"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…"
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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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."
"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"
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
5years Army prior to joining the fire brigade
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.
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.
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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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.