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The way people see you

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Laroche Mar 30, 2010. 18 Replies

I have a problem... sometimes I take comments to personnaly. Therefore, when, about a year ago, I heard about a citizen complaining about the fact the fire truck was going too fast in front of her…Continue

Your Favorite Tool and The Way You Use It

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shareef Abdu Nur Jan 26, 2012. 45 Replies

When I joined FFN, I had one thing in mind getting to know more people and extend my horizons as a firefighter/officer. In order to be more versatile every day I'm asking you what your favorite hand…Continue

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Mark Fuqua left a comment for Eric Laroche
"Hey Eric, Thanks for having me as a friend, Hope you have a good week. "STAY SAFE AND KEEP IN TOUCH""
Jun 14, 2012
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Jun 3, 2012
Shareef Abdu Nur replied to Eric Laroche's discussion Your Favorite Tool and The Way You Use It
"Well said!"
Jan 26, 2012
Sarah Tinsley MacKenzie replied to Eric Laroche's discussion Your Favorite Tool and The Way You Use It
"my fave tool is the pen size glass smasher, it looks like a pen an has big spring you pull an hold next to window release it an it shatters the glass, very useful in mva's as the glass doesnt all fall out but you can easily push it out without…"
Sep 26, 2011
John replied to Eric Laroche's discussion Your Favorite Tool and The Way You Use It
"My favorite tool is my Channellock Rescue Pliers, I have used it to force doors, shut gas valves off, an assist with opening hoods an disconnect car batteries. a very useful tool."
Sep 25, 2011
Truckinainteasy replied to Eric Laroche's discussion Your Favorite Tool and The Way You Use It
"There are myriad different tools out there for different tasks.  We assign tools by position.  That means I carry what I am assigned as do my partners.  The tool assignments are based on where we are going and what we are expected to…"
Sep 25, 2011
Shareef Abdu Nur replied to Eric Laroche's discussion Your Favorite Tool and The Way You Use It
"I am assigned a 6 ft roof hook, a haligan, a TIC, and a box light.  Together, or even separately, the roof hook and haligan have never let me down.  Whatever your tool assignment is, learn the tools! Learn your tool's capabilities and…"
Sep 22, 2011
Garrett Gee replied to Eric Laroche's discussion Your Favorite Tool and The Way You Use It
"I really want to try one of those newer TNT multi-tools.  If i like one, I might pick one up to put in my gear since our department won't"
Sep 8, 2011
Mark McShane Jr replied to Eric Laroche's discussion Your Favorite Tool and The Way You Use It
"Irons or a new york hook."
Sep 5, 2011
Marc Hansen replied to Eric Laroche's discussion Your Favorite Tool and The Way You Use It
"Nothing beats a good set of irons....plus a 20' piece of webbing and a quality multi tool. Hooks and poles are good structure fires but wont get you in the door for an unconscious patient, are a little taxing to use at vehicle fires, too large…"
May 29, 2011
StlBombero replied to Eric Laroche's discussion Your Favorite Tool and The Way You Use It
"Pike Pole, I notice lots of guys on here are carrying around forcible entry tools that look really cool but once you're inside who's pulling ceiling and walls? Sure an axe can open up some a wall but you'll wear out quick lifting it…"
May 28, 2011
Bobby replied to Eric Laroche's discussion Your Favorite Tool and The Way You Use It
"Oh and for wildfire I absolutely love my Combi-tool."
May 28, 2011
Moose replied to Eric Laroche's discussion Your Favorite Tool and The Way You Use It
"I have a decent technique for pulling ceilings faster... Its called the "Punch" technique, and its featured in the training minutes videos that we have here on Fire Engineering web site, check it out. I used it many times on scenes and I…"
May 27, 2011
Bobby replied to Eric Laroche's discussion Your Favorite Tool and The Way You Use It
"I use a ceiling hook a lot. Tears out a lot more ceiling than a Pile Pole."
May 27, 2011
Ben Waller replied to Eric Laroche's discussion Your Favorite Tool and The Way You Use It
"As a chief, I usually have a portable radio, a light, and if one is available, a TIC. I carry two cutting tools, 20 foot webbing loop w/carabiner, 20-foot webbing with elephant ear end loops, a spare flashlight, and a few door chocks. I also carry…"
Apr 3, 2011
backsteprescue replied to Eric Laroche's discussion Your Favorite Tool and The Way You Use It
"I've got a 4 foot talon hook that I guess you could call my "personal tool" since I bought it. But I bring that in with me on all fires. Not much I can't do with it. Whether its forcing doors, pulling ceiling, opening up walls,…"
Apr 3, 2011
Gary "lil boombatz" D'Achille replied to Eric Laroche's discussion Your Favorite Tool and The Way You Use It
"Running at a truck company usually I'll grab irons if my seat assignment is not ladder placement oic or apartment pack. If I do anything with a tool and one person in my team has a set...i'll go with a 6 or 8ft new york hook (full metal no…"
Mar 8, 2011
Eric Laroche replied to Eric Laroche's discussion Your Favorite Tool and The Way You Use It
"Thanks for the input. Though my intent was to try and search new tools and/or new ways to use them to get improvements for my service, you outlined a fact that is really important: operations start in day to day preparation and very valuable work…"
Mar 8, 2011
Chris Weber replied to Eric Laroche's discussion Your Favorite Tool and The Way You Use It
"Set of irons are still my favorite."
Feb 15, 2011

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Lieutenant
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16
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Ste-Anne-des-Lacs
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At 11:36am on June 14, 2012, Mark Fuqua said…

Hey Eric, Thanks for having me as a friend, Hope you have a good week. "STAY SAFE AND KEEP IN TOUCH"

At 6:22pm on February 23, 2010, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Eric, Welcome to the FF Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon
 
 
 

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