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Running calls with squads/teams

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marc Hansen Aug 11, 2012. 5 Replies

I work for a volunteer/paid-on-call department and I am a lieutenant in charge of medical and split with one of the captains with doing training. The capt ask what about using squads (or whatever…Continue

 

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Will Ellis replied to Jim Blauch's discussion Training prop plan in the group Training Ideas
"Dale G Pekel has both a YouTube, Facebook, and I believe is in firefighternation community."
Jan 16, 2015
Will Ellis replied to Jim Blauch's discussion Training prop plan in the group Training Ideas
"Also try searching for, I believe, "Saving Our Own Prop". There was plans for both a permanent and portable versions of the prop. I just look @ photos and trial/error on building the prop."
Jan 16, 2015
Will Ellis replied to Jim Blauch's discussion Training prop plan in the group Training Ideas
"dale pekel has plans for his survival/rit prop with vertical vent add on. Just need to contact him. Also on Scribd, search fire library, they have plans on several different burn props. On YouTube, Search & Destroy Training & Tools has…"
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"Thanks Will for the info on Fire Tools, checked the website out, however was not impressed by the cost and the yearly cost to keep it running. You wouldn't know of any other software that may be more cost effective? Im under a tight budget to…"
Nov 25, 2012
Will Ellis replied to Shannon M. Earle's discussion Need Help with Report recording and reports
"At my department, we just got Firetools software. I'm currently navigating the program. Most of our paid on call/volunteer departments are using it in our area. So i came call for some assistance. U might want to talk with your neighboring…"
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Oct 23, 2012
Marc Hansen replied to Will Ellis's discussion Running calls with squads/teams
"Will,   A dept that I used to run with housed 1 of each rescue,ladder and engine. For ems runs we almost always took the squad or utility to keep the big trucks available. In PA once I make patient contact I am not allowed to leave until care…"
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Aug 6, 2012
Will Ellis replied to Will Ellis's discussion Running calls with squads/teams
"To add some background info. My department runs approx 600 calls in a rural area with call increase over the last few years. I and my captain know of some departments in our area that have done this. One department had the department split in half…"
Aug 1, 2012
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Running calls with squads/teams

I work for a volunteer/paid-on-call department and I am a lieutenant in charge of medical and split with one of the captains with doing training. The capt ask what about using squads (or whatever term u want to use) to running medical calls. The idea has come up in the past, but met tons of resistance. Now we have a new chief and are in the rebuilding process with hiring new guys. I was wondering if any departments out there do this and how do they have it setup. Also if anyone has anything to…See More
Aug 1, 2012
Will Ellis replied to Will Ellis's discussion Running calls with squads/teams
"Jay If are rescue is full (3-4) we will stop by the station drop off 2-3 guys to grab the engine and/or tanker. The rescue has 1 pack on it for someone. The other waits for a pack from from first arriving engine. At least with the rescue truck first…"
Aug 1, 2012
55 TRUCK replied to Will Ellis's discussion Running calls with squads/teams
"Here in Indy we run 2man squads. 1 FF/EMT &1FF/Paramedic. Right now we have 5 squads in the city all but 1 are at a TAC house. On a fire the squad acts as a truck crew. Here 1 man is the driver/engineer & the other is a Lt. Or Capt. One or…"
Jul 31, 2012

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Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Lieutenant
Years in Fire/EMS:
15
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Rives/Tompkins Fire Dept
Years With Department/Agency
15
Day Job:
ER RN/Medic
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At 9:16pm on November 25, 2012, Shannon M. Earle said…

Thanks Will for the info on Fire Tools, checked the website out, however was not impressed by the cost and the yearly cost to keep it running. You wouldn't know of any other software that may be more cost effective? Im under a tight budget to work with and Fire tools software is pretty steep.

At 8:48am on April 14, 2010, Chris said…
Welcome to the Nation Will.
At 5:12am on April 14, 2010, Leo Cartwright said…
Hi there Willard; I’m Leo from Australia, Paramedic; Welcome to FFN hope U enjoy this site and gather many friends during your stay. If you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends. If I have not added you as a friend, it’s because I have reached my Max and I am waiting for members to reply to me.
I also collect Patches and badges and would love to show one of yours in my collection. I am looking for Police, Medical, Ambulance, S&R; Dispatcher & Fire Service patches. If U are interested, or U know someone in these groups please contact me. My Email is lecar1@bigpond.net.au
If you fell like sending me one of your Service patch … don’t be shy….
My address is:-
Leo J. Cartwright
246 Kay Street
TRARALGON
VICTORIA 3844
AUSTRALIA

Cheers Leo
At 12:00am on April 14, 2010, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Willard, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.


Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon
 
 
 

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