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Ticks !!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dean Shank Apr 8, 2012. 5 Replies

 

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Dean Shank replied to doug smith's discussion Ticks !!!
"I also heard that ticks are going to be overabundant this year.  My approach is to use OFF! or Deet, and use a indirect attack on a wildland fire.  Then again, if you fight the fire "from the black" hopefully the ticks will…"
Apr 8, 2012
Lawrence Abrahamson replied to doug smith's discussion TICKS !!!! in the group F. D. Safety Officers
"Yes, I suspect ticks will be a bigger problem this year, with the warm winter in the NE there will be many that survived the winter.  I have used this product on my hunting gear with excellent results.  There should be little problem with…"
Mar 30, 2012
doug smith replied to Frederick J. Peter's discussion Drill ideas
"Mayday,Mayday,Mayday. You can't drill on it enough !!!"
Mar 24, 2012
doug smith replied to doug smith's discussion Ticks !!!
"Hey Moose, usually rubbing Ivory dish liquid around the tick, on a que-tip, in a counter clock wise motion gets them out. Takes about 30 secs. Then you get the satisfaction of burning the "Little Bastards" after they come out. A liitle…"
Mar 24, 2012
Moose replied to doug smith's discussion Ticks !!!
"Ironically...I had a tick on my leg this weekend.  The wife tried every trick in the book but we couldnt get it out with the head intact, so she had to dig with tweezers and nail clippers to get the head out.  VERY painfull, and now I am…"
Mar 19, 2012
doug smith added a discussion to the group F. D. Safety Officers
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TICKS !!!!

Ticks!! Yes we have to start thinking seriously about them now in the North East. This very mild winter is going to overrun us with ticks this year, mark my words!! Well, how does it affect us? Wild land and brush fires!! Yep, that's where the ticks live. Also in our yards, if you live close to the woods, too. I am researching a repellent that was developed for the military and has great reviews. It's called Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent. It has a NFPA fire rating of 1 under the MSDS…See More
Mar 17, 2012
doug smith replied to doug smith's discussion Ticks !!!
"Thanks Moose, but that works only if you can get naked for EMS. "NOT HAPPEN'EN!!  Or anyone else for that matter, (except the wife).Those "Little Bastards" climb any where they want, given enough time.  Usually you are…"
Mar 17, 2012
Moose replied to doug smith's discussion Ticks !!!
"If I am not mistaken (and I have been before!!) as long as we wear long pants (Jeans, wild fire pants, bunkers) and long sleeve shirts (Wild fire gear, turnout coat) and have a hat or helmet with hood, and we check each other out when we exit the…"
Mar 12, 2012
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Ticks !!!

Ticks!! Yes we have to start thinking seriously about them now in the North East. This very mild winter is going to overrun us with ticks this year, mark my words!! Well, how does it affect us? Wild land and brush fires!! Yep, that's where the ticks live. Also in our yards, if you live close to the woods, too. I am researching a repellent that was developed for the military and has great reviews. It's called Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent. It has a NFPA fire rating of 1 under the MSDS…See More
Mar 10, 2012
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"Better to be safe,  then sorry, with alot of things in the fire service and that includes CO !!"
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Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
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Safety Officer
Years in Fire/EMS:
8
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Creekside Fire Co.
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5
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Bolivar
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truck driver
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