Ted Mead
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What Are Your Hobbies?

Started this discussion. Last reply by michael a stalsberg May 5. 1 Reply

it might be opening up a hornets nest but here goesWhat are your hobbies?mine are fishing, hunting, camping, flying drones, and wood working (preferably vintage style wooden toys)oh and spoiling the…Continue

Organized Assignments

Started Apr 17 0 Replies

ours being a semi rural area when an incident occurs it is often hard to know where to go to effectively cover an area what i plan on suggesting is zone assignments.for example a location on main…Continue

Health and Fitness

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Mead Apr 17. 1 Reply

Because the fire fighters are actively participating in strenuous activities it is important to maintain a good level of fitness.age and health conditions can adversely affect ones abilities most…Continue

fire police

Started Apr 16 0 Replies

How many guys are fire police?how much do others know what the duty entails?there is a surprising amount of mis-information out there that is fostering animosity, abuse, and disrespect to them and in…Continue

 

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Ted Mead commented on Ted Mead's group Mckean County Fire Stations
"on the day of the helicopter crash it was a difficult scene to access the top of the hill, and a stressful situation at the onset due to the location and road. hats off to all the guys of station 2, station 3, and the other stations personnel who…"
May 14
michael a stalsberg replied to Ted Mead's discussion What Are Your Hobbies?
"I enjoy doing my Photography whether for the fire departments or just getting out with my camera and shooting around at what ever i can find. "
May 5
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What Are Your Hobbies?

it might be opening up a hornets nest but here goesWhat are your hobbies?mine are fishing, hunting, camping, flying drones, and wood working (preferably vintage style wooden toys)oh and spoiling the grandkids totally rotten.See More
May 2
Mqondisi Moyo left a comment for Ted Mead
"Thank you Ted, there is so much dedication by my fellow firefighters indeed, usually working by improvising due to lack of equipment but usually achieving the end goal which is to spare other peoples lives and maintaining our safety. its best to be…"
May 1
Ted Mead replied to Greenman's discussion Flame resistant Bra
"i forgot to add while there are specialty wear out there they are also prohibitively expensive"
Apr 27
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what are your hobbies?

it might be opening up a hornets nest but here goesWhat are your hobbies?mine are fishing, hunting, camping, flying drones, and wood working (preferably vintage style wooden toys)oh and spoiling the grandkids totally rotten.See More
Apr 27
Ted Mead left a comment for MOHD HANIFF BIN ABD RANI
"welcome from Pa. its great we are getting new members and with newer equipment changes its great to have the experience to post about it."
Apr 27
Ted Mead replied to Melisa Ashley Cranfill's discussion What Are Your Views On Women Firefighters?
"I have a lot of respect for women firefighters and police as well as ems service. facing a fire or a horrific accident scene can leave emotional scars on anyone and it takes a special person to do the job. A persons sex, religion, orientation or…"
Apr 27
Ted Mead replied to Greenman's discussion Flame resistant Bra
"the best flame resistant material for clothing such as underwear and bras is the old standard cotton. anything else would be too flammable to wear in a fire situation or arc flash incident. while tight woven wool is also good it would be heavy and…"
Apr 27
Ted Mead commented on Robert L. Oswalt's group PA fire police
"i bought 2 of these (one to use and one as a spare) they are bright and very visible lights. you can get them in different colors as well. https://xpriteusa.com/36-blue-18w-rooftop-strobe-light-magnetic-base/"
Apr 23
Ted Mead commented on Russ's group Small Volunteer Fire Departments
"our is generally a good department and we are usually pretty busy I think our biggest problem would be aging equipment. we keep everything in good shape but we also have to compete for grants as well. couple that with the high cost of equipment it…"
Apr 23
Ted Mead left a comment for Dixie Keener
"welcome Dixie. there is a lot to do here and a lot of good information. Thank you for your dedication to the fire department/ ems service."
Apr 23
Ted Mead replied to Wyatt Westhoff's discussion Fire Department Drama & Recruit?!.
"being former military I was taught discipline from the start. I know i cannot expect civilians to take it seriously but in a fire department they are not civilians any more, but they most likely will not have the benefit of a boot-camp training…"
Apr 23
Ted Mead replied to Steven's discussion Lack of participation issues...
"i know this is an old post but here goes. the biggest issue facing many volunteers is their full time job, most employers will not release someone to go to a fire or accident scene, It was that way at the factory i just retired from. 2nd is health,…"
Apr 23
Sanatha Rajeev Pagoda left a comment for Ted Mead
"Thank you for excepting me to my freighter nation.Regards Rajeev"
Apr 23

Profile Information

What State do you live in?
PA
Type of Organization
Volunteer Fire Department
Job Function
First Repsonder, Other
Years in Fire/EMS:
1
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Fire Police
Years With Department/Agency
1
Dept. Web Site:
http://smethportfd.com/index.php
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
trained fire-fighter Orlando navy base (past)
specialized in petroleum products oil, fuels. aircraft,electrical and alpha class fires
My Training:
Fire police,BLS, landing zone, (present) and applying for vehicle rescue when it becomes available
About Me:
I enjoy volunteering for many causes including camp JJ (a camp for disabled children) I am a computer technician and retired industrial electrician, i enjoy spoiling grandkids and pets alike, and i enjoy fishing,hunting, and quiet walks.
Day Job:
Retired Industrial Electrician
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
to be able to assist where and when i could in any emergency
Why I Love Fire/EMS
brotherhood
Top Issues Facing Responders:
fire, traffic incidents and bad weather emergencies

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Personal Duty Standards

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 10:55am 0 Comments

Being former military I have a deeply ingrained sense of duty and commitment so I hope this doesn't drive people away, I have seen discord in different departments and jobs caused by drama llamas and the Im special attitudes! (and if anything sours my temper it's that type of Bull crap)

As far as being in a fire department you take an oath to serve and protect your department and its members, and contention in the ranks has no place there

we are better than that

For me…

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At 3:03pm on May 1, 2018, Mqondisi Moyo said…

Thank you Ted, there is so much dedication by my fellow firefighters indeed, usually working by improvising due to lack of equipment but usually achieving the end goal which is to spare other peoples lives and maintaining our safety. its best to be part of this network,  the greatest weapon fireman needs is Knowledge.

At 1:52am on April 23, 2018, Sanatha Rajeev Pagoda said…
Thank you for excepting me to my freighter nation.Regards
Rajeev
At 1:40pm on April 20, 2018, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Ted. Its awesome you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with here. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.
Chief William Sharp- Retired
Brookings Fire / Rescue
Living in Alaska

 
 
 

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