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CAFS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Apr 9, 2014. 8 Replies

Hey all, does anyone know of any brigade (world wide if need be) that have sucessfully applied CAFS in urban firefighting?Continue

 

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Matt commented on Aaron Zamzow's blog post Fire Station Cardio Workout Option(s)
"G'day Aaron, thanks for the info mate. Would it be possible to have a look at the fitness policy that your department has regarding the fitness test? To be honest only the younger generation of fireman here keep their fitness up and that's…"
Apr 14, 2014
Matt and Aaron Zamzow are now friends
Apr 14, 2014
Matt commented on Aaron Zamzow's blog post Fire Station Cardio Workout Option(s)
"Hello Aaron, Ive had a look at your interval training and I think its pretty good, expecially when you never know when the bells will go off. Can I ask, is there an requirement for firefighters in your brigade to complete a physical test on an…"
Apr 10, 2014
Matt replied to Matt's discussion CAFS
"Thank you"
Apr 9, 2014
Matt and Ringold15 are now friends
Apr 5, 2014
Ringold15 replied to Matt's discussion CAFS
"I'll see if ican hunt some up"
Apr 2, 2014
Matt replied to Matt's discussion CAFS
"G'day mate, yeah this will help me, than you. Does your department have any reports on CAFS in structural firefighting that I may look at?? Cheers"
Apr 2, 2014
Ringold15 replied to Matt's discussion CAFS
"WELL FOR RESIDENTIAL IT's great quick knock down, with low hose weight so less firefighter fatigue, even in a attic the piercing nozzle it really works well. The only draw backs that I can tell is the cost because a hale foam logic system cost…"
Apr 1, 2014
Matt replied to Matt's discussion CAFS
"Honestly I'd like to know all the pros and cons regarding cafs in the urban environment. How long has the cafs been used in urban firefighting, what does the new urban pampers look like and what additional training is required? Basically…"
Apr 1, 2014
Ringold15 replied to Matt's discussion CAFS
"I believe that the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma is starting to put some into use. What questions do you have maybe I can answer them for you?"
Mar 31, 2014
Matt replied to Matt's discussion CAFS
"Thank you for your reply. Would you happen to know of any fire department that employs cafs on their urban pampers?"
Mar 31, 2014
Ringold15 replied to Matt's discussion CAFS
"It's great quick knock down with less hose weight but if your structure is on the ground already it doesn't have enough water in the foam to cool through the roof."
Mar 20, 2014
Matt posted a discussion

CAFS

Hey all, does anyone know of any brigade (world wide if need be) that have sucessfully applied CAFS in urban firefighting?See More
Mar 16, 2014
Fireyladd - Chief Sharp left a comment for Matt
"Matt, I am retired now a year. However, I do recall friends who were part of firefighter exchanges. I am sure there are programs out there, I am just not connected anymore. This is a good place to post that question however. Good luck Brother."
Mar 14, 2014
Fireyladd - Chief Sharp and Matt are now friends
Mar 14, 2014
Fireyladd - Chief Sharp left a comment for Matt
"Welcome to Firefighter Nation Matt  I'm glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Chief William Sharp- Retired Brookings Fire / Rescue"
Mar 11, 2014

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What State do you live in?
International
Type of Organization
Paid Fire Department
Job Function
Firefighter/Driver Operator
Years in Fire/EMS:
3
Years With Department/Agency
3
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
5years Army prior to joining the fire brigade
My Training:
My training includes Stage 2 heavy road accident rescue and Breathing Apparatus support van operations which include entry/exit control, air line trolley operations and stage 2 BA board control.
About Me:
I'm a very active person outside of work. On my days off I'm generally outside helping mates out with home projects or just hanging out. I do taekwondo in my spare time and I generally travel a fair bit when I'm on holidays.
Day Job:
Fireman
Relationship Status:
Single
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I wanted to have a more stable life than what the army had to offer but I still wanted to serve so I applied for the fire department.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Every day is different and I have the ability to make a difference in someone else's life
Top Issues Facing Responders:
The increasing amount of medical assistance required and the level of training needed to cope.
Training and keeping up to date with current firefighting techniques, especially compartment fire behaviour training.

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At 11:05pm on March 14, 2014, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Matt, I am retired now a year. However, I do recall friends who were part of firefighter exchanges. I am sure there are programs out there, I am just not connected anymore. This is a good place to post that question however. Good luck Brother.

At 4:51pm on March 11, 2014, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Matt  I'm glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

Chief William Sharp- Retired

Brookings Fire / Rescue

 
 
 

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