"establish a water supply and call for a 2nd alarm. Meanwhile... I would split my crew, throwing ladders for rescue while myself and a firefighter lay a leader into the courtyard to maximize lay distance, protect egress, and have attack lines at the…"
"I agree with a 2nd hose line going upstairs is better handled dry, but the video clearly shows this is the first and you hear them say "knock that downstairs down first then we'll go upstairs." laying another line interior dry is…"
"Don't give in to the normalization of deviance... The hoseline should've been charged before entering.
In the 1st few seconds you can see the tension and tunnel vision setting in, no SCBA and forgetting P.P.E.,The intensity of the…"
"Our local high school just finished its 15 year cycle and was being torn down. We approached the district board and they agreed to allow us the honor of interior demolition. We did a lot of work to this place. The "789" asphault/flat roof…"
"Anything requiring hands on needs to be practiced in order to be practical. the voracity between active line fireman and retired fireman, teaching what works and what doesn't, should start with you and the rest of your…"
"There is no better training for the nozzle then actually getting out and playing with it. Some places like to dry run a drill which is great and all but the training always "Stop's at the door" so to speak. finding out nozzle…"
"Dig trenches to isolate and attempt to contain the spread. Soak the surface of the isolated area, the added moisture may or may not increase moisture and in essence convert to steam and self extinguish. Its theory and if it doesn't work then oh…"
"Some people are beyond help sadly... This post is a double edged sword though.
What do we consider treacherous? The current (soft) generation, still new and green? or the Senior (Real) Firefighter, complacent and already shedding negativity…"
"The guy has a mental disorder and started attacking the captain. A violent person with a mental disorder is attacking me. I'd probably wouldn't allow it. It was unprofessional of him to be cussing at the patient but everythinf else was…"
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Began as a wild land type 2 firefighter in 2004. the following year I wanted to try Structure so i went to my local firehouse and began volunteering.
Type 2 Wildland Firefighter - 2004
Firefighter 1&2 2006 - 2008
Haz-Mat First responder - 2006
Type 1 Squad boss Wildland Firefighter 2006
Emergency Medical responder 2007
Tech Rescuer (High Angle, Confined space) 2008
Haz-Mat Technician 2009
Fire service leadership 1,2,3 2009
Outdated... maybe I'll add more later.
There is a lot too put down here but i prefer to get to know the people who want to know me. Let's get to know each other! "We all share the same accomplishments and deal with the same defeats. some like to say "Brotherhood My Ass"
think more love your family that will hate you before anyone else would becaue they love you more than anyone else could
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
As a family tradition of sorts, I admired the relatives that did this and I followed their foot steps.