i coordinate a renewal program for new turnout gear in France. I've just see the photos of the fire training that you posted on Firefighternation. Can you say me please the Brand of your bunker Gear (Viking? Texport?). It this PBI?
Are you happy with this gear (i ask especially for the clear color).
Good to hear about your effort, I have different presentation regarding ventilation, hazardous materials and WMD, base on some of the one I presented as an instructor and others I found in the web, keep in touch and let us know the way to load it, Have a Bless day, Ian, Houston, TX
Thx for your comment - i'm not sure, if a had a powerpoint about ventilation. On weekend i will scan some pages of our training manuals for you.
Fireservice in Austria is in fact similar to Germany but it's not the same.
At the end of 2008 we have 337.170 firefighters in 4.861 firedepartments (even in the smallest villages). The firefighters are responsible for firefighting and helping in other emergency cases.
Not included in our firefighting system are the Emergency medical services - the are provided by other organizations (like the red cross or rescue departments of the bigger cities).
All fire emergencies can be reported under the free number "122" - the average response time from giving an emergency call to the arrival of the first fire unit is about 9 minutes all over the whole territory of Austria.