Can someone please help me decipher the requirements for fire officer training. I am trying to figure it out. I need to get the training soon, but am having a hard time figuring out just what I do need.
Added by Robert on March 31, 2009 at 6:27pm —
By now, we’ve all read or heard about the preliminary results from the FEMA-sponsored study
that found one third of firefighters had heart disease that was unrelated to traditional risk factors, such as high cholesterol, and they have a 300% increased risk of dying from heart disease than other segments of the general population. While these results are astonishing, they also provide vital information to… Continue
Added by Cindy Devone-Pacheco, FireRescue on March 31, 2009 at 6:06pm —
EVERYTHING When i became chief due to the death of our past chief i thouht i had a good understanding of what to expect. After all i had been his asst.for a couple of years.I Knew what meetings to go to . Who to get a hold of and for what.That was the easy stuff. I now realise i was also a chaplain and pycologist as well. As certain things have come up the last few months.I dont care for the polatics that sometimes come with this new job. And i did know i was responsible for everything witch is… Continue
Added by Tim Wood on March 31, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Hello friends, brothers and sisters of Firefighter Nation. I'm not going to start this blog off like some I have read with the "sorry I haven't been around." Being busy is something that keeps me happy. Work has been slow with the difficult economy and people not willing to spend money to get their homes redone, but I have managed to keep moving forward and finding work where I can when I can.
My basis for the blog is to announce my upcoming marriage on April 25th. I am blessed to… Continue
Added by Engineco913 on March 31, 2009 at 12:11am —
I recently changed policies on turnout gear provided to probies. While on probation and in training my probies will have yellow turnout gear instead of the brown turnouts that my trained firefighters use. I am not trying to humiliate the probies, just trying to make them easier to locate on scene by I/C and other personel. I think it might help keep them out of harms way and not be asked to do something over their heads. What do you think???? Would you be offended????
Added by Palmyra Chief Donaghey on March 30, 2009 at 11:23pm —
Tonight, I realized how much I miss my other home and my brothers from the department. I have always missed them and everyone there but with the small or whatever size the brush fire is behind the apartments makes me think of them even more. The big red truck was in the apartment complex and it was so pretty. I would love to live back there but with no work there I cant. Just know guys( meaning everyone) that I miss yall and Love yall very much. Be safe and careful.
Added by Katherine Davidson on March 30, 2009 at 11:12pm —
Mine is not to ask why. mine is just to do and die. This is a statement that someone wrote to figure out why cerntain people can get away with stuff while others have to follow what was said. This was not a question to be answered but but it goes back to the last blog i posted. If you are told by an officer to take a cadet into a house that you know will fall down on you but that was the order the good thing is t was luck nothing happened.
Added by Donny on March 30, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Added by Ben Grayson on March 30, 2009 at 2:27pm —
I dont have a lot to enter today... but heard this the other day and thought was worth sharing.........
A firefighter was working on the engine outside the station, when he noticed a little girl nearby in a little red wagon with little ladders hung off the sides, and a garden hose tightly coiled in the middle.
The girl was wearing a firefighter's helmet. The wagon was being pulled by her dog and her cat.
The firefighter walked over to take a closer look. 'That sure is a… Continue
Added by Kimberly McDonald on March 30, 2009 at 10:16am —
March 30, 2009
So a lot of people have asked me both what are the minimum required certs to be hired down here and two what is the process to be hired is so instead of me answering this over and over I will post it on here.
The job is posted at www.rayjobs.com. You then submit your resume via the website if you meet the following for Firefighter, High school diploma or equivalent. Certification to the following levels is required prior to commencement of work: Firefighter… Continue
Added by Mike Lintz on March 30, 2009 at 3:16am —
The average age of the military man is 19 years. He
is a short haired, tight-muscled kid who, under normal
circumstances is considered by society as half man,
half boy. Not yet dry behind the ears, not old enough
to buy a beer, but old enough to die for his country.
He never really cared much for work and he would rather
wax his own car than wash his father's; but he has never
collected unemployment either.
Added by Robert on March 29, 2009 at 7:32pm —
How To Clean Your Toilet :
> 1. Put both lids of the toilet up and add 1/8 cup of pet shampoo to the water in the bowl.
> 2. Pick up the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom.
> 3. In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close both lids. You may need to stand on the lid.
> 4. The cat will self agitate and make ample suds. Never mind the noises that… Continue
Added by Robert on March 29, 2009 at 7:18pm —
Mike was a Instructor in indiana primary was Wayne Township Fire Marion County, Indianapolis Indiana.
and Eil Lilly Compnay
He will be greatly missed
Added by Paul VonBank on March 29, 2009 at 5:02pm —
A decade ago it was accurate to consider large non-fire ems 9-1-1 services as the best examples of high performance systems, utilizing innovation and technology to improve both patient outcomes and system efficiency. Fire-based systems were struggling with unfilled paramedic positions, shot-gun mergers, and unsophisticated administrators.
Added by Mike Ward on March 29, 2009 at 2:00pm —
That dream that I as a child had to raise me the truck with siren
to dress in boots and helmet to me and to be the hero of that one scene
it has spent the time and I understand that dream that I had as a child
it is a gift that came to me from the sky to take care of the aid call
To be firefighter is to take in the veins the passion to help the brother,
although it risks my life in this way I will fight by tender to him the hand
although i be in conditions… Continue
Added by Evelynn De La Vega on March 29, 2009 at 1:06pm —
Ese sueño que tuve de niño de subirme al camión con sirena
de vestirme con botas y casco y ser el héroe de aquella escena
ha pasado el tiempo y comprendo que ese sueño que tuve de niño
es un don que me vino del cielo atender el llamado de auxilio.
Ser bombero es llevar en las venas la pasión de ayudar al hermano,
aunque arriesgue con ello mi vida lucharé por tenderle la mano
aunque esté en condiciones adversas y la misión imposible parezca
con la… Continue
Added by Evelynn De La Vega on March 29, 2009 at 12:00pm —
By Greg Jakubowski
April showers may bring beautiful May flowers, but they can also create treacherous creek and river conditions, along with flash floods that generate emergency calls. These calls can range from nothing more than someone stuck in a vehicle that has become surrounded by relatively calm water to multiple people who have driven their vehicles into a flash-flooded area and are now unable to fight the fast-moving current to escape. What’s… Continue
Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on March 29, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Does your fire department or EMS system suffer from Organizational Schizophrenia?
Most career departments have at least three shifts or platoons. A 24-on/48-off shift schedule is fairly common. In this type of department, different shifts often do things in very different ways, based on the personalities of the firefighters, paramedics, and officers that gravitate to that shift. In departments with a Shift Commander position, each shift often mimics the shift commander's personality… Continue
Added by Ben Waller on March 29, 2009 at 9:30am —
Thanks to all those who sent me emails and prayed with me during this very critical time in my life. For those who want to know. I did pass the written exam and now to the next phase CPAT!! Three weeks everyone pray. Have a safe day
Added by kari (kat) kotara on March 29, 2009 at 9:03am —
2009 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week
Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your Responsibility
June 14-20, 2009
Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your Responsibility encourages chiefs and fire/EMS personnel to focus on what they personally can do to manage risk and enhance their health and safety. This year’s theme reflects the need for personal responsibility and… Continue
Added by Wendy Norris on March 28, 2009 at 10:30pm —