"Thank you very much for the thoughts!
I just came home after 30 on one of the mountains in Athens. It was blowing like crazy all night long and it made work even more difficult. It is obvious that the fire was going really fast because all of the…"
"Staging does help a lot, From accountability, to helping to prevent free-lancing. Then you can call in who you need as you need and as they are assigned. However it is only one piece of the puzzle. If you don't develop a pre-plan and know what…"
"Thanks IAN, I am very familiar with many forms of tight fitting respirators, the company i work for is just getting into using Loose fitting PAPRs we went with Bullard's version. Which uses a Tygon hood. The material it's made of is, one…"
"I too have been thinking of buying one. But i have a hard time buying a knife that may run $40 TO $80 and take the chance of loosing it on a fire scene. I have a $2 knife with a sharp edge on it, that i keep on a clip on the outside of my gear. If…"
I just came home after 30 on one of the mountains in Athens. It was blowing like crazy all night long and it made work even more difficult. It is obvious that the fire was going really fast because all of the trees are only burned low and not so much high on the leaves.
It is really difficult to fight it, especially when some people are trying to avoid work by hiding, or when command does not seem capable to handle so many people...
Glad I could make somebodies day a little brighter, ha! Even though they're a HUGE disappointment this year, go Pens! As I've told Crotty, I miss the bitter Pens - Sabres play off games. Or as he put it, Sabres - Pens.
you guy's have the chance to work for such a traditional fire department. how many firemen do you have on a first alarm? I work an outpost station, located on the pacific coast, 40 miles North of Santa Barbara. You can google my station by looking up Gaviota. It is cool looking out at the ocean through my office window. the only bummer is that it get REALLY WINDY... 75 MPH gusts are not unheard of. And our 2nd arriving engine company is about 15 minutes away if they are in quarters. Perhaps, if I ever get out to the east coast, I might be able to do a ride-a-long with you? Your always welcome to come out and visit my little slice of paradise. I actually live in the Santa Ynez Valley. which is inland about 12 minutes from the ocean. Looking forward to comparing our worlds. Stay safe brother. Mike