"I keep a small backpack with a spare hood, gloves, socks, and shirt. Then I also keep cliff bars, small towel, gum, and 2-1 quart nalgene bottles with instant coffee and gatorade. It works well with extended operations on the engine, rescue,…"
"Safety is always "Number One."
FIRE DEPARTMENT SAFETY OFFICER
NFPA 1521 Standard – 1997 – Condensed Summary
THE INCIDENT SAFETY OFFICER
The Incident Safety Officer Shall – Indicates a Mandatory…"
"Start off with the basics. Donning and doffing of PPE and SCBA; Mask Confidence and breath downs; Knowing the compartments and equipment on the apparatus; Hose advancements either dry or wet, different sizes, different lengths, different ways to…"
"On my department, we were issued a 24 hour and a 72 hour pack. I would throw the 72 hour pack in the hose bed and then stuff my 24 hour pack in a compartment on the side of the truck I was riding. Saves space in the cab and could save your life in…"
"It could also be someone that is keying up their mic on accident. Our PD officers accidently did that when they stepped in and out of their units and the key button would hit the seat belt clip or etc."
"Called to a working fire. I was hydrant man for that shift. I bailed out and grabbed everything. I cracked the hydrant open and out came a superman action figure. Who would have thought that he was real."
This is a place where we can sit down, put our feet up and chill. Where the Boys and Girls can just be themselves. The Back Room or what most firefighters call a ''day room or rec room'' is the social point of every firehouse.See More