Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr.
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Aug 25, 2015
Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr. commented on Chris Tool's blog post Captain-LT for volunteer dept
"Line officers (lieutenants and captains) are up to the AHJ (authority having jurisdiction).  Need to check on what your state requires or if it requires fire departments to have line officers and type of training and qualifications to…"
Mar 1, 2013
Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr. and Michael Rose are now friends
Feb 15, 2013
Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr. replied to Jim Conrad's discussion minimum no. of responses for volunteers
"I've been with numerous fire departments, both volunteer and combination, and each have their way(s) of doing things.  This is my experience in upstate New York.   Seems that smaller fire departments (20 to 40 members) have the best…"
Feb 15, 2013
Paul Combs - Fire Caroonist and Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr. are now friends
Jan 8, 2013
Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr. replied to Shawn McMahon's discussion Responding with No Crew
"Look at NFPA 1710"
Jun 5, 2012
Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr. posted a blog post

Propane Response

At the firehouse I work at, the volunteer chief has decided on a procedure to mitigate a leaking 20 lb. propane cylinder. When you arrive on scene and size up that you have a 20 lb. propane cylinder that's releasing gas from it's burst disc (not a pressure relief that we all think it has).  Next, find a trash can and fill it half way or so with water and turn the cylinder upside down in to the trash can of water.  The theory with doing it this way is that the liquid pushes to the bottom (bottle…See More
May 9, 2012
Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr. and Firefighter are now friends
Jan 24, 2012
Pierre-Louis Lamballais replied to Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr.'s discussion FAST Stories in the group S.L.O.W. Team
"Concerning the fact we have FATS/RIT or not, first answer can be "No, we don't have". Maybe this answer is disturbing, but I've another one, more disturbing "We don't have, because we don't need". :) In fact,…"
Aug 22, 2011
Pierre-Louis Lamballais replied to Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr.'s discussion FAST Stories in the group S.L.O.W. Team
"Hi Timothy, Even if is was a bad idea, I think we can use this case for demonstration of organisation problem. On the fire ground, thing happened quickly. If I see I need a nozzle, I must not have to search it for minutes: I open the door of the…"
Aug 22, 2011
Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr. replied to Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr.'s discussion FAST Stories in the group S.L.O.W. Team
"Yes, it's nice to have a ladder but in this situation it was for the wrong reason and usage. The roof is assembled in trusses where if one members gives way then the rest fall like dominos. We try to minimize having firefighters on the roof if…"
Aug 22, 2011
Pierre-Louis Lamballais replied to Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr.'s discussion FAST Stories in the group S.L.O.W. Team
"Hi, Maybe we can ask the question of watch the problem a different way. First the point of view of "do you need a ladder?" The answer is yes. In fact the max heat release of a fire is "vertical" (convection) so when the fire…"
Aug 21, 2011
Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr. replied to Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr.'s discussion FAST Stories in the group S.L.O.W. Team
"At a structure fire with my volunteer fire department, I was an officer on the second due engine and had my crew stretch a line to the rear of the house. The house was a 1 and a half story wood-frame with fire coming out of the rear of the house and…"
Aug 12, 2011
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At a possible structure fire call with my volunteer FD, I was driving the ladder truck, which was third to arrive on scene.  There was a light smoke condition coming from the basement of the structure.  The two engine companies were stretching a line and searching through the house, along with the truck company assisting and staging by the front entrance.  The fourth apparatus arriving was the FAST (or RIT) team.  I was the driver for the ladder truck, so I stood by the rig and observed the…See More
Aug 11, 2011

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter
Years in Fire/EMS:
7
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Shaker Road-Loudonville FD
Years With Department/Agency
3
Dept. Web Site:
http://www.shakerroadfire.com
Web Site:
http://www.lathamfd.org
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
South Schenectady FD Rotterdam, NY
Carman FD Rotterdam, NY
Stratton ANGB FD Scotia, NY
Patuxent River NAS FD, MD
Solomons VRSFD, MD
Warlik ANGB FD, MD
Rotterdam Emergency Medical Services
My Training:
National FF I/II, Driver/Operator ARFF, Pumper, and Mobile Water Supply, HazMat Technician, Insructor II

NYS FAST, Pumper, Aerial, Truck Company, EMT-B, Instructor II,
About Me:
Served as a firefighter with Town of Rotterdam for three years. Served six months in Maryland. Served with Rotterdam Ambulance for two years as a volunteer driver. Served with the Air National Guard for six years as Senior Airman/ARFF Firefighter. Have been with the Town of Colonie for about three years between Latham FD and Shaker Road-Loudonville FD. Also work part-time with GAVAC in Amsterdam.
Day Job:
Firefighter/EMT-B
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1027770378&v=info
Top Issues Facing Responders:
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Propane Response

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 8:17am 0 Comments

At the firehouse I work at, the volunteer chief has decided on a procedure to mitigate a leaking 20 lb. propane cylinder.

 

When you arrive on scene and size up that you have a 20 lb. propane cylinder that's releasing gas from it's burst disc (not a pressure relief that we all think it has).  Next, find a trash can and fill it half way or so with water and turn the cylinder upside down in to the trash can of water.  The theory with doing it this way is that the liquid pushes to…

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Front Bumper Hose Loads

Posted on July 8, 2011 at 8:00am 4 Comments

At work, one of my senior firefighters decided to perfect the front bumper hose loads on one of our engines.  One compartment holds 15' of 5" with a rubber mallet, universal hydrant wrench, and two LDH spanners.  The second compartment contains 100' of 1 3/4" line that's pre-connected with a TFT adjustable nozzle.  There's been a hundred different ways of packing it but my senior firefighter found a user friendly hose load for both hoses.…

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CO Turn Cyanide Turn False?

Posted on March 11, 2011 at 6:06am 1 Comment

On Tuesday, March 8th, 2011, my fire department was toned out for a CO without illness call in our district at 0724 hrs. …

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At 9:22pm on January 24, 2012, Firefighter said…

Thanks for the add!

At 4:38pm on May 5, 2011, Adam Myers said…
Hi Tim, I joined Stratton in May '09, prior service Eglin AFB in the late 90's. Having fun and preparing for ORI
At 10:33pm on May 3, 2011, Adam Myers said…
Thanks for friend request Tim
At 10:22am on April 27, 2011, Oldman said…
Thanks for the add. Just returned after 8 day deployment with a Strike Team in North Texas. Such devastation.
At 11:39am on August 25, 2010, Elizabeth Firestone said…
thank you for the add....stay in touch and stay safe
At 2:49pm on July 20, 2010, Anita King said…
Welcome to FFN. Hope you enjoy the site as much as I do.
At 10:10am on July 19, 2010, Firewriter said…
Hi Timothy, welcome to FFN!
At 5:09pm on July 17, 2010, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Timothy, 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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