Chad King
  • 44, Male
  • Belmont, New York
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter
Years in Fire/EMS:
14
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Belmont Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
8
My Training:
a lot between NY and PA, NY State Firefighter 1
About Me:
Burning the candle at both ends, and sometimes in the middle as well
Day Job:
CNC Machinist on the 3rd shift, 11p - 7a. I run a 5-axis gantry mill for production of Compressor components
Relationship Status:
Other
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Tradition. I am the third generation in my family that is involved in the volunteer fire service. My 5 yr old son loves it when we go to the firehouse. He is hooked on it as well.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I enjoy the comaraderie of the firehouse, I like helping people. It gives u a great feeling
Top Issues Facing Responders:
recruitment and retention, funding, respect from community
I like to see the variations of the fire tankers and tenders in use from across the country.

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Cummins, Detroit Diesel or other engines?

Posted on August 19, 2008 at 10:00am 6 Comments

Which Engine manufacturer do your trucks have? Are you happy with their power, fuel economy, endurance, etc.

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At 8:57am on January 30, 2010, GA184 said…
Sorry it took so long to get back to ya, just been busy. But yea, thats a HERO Truck you see.
At 9:55pm on June 6, 2009, Joel C Kelley said…
Yeah, that's the size of it. Trying to move forward toward some solutions though. Our biggest hurdles are training, equipment and apparatus. Kind of the whole enchilada there, huh? There is also the old Volunteer versus paid rivalry showing up now and again.
At 1:46pm on May 15, 2009, Joel C Kelley said…
No Chad, nothing really unusual, in fact we have a decided lack of appropriate apparatus here. Because we have a small tax base, and limited budget, many of our rural stations don't even have structural pumpers. Our company is currently working off a type 4 forestry engine on loan from the forest service. great for brush fires but rotten for structure fires!
At 2:39pm on April 26, 2009, Mark A. Duell said…
Hey Chad, whats going on? Have you been busy like us the last 2 weekends!! Wildfire season is prime around here! 60, 80 acres at a time. We were at Eldred yesterday helping them fight there big one in the woods. Lets just say people are making the Forestry Dept work for their money this year.
At 10:46pm on April 25, 2009, Toni said…
Sorry for the delay...What we do is when we arrive at work we are either assigned to the street or the station based on who is working. We have a Captain on the street and a Lt. on the street and then we have an Lt. in the station and one other firefighter and the rest are assigned to police. Everyone has fire gear in their vehicle and if a fire happens then we all respond, fight it and then return to the street. Again sorry for the delay.
At 9:14pm on April 20, 2009, Shelby said…
A whole lot of nothing here and what about you??
At 3:32pm on April 9, 2009, Katie said…
yeah.. im a firefighter haha. we come in all shapes forms and sizes.
At 10:52pm on April 4, 2009, Wayne Paollili Jr. said…
thanks for the tanker comment. yeah we get a lot of good comments about it. hope all is well up in new york.
At 2:01pm on March 29, 2009, Toni said…
I am currently in the police academy since we do both. It's a challenge but I have 6 weeks left so hopefully I'll survive
At 3:18pm on March 25, 2009, Mark A. Duell said…
Did you guys go to that structure/wild fire in Scio today?
 
 
 

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