"I am a second generation firefighter. My father was a charter member of the Barren River Vol. FD in KY, and I started making runs with him 6 months later, when I was fifteen. Legally joined FD when I turned sixteen. that was 36 years ago! Sixteen…"
"Hey decon on the right - New Yorker helmets cost over 200 bucks - this is when you wear the cheap hardhats the department issues. Leather does not decon well - you're catching the overspray from washing entry. That's why you're in…"
"I pipe for the Glasgow Fire Department in Glasgow, Ky as a "ceremonial piper", and I wear the City of Glasgow (modern) tartan. We actually have written permission from the Lord Mayor of Glasgow Scotland to wear their tartan!"
"It is difficult to keep emotions in check - I try to never look directly at the family, or I do get caught up in the emotion. Just like the job, it's best if you keep your emotions under control until after. As to your answer, my usual response…"
"When I joined my first, volunteer, department in KY in 1978, several of the founding members were over the age of 60. These people, male and female, were the impetus in providing fire protection to our community. They put on their boots, drove…"
"FDC to 3" riser (also feeds standpipes connections on floors 2, 3 & 4), branches off to 2" branch line. 1" steel pipe off the branch to 3 sprinkler heads ( upright, pendant and sidewall) so that we can practice wedging each…"
"Draining and flushing the system really hould not be a problem: a properly designed system has an "inspector's drain" at the end of the pipe run. You would simply have to close the main valve at the riser, then pump clean water…"
"sometimes yes, sometimes no. PPV can be used during fire attack, giving better visibility to the attack crew and supplying fresh air to possible trapped victims, IF, IF, IF it is used correctly, paying attention to all the possible problems, and to…"
"Why are your FFT and officer inside, if you are a 3-man crew? OSHA 2 in, 2 out, ever hear of it? Discipline is needed to wait for the second truck, but it's an unacceptable risk to enter w/ a 3-man crew. Yes, I know it's allowed for a…"
"Hopefully, Chief ain't going in, helmet and coat just for ID (I hope!) PPV blade visible, so I'm guessing it's not running yet. Looks like agood start on interior attack to me. Let's see the next photos!"
"the reasons for this, I was told, was that a driver of a commercial rig must, ONCE, go through the process of being tested on the equipment he was going to drive, and thenafter simply pay the addt'l charges above his driver's liscense to…"
Jeff, 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.