Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr.'s Blog (3)

Propane Response

At the firehouse I work at, the volunteer chief has decided on a procedure to mitigate a leaking 20 lb. propane cylinder.


When you arrive on scene and size up that you have a 20 lb. propane cylinder that's releasing gas from it's burst disc (not a pressure relief that we all think it has).  Next, find a trash can and fill it half way or so with water and turn the cylinder upside down in to the trash can of water.  The theory with doing it this way is that the liquid pushes to…


Added by Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr. on May 9, 2012 at 8:17am — No Comments

Front Bumper Hose Loads

At work, one of my senior firefighters decided to perfect the front bumper hose loads on one of our engines.  One compartment holds 15' of 5" with a rubber mallet, universal hydrant wrench, and two LDH spanners.  The second compartment contains 100' of 1 3/4" line that's pre-connected with a TFT adjustable nozzle.  There's been a hundred different ways of packing it but my senior firefighter found a user friendly hose load for both hoses.…


Added by Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr. on July 8, 2011 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

CO Turn Cyanide Turn False?

On Tuesday, March 8th, 2011, my fire department was toned out for a CO without illness call in our district at 0724 hrs. …


Added by Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr. on March 11, 2011 at 6:06am — 1 Comment

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