August 2010 Blog Posts (75)

Highly implausible story- A spark from a golf club causes a 25 acre fire

Could someone hitting a ball out of the rough causing a spark cause a 25 acre fire requiring helicopters and 150 firefighters to put it out?

Added by Peter Doyle on August 31, 2010 at 10:11pm — 5 Comments

Mississauga Ont firefighters washed more than 150 Mississauga Fire Department

Mississauga firefighters washed more than 150 cars yesterday at an annual summer

fundraiser in Meadowvale yesterday.

Cars lined up at the Real Canadian Superstore on Argentia Rd., where they held the 12th annual Mississauga

Firefighters car wash for muscular dystrophy research. Car wash organizer Chris

Corbet said the fire hoses blasted the cars with 500 litres of water a


Corbet said local firefighters have been raised awareness of muscular dystrophy for a… Continue

Added by Brad Duncan on August 31, 2010 at 6:53pm — No Comments

The lexington ky, firefighter who was caught w/ child porn.... your thoughts.

My thoughts are this, anyone who looks or down loads child porn is a chester "child molester" in my book. I have 4 kids, a 16 yr old daughter, an11 yr ols boy, a 7 yr old boy and a 5 yr old pumkin girl. From what i read in the artical was that the things downloaded was 12 and under w/ adults, and i got real sick to my stomach reading this news artical, all i could think was my little girl being forced to do things and cry and ask for her daddy to save her. I tell you all this i would go to… Continue

Added by David Francis on August 31, 2010 at 3:47pm — 5 Comments

My Life as a Firefighter

I thought I would start a blog so that I can keep those who may be interested in My life as a Firefighter, there is really no direction this Blog is going to take. One day it could be a favorite quote, and the next about a call I went on ... I hope some of you at some time read it and are entertained to say the least ...

Remember, Stay Safe
Kevin Hatfield

Added by Kevin Hatfield on August 31, 2010 at 2:59pm — 2 Comments


Well, I guess I am learning a lot about what my hubbies job will be all about and watching him grow more and more eager to get through this academy and start working. We are now in the second week of the academy and it is proving to be a challenge for all the newbies. He says they are teaching them a lot and the PT is not easy at all but it feel like it is working and he loves doing it. Im proud of him. I mean it has to be a lot of hard work.

I am learning…


Added by Ashley on August 31, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Know Your Role on the Roof: A step-by-step cut sequence for sawyers & sounders


By Randy Frassetto

In the ventilation world, truck companies need to be proficient on all types of ventilation tactics. A fire department may favor one ventilation style over another (vertical vs. horizontal), but all truck companies should know how to do both safely because we can’t assume one style will work for every situation. Further, it’s important to remember… Continue

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on August 31, 2010 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Local Firefighter Memorial

This Wednesday September 1st Our local area is having a ground breaking ceremony for our local Fallen Firefighter Memorial, at Stubbs Park in Centerville Ohio at 2 PM,

Added by John on August 31, 2010 at 12:40am — No Comments

Notes from a Rookie Firefighter

Notes from a Rookie Firefighter...August 30, 2010

Where did the month go? Tonight I started finishing my Associates Degree. Only 40 credits to go until I am a Criminal Justice major. At this rate, let's see I will be about 52.

This weekend was pure bliss. On Saturday our FD celebrated our 100th anniversary by hosting a 5K run. Just when morale around the township and the FD couldn't be any lower because of lay-offs, we had an…


Added by Denise Imperiale on August 30, 2010 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

FRI2010: The 7 C's Of Volunteer Leadership

7 simple words offer a foundation for navigating the ups & downs of leadership in the volunteer fire department


Managing Editor, FireRescue Magazine

Let’s face it. It’s hard to be in charge. You’re the one tasked with handling everything from personnel problems to the aftermath of a traumatic call. And although this holds true for every leader in the fire service, it’s perhaps even more… Continue

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on August 30, 2010 at 11:40am — No Comments

Low Visibility Leads to Apparatus Crash: Remembering the Station Fire Victims

Low Visibility Leads to Apparatus Crash: Remembering Ted Hall & Arnie Quinones who died while working the Station Fire

Firefighter Specialist Arnaldo “Arnie” Quinones (left) and Capt. Tedmund…

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on August 30, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments


Just to let everyone out there know that we have an article on the Eastland Spin website... which features a couple o

f pictures of our new brushtruck.

