"Depending on staffing and how close the second engine is I like to have the first due lay the line. It does not look good to run out of water and have to skull drag the supply line to a hydrant if that second piece does not get there before…"
"we use to use the "FIreEMS Incident Management Sheet" from Salamander Technologies. It had fire and ems on one side and hazmat on the other. Look them up and see what they have.
We now use computers and dry erase…"
"It has been my experience that volunteer firefighters are more cause and origin investigators. Usually they do not have the level of training, certification or resources to do a full investigation. They do a good job securing the scene and getting…"
"I agree that the city hall dwellers never seem to make cuts to their staffs and cronies. They go after the Emergency Services folks, but when the stuff hits the fan who do they all call - Police/Fire and EMS. If something goes bad they blame the…"
"We have them from time to time and bought a 5 pound LP tanks and a torch to thaw them out. In most cases it is just frozen at the nut up in the bonnet. We take the caps off and blow the torch into the barrel to thaw the stem. Water Co then comes out…"
"I too just joined in and have been in the fire service for 35 years with about 25 in fire prevention and investigation. We use CadZone for our plans but there are other drawing programs that are available at area computer stores that work."
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