Captain 46
  • Hightstown, NJ
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Fire Station Maintenance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain Chaos Jun 16, 2008. 4 Replies

OK, I know this isn't structure fire heroics as a topic, but I've got a question I would really like some of your feedback on.Who cleans your fire station! Do you have assigned tasks to get your…Continue

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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
East Windsor Fire Company #2 NJ
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My Training:
FFI, HAZMAT, Confined Space, ICS300, Fire Instructor, NIMS 700 & 800, RIT, Fire Officer, Advanced SCBA, etc etc
About Me:
Currently serving as Captain of our Fire Company which is hands down the best position in the Fire Service. Running Interior Operations right along side the best firefighters, training together, getting to make the decisions and fight the fires. Proficient in pump ops on all engines and our squrt, operator of aerial tower and head of training.
Day Job:
Graphic designs, specializing in Firefighter Gifts, EMT, police, etc
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Firefighting is the single most dedicated challenge every single day.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Sometimes I don't remember until the tones go off, then it all comes back to me.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Training - keeping up to date and proactive in all aspects of the fire service!

Recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters

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Hillary Clinton Has Been Calling Me!

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 9:12am 0 Comments

I don't know if it's because I am a firefighter. Maybe it's because I live in NJ and everyone is watching Super Tuesday for the 2008 Presidential Elections.......

Are you getting involved in the Presidential Election politics this year? Do you know who your candidates are and what they stand for? Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat you have the responsibility, duty and…


Firefighter Gifts: The Rookies Put Out The Fire

Posted on January 11, 2008 at 2:18am 2 Comments

Becoming a firefighter means serving your time as a rookie.

Serving as the Captain of a fire department means training rookies to become firefighters. How do you know when they have gone from rookie to firefighter? Are they a fire fighter when they pass FFI, or is it when they come off "proby" or probationary status. When the time set by your department is up, say a year, are they no longer a rookie then? Is it when they put on their navy blue firefighter t-shirts or car plaque on…


Firefighter Rookies First Fire Alarm For 2008

Posted on January 1, 2008 at 3:37am 0 Comments

Just returned home from our first fire call of 2008. 14 years of firefighter experience, training and dedication...... Yeah you guessed it - a carbon monoxide alarm. Not just a carbon monoxide alarm, a bad battery in a carbon monoxide detector. Can't get more exciting than that. Sure, the rookies were thrilled, packs on - CO detectors in hand - helmets in place. I even had to drive because all my engine pump operators were still celebrating the effects of New Years…


Firefighter Gifts: The Bond of Brotherhood

Posted on December 30, 2007 at 11:31pm 0 Comments

Becoming a firefighter is not just about the Fire Academy Firefighter I program. It's more than just the countless hours of training, demanding physical labor and sleepless nights. It is about the flames, destruction and unknown. And it is about going through it with the guys on your line. The firefighters who hang their accountability tag next to yours, no questions asked except for "Ready?".

This bond is like a secret. Not because we won't tell you, but because we…


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At 5:59pm on January 10, 2009, DoubleH..Harry said…
Hi Capt
Our company is also the Onondaga county NY system..........stay safe ...Harry
At 7:34pm on January 9, 2009, Mark Ferris said…
Same to you brother Happy New Year. Stay down and keep you head on straight. 46 baby!!!!!
At 8:32am on December 27, 2008, Mark Sacharoff said…
Hello There, Thanks for the Holiday wishes same back to you. I am looking forward to coming down next week. Eric has some small projects for me to work on. See you then.
At 12:59pm on June 13, 2008, John Kriska said…
I just saw your post on the Pre-Plan post, some how missed it before. Regarding the Captain riding in the rear of the apparatus and the safe zone. The Captain riding in the rear simply allows that person "time" to study the pre-plans and formulate a tentative action plan without being distracted by assisitng the driver. The Captain does not stay on the apparatus as Operations Officer. The safe zone is five feet inside a building to allow the Captain to do an Interior Size-up of conditions before advancing. Flashover pending? Bar joist being attacked by fire? Just wanted to clarify your comments. Thanks.. .
At 10:45pm on April 9, 2008, Mark Ferris said…
Hey another station 46 guy and not just a guy, a Captain. Nice. I'm in Station 46 Westmoreland county New Florence PA. Stay safe
At 12:21pm on January 23, 2008, Justin Payne said…
was up cpt.
At 9:13pm on January 6, 2008, Carrie McCurdy said…
We lost the firehouse and one truck. Yes I was there. It was about a 1/2 mile from my house. It was a bad day that day.
At 7:49pm on January 5, 2008, Eric said…
That photo that i have is a picture of my firehouse. It burned down back in June of 2007.
At 3:17pm on January 2, 2008, Michael Shifman said…
and right back to you and your family!
At 4:25pm on December 31, 2007, Jim aka Bick said…

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