Lawrence Dostanko
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  • Passaic, NJ
  • United States
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Russ Gregston liked Lawrence Dostanko's discussion HELP! Survey Needed! Is Working Out While On Duty Job Related?
Feb 12, 2012
hammer replied to Lawrence Dostanko's discussion HELP! Survey Needed! Is Working Out While On Duty Job Related? in the group EVERYONE GOES HOME
"With the Queensland Fire and Rescue Servive (QFRS) We are allowed to train. Its called Fitness Well Being. One hour aday in the afternoon. Weights,Beep Test etc!"
Mar 7, 2011
Michael Redecker replied to Lawrence Dostanko's discussion It's The PITS ! in the group Firefighting Pit Masters
"Another great resource for all of us BBQ enthusiasts is the forum at BBQ-Brethren, http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/index.php, and The Pickled Pig, http://www.thepickledpig.com/forums/ Lots of great information and discussions on everything BBQ…"
Nov 2, 2010
Lawrence Dostanko updated their profile
Oct 4, 2010
Lawrence Dostanko replied to Lawrence Dostanko's discussion HELP! Survey Needed! Is Working Out While On Duty Job Related? in the group EVERYONE GOES HOME
"I have been advised by several workmens comp attorneys; that no matter what language that is written into a waiver agreement, the City must still provide you with medical coverage. You cannot sign your coverage rights away, therefore, if you are…"
Feb 5, 2010
Michael Meadows replied to Lawrence Dostanko's discussion HELP! Survey Needed! Is Working Out While On Duty Job Related? in the group EVERYONE GOES HOME
"Looking at it from a healthcare point of view it would seem to me that they would want their firefighters to have access to a gym to stay healthy. Our dept. just recently got some donated equipment and working out just 3 times a week has helped me…"
Feb 5, 2010
Lawrence Dostanko replied to Lawrence Dostanko's discussion HELP! Survey Needed! Is Working Out While On Duty Job Related? in the group EVERYONE GOES HOME
"This is still an ongoing issue for us and we are stunned by the position our City's administration has taken. Not once did they meet with us to discuss ways to prevent accidents from reoccuring. The incidents they cited as to why the gym is off…"
Feb 4, 2010
Norm Tindell replied to Lawrence Dostanko's discussion HELP! Survey Needed! Is Working Out While On Duty Job Related? in the group EVERYONE GOES HOME
"OSHA certainly does. Spoke to an OSHA inspector last week about a case in which an employee was hurt while working out at his place of employment. It was classified as "work-related." The city must be trying to cut down on their liability…"
Feb 3, 2010
Lawrence Dostanko added a discussion to the group Firefighting Pit Masters
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It's The PITS !

I'm looking for ideas or plans to build my own bbq pit. Any insight or help on what works best would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Nov 24, 2009
Lawrence Dostanko joined Caleb French's group
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Firefighting Pit Masters

A group for Firefighters and EMS professionals that love to BBQ up some tasty treats. Whether it be Beef, Chicken, or my personal favorite, Pork.See More
Nov 23, 2009
Lawrence Dostanko joined ENGINECREW CAPT. aka Pres.FHMC's group
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Firehouse Cooks

A place to share recipes,and just shoot the poo
Nov 23, 2009
Lawrence Dostanko replied to Vic Fichman's discussion Training Opportunities
"What I can really use information that defines the need for firefighters to be in top physical condition. Escpecially information covering fire departments that allow members to workout while on duty."
Nov 23, 2009
Lawrence Dostanko replied to FireDaily.com's discussion Dead Firefighter Walkin'- the Next LODD
"The person who responded to the article should rethink his reasons for being a firefighter. He is nothing more than a casualty waiting to happen and it will be only a matter of time before someone with his mentality dies in a fire or kills someone…"
Nov 23, 2009
Lawrence Dostanko added a discussion to the group EVERYONE GOES HOME
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HELP! Survey Needed! Is Working Out While On Duty Job Related?

The Administration of the City of Passaic, NJ (for which I have served proudly for 23 years), has recently banned on-duty firefighters from using the gym.The best way for you to get all the details surrounding this issue, without boring you with writing it all down, is to go to our website: www.fmbalocal13.org or reading the links attached. Our website has all the articles and medial coverage (just scroll down to the bottom of the home page).So the…See More
Nov 21, 2009

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
24 years Fire
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
City of Passaic New Jersey
Years With Department/Agency
24
Dept. Web Site:
http://www.fmbalocal13.org
Web Site:
http://fmbalocal13.org
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
President of FMBA Local 13 for 13 years.
Relationship Status:
Married
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Politicians who vilify members of the fire service as a means to distract the public from the real problem. Which is Government waste, corruption and favoritism

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At 8:51am on November 18, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Lawrence, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. 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. Have fun and look around.


Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon
 
 
 

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