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Exterior fire tasks by one firefighter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Betz Mar 26, 2010. 12 Replies

Tanker fire in Detroit MI

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Betz Jul 15, 2009. 1 Reply

 

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Jeff Betz replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion Initial Water Supply - First or Second Due?
"We are a fully hydrant area, and we accomplish it with our first due. We have limited staffing, and our 2nd due is too long coming in to help and many times we would be dry before they could lay in for us. I think timing and staffing makes the…"
Apr 2, 2014
Jeff Betz's discussion was featured

Exterior fire tasks by one firefighter

Considering the ongoing struggles most of us have with staffing problems at the fire scene, I will be conducting an upcoming training that will re-emphasize the incident scene tasks that can be accomplished by one firefighter. Obviously, this leads us quickly to outside support tasks; I am not condoning any kind of Lone Ranger stuff here. I already have some things in mind and I am looking for anything our FFN brain trust has to provide. I find this topic a little difficult, I certainly don't…See More
Jul 22, 2013
Paul A. Balentine left a comment for Jeff Betz
"hey, Jeff!!! I just joined this!!! I  am still trying to figure out how to navigate through the pages. I don't know that many other York guys are on here. I actually have two profiles on here, one for York and one for Salem that way I…"
Aug 1, 2012
Paul A. Balentine and Jeff Betz are now friends
Aug 1, 2012
Brad Duncan left a comment for Jeff Betz
"lol ya that store we closed it for 2 weeks antil its cleand out if not it will not be open that was last thur i got more photos you can not walk in there at all and she tells me she does not under stand y we cloesd it to bad there a lot more out…"
Mar 6, 2012
Jeff Betz commented on Brad Duncan's photo
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"Wait, let me guess, there were no violations...lol. Amazing what you can find out there."
Mar 6, 2012
Jeff Betz replied to Lark Kent's discussion Tattoos in the Workplace. Your Thoughts?
"In response to the original question - Yes, I think it's bad. Just my opinion though, which if combined with about 4 dollars might get you a gallon of gas."
May 9, 2011

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Training Officer, Lieutenant, EMT - Paramedic (or Other ALS)
Years in Fire/EMS:
29 yrs
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
City of Adrian Fire Department 208 S Main St Adrian MI
Years With Department/Agency
18 yrs
Dept. Web Site:
http://ci.adrian.mi.us
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Retired member of Madison Twp FD in Adrian. It is where I started a long time ago.
My Training:
FF 1 & 2, EMT-S, HM OPS, Tech rescue, trench, bldg collapse, rope 1 & 2, Michigan fire training instructor, my gosh - lots of other stuff
About Me:
My dad was a FF, and the 5 of us brothers all have been or are still FF's. I love it, POC at Madison was great, but full time has been better yet. When I get down, I remind myself of the not-so-great jobs I used to have.
Day Job:
Fire Instructor
Relationship Status:
Married
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=636842478
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I grew up around it, it was just what I have always wanted to do
Why I Love Fire/EMS
trying to do my best on someone's worst day
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Safe and smart operations. That means: good and worthy officers, leadership, training, smart and safe FF's, enough staffing no matter how you get it, settle for nothing less.

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At 8:31pm on August 1, 2012, Paul A. Balentine said…

hey, Jeff!!! I just joined this!!! I  am still trying to figure out how to navigate through the pages. I don't know that many other York guys are on here. I actually have two profiles on here, one for York and one for Salem that way I don't get my identities confused.  Paul Balentine I use for York and Paul A. Balentine I use for SFD.....I look forward to seeing you in a few weeks.

At 2:19pm on March 6, 2012, Brad Duncan said…

lol ya that store we closed it for 2 weeks antil its cleand out if not it will not be open that was last thur i got more photos you can not walk in there at all and she tells me she does not under stand y we cloesd it to bad there a lot more out there like this and this is not the frist time we are in there the same 2 years agao the same thing

 

At 3:32pm on January 16, 2010, Darran Vaughn said…
Hey there Jeff. Its nice to meet you and if you get down this way to visit your daughter be sure to stop by the station. We cover both Laurel Bay and the Marine Corps Air Station. Drop me a line anytime.
At 5:15pm on September 1, 2009, Teresa Weidemann said…
Thanks for the welcome Jeff.
At 11:11am on August 4, 2009, Natalya Cavazos said…
Hey Lt. Betz I like this site and your music a lot.
At 7:08pm on May 17, 2009, Jaclyn Supianoski said…
Thanks for the comment
At 11:51am on May 1, 2009, Stephany Greene said…
thank you for the link.
At 9:16am on March 27, 2009, 81fyrman said…
Hey brother... whats new.
Not much new here. havent done alot lately. nice artistic pic !!
Take care, be safe and tell family I said hi.
Bill
At 7:56pm on March 10, 2009, Kevin Clark said…
Glad to be aboard brother. Take care and stay safe also.
At 11:01pm on March 3, 2009, Chad Averill said…
hey finaly got back on here, whats goin on?
 
 
 

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