"I agree with the above that it would all depend on what role they are playing in that department. A town near me has what they call pumper ladders that depending on the box either respond in a truck role or as a first due engine company"
"To remove security bars from windows, if you dont have a saw, i have found that a set of irons will do the trick. first, take the flathead and hit the top corners ( metal parts ) until they bend or shear off. if they dont shear off then you need to…"
"Your ideas are valid and I can tell that they are coming from a good place, but we do things a little different. My crew knows that if we are interior, exterior, mutual aid, RIT, etc...once we place a ladder, we do not move it. If we need another…"
"true however not all departments due to cost unfortunatley are able to afford bailout out harnresses and if a FF buys his own not all departments can still afford to send him for training on it. Which would make the purpose of having it almost…"
"Sounds nice, however..If your cooking in a fire your A** is bailing out the closest exit. The FF may have known to place a tool and hang until the ladder was moved over. When your cooking, you don't feel for sashesor anything else you look for…"
"Little safety time, always pay attention to what side of the building the majority of your apparatus is staged at (usually the Alpha side of the building). Knowing this if you should get lost and look into a room and see flashing lights coming into…"
New Jersey State Firefighter 1&2, National Registered EMT-B, New Jersey EMT-B, WMD, Confined Space Awareness, Hazmat Awareness, Hazmat Operations, American Red Cross Lifeguarding, American Heart Assoc. CPR For The Professional Rescuer, PHTLS
Hey whats up my name is Rob, I'm 22 years old. I joined my fire departments rescue squad at 17 to try and get some experience as a EMT before joining the United States Coast Guard. Thats when i found out that it was ran by the towns Fire Department and decided to become a firefighter and i'm now in the very last stages of becoming a career firefighter in the city of Wilmington in Delaware. I've passed the recruitment process so i am waiting for the city to start hiring and hopfully i will be selected to start soon and can start my career.
Still No Contract or Word on any New Firefighters as of yet....Station 1 on my shift has been slow.....but that may be a good thing???? Stay Safe. Still very busy I have too many things going on, boy do I need a vacation!!!
Robert the reel on the back was a hand crank and it set on top of a 75 gal box tank. The pump was a belt driven 50 gpm pump mounted on the engine. The bumper was made of 3/8" steel and could take trees down up to 3" in dia. It carried two indian packs, two rakes, axe, chain saw 200' of 1" conservation hose which could be attached to the 50' hose reel, she could pump and role to.