John Vinzant
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  • Lakeland, FL
  • United States
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William Bills replied to John Vinzant's discussion Aerial Apparatus usage in the group Truck Firefighter
"Our primary roll on our initial response is rescue and ventilation. We concentrate the use of our ladder for that, at what ever point the water pipe may need to be put into that service roll we certainly do, but rescue and ventilation is the typical…"
Apr 26, 2011
John Vinzant joined UtilityCow's group
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Polk County Fire Rescue

Polk County Fire Rescue Employees
Sep 16, 2009
John Vinzant joined STEVEN WILLIAMS's group
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SEMPER FI FIRERFIGHTERS.

THOSE WHO ARE FIREFIGHTERS THAT ARE OR WERE IN THE MARINE CORPS.
Sep 16, 2009
John Vinzant joined Harve Woods's group
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The Rescue Company

A place for the discussion of issues for Heavy Rescue Companies
Sep 16, 2009
John Vinzant joined Captain Jenner's group
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Training Ideas

Everyone needs help at one time or another coming up with ideas for drills and training events. Post your ideas here!!See More
Sep 16, 2009
John Vinzant replied to Eddie Rogers's discussion What type of truck, or engine do you drive, or operate. in the group Engine/Pumper Drivers
"Way back when Moby was a minnow, The station I volunteered at ( 1976 ) was using a 1952 Airport Crash Truck as a fire out Engine. Now I operate a 1987 FMC W/ 50 ft Telesqurt and a 2005 Fearra (?) Engine. We swich units depending on the type of call."
Sep 15, 2009
John Vinzant commented on Matthew R. Haight's group Truck Firefighter
"I'm a Driver Engineer that operates an Engine ( E13 )and a 50 foot Telesqurt ( L13 )."
Sep 15, 2009
John Vinzant replied to John Vinzant's discussion Aerial Apparatus usage in the group Truck Firefighter
"At our Department, I am a Driver Engineer, and have an Engine and a 50 foot Telesqurt. I drive and operate both units ( One at a time, LOL ). I was at the station when we had received the Squrt, In the past we have done some minor rescues. But with…"
Sep 15, 2009
Shareef Abdu Nur replied to John Vinzant's discussion Aerial Apparatus usage in the group Truck Firefighter
"At my FD I am one of the Truck Officers and our apparatus is a 1988 LTI 75 ft rear mount straight stick with a prepiped waterway. There are some "nozzle heads"(Eng Co members) who would like to use the aerial as just a water thrower, but…"
Sep 14, 2009
John Vinzant joined Firefighter Nation WebChief's group
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Florida Firefighters

Florida firefighters and responders group
Sep 13, 2009
John Vinzant joined Travis Bowers's group
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Engine/Pumper Drivers

People who drive and operate these giants we call firetrucks.
Sep 13, 2009
John Vinzant added a discussion to the group Truck Firefighter
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Aerial Apparatus usage

Does your department use your aerial as water throwers only?
Sep 13, 2009
John Vinzant joined Matthew R. Haight's group
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Truck Firefighter

For people who are assigned to truck companies or people who love ladder trucks
Sep 13, 2009
John Vinzant and Chris Lakusta are now friends
Sep 13, 2009
Fireyladd - Chief Sharp left a comment for John Vinzant
"John, 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…"
Sep 13, 2009
John Vinzant is now a member of My Firefighter Nation
Sep 13, 2009

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Driver / Engineer
Years in Fire/EMS:
29 years
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Polk County Fire Rescue
Years With Department/Agency
29 years
Relationship Status:
Married

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At 6:42am on October 17, 2009, Gary said…
hello so how are you going to me it's going very well I returned from my trip to florida look at my pictures I came visited your barracks may be that you recognize your colleagues you
At 8:55pm on September 13, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
John, 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
 
 
 

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