February 2010 Blog Posts (85)


Is your fire dept. looking at a new apparatus and has a used pumper that is in good condition, Please contact BOMBERO with information on apparatus. Trailer Pumps, USED BUNKER GEAR- THE PANAMA VOLUNTEERS FIREFIGHTERS - PANAMA REP. OF PANAMA, ARE IN NEED OF USED BUNKERS, Helmets , Boots, fireground hand tools - CAN YOUR DEPARTMENT HELP US, (e-mail cbpmurphy@cox.net

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Added by Francis A. Murphy Bombero on February 22, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

CO Detector Law Starts Today

Amandas’s Law which requires carbon monoxide detectors to be installed in any residence with an attached garage or appliance that produces carbon monoxide starts today. There will be a clinic at the Home Depot on Jefferson Rd on March 6 at 9am. The workshop will include installation instructions and more information about the law. The clinic is being put on by the State Fireman’s Association and you can get a free detector. For more information about this please follow the link.…


Added by Davin Eshelman on February 22, 2010 at 3:07pm — No Comments

COAL WAS WEALTH: Size-up basics you need to know

FireRescue magazine's Fireground Operations column

COAL WAS WEALTH: The basics of size-up, part 1

By Freddie LaFemina

As a young firefighter, I’d always run fire scenarios through my mind. Whether I was checking the apparatus prior to a tour, checking tools or responding to an incident, I’d always perform a mini size-up in my head. Using any information available, such as dispatch information, prior fires or fire prevention inspection… Continue

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on February 22, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment


Difficult to understand the fire science as a fire is a perfect science or a imperfect science
where book say the typical law of s fire ground when you are fire it show the different thing.
so can we trust the fire science or the experience.
please commmit.

Added by kailashtiwari on February 22, 2010 at 2:51am — 1 Comment

Misted placed TX Firefighter

The other day I was talking to my wife on the phone and she told me she was waching The Unit and they had a morter attice on it, and she couldnt under stand why I was mad about it. Well it comes down to this, the less she knows about what happens here the better off she will be. Just like in the fire service there are just some things you dont tell your wife or husband. It isnt so much that you are hiding something from them, it come down to there are just some things we cant tell them. I mean… Continue

Added by Matthew Voges on February 21, 2010 at 10:41pm — 3 Comments

Responses to Cadet/Explorers Posts

I don't know if anyone else out there besides the cadets and explorers feel the same way, but I am getting tired of reading responses to cadets and explorers posts that are seemingly attacking these young FFN members. I don't care if you disagree with them or not. Just don't attack them. You don't aggressively attack other members with lots of experience who make stupid posts nearly as much as you do the younger ones. I believe you all are just picking weak targets. Would you talk to your…


Added by Justin/ F-225 on February 20, 2010 at 4:50pm — 4 Comments

Notes from a Rookie Firefighter

Notes from a Rookie Firefighter...February 20, 2010 (what day is it? LOL)

To all you blog followers out there, I am sorry I haven't written lately!!!! Alot has happened since my last blog post, some good, some not so good, and some funny.

First for the funny stuff - one of the guys at our firehouse, a very experienced veteran, drove the ladder truck to a call about a mile or so away. General alarm call, nothing to speak about, and 15 minutes or so later was back…


Added by Denise Imperiale on February 20, 2010 at 9:25am — 2 Comments

EMT-B Test

It is 05:52 on Saturday the 20th of February, doing last minute studying before I head into Westbrook to take my emt-b national test, feel very good about it this time. Am fighting off a cold though and feel a little tired this morning. So here I go people.

Alan Small

Cumberland, ME

Added by Alan Small on February 20, 2010 at 5:57am — 3 Comments

Maybe someone can give me further advice

I have one blog started. Im starting this one because im a volunteer ems. Ive gotten alot of advice from people on ths site and i trust it i guess because we all have the same interest at heart. I just got a phone call saying my uncle who is 58 was just diagnosed with emphazema. I dnt know much about emphazema at all. I told him as his neice and an ems to please stop smoking. He's like my dad to me. And im affraid im gonna lose him to this one day. I know one day its gona happen but im not sure… Continue

Added by cassandra vaughn on February 19, 2010 at 3:25pm — 4 Comments

Expectations/ financial

Let me start with something basic, expectation; even more basic, financial expectations. It is said that of all divorces about 90% of them are due to some type of financial reason. I would tend to agree with this, but what is that fiscal reasoning. I believe that it may be the lack of communication of fiscal expectation.…


Added by Capt.Alex Arnold on February 19, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Your personal relationship?

