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Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Dec 17, 2008. 50 Replies


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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Lieutenant, First Responder
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Mohawk Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
My Training:
NYS FF1 and 2, various haz-mat, incident command series, 1,2,3,7, NYS search and rescue,FAST and Arson
About Me:
, Been with the fire service my entire life. My step father was a firefighter and its been my dream to be a fireman. I work for State Department of Transportation as a highway engineer, for the past few years I have helped with several high profile state jobs in my region. I used to be in a band. I enjoy looking and collecting various types of fire equipment, and keeping up to date with my neighboring department "stuff". I also enjoy trucks, looking at them driving them and keeping posted at new technology.
Day Job:
NYSOT Highway Engineer
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
The love of helping people, And the brotherhood of the fire service.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Its just a rush that nothing else can ever replace, and very few people understand why I do what I do.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Legal issues regarding equipment mandates. Various requirements brought on by various groups. The issue of dwindling vollunteer forces, and the time and money involved to become an officer. Its very hard to run a BMW department on a used Civic budget

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At 11:30am on October 25, 2010, Chel said…
Hi Phil...thanks for the request...stay safe always..chel
At 10:05pm on March 29, 2009, Amy said…
Hi Phil, thanks for the add!
At 2:02am on March 3, 2009, Firish said…
thanks for the add.
and the compliment.

Stay safe!
At 9:52pm on February 9, 2009, Doug said…
Anyway, stay safe, you can delete that other comment after you read it.
At 9:51pm on February 9, 2009, Doug said…
I don't know about that one discussion. Seems a little fishy, you'd think she'd word it more professionally, and not making her very first post here about generalizing and bashing firemen by calling them dumb, if she were really part of some "county committee" on how to discipline this guy.
At 2:20pm on January 13, 2009, SMOKEnPipesJim said…
How to paint a helmet.. remove the front piece remove thebourks or extra crap.. Tape the brass , scrape the stickers off, You will need replacements to remain Osha/nfpa approved , rough sand any badspots lightly, use an automotive High heat primer, spray it and let it dry, repeat ... Spray finish color let it dry spray a 2nd coat ... note if your changing from Black to white a couple extra coatsis a good idea , allow each coat 24 hours dry time.. On the underside use either masking tape or tape and a piece of cardboard to protect the liner/inside cut to opening size.. Regular Rustoleum works fine, I've used it on several helmets oryou can buy "special magic" helmet paint at the look in the helmet parts sections

after the paint sets 24 hours after the last coat peel the tape off the brass and underside, replace the front piece, replace the bourkes or whatever and replace your reflective stickers per osha standards (as many as as was on it needs tobe on it..) then the helmet willlook all clean and stupid new its simple .... If yohavent already cehck out the HOW they are made video it tells youhow They paint them they spray the top and hand brush the underside.. go figure
At 8:27am on December 7, 2008, Mac Conant said…
I WISH I had a leather.

But that helmet was worn by a member of my FD that had been on for 50 Years.

He called it quite's recently so the CHIEF and ASS CHIEF Gave me the helmet and got me a leather front for it.

There is 50 years of knowledge sittin in that helmet. Im going to wait to buy a leather.

As for what does yellow mean? Rank wise Im guessing?

White-Dep Chief Ass Chief Chief
At 11:28pm on October 21, 2008, Leo Cartwright said…
Hi Phil; Leo from Australia, Paramedic, Welcome to FFN hope U enjoy the site and gather many friends. If U send me your postal address via my Email I will post you one of my service badges, its LECAR1@BIGPOND.NET.AU; it's just easier to read in upper case BUT please send/use in lower case.
Cheers Leo

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