November 2007 Blog Posts (199)

Dispatch Job

We'll people I got the phone call this afternoon. I didn't get the job. I am really bummed out and disappointed. I was really looking forward to this job. At least I still can be with my firefighter department family.

Added by Nikki C. Saunders on November 30, 2007 at 10:57pm — No Comments

Training Victoriously!

GOOOOO GATORS!!

Yes, I am a Florida football fan. What do you expect? My fire department serves the University of Florida campus and I am responsible for training those firefighters. I like Tim Tebow. Personally, I believe he deserves the Heisman Trophy. I will not get into that great debate, but suffice it to say he is remarkable to watch.

I like to equate Tebow’s efforts to the efforts of firefighters – particularly when it comes to training should be performed. We have heard…

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Added by Pyromedic on November 30, 2007 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

I just had to share this reply if you like if not thats ok too...............

Hopefully in the next couple of days i am going to be a college student and getting my paramedic degree going. right now i am going to be doing my general courses online til september and then i will have to start going to the campus. i dont know if i am going to be ready for all the homework again. i have been out of school for 10 yrs but if you count my emt class which was 2 nights a week and i have some credits from there but i just had to share that everything with you…
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Added by Sarah Bice on November 30, 2007 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Down and out...............

Hello all!!

Sorry I haven't responded to anyone. I have been "out of the game" for a few days with some minor surgery. All is good now. I am in Myrtle Beach relaxing for 2 days. Hope ya'll have a safe weekend!!

Added by Erin on November 30, 2007 at 5:16pm — No Comments

EMT Registry

Well I had taken the NREMT test this morning and have already been informed that I have PASSED and will recieve my letter in the mail.

Added by John on November 30, 2007 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Used Helmets

Does anyone out there have used fire helmets, that still have some life on them for sale?

I need two one in yellow, the other one in black or red.

If you do give me a shout: jlswans79@gmail.com

Thanks!

Joel

Added by Joel Swanson on November 30, 2007 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Another Slow Week

Well it is Friday and has been another slow week here at the station. I Have sat and listened to everyone run but me. But thats every week here at Mayesville 5. But on the bright side I started part time with EMS last week so their will be a little excitement in my week come the weekend. I guess you could say I have the good and the bad of it all. So far this morning their has been 3 MVA.s on the outher side of the county and one house/grass fire on my side but out of my response area. So I…

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Added by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on November 30, 2007 at 10:39am — 2 Comments

Flogging a dead horse.....SEATBELTS

Every single time we run a road safety program, and we stress using seatbelts, inevitably I get at least a handful of responders saying...."But I caaaaan't wear my seatbelt....it a.) takes too long to get on b.) doesn't fit around my turnout gear "

Let's review: A.) It takes too long to put on? It doesn't take any time at all to be dead though, does it? Especially after you've been ejected from a rolling pumper tanker and it's now laying on top of you. Is your rig only slowing…

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Added by Mary Ellen Shea on November 30, 2007 at 12:30am — No Comments

I Got A New Job

Hey everyone

I got me a new job with Champion EMS as a Emt It's just a PRN position for now untill a full time position comes available.Anyone who knows me knows I'm excited about that. MY official Hire Date will be Monday Dec. 3rd when i go to Good Sheppard Medical center for orientation. Well gotta run later guys.

wayne

Added by wayne meek on November 29, 2007 at 11:38pm — No Comments

When Do You Stop?

Semi vs car

I was acting EMS chief and first on scene at a reported multivehicle with entrapment. I did the typical "are you OK" to the truck driver and continued on to the car. I got a pulse called in and command was established by another Asst Chief. We set up and worked like hell for 10 minutes. ALS called it. It was like every bit of adrenaline immediately left me and I was beat. After beating the reaper twce that day it…

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Added by Peter Lupkowski on November 29, 2007 at 11:17pm — 3 Comments

Home Depot Warning

Beware if your hubbies want to go to Home Depot too often!!!!!!!!

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> A "heads up" for men who may be regular Home Depot customers.

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> Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out

>shopping. Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite

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> Don't be naive enough to think it couldn't happen to you!!!

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> Here's how the scam… Continue

Added by ee779 on November 29, 2007 at 8:51pm — 4 Comments

whats up??

what up every one? i'm new and would like some freinds! so if you know me or not hit me up.

Added by TANK361 on November 29, 2007 at 5:56pm — No Comments

A poem I found



Untitled

Brother when you weep for me

Remember that it was meant to be

Lay me down and when you…

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Added by Erin on November 29, 2007 at 3:36pm — 3 Comments

EMT-B

Very cool class love it allot great teachers and real good class I fill like we are like a family we have all been in the class for 4 months now and we are getting ready to take the finals. I will miss the class but I will see every one on the field.…

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Added by Eric Ranhorn on November 29, 2007 at 2:13pm — 2 Comments

When at First You Fail, Try Try Again!

Last night I filled out YET ANOTHER application and I turned it in this morning. This department is VASTLY different than the last one. The last one was fancy and pretty and in an upscale community. This one, not so much. A bit ghetto, slightly shabby, not fancy at all. The department shares its lot with the clerks office, road department, and police department. It took me a while to figure out how to even get in the building! All the buildings are painted white and locked up tightly, versus… Continue

Added by Stephanie on November 29, 2007 at 2:04pm — 5 Comments

Mound City Church Fire

Got the call about 9 pm the 28th, Old military rd, at the church flames and smoke showing. When I got there I was ahead of the Engine. The roof and front of the church were in flames and the fire was licking the power lines in fron tof the building. The church building had been abandoned for sometime so more than likely it was a set job. When the Engine arrived on scene the guys went to work. When we left there an hour and a half later the church building and the trailer next to it were gone. I… Continue

Added by Jamie Calender on November 29, 2007 at 12:25pm — No Comments

What is the best thing that has ever happen to you, while you were a Firefighter?

For Me, getting My First Pager was pretty cool, I had the old crappy Motorola Mintor II Pager, but it was a pager and it was my own, not my dads or my brothers. Now I use the V and still have the II, so what was your Favorite moment as a Firefighter .

Added by Vince Heisler on November 29, 2007 at 11:53am — 4 Comments

A FALLEN FIREFIGHTER

on Nov.28,2007 a county next to our county which is about 12 miles from my station lost 1 of there members too the good Lord above.I was responding too a ambulance call for a assault victim when our county dispatch set a all county alert over our rescue channel informing us that a firefighter with Dickison county fire dept had passed away and there are going too be putting him too rest on Nov.30,2007 i ask that all of us keep him and his family in our prayers and thoughts Lt.Michael A. Perkins… Continue

Added by M.A. Perkins E.M.T.(aka Tony) on November 29, 2007 at 3:11am — 3 Comments

Real safety

US Firefighter Deaths by Cause of Injury 2005…

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Added by Don Smith on November 29, 2007 at 3:10am — No Comments

morning of nov22

i worked all night and had only slept a few hours when my son called . he said mom you need to call teresa . its important. i could tell by the tone of his voice this wasn't going to be good . . with those word's i was wide awake. i don't panic easily . so i said i want you to tell me {knowing she would be upset and might get things mixed up }. so he informed me that Teresa's grand mother had passed away around 3-4 a.m. . he then said mom there is more . kandy {age 23 } died in a house fire…

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Added by evon on November 29, 2007 at 1:31am — 3 Comments

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