Matthew Vogt
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  • Winsted, CT
  • United States
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flash hoods

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Vogt Mar 10, 2011. 10 Replies

talking to some "old timers" no offense to anybody. my father in particular whom joind the fire department in 1972, well when he started the never had turnout gear what you left the house in was all…Continue

smooth bore vs. combination

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Waller Feb 20, 2011. 2 Replies

how do you feel about the 2 nozzles? what are the advantages and disadvantages? what one would you choose to be always on the crosslay?   i personaly am torn between the 2 i mean if i roll up on a…Continue

The Big Line

Started this discussion. Last reply by capcityff Feb 25, 2011. 38 Replies

is it just me or does it seem that alot of todays younger guys are not choosing the proper line for the task at hand i know alot of departments mine included has sops on when to deploy the big line…Continue


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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
former lt. with the burrville vol. fire dept. out of north torrington ct
My Training:
firefighter 1
firefighter 2
haz-mat operations
basic pump operator
rural water supply
cold water rescue
vehicle extrication
rapid intervention (R.I.T.)
ics 100,200,300,700,701,800
About Me:
i am currently a firefighter with engine company no.2
of the winsted fire department been on the job as an actual firefighter for 5 years and i was an explorer for 4 years i am looking to become a paid firefighter in mass. either springfield or boston and in ct. either hartford or bridgeport im looking into getting my emt and cpat to move forward with my dreams of starting the career tradition with in my fammily
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Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
i joind following my fathers footsteps he served in burlington ct for 25 years and is now a member with burville ct. my brother and 5 of my uncles are or were firefighters so i guess you can say becauase i grew up around it its in my dna
Why I Love Fire/EMS
i love it because i love the challenges associated with the job
Top Issues Facing Responders:
new technoligy it seems it can be a crutch at times
and sometimes we are so used to grabbing a line and going in to search that we dont always look at if there is even a chance good can be done and it kills us

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At 1:11pm on February 28, 2011, DFD4LYF said…
Welcome Matthew. Glad to see you follow in the family tradition. I'm sure you'll make a great addition to your department, those you serve, and those you serve with. Make em' proud bro'.
At 9:55am on February 19, 2011, Sarah said…
Welcome to FFN!
Stay safe and enjoy the site!
At 12:42am on February 19, 2011, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Matthew, Welcome to the Firefighter 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
At 10:23pm on February 18, 2011, sarah arledge said…

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