson commented on Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich's group Firefighter Bikers
"Living on the Gulf Coast, we can ride most of the time. This year was VERY COLD so not much riding. RKMCTx8 is planning a ride to " The Dragon" this summer. May see some of you there."
Mar 25, 2010
H.M."Andy" Anderson replied to Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich's discussion 2010 Riding Season in the group Firefighter Bikers
"We have been getting some good riding time so far this year. A few of us are planning a trip in Sept. to Deals Gap for a run at the Dragon. We have a group in this area that rides for the vets. So far we have had only a couple of week ends off this…"
Mar 10, 2010

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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Lake Jackson VFD
Years With Department/Agency
My Training:
About Me:
Vol. Instructor at Texas A & M fire school.
Day Job:
regulator/tourch repairman----carpentar
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Help out around town. (I am noisy)

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Career v vol

Posted on September 17, 2009 at 10:23am 16 Comments

This debate could go on forever. It is like the debate over a 'foward/ reverse ' lay, everyone has their own ideas.
I have known people from both sides of the fence. My mentor said it right, "Do you have 5 years of training
or do you have 5-1 year training?"

Is it someones contention that the laws of physice is reversed for one group, fire burns down for one group and burns up for the other?

We have the same object, "Protect Life and Property"


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At 10:48pm on July 22, 2010, A.J. Timmer said…
How you been Andy,
Just want to say thanks again for all you put in to our basic class. We learned a lot from yall. Take care, I might just see ya on one of the next calvary rides. AJ
At 5:14pm on November 24, 2009, Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich said…
We are blessed to have been a part of this glorious fire service.
We have seen many changes and will see many more.
Thanks for adding me as a friend.
Hail to the smoke eaters.
At 12:28am on July 29, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Andy, Welcome to the FF Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
Southern Oregon Coast
At 10:30am on July 28, 2009, Juan Trevino said…
Welcome Mr. Texas.

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