Is a basic NFPA 1002 course and a drivers lic. enough training to get "cut loose" to drive an engine at your station/Dept? I felt more hands on was needed, so I created this pump operator training…Continue
" Theres not a thing wrong with xtra pump training, you've gotta remember one thing, besides command you are the next most important person on the scene, " The lives of nozzle people is in the hands of the pump operator"…"
"There are a few questions to be asked.
What's wrong with what you are using now? If you have a 1250 pump or larger, why restrict yourself to 1000 gal per min with 4"? A new pump rated at 1500 gpm may get you 1750 to 2000 gpm at…"
With any project... one must weigh the pros and cons. (no pun intended)
There seems to be a long list of cons here with the posible saving of money and a staffing increase as the only sensible pro. Clearly. this is a bad idea that I feel will…"
"Ill answer your question. It's not my job to save the personal lives of inmates. The fire dept should leave that to the dept of correction!! (unless, of course, they are on fire and/or stabbed 45 times).
Do they deserve a second chance?…"
"Its a trust issue. I cant see my crew all the time.... like when they are looking for a pts meds... but I trust they wont take any.
And another thought just hit me.... what do we tell the hundreds of good non-inmates that didnt pass their…"
"At min. helmet, eye protection, rescue gloves, turnouts (or some other type of flash protection), and a manned - charged hose line, should be used on all calls.
It's your life.