"Not sure of the mask number but we got the NXG2's when they first came out, and everyone got their own mask. The inserts I have are like a thick black military spec that has a piece that slided over a notch on the nose piece inside the mask. If…"
"The question at hand.... newbies showing respect for the FF's that have been in for some time. I think its about 75/25. In the past 5 years our new guys have been about 75% want to learn, get dirty, and not afraid to work. They are asking…"
"John, I think you misunderstood what I was getting at, but then stated it yourself later. Guys back in the old days were tough and hardened because the only way to get things done was the way they knew how. The tools back then were the best they had…"
"I read all the post here and myself i'm only 27(been in 9 years) and I've thought of all the traditions we have. Traditions that need to be kept involve the yearly parties and fundraisers we have, the summer picnic, going to firefighter…"
"Great book, written by a Vol firefighter/college prof. Some good stories from his days starting out all the way to making chief of his dept. I've e-mailed him a few times, super nice guy and great look at the fire service.
Dr. Frank McCluskey"
"In our county we have a handful of tow operators but there is one located in the center of the county that pretty much does the entire counties towing for the SD. They contact him and he goes, has a wrecker and flatbed and knows what he is doing,…"
"Very well said Mike. Been in 9 years and when I first got in all i looked for was ideas of things to carry with you. For my full time job(heavy equipment/mining) we try to have anything and everything we might need in the service truck so i went…"
State Cert. 1, driver/operator, high/low angle rope tech, confinded space tech, haz ops, as well as working on RIT training.
27 uears old, married to a wonderful country girl. New dad, Ella was born 9-10-10. Been on dept for 9 years now, recently made captain on one of the engines. Love intense training and attack methods, as well as RIT and technical rescue.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I joined because I wanted to help people and I enjoy technical and difficult task. As one of our fire instructors says, you do get a thrill out of doing such things, even when its someone elses misfourtune, but in turn you are hleping them in one of their worst days.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
the thrill of never knowing when a call is going to come or what i may be.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
For a small vol dept some of our biggest issues include, lack of man power during day time calls, lack of desire to train, new technology in cars, and a joke when it comes to selecting who is in charge of trucks.
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Jason, 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.