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kevin updated their profile
May 31, 2011
kevin and David Sharpe are now friends
Apr 13, 2011
Detroit Fire Angel and kevin are now friends
Feb 22, 2011
kevin replied to Barry Copley's discussion Super Bowl Winner
"i hope that the packers win so i can bust the cheifs chops.but none the less it will be a good game"
Feb 5, 2011
Bob McCartney replied to kevin's discussion allowing jrs to ride the apparatus. in the group Pennsylvania Firefighters
"in the emergency services law book part xiii pg 357 covers minors and pg 98 in the manual covers them also your company sop/sog's should cover the does and do nots for your jrs hope this helps"
Aug 10, 2010
Bob McCartney replied to kevin's discussion allowing jrs to ride the apparatus. in the group Pennsylvania Firefighters
"check with your insurance carrier as far as I know jrs are not allowed to ride in apparatus in emergency mode in PA If you contact your local state rep ask for PA emergency service laws guide and volunteer emergency services manual these will help…"
Aug 10, 2010
Michael replied to kevin's discussion allowing jrs to ride the apparatus. in the group Pennsylvania Firefighters
"well with jr members i do believe that under 16yrs of age are not allowed to ride on the rigs. do to insurance issues. but the thing is if they cant ride on the rigs how are they gonna get to the location of the emergency? and how are they to learn…"
Aug 5, 2010
Brian Mackie replied to kevin's discussion AED's
"That is funny... NOW anyway. Sad that the lady was terrified and did not know any better. Sad, that you had to risk your life responding to such a call, but thats what we do right.. go unless you know - the saddest thing, is.. you believing you…"
Jul 28, 2010
Brian Mackie replied to kevin's discussion AED's
"Lindsay, we are all anxiously awaiting to hear... did you resusitate the baby doll? Did you get a save? OMG the suspense is overwhelming... ;)"
Jul 28, 2010
Reg Mathis replied to kevin's discussion AED's
"We carry an AED on every truck. The main reason being that we normaly beat EMS to any medical call by 2-10 minutes on average."
Jul 28, 2010
John Crabbe replied to kevin's discussion AED's
"The Fire Dept hires civilian Paramedics to man the transporting ambulances. So in Indy, are these private companies to do transport or are these ambulances provided by the city and staffed with civilian medics? curious."
Jul 28, 2010
55 TRUCK replied to kevin's discussion AED's
"We run a squad or engine on EMS calls..All FF are EMTs and some are Paramedics. We run at least 1 medic on the squads, we have Paramedics on some of our engines so they carry ALS equepment. All other apperatus carries..EMS bags with AEDs. The Fire…"
Jul 28, 2010
kevin replied to kevin's discussion AED's
"correct. the reason i wanted to seek others insight is because i think that he got the aed for the wrong reasons but it does do good within that department.i thank everyone for there responses to my post"
Jul 27, 2010
John Crabbe replied to kevin's discussion AED's
"the ems service is career guys.and the way they dispatch the aed from the fire dept is for trouble breathing difficulty ,and and issues that may led to cardaic arrest or an unresponsive patient. So essentially they are dispatching someone closer to…"
Jul 27, 2010
EngineLadder replied to kevin's discussion AED's
"What you are refering to is called a medic stand by were I work. Most other major juristictions do it they will send a company out on any medical call that is chest pains, trouble breathing, shootings or any other call were the medic is coming from…"
Jul 27, 2010

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At 10:45pm on January 31, 2010, larry d eckman said…
Evening Kevin, thanks for the add, i enjoy meeting new friends, stop by any time to say.
At 1:40pm on May 21, 2009, Paul said…
hey Kev. that would be cool to stop buy. I have almost 2 weeks out there and would like to meet with some other memebrs . Also interested in getting a shirt. How much are they? what size shirt do you wear? Ill bring you one from my full time dept.
At 9:29pm on May 18, 2009, Paul said…
hey Kev. I have family in state college. I will be visiting at the end of June. I like to stop by other departments and shoot the shit. You mind if I stop by for a visit? You guys have a traing day that I I can check out. Im always lookinf for new ideas. Does you department have house shirts for sale? lemmie know. If you have any other frinds/ firefighters/medics that wanna meet for a beer let them know. Would like to see some of the stations and equipment out there. be safe, stay low.
At 10:39am on May 13, 2009, Amy Silva said…
Hey Kevin! Thanks for the add...stay safe out there and don't be a stranger! :)
At 1:21pm on March 23, 2009, Denise Co 29 said…
Welcome to FFN from Berks County, Pa. Stay safe and enjoy the site !!!!
At 10:37pm on March 19, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Kevin, welcome to the Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the Group. Your contribution and involvement here is important to us all. Dont be shy just jump in anywhere to get your feet wet. You will get out of this site what you put into it. Lots to do, read and become involved with here. Have fun and be safe.

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