Richard Williams
  • 47, Male
  • Seale, Alabama
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
9
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Fort Benning, Georgia
Years With Department/Agency
7
Dept. Web Site:
http://https://www.infantry.army.mil/des/FireDept/Fire_Dep%20OLD.htm
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Fort Polk Fire & Emergency Services, Federal Fire Rescue.
My Training:
Firefighter 1 & 2, HAZMAT AW, OPS and Technician, HAZMAT INC CMDR, AIRPORT RESCUE FIREFIGHTER(ARFF), PUPMER, LADDER AND ARFF DRIVER OPERATOR, EMT-BASIC, AHA CPR INSTRUCTOR, FIRE INSTRUCTOR 1
About Me:
Serves as a fully trained member of a firefighting crew certified as a DoD firefighter full performance level. Respond to alarms and combats fire requiring the performance of firefighting tasks of complex difficulty involving facilities, shops, warehouses, fuel and explosive storage areas, brush and wooded areas, vehicles and a variety of other structures and facilities. Perform firefighting and crash-rescue involving Large frame aircraft and helicopters. Alternates as hoseman, ladderman, hydrantman, or rescueman on a crew. Operates hose lines, makes forced entries, ventilates structures, performs or assists in rescue operations, and performs salvage and overhaul using a variety of power/manual hand tools and portable fire extinguishers. Serves as a Driver/Operator.
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
After 12 years of Military Service, needed to continue to serve and working for the Dept. of Defense as a firefighter/emt is the best of both worlds, still around the Army but defending a different customer, protecting those who defend America.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Everything
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Undermanning/staffing of fire dept

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Incident Command: When 'Quantity' Communications Overcomes 'Quality'. When in charge, do you over do it?

Posted on January 2, 2010 at 11:30pm 13 Comments

I understand the need for scene size up, ect... but what about the micro-chief???



Who is it you say, we all have one or seen one in action. They assume command and fill up every comm channel with chatter failing to use others around to gather the important info.



Everyone has a job on the fire scene but what about giving a sit rep every 30 seconds. Too much too little? Should it be on single company, large or all scenes?



Yes all comms today are crappy, most… Continue

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