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Combination Fire Rescue Department
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Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Lommel Fire Rescue
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Instructor @ local fire training facility
hospital EMS service (retired)
My Training:
- Interior firefighting
- Extrication (basic -> advanced)
- High Rise Rescue (rope rescue)
- Extrication
- Dispatching
About Me:
Member of Belgium First Aid and Support Team (International Aid)
- USAR team INSARAG Medium USAR Classefied
- High Capacity Pumping
- Forest Fire Fighting
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Federal Civil Defence Department (USAR & HAZMAT + support Fire Rescue Department)
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
3th generation firefighter soo i think it is kind of in my blood.
Like too be there for my comunity

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Ranks in Belgian fire service

Posted on February 7, 2009 at 12:59pm 1 Comment

The differant ranks used in the Belgian Fire Service:

European Helmets and SCBA

Posted on February 5, 2009 at 11:40am 5 Comments

European style helmet



Most of our helmets have build in neck curtains for neck protection but we all use hoods under the helmet with neck curtain.

In most cases the hood will be under the mask. But some of us pull the hood over the mask like u would do in cases u have the normal mask with the head bands.… Continue

Lommel Fire Department

Posted on February 4, 2009 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Serving approx. 82000 people

2 Stations (1 in Lommel = HQ & 1 in Neerpelt)

We have 28 proff. firefighters (for the 2 stations)

Station Lommel:

50 paid on call firefighters

3 engines

2 rescue

1 truck/ladder

3 brush trucks

2 water tenders

2 container carriers

1 HAZMAT container

1 stabilazation container (cribbing/shoring)

1 hose layer container

2 chief cars

6 cars

2 ALS ambulances



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At 2:39am on July 8, 2011, Andrew said…
trade patches

Good day! I am a collector from Ukraine. I suggest you to exchange patches.

Andrew. tkachenko_van@optima.com.ua
At 6:06am on August 26, 2010, Rafael Szabó said…
Thanks for the request. Hungarian old helmet:

At 4:56pm on May 29, 2010, Mike "Lapo" Lapotasky said…
When the fire is allowed to go unchecked with the doors shut while some instructor is outside with the recruits or crew that is training with the blah-blah-blah gum flapping about how he is the MAN is when you see the doors opened and WILL in most cases create the dreaded backdraft.
At 4:53pm on May 29, 2010, Mike "Lapo" Lapotasky said…

In the US, we do that precisely for that reason, and we call them flashover simulators. It takes training of course, but a firm grasp of the thermal dynamics involved in these sea container style trainers helps considerably. In the US, we use several types: the original swede flashover simulator, the all important Phase 5 simulator, and some other divergent models and layouts. Backdrafts occur in these when innstructors are understaffed or undertrained. Please search that on Google and check out some write ups and images.

Pencilling the ceiling with a straight stream from a fog nozzle to keep the gases below flashpoint takes skill and TICs or thermal imaging cameras help to keep the crew safe by seeing the rollover through the smoke. Several instructors must keep their eyes on the task at hand. Rehab and RIT/FAST teams must be also on standby, ready to go at a moments notice. Back up hoselines and emergency exit door hatches can always be installed in the roof or in the sides of the container if the fire gets a little over zealous.

The way you get the body of fire is by there being chains installed on the walls and ceiling at one far end of the container. Behind these chains plywood can be slid in to simulate how the contents of a dwelling will burn.
At 10:03am on May 26, 2010, Mike "Lapo" Lapotasky said…

In the US I would have to say that most FDs are likely to steer clear of burning wet hay. Steam is not friendly or conducive to the type of training you guys appear to be doing. Restrict the air flow of a burning barrel of wood once it is hot. It will smoke. Is there any reason why you couldnt use supplementary artificial smoke? Simple combustion should not be messed with in live burns, at least in my opinion.
At 6:47am on December 29, 2009, adel said…
At 4:45pm on October 31, 2009, Lars Ågerstrand said…
Hi, my name is Lars and I work for the fire and rescue service in Värnamo, Sweden.

I'm trying to get in contact with someone from Belgium and found you here.
I am collecting some educational material from different stations and countries to put them all in one place on the web, like a knowledge bank to use when creating exercises for your own station, something to draw ideas from.

Do you think it would be possible for me to get a hold of a powerpoint in tactical ventilation/PPV ventilation or what you might call it from you?

It will be added to a website translated into English, later you can find several other documents from other stations in return that you can use.

Best regards / Lars
At 2:09pm on October 30, 2009, Mikaël said…
Salut, je pense que tu dois parler le français. Serais tu intéressé par un échange de sweat-shirt?
At 3:25pm on August 22, 2009, Brotherhood Instructors, LLC said…

At 4:49pm on August 19, 2009, wampa said…
heheheh Is very Nice your Helmet im very Interestinf for One please tell me is possible wampachile@gmail.com or PM. regars from CHile

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