Matador83
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Matador83 commented on Steve Roth's photo
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Close Call - Adams County pennsylvania 4-6-12

"Regardless of the rank here. The fire attack began in a defensive mode, There is no reason to attempt an offensive tactic. The minute a defensive approach was established you had essentially condemed the builidng. The chief…"
Apr 13, 2012
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Apr 13, 2012
Matador83 replied to César León's discussion Physical Test for Prospect FFS in the group Training Ideas
"Hi Cesar, Crossfit is more like a fitness program which has elments based on powerlifting, gymnastics, running functional movements. Using the Crossfit approach can make someone a very fit person. Just doing  basic crossfit execrsises is better…"
Feb 17, 2012
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Feb 13, 2012
Matador83 replied to lutan1's discussion Crew Under Fire for Unsafe Vehicle Driving
"Wow, if the Mayor (who probably does not understand the danger to personnel) will support this unsafe act then more then likley he will support other unsafe acts. Which to me implies it's an everything goes culture. Undisciplined, lack of…"
Dec 30, 2011
Matador83 replied to lutan1's discussion Crew Under Fire for Unsafe Vehicle Driving
"The guys in the back look very young and naive. However, the Officer and Driver should defenitely be placed on administrative leave until he/she familiarizes him or her self with the State Emergency Services Operating Procedures. That was just plane…"
Dec 29, 2011
Matador83 replied to Mark W's discussion 4" vs 5" supply hose, which would you put on your truck?
"From experience we acutually made the mistake of going form 5" to 4". We had several issuse with long distance hose lays. Laying line beyong 500 ft may require relay operations. This requires additional training and possibly SOP updates.…"
Oct 24, 2011
Matador83 replied to christopher karl Ford's discussion How many firefighters are you suppossed to have?
"I belive the NFPA consensus standard is 1710. Not 1910.."
Jun 22, 2011
Matador83 replied to fireman1049's discussion Hero or Dumbness Syndrome.... in the group Training Ideas
"I agree with setting parameters for the any drill. Make sure your secenerios dictates the objective and the expected performance. Follow this up with having your departments SOP's as part of the drill. Realistic as possible is the key. Using…"
Apr 6, 2011
Matador83 commented on FFN WebTeam's video
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El Camino Apartment Fire with Rescue

"Everyone did an excelllent job. Including the IC. The post by Shareef is right on DISCPLINE and TEAMWORK. The IC stayed calm and covered the important aspects. RECEO. The IC set the corrdinated attcak, water supply, ventilation and additional…"
Feb 24, 2011
Matador83 replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion Charleston's Training Chief Quits; Cites Hostile Work Environment
"Well said Mick."
Feb 14, 2011
Matador83 replied to Bryan Boccelli's discussion Experience or no experience between first and second level firefighter training?
"I will debate that to the end. Any educational institution that has low expecations, both foundationally and academically does establish a pattern. A pattern that is not condusive to the right mindset. In the future these students who atteneded a…"
Feb 14, 2011
Matador83 replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion Charleston's Training Chief Quits; Cites Hostile Work Environment
"I hope your right. I wish nothig but the best for CFD. I guess I am just a little confused about why someone would feel so deseperate that he could not communicate what he was going through with anyone."
Feb 14, 2011
Matador83 replied to Bryan Boccelli's discussion Experience or no experience between first and second level firefighter training?
"How about seeing it, is that enough evidence, how about asking the newest fire academy graduate to throw a ground ladder and he responds with. "they did'nt show us that in the fire acdemy", How about asking them how to define FIRE and…"
Feb 10, 2011
Matador83 replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion Charleston's Training Chief Quits; Cites Hostile Work Environment
"The comment about leading by example is right on. However, that is exactly what is being resisted Chief Ghi was leading by eaxmple by establishing an attitude that firefighting is a dangersou profession and we must stay up to date and have the…"
Feb 9, 2011
Matador83 replied to Bryan Boccelli's discussion Experience or no experience between first and second level firefighter training?
"Let me say this, I have atteneded three fire academies, one was for a large comination deptartement that was 6 month in length. The other was through 16 week fire acdemy through a community college which is how most entry-level candiates out west…"
Feb 8, 2011

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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Training Officer
Years in Fire/EMS:
20
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
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Years With Department/Agency
16
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http://www.accessfayetteville.org
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At 1:31pm on July 14, 2010, firemanrichie said…
hello,
can you please tell me if you have anyone on youre dept that collects or trades fire patches ?
i currently have 3,000 patches from all over the world and would like to make youre dept's patch a welcome addition .


thanks for youre time

rich kordish II emt/ff
At 9:15am on July 4, 2010, Leo Cartwright said…
Hi there Mario; I would like to Welcome you to FFN & hope U enjoy this site and gather as many friends as I have during your stay. I’m Leo, a Paramedic from Victoria - Australia; if you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends. If I have not added you as a friend, it’s because I have reached my Max and I am waiting for members to reply to me.
If you feel like sending me one of your Service patch … don’t be shy…. I am looking for Police, Medical, Ambulance, S&R; Dispatcher & Fire Service patches. If U are interested, or U know of someone in that collects please contact me. My address is:-
Leo J. Cartwright 246 Kay Street; TRARALGON; VICTORIA 3844; AUSTRALIA
Cheers Leo
At 8:32pm on July 2, 2010, Mick Mayers said…
Welcome to Firefighter Nation! This site is a wealth of information and opportunity, especially when it comes to meeting other firefighters. At some point I hope you'll also come by and check out my blog at Firehouse Zen. If you are interested in enlightened and visionary discussion, it's the place to be. Thanks, stay safe, and I look forward to meeting you here-

Mick Mayers
At 10:27am on June 25, 2010, Firewriter said…
Hello Mario, welcome to FFN!
At 6:58pm on June 24, 2010, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Mario, 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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