Dave Reed
  • 61, Male
  • Pawtucket,RI
  • United States
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Trench Panels

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Brooks Nov 29, 2008. 1 Reply


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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Pawtucket Fire Dept
Years With Department/Agency
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Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
North Providence FD, Lincoln FD
My Training:
FF 1-2, Rescue Specialist , NFPA 1041 Pro Board Instructor, Rope Rescue Tech / Instructor 1&2, Confined Space Rescue Tech /Instructor, Numerous Heavy Rescue Schools, Swift Water Tech, Structual Collapse Rescue Tech, Trench Collapse Rescue Tech/Instructor, WMD, Exsplosive, FEMA Logistics Mgr. Cert. ,AMC Technical Rock & Ice Climbing Guide
About Me:
I am a Firefighter for the City Of Pawtucket Rhode Island 9 Square miles with a population of 75,000 people
Pawtucket FD is a Full Time Paid Dept . We do aprox 14,000 + runs yearly , PFD has 6 stations ,utilizing 6 Engines, 2 Ladders ( 1-Tower Ladder) 2 EMS units & 2 Marine Co's
My Training and background is an NFPA 1041 National ProBaord Fire Instructor State Fire Academy specialty in Technical Rescue & Special Operations, PFD Div of Training Academy Instructor as well as Rescue Specialist for the RI Urban Search & Rescue TF1.
With Deployments to Hancock County - Hurricane Katrina & WTC on 9/11(PFD)
I have been a AMC Mountain Guide for the past 18 yrs. I enjoy working & Playing outdoors.
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My Kids
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Why I Love Fire/EMS
Helping others & the Brotherhood
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Safety / Staffing / Pay

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New tool uses and non-fire service tools

Posted on October 1, 2009 at 7:36pm 0 Comments

Have you found any new uses for the tools on your rig ? Also have you descovered any off the shelf tools that have worked well for you at some past fire or rescue job ?
Send in your sucess stories as well as any failures so others can learn from this shareing

A US Firefighter visit to the Chinese Fire Service

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 8:30pm 3 Comments

I was fortunate to recently go to China and get an unprecedented access to the Chinese Fire Service.

Attached is a link to a Pod Cast I did for the NFPA on September 25 2009. …


Trench Panels

Posted on June 27, 2008 at 9:06pm 2 Comments

I'm looking for a design shematic for the fin-forms. This would show the complete Panel with strong backs and bolting patterns.

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At 4:45am on October 1, 2009, Doug said…
Loved the podcast.
At 2:44pm on January 26, 2009, Dave Marshall said…
You are trully one hell of a truckie...and an even better soda man! Keep up the great work Brother.
At 1:11am on July 17, 2008, Jim said…
Hello from NC. Thanks for the comment on rope rescue group. You have some great pics, especially the Denver Drill. I was talking to a student about that just last night. Also like the building pics. Do you have any objection to me using the pics in my next FF rescue or building construction classes. I also tech trench and the utility pic will probably show up in it to when talking about ICS. My grandfather was a contractor in the Charlotte area for years and his last project was to build a development called "Pawtucket". Hope everyone is safe up there and doing well. Jim
At 1:59pm on July 7, 2008, Darren Kaberna said…
you left me a comment about my egress device for you guys. I am not sure if you saw my response to you or not. You can get lots of information at the following website. www.bright-ideaz.com
My contact information is all listed there. If you still have additional questions, please contact me.


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