"Hey Zeke you may want to take your training into your own hands. I know it sucks and the DoD should be picking up the tab for certs but.. I know that south carolina fire academy fire academy does IFSAC or Pro board classes. Get your D/O pumper,…"
"Steve, the 2 fire departments I have worked for in eastern oregon 1 as a volunteer the current one as a paid dod firefighter use skids built by cascadefire. We have had very good luck with them. A few points if the truck that is to have them mounted…"
"I like the fact that the TNT owner is willing to get called about his product none the less to go to a station himself to check tool problems out! I am working for an army fire department now and we have a set of amkus I have to say the spreaders…"
"Thats a new one to keep your haixs clean! I have an older pair of haix pull on bunker boots. I have to say they are the best bunker boots I have worn! I know they make good boots and either way you go zip up or pull on you'll be more…"
"Mike I have used positive pressure attack in live fire training burns and it seems to work well. There is a couple of things that we noticed in our trials. we waited until the attack crew was on its way into the structure before we began…"
ff1&2, a/o pumper&arial, wildland ff, hazmat tech, fireground leader, fire investigation, confined space rescue, Emt-basic,sw-212 wildland powersaws,Fire instructor 1.
I have a varied experience from initial attack on a singe family structure to a/o on muti agency responces. I was recently selected for a firefighter position at umcd. Before that I was a toxic materials/explosives handler for the dod. Yeah it was wmd. You can say I don't like dull jobs! I have two boys 3&6. My wife was a firefighter (thats how we met) still trying to get her in the saddle again. I enjoy hunting, fly fishin, the outdoors, camping, rock hounding, shooting, and reading.
duty firefighter at umcd
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I Have always wanted to do something good for the community. Once I got in I was hooked.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Helping when it is needed the most
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Fire fighter fatalities and providing top notch training to every department.
and for the record, NFPA did testing on the scenerio and found that when they replicated the same materials, with the same sizes that 2 sprinkler heads over the stage would have saved everyones life, and caused only minor smoke damage. Viva code enforcement.
Daniel, go back to the blog on the station nightclub. On that I have a link for the video. Ensure your sound it on. When the fire starts, a timer appears, and you will get a true timeline of the ferocity of the fire. The West Warwick FD is less than 2 minutes away and is fully staffed by paid firefighters. (its about 1/8th a mile) If you need any further information, contact me, I have done some intense studies on the fire through my fire marshal class in Rhode Island post station fire.