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John Crabbe's Discussions

Junior FF injured......gasoline used

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Crabbe Oct 9, 2012. 33 Replies

Concealed Carry procedures/policies

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Crabbe Nov 9, 2011. 25 Replies


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John Crabbe replied to Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich's discussion Leadership Project
"Wouldn't humility be a significant quality for a good leader? If so, then wouldn't leadership qualities be best talked about someone else as opposed to oneself?"
Sep 8, 2015
John Crabbe replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion Street Fight, Scene Safety
"Let's be honest, what was the unrelated call they were responding to in the first place? That call should and would take precedence over stopping to break something up. Now if other rigs were responding to that other call and made the…"
Aug 18, 2015
John Crabbe replied to Just Plain Craig Moyer's discussion Responding with a different piece of apparatus
"Quite simply, it should be a scratch, the dept can not meet the needs requested. Now, because I'm not the sort to just leave it at that, the question would be as to why a driver is only qualified for the Squirt? To me, that seems pretty…"
Aug 18, 2015
John Crabbe replied to John's discussion Lost passion
"I bet it is fair to say that everyone goes through this at some point. I know I have ebbs and flows depending on things. The biggest thing tends to be the crew and the station banter that helps lift things. Although this can also hinder if you have…"
Aug 4, 2015
John Crabbe replied to Carson S.'s discussion Class B Uniforms make us look like Cops
"Carson, Good luck in your endeavors, but be prepared for a let down. I happen to chair our health and safety committee here and if such an issue were to be addressed here, i could likely tell you the response I would get. I'm willing to bet…"
Feb 11, 2015
John Crabbe replied to Sam Wassell's discussion 24 hour shifts
"Sam, What are some of the questions being asked? What is your deparment size (stations and personnel)? How many stations are doing this trial? What is your call volume?   I don't know about specific studies.....and quite honestly I…"
Jan 24, 2015
John Crabbe replied to Derek J Sinesi's discussion Tee-Shirts some wear
"In many areas in the country it is all about ass kissing, begging or whatever you want to call it. Derek, It really does come down to perspective, and part of that perspective will be individually dept related. One can not assess the realities of…"
Jan 23, 2015
John Crabbe replied to Kent Calhoun's discussion Air bag location.
"Contact the local Toyota dealer"
Jan 23, 2015
John Crabbe replied to Derek J Sinesi's discussion Tee-Shirts some wear
"It's all about perspective. Years ago, I probably would have worn such a shirt. Today, I wouldn't. The reason is because my perspective has changed from being a young, energetic, eager newbie FF, to being in the realities of the job now. I…"
Jan 23, 2015
John Crabbe replied to Mike Gemberling's discussion PPV Tactics
"What we get are general questions, EXACTLY, as we see in this post..." This quote is lifted directly from your post on page 3 of this thread. So yes, I do care to point out where you said it. Yep, you're right, I did say that, but did you…"
Dec 5, 2014
John Crabbe replied to Zachary Wolf's discussion Pumper-Ladders Equiptment standards??
"Not sure Zach, but I do believe that the term "quint" is universal among mfgs. When it comes to equipment, well, that depends upon the dept. What kind of equipment are you looking more at that you don't currently see? There should be…"
Dec 3, 2014
John Crabbe replied to Mike Gemberling's discussion PPV Tactics
"Captjak, These are your words that I find disingenuous: The real truth is that some of the departments using this tactic do not have a lot of firefighting experience. Again, not arrogance. It is what it is. I don't see how a firefighter or fire…"
Dec 3, 2014
John Crabbe replied to Mike Gemberling's discussion PPV Tactics
"...........I do not have a problem with anyone using this tactic at all. I don't know your area or what your training levels are......... It is my belief that every department knows or should know their limitations. It is not for me to tell…"
Dec 1, 2014
John Crabbe replied to Mike Gemberling's discussion PPV Tactics
"CapJack, When you say "But I do worry about firefighter safety in departments other than my own" To me, that has an appearance of arrogance and doesn't appear genuine. It seems to imply that those depts that have trained on and have…"
Nov 27, 2014
John Crabbe replied to Mike Gemberling's discussion PPV Tactics
"I've read many comments and this is a controversial topic, but it really does boil down to training and an option. If your dept does not do this, then don't worry about it. If your dept does, then I would hope you have trained and are…"
Nov 27, 2014
John Crabbe replied to Zachary Wolf's discussion RIT/RIC/FAST
"I get what you are saying here and I can agree, which I why I suggested it is possible to incorporate basic skill work along with some more advanced situational training. So instead of focusing on doing just a Denver drill training, incorporate…"
Nov 27, 2014

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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Firefighter / Paramedic (or Other ALS)
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Green Bay
Years With Department/Agency
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Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Shorewood Hills Fire Dept....Madison, WI
Damage Controlman...US Navy
My Training:
FF1,2, D/O, Paramedic, Tech Rescue, HazMat tech
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
It was that or prison :)

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At 9:38am on November 15, 2013, Sparky3317 said…


I know you replied to my recent post about the rookie book, have you seen it anywhere?  I had replied this morning and just went to see a response from Norm and I can not find it anywhere.

If you are able to find it can you send me the link to it?

Thank you sir, and again thank you for your reply.  I appreciated the insight 

At 11:11am on December 20, 2011, Moose said…

Hello John, I saw your reply to the "Good Ole Boys" topic and wanted to ask you, how you feel in regards to me when you see my info and discussions?  Just curious, I am always looking to improve myself and I actully respect the opinions of people like you who have experience in the field.



At 11:05am on November 24, 2011, Joyce said…

At 8:36am on January 29, 2011, DUST said…
Can't remember if I told you this but Oshkosh/Pierce didn't win the bid so I won't be headed back your way for awhile....we'll be getting a Rosenbauer instead (sigh).
At 4:58pm on November 7, 2010, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
John, I think the Ladd from SD is just plain disgruntled. Not sure what he's smokin.
At 12:59pm on August 23, 2010, Gregory Borg said…
Thanks, GB
At 12:58pm on August 23, 2010, Gregory Borg said…
Thanks, that is interesting. I will admit I have been around for a while but when I was hired we had 17 engines and 6 trucks, a rescue and an ambulance, 87 on duty. We now have 13 engines, 3 trucks and a rescue with 56 on duty. That is while going from 6,000 calls a year (for the whole department) in 1978 to 32,000 last year. More with less, we are severely short handed.
At 2:56am on August 23, 2010, Gregory Borg said…
John, How big is Green Bay? How many engines and trucks do you have? Staffing?
At 2:18pm on August 7, 2010, DALE G. PEKEL said…
Hello John,

Thanks for the invite Brother! - All the best to you and the GBFD.

Dale G. Pekel
At 5:37pm on June 2, 2010, LO said…
also mean to say sorry for last forum and i hope we may go past that sir but i won't pass it and not forget it i will keep it in mind and not do the same mistake

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