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Traditions Training Coming To Boston, MA

Started this discussion. Last reply by capcityff Feb 28, 2014. 1 Reply

My name is Josh.  Recently myself, my older brother and our friend started a new company called Old School Jakes.Our intention is to bring more training opportunities to the Northeast and New England…Continue

Dumping the gun

Started this discussion. Last reply by BMiller6400 Aug 28, 2013. 15 Replies

This is a term I hear used by the Detroit Fire Department a lot when they go to box alarms for fire.  They show up, have a well involved house, get a water supply going and just dump the gun before…Continue

Sizing up a building

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Gallagher Oct 23, 2013. 18 Replies

Over the years I have heard many first due officers and firefighters give hundreds of on scene reports from around the country and with in my own departments.  But it was not until recently that I…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Sparky3317 Jun 11, 2013. 8 Replies

All,I have an old AV 2000 SCOTT Mask.  At this time the tightening straps have stretched out and every time I go to put on my hood the bottom straps stick out and I have to re adjust.  This usually…Continue


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What State do you live in?
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Firefighter/Driver Operator
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A local fire department
Years With Department/Agency
1 1/2 years
My Training:
MA EMT-Basic
Firefighter 1 & 2 Trained
Multiple MA Academy Classes
Multiple FEMA online classes
In house training with all departments
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At 8:56pm on June 20, 2010, WestPhilly said…
If you're not a Vet you'll have to ace the test to have a shot. (Not as hard as you might think). Good luck, kid.
At 8:42pm on June 20, 2010, WestPhilly said…
I'm working right now - OT! Just finished a nice steak dinner and looking forward to a job later tonight. (Hopefully 1st in)
At 8:27pm on June 20, 2010, WestPhilly said…
What are the odds! I actually have family that live in Milford. Small world.
At 10:12pm on May 28, 2010, C said…
I think 12 only lets people from UM-CP into their program. I want to do the one at UMUC, but I will call them. Thanks. I am coming out in July, so I'll stop by.
At 5:07pm on May 28, 2010, C said…
Does Kentland have a live-in program for college students?
At 8:57am on May 11, 2010, WestPhilly said…

I've always said if I didn't do this job for pay I'd do it for free. However, what motivated me to take the job in the first place was the fact that it was a job that payed well and had good benefits. What keeps me doing this job is still the pay and benefits and the fact that it's a lot of fun. In all honesty it's really not about helping my fellow man. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.......).
At 12:48pm on May 9, 2010, Jack/dt said…
Everything I need is issued to me.
At 12:36am on May 9, 2010, Jack/dt said…
Anything you need should be issued by your department.
At 10:09pm on May 8, 2010, Mac Conant said…
Hello Brother! I was at one of my many jobs today (Advance Auto Parts) and looked for a expoxy that could handle high heat. Do I need to be that picky when finding some epoxy, or am I going to be ok with just about any sort of epoxy? And I also was looking into using car primer and engine paint. The kind made for high heat. Bad idea or no?
At 1:24pm on April 20, 2010, Emmet said…
Mr. Murdock,
I haven't seen a copy of the Massachusetts law, but if it requires a siren whenever the lights are on, I would encourage you to ask your State legislator to amend the law to allow you to use lights only.
Do you know any Michigan firefighters? They could do the same thing in Michigan. Eventually the law would be more consistent from state to state.
I suppose you already saw a copy of the Texas law. In Texas, the siren needs to be audible only 500 feet. If firefighters in Massachusetts want to keep the siren, another option would be to reduce the volume so that it is audible only 500 feet, not a mile.
The important thing to remember is that hearing-impaired drivers can't hear a siren at all, no matter how loud it is, but all drivers can see flashing lights.

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