Michael P. Burke
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Ground Search And Rescue (GSAR)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael P. Burke Nov 2, 2011. 14 Replies

I'm just looking  for an opinion on whether or not people think a Fire Dept. should be involved in Ground Search and Rescue?     With so many other resources on hand, should the Fire Dept. involve…Continue

What type of pumper do you have?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Chambers Jul 31, 2012. 61 Replies

I'm just interested in seeing who uses what for a pumper.  My Dept. uses E-1's Anyone using Pierce, Seagrave, Hahn, American LaFrance or others who uses what?   Just curious? Continue

6 Year old OD's

Started this discussion. Last reply by Olivia Jones Oct 19, 2011. 2 Replies

I heard a call today where a 6 year old child got a hold of an adult's medicines and ingested them.  The child was unresponsive and had to be flown in a helicopter to a better facility that can…Continue

What color is your helmet?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregory Borg Oct 23, 2011. 41 Replies

A lot of times, the role of a firefighter is determined by the color of his helmet, but accross the board there is no uniformity in establishing just who is who.  For instance in one County, a Red…Continue

 

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Josh Chambers replied to Michael P. Burke's discussion What type of pumper do you have?
"Engine 1 is a 1990 Ford/Toyne Engine 2 is a 1981 International/Forstner Both are pumper/tankers, E1 is 750/1000 and E2 is 500/1100."
Jul 31, 2012
Wilson Smith replied to Michael P. Burke's discussion What type of pumper do you have?
"Structural Pumper - KME Rescue Pumper - E-One Tanker - Deep South"
Jul 31, 2012
Derek J Sinesi replied to Michael P. Burke's discussion What type of pumper do you have?
"here"
Apr 21, 2012
Derek J Sinesi replied to Michael P. Burke's discussion What type of pumper do you have?
"Well, If you really want to know if you ask any kid in New York they will tell you fire trucks are red. Ours are so if you have green trucks leave them all outside and someday they will ripping. LOL! You can go to my profile and see our trucks. We…"
Apr 20, 2012
Cody A. Belmont replied to Michael P. Burke's discussion What type of pumper do you have?
"My volunteer company runs 2 trucks depending on what the call is. Our first out on fire alarms, possible/working fires is a 2007 ALF/LTI Tower with 2000 pump/400 tank, 800' of 5" supply line, 2 200' 1 3/4" attack lines and…"
Apr 20, 2012
Michael S Carlson replied to Michael P. Burke's discussion What type of pumper do you have?
"Chief,   They have; even since NFPA 00-OOPS mandated that schnooter valves shall be installed in all hay bales over 2 feet tall, or weighing more than a seven layer burrito.   Here in West Texas, our call rates significantly dropped…"
Apr 20, 2012
Travis Skinner replied to Michael P. Burke's discussion What type of pumper do you have?
"My fire dept has a International pierce and a ford FMC"
Jan 26, 2012
Scott Kolich replied to Michael P. Burke's discussion What type of pumper do you have?
"We use Pierce for all our needs up here"
Jan 24, 2012
Chief Dino replied to Michael P. Burke's discussion What type of pumper do you have?
"Both our pumpers are Ferrara commercial chasis rigs built on a Sterling chasis.  Both have Hale 1250 gpm pumps one with a 1000 gal tank the other with 1800 gal."
Jan 12, 2012
Melissa Elizabeth Phillips replied to Michael P. Burke's discussion What type of pumper do you have?
"that is beautiful, Maybe i am wrong about the year model we have .. i will have to check that!!"
Jan 12, 2012
Chief Dino replied to Michael P. Burke's discussion What type of pumper do you have?
"I thought the threat of hay bleves had subsided?"
Jan 11, 2012
Melissa Elizabeth Phillips replied to Michael P. Burke's discussion What type of pumper do you have?
"we have a lafrance  at the LVFD tx"
Jan 11, 2012
August Martin replied to Michael P. Burke's discussion What type of pumper do you have?
"Mike, That is one beautiful truck, I am sure its a workhorse too. Pierce has nice lines and is always functional in design. Coupled with the Waterous chain drive pump it is quite in operation even in pump at idle without the gear clash in some…"
Dec 7, 2011
Bill Brierton replied to Michael P. Burke's discussion What type of pumper do you have?
"One Pierce rescue pumper and one very worn out Hahn engine that needs replacement."
Dec 6, 2011
Travis Skinner replied to Michael P. Burke's discussion What type of pumper do you have?
"My Department has a 1985 International Peirce its got a 1250 gpm pump and a 1000 gallon tank, and we have a 1980 Ford/FMC its got a 1000 GPM pump and a 750 gallon tank."
Dec 2, 2011
Nathan Henderson replied to Michael P. Burke's discussion What type of pumper do you have?
"Nice looking engine. Is it fully open in the back of the cab?  I spent some time with a department in the Vancouver, WA area that had a couple Pierce Arrows and a Pierce Dash. Pretty good engines overall."
Nov 17, 2011

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter
Years in Fire/EMS:
0
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Dept. Company # 8
Years With Department/Agency
0
Dept. Web Site:
http://www.spotsyfire.org
Web Site:
http://www.spotsyfire.org
My Training:
My training comes from former members of the US Secret Service who are in the private sector now and the USAF Civil Air Patrol, of where I was a 2nd Lt. CAP conducted exercises alongside the US ARMY, British Royal Marines, Fairfax County, and the Virginia Dept. of Emergency Management Services (VDEM)
About Me:
I'm the new guy. Smile! We were all there once!

My background is in high profile Security ranging from major commercial airports, to Embassy, Educational, Commercial, Residential, and recreational interests.
I have worked alongside many different law enforcement agencies in the course of my duties such as Police from Virginia State, Fairfax County, Town of Herndon, Prince William County, Arlington County, and the City of Alexandria.
I have also worked alongside the US Postal Inspectors and the Virginia Alcoholic Control Board.
Day Job:
Truck Driver and Disc Jockey
Relationship Status:
Separated
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I joined Fire/EMS because I like to be where the action is and want to make a difference in my community.

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At 12:59pm on October 11, 2011, Joyce said…
At 12:43pm on October 10, 2011, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Michael, 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.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings Fire / Rescue
 
 
 

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