Ted Mead
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  • East Smethport, PA
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dealing with contentious people

Started Dec 30, 2020 0 Replies

what would you do when a contentious member constantly disrupts a meeting?a member constantly disrupting meetings over trivial issues.personality conflicts will always happen when changing a command…Continue

going for my ham license

Started Mar 4, 2020 0 Replies

after careful consideration I'm going for my ham license.Ive had a spate of repairing radios and antenna systems due to an incident where we had to redirect large trucks on a narrow road.at the time…Continue

through a vehicle hose deployment

Started Feb 2, 2020 0 Replies

twitter, and other social media is ablaze with rants about this incident.…Continue

Lucky to be Alive Incidents

Started Jan 21, 2020 0 Replies

went out on a call the other day (MVA) truck struck a utility pole due to icy roads. the young couple escaped the vehicle in the short interval before the auto-recloser re-nergized the lines.the…Continue

 

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Ted Mead replied to Rob Young's discussion Is this network still being actively managed?
"its being managed but even with trying to promote the site in my area there is very little interest among most of the members of our dept. to want to get involved with a forum site. usually those of us on these sites are already familiar with how…"
Jan 26
Matt Dean liked Ted Mead's discussion going for my ham license
Jan 23
Ted Mead replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion Firerescue Magazine: Goal Setting for Mid-Level Chief Officers
"I see myself where-ever they need me to be! whether its as fire police or officer regardless I will do my best to teach what I know and learn what I don't and strive to do the best i can for my department there is nothing wrong with aspiring to…"
Dec 30, 2020
Ted Mead posted a discussion

dealing with contentious people

what would you do when a contentious member constantly disrupts a meeting?a member constantly disrupting meetings over trivial issues.personality conflicts will always happen when changing a command and people need to learn to accept that change.when you get officers developing a power hungry attitude it severely puts other members off and usually gets them voted out of office. But that is no excuse to nit pick issues to death, This wastes time and breeds dissention in the ranks.your crew needs…See More
Dec 30, 2020
Ted Mead replied to Carolyn's discussion After Incident Report Writing
"logging information for a call is often spotty at best when using a paper system. many of the people are not trained properly to fill out the forms either on paper or on the computer. this leaves spotty information that needs to be tracked down and…"
Dec 30, 2020
Ted Mead replied to Rob Young's discussion Is this network still being actively managed?
"with the holiday seasons entering into the equation people have been busy!  I know I have been very busy since the pacemaker was implanted back in april I feel wonderful but have been out far more often with public service…"
Dec 30, 2020
Ted Mead replied to Nicholas Hawkins's discussion Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment in the group The Volunteers
"times are changing and its hard for many small departments to actively recruit members because times are changing its much more important to veer away from hidebound standards. you wouldn't believe how difficult it is to get our older members…"
Dec 30, 2020
Raymond Dean (Boyd) Cooper liked Ted Mead's blog post vehicle rescue training refresher
Aug 14, 2020
Raymond Dean (Boyd) Cooper commented on Ted Mead's blog post Memory, Stress, and Counseling.
"Your right 100%. I stuffed it. And it ended my career. Chronic PTSD."
Aug 14, 2020
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Memory, Stress, and Counseling.

This is a kind of touchy subject because every person is different and how they handle stress is myriad as well.there are those of us who are Cursed with a photographic memory and in our line of work the trauma we deal with can take its toll in ptsd.now many people would say its not a curse but a blessing! NOT REALLY!!no matter how long it goes on a stressful event can be likened to an angry crow in your head screaming at regular intervals in your ear so you never forget it..here is why you…See More
Jun 8, 2020
Ted Mead posted a blog post

Memory, Stress, and Counseling.

This is a kind of touchy subject because every person is different and how they handle stress is myriad as well.there are those of us who are Cursed with a photographic memory and in our line of work the trauma we deal with can take its toll in ptsd.now many people would say its not a curse but a blessing! NOT REALLY!!no matter how long it goes on a stressful event can be likened to an angry crow in your head screaming at regular intervals in your ear so you never forget it..here is why you…See More
Jun 7, 2020
Ted Mead replied to Peter Collett's discussion After Some Help from the UK
"the black one is a cairns helmet usually dated around 1970 to 1980. and is probably past its safety date for fire use. We use some of these for fire police/traffic control because they are a symbol of authority recognized by the public. the red one…"
Jun 7, 2020
Alvin Gonzalez commented on Ted Mead's status
"Good to hear surgery went well. Take it easy brother!"
Mar 28, 2020
Ted Mead posted a status
"recovering from pacemaker surgery, a bit sore but feel good. using the rest time to organize my office (much to the wife's delight)"
Mar 28, 2020
Ted Mead posted a discussion

going for my ham license

after careful consideration I'm going for my ham license.Ive had a spate of repairing radios and antenna systems due to an incident where we had to redirect large trucks on a narrow road.at the time of the night that it happened a vehicle into a pole and live lines down! it was a while before the power company was able to shut the power off.in the meantime we had to get 20 big rigs turned around at a narrow intersection.Im glad the guys had a little patience, but i told them i wished i had my…See More
Mar 4, 2020

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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Memory, Stress, and Counseling.

Posted on June 7, 2020 at 9:52pm 1 Comment

This is a kind of touchy subject because every person is different and how they handle stress is myriad as well.

there are those of us who are Cursed with a photographic memory and in our line of work the trauma we deal with can take its toll in ptsd.

now many people would say its not a curse but a blessing! NOT REALLY!!

no matter how long it goes on a stressful event can be likened to an angry crow in your head screaming at regular intervals in your ear so you never…

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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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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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