"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…"
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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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.…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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."
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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 .
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
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-
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.