"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…"
"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…"
"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,…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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