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Looking for Info on your UTV/RTV Setups

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Chambers Nov 11, 2012. 2 Replies

Our department is in the process of obtaining a Polaris Ranger. We're not sure yet if it will be a 4x4 or a 6x6, it will depend on which of them are in better shape. We would like to see some setups…Continue

Our New Engine

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Chambers Feb 10, 2013. 8 Replies

Just thought I'd share a few pictures of our new engine. It is an E-ONE Tradition Pumper on an International 4400 Chassis. It has a 1250 pump and a 1280 gallon tank with a 10" quick dump. It doesn't…Continue

Questions on Snowmobile/Off Road Winter Rescue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Chambers Oct 11, 2012. 8 Replies

I have a couple questions for you guys/gals on some winter rescue topics. Our local snowmobile club(of which I am a member) has greatly expanded its trail system over the past couple of years, moving…Continue

New Member Here

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patti Walz Apr 30, 2012. 5 Replies

Just wanted to introduce myself here. I've been on a couple other forums that are getting pretty stale and heard this is a great place to be! I've been a Fire Fighter for 8 years (since I was 18) on…Continue


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Josh Chambers replied to ashfire's discussion Department Numbering System
"We start with our county number, which is 34. Then each town in the county has a number, ours is 7, that number is the first digit of our apparatus/personnel number. The town number is then followed by two digits signifying what/who it is, giving…"
Mar 10
Josh Chambers replied to ashfire's discussion Could Reserve Firefighters Be The Replacement For Volunteer Personnel For Firefighting Or EMS ?
"Or the call volume to support it. We run 50-60 calls a year, Fire and EMS, in a 60sq. mile area. I don't see volunteer departments going anywhere, at least around here."
Jan 17
Josh Chambers replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion STATter911 Question of the Day: Seat Belts and Crashes
"Our guys are really bad about bucking up, I was just as guilty as everyone else until a couple years ago. I decided to take it upon myself to make sure that I buckle up and everyone else does as well. I've gotten a few guys to follow suit, but…"
Nov 5, 2013
Josh Chambers replied to Oldman's discussion This could end the Career/Volunteer debate in many places
"I can't think of any department around here that would have people putting in enough hours per year (that's how it's actually figured, averages out to about 30 hours a week) that the Department would have to provide insurance.…"
Sep 12, 2013
Josh Chambers liked Kevin OBrien's discussion 12 YEARS AGO TODAY
Sep 11, 2013
Josh Chambers replied to Sparky3317's discussion Dumping the gun
"We've been using that/those tactic(s) for years, if there's heavy fire venting on our arrival it's getting the deck gun or blitz monitor- Blitz Attack, if it's just a R&C venting out one window we'll usually hit it with…"
Aug 22, 2013
Josh Chambers replied to John F. Levers II's discussion National emergency light law
"In addition to all of the things pointed out previously, who is going to pay for us to change the lights on all of our apparatus? We run Red/Blue on everything so it would all have to be changed. Our budget certainly doesn't allow for that, it…"
Aug 22, 2013
Josh Chambers replied to Daniel Varga's discussion Public Information Officer Rank
"Thanks for that Norm!  I should have worded it a little better. As far as rank I'm just a Firefighter and I'm perfectly happy with that. I work hard and I'm proud of the fact our Officers ask me to handle things if they are…"
Jul 10, 2013
Josh Chambers replied to Daniel Varga's discussion Public Information Officer Rank
"I often times work as the PIO for my department. I am just a Firefighter. I don't think any certain rank is necessary just as long as the person acting as PIO follows SOG's and is good with the public/media."
Jul 10, 2013
Josh Chambers replied to Jacob's discussion Your turnout gear
"Veridian Turnouts in Black Cairns 660 Metro Helmet Protech 8 Gloves Thorogood Rubber Boots Scott NxG2 SCBA Don not like the Veridian gear, it is cheap and doesn't last. We will be looking at Globe/Cairns next time around. "
May 5, 2013
Josh Chambers left a comment for Heather
"It's about 2 1/2 hours from me."
Apr 18, 2013
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Apr 18, 2013
Josh Chambers replied to Brent Lytle's discussion Another Unusual Question. What Do The More Rural Firefighters Use For Trucks To Carry Gear To The Scene?
"We keep our gear at the station and don it before getting on the truck. We do not allow POV response without the Chief's approval (there are two guys on our Dept. that live way out in the District, they are allowed to keep their gear with them…"
Mar 31, 2013
Josh Chambers replied to Brandon Cook's discussion Whos a second or third generation firefighter?
"3rd Generation here. My Grandfather served 35 years and was the Chief for some of that time, my Dad has been on for 26 years and is our current Chief, I've been on for just over nine years and will hopefully someday end up in the position that…"
Mar 14, 2013
Josh Chambers replied to Matt Lacey's discussion Traditional vs metro
"We wear metro because that's what we're issued due to cost and nobody wants to buy their own. The Metro style works pretty good for us though because they are what we wear for everything. I know some of the guys on the departments around…"
Feb 18, 2013
Josh Chambers replied to Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd's discussion Where and How Do You Store Your Blower, Extinguishers & K-12?
"This picture is before we had any equipment on our new engine, it is looking into the rear compartment from the drivers side. We have a 20lb. dry chem and a 2 1/2 water extinguisher mounted up against the front wall of the compartment. Our vent saw…"
Feb 17, 2013

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Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
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Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Marble Rock Fire/Rescue
Years With Department/Agency
My Training:
Certified FF1, training in most areas of fire attack, vehicle rescue, farm/agricultural rescue, incident command, water supply, and more.
Day Job:
Grocer and Farmer
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship

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At 4:46pm on April 23, 2012, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Josh.  I am glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

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