I have been contemplating for a few weeks about starting a regular blog on this site. I thought that it would be relatively easy to do, just start typing about something and make it interesting. Ok, not has easy as I thought it could be. I have to give a lot of “props” to the likes of Art and other fire service bloggers. You guys are constantly coming out with relevant topics to…


Added by Capt.Alex Arnold on February 19, 2010 at 12:51pm — 7 Comments

You Can’t Do Everything at Once: Multitasking on the Fireground

You Can’t Do Everything at Once

What you need to know about multitasking & how to control it on the fireground

By Billy Schmidt

How can firefighters complete several important tasks—safely, effectively and in a timely manner—while working in the challenging fireground environment? The answer lies in understanding task management and multitasking. Firefighters are only as effective as the results from the actions they take. In this column,…

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on February 19, 2010 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Another Year

Well, It has come and gone What? you ask Another Year.

I just want to say I hope everyone has a safe year and "Everyone goes Home" after every call.

Life is short live it too the Fulliest..........

Where does time go Last year just flew by and now it's 2010 already.

Just remember one thing We Live in the Land of the Free and the Home of…


Added by Jamie Case on February 18, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments




Added by Al Mozingo on February 18, 2010 at 4:19pm — No Comments

What do your tattoos say?

What does your tattoo say?

I am not inquiring about the old fading dancing girl on the fore arm tats. When I am saying tattoos I am referring to the actions that you have done in your everyday life that is recognized and seen by…


Added by Capt.Alex Arnold on February 18, 2010 at 2:59pm — 1 Comment

Guidelines & Best Practices in Youth Fire Service Program Now Available

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Volunteer & Combination Officers Section’s Silver Ribbon Report, Opening New Doors: Guidelines and Best Practices for a Successful Youth Fire Service Program, is now available for download. The fifth in the series of Ribbon… Continue

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on February 18, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Mist placed TX Firefighter.

It has been about 3 months since I have seen my family and freinds and about 6 months since I have ran on a call, and it is driving me nuts!!!! I had the honer of talking to some of the Camp Stryker Firefighters, and they love it here and think it is kinda fun. They are lucky thoug, they havent seen the side of war that I have, but I am geratfull that they are here. The modow of about every Fire Department here is "Protecting Thouse Who Protect Freedom", and it is gerat just to talk to them.… Continue

Added by Matthew Voges on February 18, 2010 at 10:12am — No Comments

Apparatus Junkies: Check Out FAMA.org!

Inside the Apparatus Industry

Check It Out: Fama.org offers an abundance of apparatus information

Story & Photos by Bob Vaccaro

If you’re anything like me, a fire apparatus junkie who never gets enough chrome, red paint, lights and sirens, you may want to take a look at a neat little Web site, www.fama.org, the Web site for the Fire Apparatus Manufacturers Association (FAMA), a non-profit association composed of 115… Continue

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on February 17, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company & Employees Donate $94,496 to Help Haiti

Following the destructive earthquake in Haiti, many companies serving the fire, EMS and law enforcement communities are playing a crucial part in rescue efforts. Over the next few weeks, FireRescue will highlight those companies that are having a direct impact on relief efforts.

Following is one example of a company striving to make a difference in this… Continue

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on February 17, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

CA-TF2 Honored for Service to Haiti

“Everybody is somebody,” said Haiti native and special guest speaker Sam Jean, translating a Haitian proverb for the more than 500 in attendance at the California Task Force 2 (CA-TF2) Recognition Ceremony on Feb. 11, held at the Cecil R. Gehr Fire Combat Training Center for the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD). Screenwriter and attorney Jean, who serves as a board member of the Yele Haiti Foundation founded by his brother, musician Wyclef Jean, delivered an eloquent message on… Continue

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on February 16, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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