Ted Mead
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Keep Up on Rope and Rescue Training

Started Nov 10 0 Replies

many departments have some training in rope and rescue.but as a navy veteran we have had a lot of training in rope and its multitude of uses.aside from scheduled training we throw in a few surprise…Continue

restoring old lightbars

Started Jul 3, 2018 0 Replies

as an electrician and member of the fire department I often come across old light bars and have taken an interest in restoring them.many ive found were cluster**** of a wiring mess or damagedquite…Continue

linux, apple, or microsoft

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Mead Jun 16, 2018. 2 Replies

I am a linux user and have been for 15 years,I still repair win-hosed and crapple computers but do my best to steer people away from those control freak operating systems.i find it so hard to get…Continue

What Are Your Hobbies?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Fuchs Jun 25, 2018. 3 Replies

it might be opening up a hornets nest but here goesWhat are your hobbies?mine are fishing, hunting, camping, flying drones, and wood working (preferably vintage style wooden toys)oh and spoiling the…Continue

 

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Keep Up on Rope and Rescue Training

many departments have some training in rope and rescue.but as a navy veteran we have had a lot of training in rope and its multitude of uses.aside from scheduled training we throw in a few surprise training quizzes and scenarios just to keep things interesting.during one of the pumper practices we pulled a surprise rope rescue quiz where the juniors had to construct a tripod using rope and heavy branches to pull a "Victim" up out of a ravine. It went quite well, they took instruction well and…See More
Nov 11
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keep up on rope and rescue training

many departments have some training in rope and rescue.but as a navy veteran we have had a lot of training in rope and its multitude of uses.aside from scheduled training we throw in a few surprise training quizzes and scenarios just to keep things interesting.during one of the pumper practices we pulled a surprise rope rescue quiz where the juniors had to construct a tripod using rope and heavy branches to pull a "Victim" up out of a ravine. It went quite well, they took instruction well and…See More
Nov 10
Ted Mead replied to Curtis Robertson's discussion Cinematic Recruitment/Funding Videos?
"to a certain extent that could be helpful but dramatic and action type videos may not serve the purpose. interview types with members talking about their "war stories" and the feeling of family may be more helpful! there is such a fine…"
Nov 10
Ted Mead commented on Alvin Gonzalez's photo
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AAVF - Thank you Veterans

"your welcome I was an honor to serve"
Nov 10
Ted Mead commented on Curtis Robertson's photo
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Volunteer

"yet you hear it from two types of people who denigrate the efforts of the volunteer! the lazy one who refuses to help anyone out of sheer selfishness. the troll type be they insurance agents posing as firefighters who will promote propoganda against…"
Nov 9
Ted Mead replied to Randy Price's discussion How to Keep Training Interesting?
"most of the training senior firefighters have had consisted of actual activities, today's requirements in training consist of classroom time, either online or off line. because insurance requirements change and now stipulate iso certification…"
Nov 6
Ted Mead posted a blog post

dedication to our departments

we all know that it takes dedication to be a firefighter/ems/ police!.Its difficult for the average person to understand the dedication we put forth to the community and often we face criticism from people who just don't get it!being part of a fire department whether its a paid dept or a volunteer one takes a certain amount of character that people only find they have after they have joined.there are those who feel alone, depressed, and often mildly anti-social,there are many who feel they have…See More
Nov 6
Ted Mead commented on Ed M's blog post Can Water In An Electrical Outlet Cause A Fire
"its not so much water being the conductor but the level of impurities in it. salt being the major cuprit.( not just sodium but metal salts as well) salt impurities can be minimal to the point that you cannot taste it yet still be enough to conduct…"
Nov 6
Ted Mead left a comment for Kim Williams
"Hi Kim I read your comment on landing zones you probably already know this but when temperature and humidity is high it is extremely difficult for a helicopter to lift off. these cases warrant a larger landing zone so the pilot can lift off forward…"
Nov 6
Ted Mead commented on Mike France's group The Landing Zone Crew
"Ive been working landing zones since i started with the fire dept and have been asked to instruct. I have had both basic and coordinator training. we handle landing zones for stat medivav, mercy flight, lifeflight, and a few other services when they…"
Nov 6
Ted Mead joined Mike France's group
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The Landing Zone Crew

