Luke Summers
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  • Douglas, WY
  • United States
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Ashley Willey and Luke Summers are now friends
Mar 13, 2009
Luke Summers joined Ian Hayes's group
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Rescue Me

For fans of the hit FX series Rescue Me, staring Denis Leary as FF Tom Gavin!
Mar 6, 2009
Luke Summers replied to turk182's discussion scott air paks
"Oh yeah we have those problems and more. Along with electronics that dont work real great we have had a couple regulators seize and about half of all the tanks we own have developed leaks. We had the leaks "fixed" but only to have it start…"
Mar 6, 2009
Luke Summers replied to Merritt Long's discussion History of Fire Horses in the group Firefighting History & Traditions
"Well here in my home town of Douglas Wyoming we had a fire horse that also doubled at the delivery horse for the local grocery store. Upon hearing the bell on top of city hall he would make a mad dash to the station. This all happening while he…"
Mar 6, 2009
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Mar 6, 2009
Luke Summers updated their profile
Mar 5, 2009
Luke Summers replied to mike wright's discussion scott scbas
"I would not say scott is reliable. Our NxG's are horrible. Nothing but problems, bottles leaking, electronics including the pass failing, batterys going dead and a couple of regulators seizing. We even had service techs come and work on them…"
Mar 2, 2009
Luke Summers replied to Eric's discussion What do you think of the Federal Signal Rumbler Siren.
"Its a good siren, im not big on federal sirens except the Q. Whelen now has a version of the rumbler that sounds pretty good to."
Mar 2, 2009
Luke Summers replied to Jeff's discussion What kind of nozzels do you use?
"We use TFT's automatic adjustables on our preconnected lines. I dont like how big and bulky they are. We have had problems with the spring inside seizing up and not giving us the pressure we need. I like a combination of smooth bore and…"
Mar 2, 2009
Luke Summers replied to Levi's discussion Local Emergency Light Laws
"Well in my town in wyoming we are allowed red and clear, no rules on how many just have to have something at the grill level and one in the windshield. As for sirens, we can run them. In my veh i have 2 sirens, a whelen alpha12m mechanical tone and…"
Mar 2, 2009
Luke Summers replied to sully's discussion what are most used type of helmets..........
"Personally i use a cairns 880 new model i have had for 3 years. i was issued a bullard "salad Bowl" they work but i prefer the traditional helmets. I would really like to try one of the phoenix leather helmets, they look nice and the…"
Mar 2, 2009
Luke Summers replied to Jacob's discussion What Company of Fire apparatus do you prefer
"Well right now my dept used E-One, which i dont really like to well just because im am always fixing problems with them. Mainly electrical issues, but we just ordered 2 more of them so i guess we will see what happens with them. Lately i got the…"
Mar 2, 2009
Luke Summers replied to Dustin J. Millis's discussion your biggest tanker???
"Our biggest right now is 3000 gallons, but our new one is going to be 3500. Even our city pumper carries 1000 gallons of water on board and our main county pumper carries just about 2500. But my dept covers over 3000 sq miles out of one station. And…"
Mar 2, 2009
Luke Summers replied to James R. Heath's discussion color of fire apparatus
"Well it depends who you ask. Go to a school and ask preschoolers-2nd grade and see what they tell you. The answer will almost always be red. My dept for 30 years has used lime green and now with the purchase of our new 114 foot platform and new…"
Mar 2, 2009
Luke Summers replied to CHIEF NORMAN's discussion WHICH DO YOU PREFER TOP MOUNT OR SIDE MOUNT PUMP PANEL???
"Well all except our 2 aerial units have top mount panels. Our new tanker we are getting which incidently will carry 3500 gallons of water is going to have an enclosed panel. Truthfully it makes no difference to me, they both have there ups and downs."
Mar 2, 2009
Luke Summers replied to Robert's discussion What tools do you use the most on a fire scene?
"Well i personally carry my own fire max tool and a pro bar from fire hooks unlimited with me to all calls. Plus i also carry a small tool kit which has a phillips and slotted screw driver, wire cutters, pliers, vise grips, door stops and a razor…"
Mar 2, 2009

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
5
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Douglas Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
5
My Training:
Structural Firefighting techniques, Wyoming EMT-Basic, National Registry EMT-Basic,Petroleum , Firefighting techniques, Structure fire-Hose and Nozzle Selection, NIMS, RIT, Basic Arson Investigation
About Me:
Love Spending time with my family and friends
Day Job:
911 Dispatcher
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Always had a desire to be a Firefighter
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love being able to help people
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Number of Firefighter Deaths not associated with fighting a fire.

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At 5:00pm on November 24, 2010, RICHARD THOMPSON said…
What do you know about oil field fire fighting protocals techniques etc!
At 9:54am on February 28, 2009, Chris said…
are you going to Cody in May?
At 6:13pm on February 27, 2009, Filiberto Rodriguez said…

Welcome to the family where the language and reasoning important the Border is not in our work is to save lives regardless of color, religion or social position, much less. The important thing in our work does not need language to communicate, or borders to help.
Greetings from Mexico.
you’re new friend Filiberto.

At 6:13am on February 27, 2009, Leo Cartwright said…
Hi there Luke; Leo from Australia, Paramedic; Welcome to FFN hope U enjoy the 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.
I also collect Patches and badges; looking for Police, Medical & Fire service patches. If U know someone in these groups and/or U are interested, send me your postal address via my Email I will post you one of my State Ambulance Service Badge, (patch) for exchange of one of your service patches,
My Email is lecar1@bigpond.net.au (LECAR1@BIGPOND.NET.AU) and/or my address is:-
Leo Cartwright J.P. 246 Kay Street; TRARALGON; Victoria; Australia; 3844

Cheers Leo
At 1:45am on February 27, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Luke, welcome to the Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy just jump in anywhere and get your feet wet. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.


Chief William Sharp
Southern Oregon Coast
At 8:47pm on February 26, 2009, Allen Howard said…
Welcome to Firefighter Nation brother. Look around, I think you'll like it. Stay safe.
 
 
 

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