Russ Marks
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  • Mariposa, CA
  • United States
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Russ Marks posted a status
"haven't been here for awhile, see if I can get up to speed"
Feb 23, 2014
Russ Marks left a comment for John Pleasant
"Welcome John, I am always open to new ideas and discussion.  It is getter harder every year to recuit and retain members.  I have been following a series of articles in Rescue Mag, written by a Chief in SC, he has great ideas as far as it…"
Apr 18, 2012
Russ Marks and John Pleasant are now friends
Apr 18, 2012
Russ Marks replied to Shawn McMahon's discussion Responding with No Crew
"in the real world it would a dream to go out the door with a crew of 4, but for small town VFD, a good day is 3 and the normal day is with 2, getting the equipment to the incident is the hard part, most of our personal respond to the incident, we do…"
Apr 16, 2012
Moose left a comment for Russ Marks
"Thanks for adding me as a friend chief, stay safe! Brian "Moose" Jones Captain, Carlisle Fire & Rescue New York"
Mar 12, 2012
Moose and Russ Marks are now friends
Mar 12, 2012
Russ Marks replied to lutan1's discussion How You Stabilising This? in the group Vehicle Extrication & Rescue
"struts and a convential tow truck, a slidebed could also be used. the tow truck is an underused tool.  "
Mar 4, 2012
Russ Marks replied to Jasson Drinkard's discussion Just Some Training PPT in the group Training Ideas
"I will be using the Ladder and the cones  "
Feb 25, 2012
Russ Marks replied to Gregg I Curry's discussion Advice on Cold Weather Storage of Fire Apparatus
"It seems one of the issues is lack of budget, it maybe hard for some of you to believe, but yes there are still VFD that still operate on a shoestring, some do not have insulated garages to house equipment, so until you have been there done that,…"
Feb 12, 2012
Russ Marks replied to Gregg I Curry's discussion Advice on Cold Weather Storage of Fire Apparatus
"A simple heat lamp will work, Set a heat lamp underneath the truck, under the pump, plug the lamp into an inline thermostatic plug.  The lamp will come on around 36 degrees and shutoff at 40.  All for about $30 at the local hardware…"
Feb 6, 2012
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Dec 30, 2011
Jason Hoevelmann left a comment for Russ Marks
"Thanks for the kind words. Here is the link to my youtube site for some more stuff.…"
Nov 30, 2011
Russ Marks replied to Jason Hoevelmann's discussion Read the Building and Size Up
"this is great, I will be using it for training on a rainy nite,  Looking forward to more."
Nov 30, 2011
Russ Marks replied to Chris Weber's discussion Managing multiple structures involed on one scene in the group Today's Trainers
"Here we are programed to use ICS, therefore the incident would have been broken into Divisions and groups, ie the wildland portion would be called Wildland Ops and assigned divisions, the structures would be under Structure Ops and the 2 structures…"
Nov 23, 2011
Russ Marks commented on Randy Macey's group Roll Call
"Small Fire District in Central CA.  E22 is a Type I interface which also can be a Heavy Type III, E222 is a Type II and T22 is a Type I engine with a 55' squrt.  We also staff the Co. Rescue.  We avg. 300 calls a year with about…"
Oct 18, 2011

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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Assistant or Deputy Chief
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Mariposa Public Utlity District
Years With Department/Agency
My Training:
Calif State Fire Marshel Registired Instructor for:
Auto Extraction, Fire Control 3, Comand 1A
Day Job:
Professional Land Surveyor
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
followed my father, It is not what we do, It is who we are.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
All my brothers and sisters
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Staying up to date

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At 9:14am on March 12, 2012, Moose said…

Thanks for adding me as a friend chief, stay safe!

Brian "Moose" Jones

Captain, Carlisle Fire & Rescue

New York

At 8:01pm on November 30, 2011, Jason Hoevelmann said…
At 8:47am on November 11, 2010, Roger Waters said…
Welcome to FFN Russell
At 6:37am on November 10, 2010, Louise Thornton said…
Welcome to FFN. Hope you have fun and get involve with the discussions. Stay safe.
At 1:45am on November 10, 2010, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Russell, 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. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon

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