Added by brian rogers on August 29, 2010 at 10:56am — No Comments

Heavy Rescue Inquiring

We are starting to look and spec a heavy rescue (possibly an attached crane or knuckle boom) for our department to replace our converted ambulance. Norfolk Southern has been given the go ahead to build a new container transfer yard and be up and running by 2012. Anticipated truck traffic, 1000 trucks a day. Plus other very large trucking terminals 500,000 and 1.6 million square feet being built as we speak. If anyone has any input, I would love to hear it.

Added by Harry Willis on August 27, 2010 at 6:55pm — 2 Comments

FRI 2010: "The First Five Minutes: How Ineffective Sizeup Can Lead To Disaster"


FireRescue Magazine Senior Editor

As most firefighters/fire officers will tell you, the first 5 minutes of any incident can affect the next 5 hours. But what exactly should happen in those first 5 minutes? According to Fairfax County (Va.) Fire & Rescue Department Battalion Chief Chuck Ryan, if you’re the first-arriving officer, you’ve got two main priorities on your plate: sizing up the scene and developing an initial action plan.… Continue

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on August 27, 2010 at 2:41pm — No Comments

A New World Starting

Well it was only a couple weeks ago that all of this became as real as it is today. We woke up two Mondays ago living our lives like normal, when I got a call and my husband was at work. It was his Chief and he wanted me to have Eric call him right back.

There it was. The life changing call at 10 am. I was sitting there waiting for a call back from my husband to tell me if he got it or not, after testing both written and phyical tests, and interviews and everything…


Added by Ashley on August 27, 2010 at 1:37pm — 2 Comments

How Do I Get Them To Listen?

Ok you so called "OLD GUYS" I could use some advice, I am 25yrs old and have been a firefighter for a little over 5 yr's and in the past year I became a FF I & II Instructor.. How about some advice on teaching new firefighters younger and older than my self.... During classes i have taught and training that i have been the lead instructor on i have had Students and Probies both assume I know nothing about the Basics of firefighting and have a hard time getting them to pay attention to what… Continue

Added by Matt Mikowski on August 27, 2010 at 7:50am — 5 Comments

SEMI rollover

last week we had a semi rollover where the semi went upside down. Thankfully the driver got out ok well, with help.

Added by Jethro Imhoff on August 26, 2010 at 11:07am — 1 Comment

Slideshow: Washington State Firefighters Pull Off Complex Water Tower Rescue


By Tom Vines

On June 21, firefighters in south-central Washington State successfully completed a rescue that combined elements of confined space, as well as high-angle rope-rescue hauling and lowering.

At 0857 HRS, a caller reported that a man had fallen approximately 40 feet into an empty water tank on Manor Drive in the Terrace Heights area of… Continue

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on August 26, 2010 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Need your help - Rescue Boats

My department operates in a distrtict that is located along the shores of Lake Erie, in New York State. Curently we operate a small rescue boat that has proven to be not large enough for the increase in calls we have been getting for distressed boaters and swimmers as well as missing swimmers. The shoreline consists mostly of high cliffs, with occassional beach/cove areas along a 42 mile span that is considered within our water response area. We work closely with the Coast Guard, but we are…


Added by William Bills on August 25, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

True Concessions: Labor/management relations take on more importance during an economic downturn

True Concessions

Labor/management relations take on more importance during an economic downturn

By Deputy Chief Todd LeDuc, Commissioner Dennis Teel and IAFF 7th District VP Ricky Walsh

Never have labor/management relations been so important in the fire service. Why? The economic meltdown has brought unprecedented budget pressure on… Continue

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on August 25, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

A new nozzle that uses 2 gallons a minute and 100psi to put out fires

When the clean air act banned CFC's the Navy set about designing a nozzle that can put out fires using very small quantities of water at low pressures

Here it is, let me know your thoughts

Added by Peter Doyle on August 24, 2010 at 11:35pm — 9 Comments

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