Tom Wheland
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  • West Sand Lake, NY
  • United States
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Hybrid Vehicles - Thoughts/Comments?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Wheland Nov 7, 2009. 3 Replies

With all the Hybrid vehicles on the road from cars to school buses and more I really can't understand why they don't standardize a system of shutting them down before we have many LODD's from these…Continue


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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
West Sand Lake Fire/Rescue
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Helena Fire/Rescue
Lisbon Fire/Rescue
My Training:
ISO100,ISO200,ISO700,ISO800,ISO804,ISO809,ISO810,Essentials,WMD Incident management/unified command concept,WMD Terrorism awareness foe emergency responders,Power Hawk extrication training,CSX Emergency response to RR incidents,Incident Safety Officer,Preparation for marine fire scene,Effective investigation & testimony,Arc mapping basics,Investigating fatal fires,The Daubert challenge,Post flashover fires,Investigating vehicle fires,Vacant and abandoned buildings hazards and solutions,Intro to fire dynamics and modeling,Managing complex fire scene investigations,Understanding fire through the candle experiment,Ethics and the fire investigator,2009-The scientific method for fire and explosion investigation,Analysis of the Station Nightclub fire,Fire investigator scene safety,Insurance and the fire investigator,A ventilation-focused approach to the impact of building structures and systems on fire development,Intoduction to evidence,Critical thinking solves cases,Physical evidence at the fire scene,Documenting the event,Digital photography and the fire investigator,Fire dynamics calculations,Fire and explosion investigations utilizing NFPA 1033 and NFPA 921; TO BE CONTINUED!
About Me:
Obviously I love being in the "Brotherhood". I love the country/mountains. I also love building rustic furniture. I love pretty much anything outdoors. If you want to know more just ask.
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
It's in the blood since I'm 4th generation.
Always liked helping people.
Saving lives and property.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
See above.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Departments needing more money or grants for gear and training. Also need more training courses offered from county, state and federal to keep up with change.

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Firefighters Attacked

Posted on December 27, 2009 at 9:29am 4 Comments

You have got to read this one. Who would have suspected this in winter. .

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At 11:01pm on August 12, 2013, Jared micheal freeman said…

hello tom 

At 2:00pm on September 9, 2010, Justin Scott said…
just stopping by to say hello. stay safe
At 12:41pm on July 4, 2010, Brent A. Ellis said…
Semper Fi Marine! hi Bro! I was in Staten Island NY last week to get married My wife lives there and we are buying a place in TN. wanted to try to pick up a NYFD t shirt(large) hat and patch for my collection while there but we got too busy with wedding and my return flight here as I had to be back to work. was wondering if you have any buds on NYFD you could put me in touch with so as I can try to get these items? would really appreciate it be safe out there Bro and thanks in advance! "Ghost"
At 3:26pm on December 28, 2009, A.Kent Henson said…
Thank you sir!
At 5:21pm on December 19, 2009, John Kriska said…
Thanks for the invite..Semper Fi
At 3:37pm on December 19, 2009, Dave MacIvor said…
Thank you for adding me, and hail from Nova Scotia
At 6:20pm on December 14, 2009, Sean Henkels said…
Thenks for adding me.
At 8:19pm on November 24, 2009, Regina Ryder said…
thanks....same goes for u
At 7:52pm on October 26, 2009, Regina Ryder said…
Hey Tom....nice to meet to speak
At 3:09pm on October 18, 2009, Ronnie P. DiNatale said…
Thanks Tom

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