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Georgios Savvidis left a comment for Tom Ricotta
"30 hours not days.... :)"
Aug 24, 2009
Georgios Savvidis left a comment for Tom Ricotta
"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…"
Aug 24, 2009
Tom Ricotta left a comment for Georgios Savvidis
"Was watching the news today, and I thought of you.... getting any sleep? I assume you are busy with the Brush Fires, and will be for a while... Good Luck..."
Aug 23, 2009
Tom Ricotta commented on Firefighter Nation WebChief's video
May 7, 2009
Tom Ricotta replied to Ben Waller's discussion Safety Thought for the Day - Staging Prevents DIOs
"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…"
Apr 17, 2009
Tom Ricotta commented on Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd's group Hazmat WMD Responders
"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…"
Apr 7, 2009
Tom Ricotta commented on Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd's group Hazmat WMD Responders
"What type of respirator are they wearing in the lower photo? Some type of loose fitting PAPR?"
Apr 6, 2009
Tom Ricotta replied to Pararescue's discussion Rescue knifes in the group WESTERN NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS
"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…"
Apr 3, 2009

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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Training Officer, Firefighter
Years in Fire/EMS:
17
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
North Boston Vol. Fire Co., Boston, New York
Years With Department/Agency
4
Dept. Web Site:
http://www.northbostonfire.com/
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
North Collins Vol. Fire Co., North Collins, NY
My Training:
past EMT
past Assistant Chief
past Captain
About Me:
now just Joe Firefighter
Day Job:
Haz Waste Supervisor at a plant Decomissioning
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Family Tradition
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Satisfaction from helping others
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Funding
Recruitment
Manpower
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At 5:30am on August 24, 2009, Georgios Savvidis said…
30 hours not days.... :)
At 5:29am on August 24, 2009, Georgios Savvidis said…
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 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...

Some photos here
At 10:13am on March 11, 2009, Doug said…
What the heck is wrong with the Sabres all of a sudden?
At 7:42pm on February 17, 2009, Doug said…
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.
At 6:25am on November 27, 2008, Big Al Dente said…
Welcome to the Nation!
Big Al
At 6:46am on October 29, 2008, Mike "Diesel" Dazzo said…
Thanks Piezion, I just found that FFN has a Italian Firefighters group too. This is a really cool site and how everybody can get together.
At 8:04pm on September 11, 2008, Capt. Jack said…
Hey dude I love this DSL. Now I can do some chatting. I love the bag pipes,
At 11:34pm on June 19, 2008, Kevin Jewett said…
yes deffently agree with you on that one
At 9:37pm on June 18, 2008, Kevin Jewett said…
hey thanks for letting me come out and play with you guys again last monday
At 3:56pm on June 6, 2008, Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd said…
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
 
 
 

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