John Dobson
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  • Decker, IN
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John Dobson's Discussions

Communication line safety

Started this discussion. Last reply by RRW Feb 9, 2011. 13 Replies

I just spoke to a communications company employee about some lines by my house. He told me certain communication lines may carry 200 volts. WOWIn all my fire department training I never heard a word…Continue

Does anyone know NFPA or OSHA regulations on structural firefighting turnout gear used for wildland firefighting?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rhino Feb 4, 2011. 13 Replies

I am going to try a grant for PPE this year and was wondering if anyone knows the laws or guidelines or where to find them?

SCBA pack weight

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Dobson Feb 3, 2011. 45 Replies

Our packs have aluminum bottles that weigh 21 1/2 pounds. I have been pushing for composite bottles that weigh around 7 to 8 pounds. I believe the weight of the packs are dangerous they cause…Continue

I am questioning a call I made. What is your opinion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cassie Feb 2, 2011. 4 Replies

We were paged to standby for a possiable drug OD one night last week. I was suppose to be a domestic disturbance so we stood by at are station for law enforcement to arrive first. (The house was two…Continue


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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Johnson Twp[
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
My Training:
FFII, Hazmat ops, EMS First Responder, Driver/pumper/operator,Vehicle/machinery ops, Instructor I
About Me:
Love to learn. Sometimes I should keep my mouth shut sometimes but everyone knows where I stand. I am a board member on Johnson township fire department.
Day Job:
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Its a family thing, guess its in the blood.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Thats a hard question
Top Issues Facing Responders:
1. Finding quality members.
2.Keeping up on new methods and training, not getting stuck in a rut.

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Just a little proud, Kind of nice to feel as if I am moving my department forward.

Posted on November 29, 2010 at 11:10pm 2 Comments

My department is still known for things that happened 20 years ago. Not good things such as running out of fuel on the way to the scene and showing without water. There were times when no one knew how to run the pump.

This is not my department now. But it is still how we are thought of. I have been tring to shake this image and it's hard. No matter how many homes we save folks just remember the bad stuff from years ago.

Well the last board meeting I brought cpr…


I fell in love with another girl last night.

Posted on September 27, 2010 at 11:20pm 9 Comments

My family hasn't had a new baby in 26 years. So I never knew what it was like to be around a baby as an adult. This past summer my nephew and niece both had babies. My nephew had twin girls, My niece had a boy about a month apart. It was love at first sight they melted my heart. Last night one of the girls looked at me and smiled and started talking baby talk to me. Well she won me over big time, it was one of those moments I will never forget.

I have lost alot of family in the last…


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At 11:21pm on February 4, 2011, Marvin Hawk said…
John do you need copies of NFPA 1971 and 1977? if so send me an email to and I'll forward copies of them to you
At 9:10am on October 19, 2010, frans said…
At 10:11pm on October 13, 2010, frans said…
Thanks for friendship. GBU.
At 1:10am on October 5, 2010, frans said…
hello, nice to meet You, Sir.
At 9:33am on October 2, 2010, Fabulous Heather Days of Summer said…
Hey John: Great that we are friends... I always enjoy seeing... and responding to your posts... Glad you could be part of the gang. I look forward to seeing you around the pages. Stay Safe. Heather
At 3:58pm on September 14, 2010, Station10Capt106 said…
Welcome, nice to see a fellow Hoosier here!
At 5:28pm on August 20, 2010, Firewriter said…
Welcome to FFN!
At 4:08pm on August 14, 2010, Kent Calhoun said…
Hey welcome to FFN

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