Paul Acosta
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  • Brush, CO
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Pre connect loads.

Started this discussion. Last reply by John C. Querin Sr Mar 15, 2011. 12 Replies

Scene Safety

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Acosta Nov 12, 2010. 22 Replies

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Joshua Tapia and Paul Acosta are now friends
Jan 25, 2012
Paul Acosta replied to Marty Hrinko's discussion 2011 Call Volume
"401.  Highest ever for us. Last year was a record at 348."
Jan 8, 2012
Paul Acosta replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion Missouri Firefighters Injured After Engines Collide Head-On
"Thanks for the great comment. That's exactly what I was thinking as I read the entries. We're all quick to judge but the most important news is that they are all right and going back home to their families. Hope all of them heal quickly."
May 10, 2011
Paul Acosta replied to Gary Beam's discussion I Am Responding
"We did the trial basis and many enjoyed it but the money was too much for us to keep."
Mar 24, 2011
Paul Acosta replied to Ashley Rivers's discussion Best or Favorite Memory of Being In The Fire Service
"My first call 17 years ago was a fire alarm at the local nursing home and we were allowed to get geared up on the truck back then. All for nothin' because it was a false call. But the second call was a structure fire at a local potato storage.…"
Mar 24, 2011
John C. Querin Sr replied to Paul Acosta's discussion Pre connect loads.
"We use flat on our structure appratus and many combinations on all of the apparatus used in support rolls."
Mar 15, 2011
Ben Waller replied to Paul Acosta's discussion Pre connect loads.
"A common modified version of the Minuteman load is a 200-foot preconnect with the bottom 100 feet in a flat load and the top 100 feet in a Minuteman. That lets the nozzleman carry the Minuteman while dragging the flat load. When the flat load is…"
Mar 14, 2011
capcityff replied to Paul Acosta's discussion Pre connect loads.
"I was thinking the same thing. If the fire ground is the only time that you pull lines then you have bigger issues to worry about."
Mar 14, 2011
NOVAFireman replied to Paul Acosta's discussion Pre connect loads.
"That's what training is for. The fire ground is not the place to try new ideas and techniques."
Mar 14, 2011
Brandon Hosack replied to Paul Acosta's discussion Nicknames
"we have joey bag o dounuts,pebbles,el presdento,the gonvenr,bodine and wheele chock and bingo"
Mar 13, 2011
FF Nick replied to Paul Acosta's discussion Nicknames
"We have a guy we call Money, cause he sure does cost us alot of it!!"
Mar 13, 2011
J. D. Rinard replied to Paul Acosta's discussion Pre connect loads.
"We use the traditional flat load. Not that many fires here to try other loads."
Mar 13, 2011
Jace Woodworth replied to Paul Acosta's discussion Nicknames
"Homer, Buff, Wankus, but most by Juice..."
Mar 13, 2011
FF Nick replied to Paul Acosta's discussion Pre connect loads.
"We modified the triple lay to put the nozzle in the center of the lay. Basically instead of making the tradition "S" that the triple lay makes, we just ran the nozzle between both hoses. For a while there was the problem of FF's just…"
Mar 13, 2011
Norm Tindell replied to Paul Acosta's discussion Nicknames
"We have a tall slim guy called "Stick" and we used to have a short wide guy we called "Stump." They made an interesting pair."
Mar 13, 2011
James snapp replied to Paul Acosta's discussion Pre connect loads.
"My dept. uses the flat load. I like the tripple, but i've never tryed the minute man, I havn't heard of the modified minute man."
Mar 13, 2011

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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Fire Chief / Chief of Department
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Brush Volunteer Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
My Training:
Former ambulance jockey
HazMat Ops
Past Secretary 4 years
Past 2nd Lt. and 1st Lt training/safety officer - 4 years
About Me:
Born and raised in Brush, CO. Home of the Beetdiggers! I am married to the best lady in the world. Three boys who know how to make their dad proud.
Day Job:
5th Grade teacher
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Lifelong dream, always told my mom that I would be a fireman one day.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
it's the bomb. But I couldn't do it for money.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Safety, Safety, and Safety.

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At 10:37am on April 5, 2010, gilbert jensen said…
whats up Buddy
At 11:13am on May 15, 2009, Joe Ginther said…
nice picture of ronda and pete... i mean nick white
At 10:01am on April 28, 2009, Joe Ginther said…
come along delong? thats a joke right?
At 9:20am on March 5, 2009, Joe Ginther said…
i just havent had time to add some. most of the pictures i need are at the station and such. otherwise i can grab some from my house. im in no big hurry though
At 7:54am on March 5, 2009, Norman E. Flanders said…
Paul, I have more info that may be helpful to you as chief. If you send me your e-mail address I'll gladly forward them to you. E-mail me at Stay safe, train often and share knowledge. Congrats on your appointment and best of luck. Norm
At 8:47am on February 24, 2009, Joe Ginther said…
its about the only picture i had on my computer at work. haha
At 9:57am on February 23, 2009, Joe Ginther said…
smoke eater
At 10:24pm on February 22, 2009, Jeff Marcus said…
You know it bro. Thanks for all you do. So far you are setting out to be a Chief we all look up to and want to be involved as more than ever.
At 10:59pm on February 21, 2009, Alan said…
Paul, Welcome to FFN from Del. Stay safe out there
At 10:56pm on February 21, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Paul, welcome to the Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy just jump in anywhere and get your feet wet. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
Southern Oregon Coast

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