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 —
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 —
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 —
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
Added by Kevin Hatfield on August 31, 2010 at 2:59pm —
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… Continue
Added by Ashley on August 31, 2010 at 11:00am —
TRUCK COMPANY OPERATIONSBy 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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Denise Imperiale on August 30, 2010 at 7:30pm —
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 —
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 —
Just to let everyone out there know that we have an article on the Eastland Spin website... www.eastlandspin.com which features a couple o
f pictures of our new brushtruck.
Added by brian rogers on August 29, 2010 at 10:56am —
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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Ashley on August 27, 2010 at 1:37pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by William Bills on August 25, 2010 at 9:30am —
True ConcessionsLabor/management relations take on more importance during an economic downturnBy 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 —
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 —