"Jerry, The thing that my Emergency Service District setup this year after the our counties Fire Chiefs went to them to help keep and attract new members. They present a plan that is setup by the State of Texas and ran by the state . This was a…"
"That not uncommon in very rural areas where no paid personnel .I am in such an area in Texas just to the northwest of Houston. We some times get lucky and there will be a retired ff say from houston that lives close by and comes over and lends hand…"
"Like Brain I too face the same situtation with my rural departments with little money for the smaller to buy new gear for firefighters we have to use older sometimes out of date gear, and not only that we also have few handheld radios avaiable to…"
"It is very hard to sit here and critical of the actions of those who arrive on scene first,but it looks like they were trying to do everything they could to make the rescue with what they had to work with. I am in two departments the larger is a…"
Hey there....here our dispatchers train in a classroom setting for 6 weeks and they go to the academy for 2 weeks and then the go in dispatch to learn the hands on and begin to put together what they have learned in the classroom with the actual call taking and dispatching...I hope this helps and if you have any more questions feel free to ask. Have a wonderful and safe weekend...Hugs to ya