Jared Smith
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  • Shag Harbour, NS
  • Canada
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Training vs. Experience

Started this discussion. Last reply by lutan1 Feb 14, 2013. 20 Replies

It's the age old debate in the fire service of training vs. experiance. Is the older, more experianced firefighter with less training a better suit for a company officer than the highly trained,…Continue

Pre-Incident Planning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Sherlock Feb 11, 2013. 3 Replies

Hey all,I am looking for a program to use for pre-incident planning. Whether it be web based or software based, it doesn't matter. Just looking for some opinions an options.Thanks,Jared…Continue


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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Four Years
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Wood's Harbour-Shag Harbour Volunteer Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
Four Years
My Training:
NFPA Level 1 and 2, Vehicle Extrication, Medical First Response, Managing Company Tactical Operations, Incident Safety Officer, Traffic Management Guidelines, Haz-Mat Ops, ICS-100.
About Me:
I'm a 20 year old who loves being on the fire department and am considering a career in firefighting.
Day Job:
Unemployed. My job is seasonal work in the spring & summer. Considering a career in commerical trucking.
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I'm a 3rd generation firefighter, and my uncles were also in the fire service. It seemed like a good idea to keep the tradition going and to help out my community and see what it is like.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love the thrill and excitement of it, and I love the comradre that comes with it. I now know what it means to be a part of the Brotherhood. And I love being able to get out there and help people.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Health and safety issues, and lack of training and funds in volunteer departments.

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Training vs. Experiance

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:30pm 1 Comment

It's the age old debate in the fire service of training vs. experiance. Is the older, more experianced firefighter with less training a better suit for a company officer than the highly trained, moderately experianced younger firefighter. I am currently facing this issue myself.

I joined the local fire department when I was 16 years old as a junior, acquiring my Firefigter 1 training around the time I turned 18 and became a front line firefighter. I am now 20 years old and currently hold… Continue

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At 10:34pm on May 2, 2011, SMOKEnPipesJim said…
His Name is Dickie Wickens Dunno if he's still alive or gone, to be honest he did Lobster dealing then..and was down Rhode Island way for some months working with My boss doing some stuff, At One point I knew he was kinda homesick so we decided to drive up..Left at 4 pm Friday and was back @ 8 am monday..lol My mom's side is from up the line some had Holidays up around Yarmouth and such ..lol I Might not have gone Had I know the "UFO"s story Hahaha course Dickie might have gotten dropped off BY em too...hahaha I was up I think it was '83 or '84 His son was 13 or 14 then like I said so You might know him but I can't recall his first Name.hmmm Hahaha
At 12:57am on May 2, 2011, SMOKEnPipesJim said…
Shag Harbor,NS hahaha I've be to Shag Harbor I know a guy from Shag Harbor your 18, his kids were older but it'd be cool if you know the family BUt then who knows .. lemme know if your still on here
At 10:13pm on April 2, 2010, Leo Cartwright said…
Hi there; I’m Leo from Australia, Paramedic; Welcome to FFN hope U enjoy this site and gather many friends during your stay. If you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends. If I have not added you as a friend, it’s because I have reached my Max and I am waiting for members to reply to me.
I also collect Patches and badges and would love to show one of yours in my collection. I am looking for Police, Medical, Ambulance, S&R; Dispatcher & Fire Service patches. If U are interested, or U know someone in these groups please contact me. My Email is lecar1@bigpond.net.au
If you fell like sending me one of your Service patch … don’t be shy….
My address is:-
Leo J. Cartwright
246 Kay Street

Cheers Leo
At 1:36pm on March 31, 2010, Fireyladd - Retired Chief Sharp said…
Jared, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon
At 11:42am on March 30, 2010, Chris said…
Welcome to the Nation Jared, always nice to have brothers from the North.

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