Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr.
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  • Albany, NY
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Shaker Road-Loudonville FD
Years With Department/Agency
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Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
South Schenectady FD Rotterdam, NY
Carman FD Rotterdam, NY
Stratton ANGB FD Scotia, NY
Patuxent River NAS FD, MD
Solomons VRSFD, MD
Warlik ANGB FD, MD
Rotterdam Emergency Medical Services
My Training:
National FF I/II, Driver/Operator ARFF, Pumper, and Mobile Water Supply, HazMat Technician, Insructor II

NYS FAST, Pumper, Aerial, Truck Company, EMT-B, Instructor II,
About Me:
Served as a firefighter with Town of Rotterdam for three years. Served six months in Maryland. Served with Rotterdam Ambulance for two years as a volunteer driver. Served with the Air National Guard for six years as Senior Airman/ARFF Firefighter. Have been with the Town of Colonie for about three years between Latham FD and Shaker Road-Loudonville FD. Also work part-time with GAVAC in Amsterdam.
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Propane Response

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 8:17am 0 Comments

At the firehouse I work at, the volunteer chief has decided on a procedure to mitigate a leaking 20 lb. propane cylinder.


When you arrive on scene and size up that you have a 20 lb. propane cylinder that's releasing gas from it's burst disc (not a pressure relief that we all think it has).  Next, find a trash can and fill it half way or so with water and turn the cylinder upside down in to the trash can of water.  The theory with doing it this way is that the liquid pushes to…


Front Bumper Hose Loads

Posted on July 8, 2011 at 8:00am 4 Comments

At work, one of my senior firefighters decided to perfect the front bumper hose loads on one of our engines.  One compartment holds 15' of 5" with a rubber mallet, universal hydrant wrench, and two LDH spanners.  The second compartment contains 100' of 1 3/4" line that's pre-connected with a TFT adjustable nozzle.  There's been a hundred different ways of packing it but my senior firefighter found a user friendly hose load for both hoses.…


CO Turn Cyanide Turn False?

Posted on March 11, 2011 at 6:06am 1 Comment

On Tuesday, March 8th, 2011, my fire department was toned out for a CO without illness call in our district at 0724 hrs. …


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At 9:22pm on January 24, 2012, Firefighter said…

Thanks for the add!

At 4:38pm on May 5, 2011, Adam Myers said…
Hi Tim, I joined Stratton in May '09, prior service Eglin AFB in the late 90's. Having fun and preparing for ORI
At 10:33pm on May 3, 2011, Adam Myers said…
Thanks for friend request Tim
At 10:22am on April 27, 2011, Oldman said…
Thanks for the add. Just returned after 8 day deployment with a Strike Team in North Texas. Such devastation.
At 11:39am on August 25, 2010, Elizabeth Firestone said…
thank you for the add....stay in touch and stay safe
At 2:49pm on July 20, 2010, Anita King said…
Welcome to FFN. Hope you enjoy the site as much as I do.
At 10:10am on July 19, 2010, Firewriter said…
Hi Timothy, welcome to FFN!
At 5:09pm on July 17, 2010, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Timothy, 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. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon

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