Discussing Setting up Landing Zones for Medical helicopters
Nov 6
Ted Mead replied to Lt2406's discussion VENTILATION
"It depends on the situation and what is being removed/ ventilated! positive pressure ventilation needs an adequate escape route for smoke or some light gasses, but a heave gas or mist of tear gas needs the use of positive pressure and exhaust…"
Jun 10
Ted Mead replied to Christopher James Cook's discussion Fire Triangle Formula.
May 18
Ted Mead replied to Adam White's discussion Smoke/Fog Machine Suggestions?
"smoke makers are easy to build (You can make one out of an old bbq/ smoker and a small induction blower) but you need to be careful of what you use to create the smoke. burlap (same as used in bee keeping) produces a white smoke that will disperse…"
May 16
Ted Mead replied to Christopher James Cook's discussion Fire Triangle Formula.
"ex navy , firefighter, and instructor (held weekly classes at the factory I retired from) and was well versed in many fire fighting systems and methods."
May 2
Ted Mead replied to Matt Chunko's discussion Best way to carry items.
"a utility belt does not have to be worn as it can be carried by the belt strap over the shoulder. a carpenters pouch may be handy but in the case of the scanner it could fall out and be damaged without some means of securing it to the pouch utility…"
Apr 21

Profile Information

What State do you live in?
PA
Type of Organization
Volunteer Fire Department
Job Function
First Repsonder, Other
Years in Fire/EMS:
1
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Fire Police
Years With Department/Agency
1
Dept. Web Site:
http://smethportfd.com/index.php
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
trained fire-fighter Orlando navy base (past)
specialized in petroleum products oil, fuels. aircraft,electrical and alpha class fires
My Training:
Fire police,BLS, landing zone, (present) and applying for vehicle rescue when it becomes available
About Me:
I enjoy volunteering for many causes including camp JJ (a camp for disabled children) I am a computer technician and retired industrial electrician, i enjoy spoiling grandkids and pets alike, and i enjoy fishing,hunting, and quiet walks.
Day Job:
Retired Industrial Electrician
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
to be able to assist where and when i could in any emergency
Why I Love Fire/EMS
brotherhood
Top Issues Facing Responders:
fire, traffic incidents and bad weather emergencies

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dedication to our departments

Posted on November 6, 2019 at 12:46pm 0 Comments

we all know that it takes dedication to be a firefighter/ems/ police!.

Its difficult for the average person to understand the dedication we put forth to the community and often we face criticism from people who just don't get it!

being part of a fire department whether its a paid dept or a volunteer one takes a certain amount of character that people only find they have after they have joined.

there are those who feel alone, depressed, and often mildly…

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vehicle rescue training refresher

Posted on August 21, 2018 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

had a little vehicle rescue refresher training today to give the new guys a little practice with the jaws of life.

our trainer was excellent in explaining the different methods and options for cutting a vehicle open.

our local salvage yard happily donates car bodies for training!1534893485377.jpg

early morning fire in Eldred Pa Numerous companies and ems services responded, multiple patients transported to hospitals for smoke inhalation. traffic was routed to alternate routes due to main stre…

Posted on June 22, 2018 at 1:16pm 1 Comment

early morning fire in Eldred Pa Numerous companies and ems services responded, multiple patients transported to hospitals for smoke inhalation. traffic was routed to alternate routes due to main street being closed off completely.

no serious injuries but it was a long battle (over 4 hours) for the crews who responded!

Hats off to the guys and gals of Eldred, Port Allegany, Coudersport, Olean, Roulette. Knapps Creek, Smethport, Otto, and Portville

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Personal Duty Standards

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 10:55am 0 Comments

Being former military I have a deeply ingrained sense of duty and commitment so I hope this doesn't drive people away, I have seen discord in different departments and jobs caused by drama llamas and the Im special attitudes! (and if anything sours my temper it's that type of Bull crap)

As far as being in a fire department you take an oath to serve and protect your department and its members, and contention in the ranks has no place there

we are better than that

For me…

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At 3:03pm on May 1, 2018, Mqondisi Moyo said…

Thank you Ted, there is so much dedication by my fellow firefighters indeed, usually working by improvising due to lack of equipment but usually achieving the end goal which is to spare other peoples lives and maintaining our safety. its best to be part of this network,  the greatest weapon fireman needs is Knowledge.

At 1:52am on April 23, 2018, Sanatha Rajeev Pagoda said…
Thank you for excepting me to my freighter nation.Regards
Rajeev
At 1:40pm on April 20, 2018, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Ted. Its awesome you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with here. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.
Chief William Sharp- Retired
Brookings Fire / Rescue
Living in Alaska

 
 
 

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