Leland Lavender
  • 31, Male
  • Whiteriver, AZ
  • United States
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Leland Lavender and James Craig are now friends
Jul 2
Leland Lavender replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion Incident Command View, MD Apartment Fire
"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…"
Jun 12
Leland Lavender replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion Charged or Uncharged Hoseline
"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…"
Oct 5, 2015
Leland Lavender replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion Charged or Uncharged Hoseline
"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…"
Sep 28, 2015
Leland Lavender replied to amanda's discussion TRAINING
"Commitment and not falling into the normalization of deviance."
Aug 25, 2015
Leland Lavender liked Just Plain Craig Moyer's discussion Hand tools only extraction class
Aug 24, 2015
Leland Lavender replied to Just Plain Craig Moyer's discussion Hand tools only extraction class
"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…"
Aug 24, 2015
Leland Lavender replied to Daniel's discussion Computer training.
"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…"
Aug 20, 2015
Leland Lavender replied to Carlo's discussion Proboard/IFSAC Certified
"Become what your Departments needs. Crush the minimum standard! "
Aug 20, 2015
Leland Lavender replied to Pierre-Louis Lamballais's discussion What about nozzle training? in the group "The Training Cadre"
"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…"
Aug 20, 2015
Leland Lavender joined Mike France's group

"The Training Cadre"

Out of the Box Firefighting Training and Put our minds in the mode of training from some of Senior Members of FFN
Aug 20, 2015
Leland Lavender updated their profile
Aug 20, 2015
Leland Lavender replied to Mike's discussion any advice to get through the entrance agility test?
"Condition and hydrate."
Apr 19, 2015
Leland Lavender replied to Jorge Estrada's discussion Underground root fires
"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…"
Apr 18, 2015
Leland Lavender replied to Lt2406's discussion WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO ALL THE REAL FIREFIGHTERS
"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…"
Apr 18, 2015
Leland Lavender replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion Excessive Force in Arizona? What Would YOU Do?
"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…"
Oct 29, 2014

Profile Information

What State do you live in?
Type of Organization
Part/Paid Fire Department
Job Function
Company Officer (Captain/Lt/Supervisor), Captain
Years in Fire/EMS:
Ten Years
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
White Mountain Fire and Rescue
Years With Department/Agency
Eight years
Dept. Web Site:
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.
My Training:
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
E.M.T-b 2008
Haz-Mat Technician 2009
Driver/operator 2009
Fire service leadership 1,2,3 2009

Outdated... maybe I'll add more later.
About Me:
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
Day Job:
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
As a family tradition of sorts, I admired the relatives that did this and I followed their foot steps.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Love is indescribable
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Complacency and Ego, did I mention Complacency?

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At 11:48am on July 13, 2010, Ringold15 said…
Thanks for the comment and the support I sent you a friend request and youre 100% correct not everyone can be a leader and you sir sound like you would make a great one
At 12:34pm on May 6, 2009, Melissa D'Arche said…
Psssshhh! Miserable Already! Hahaha. Can't wait to get out of this shithole. :-P So, how are you?! :-)

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