Just wanted to give you an invite to come join the new singles chat I started in the group - Chief's Back Room Crew - since it seems more people hang out in there on a daily basis - i wanted to give some more opportunities for us fun singles to visit with each other and gather up more of the wandering singles in this site - so invite your single friends and come join us... see you around the pages. Lady Heather B
Well I got away from training this summer and I didn't work out as much as I shoul, but I just started really getting back into it. I know what you mean as far as fitting it it. This summer I was working 70 hours or more a week, but now work I slowing down a bit so I am working out 6 days a week. The combat challenge is a a series of events that simulate stuff we do on most fire scenes. They hold competitions all over the country.
Yes it was a challenge. The trailer was basically jammed into the back of the tractor. The whole thing was suspended over a "ditch" (sorry wasn't sure how to describe it) that was apprx 10-12 ft deep. We used every bit of the stabilization equip. that we had to stabilize it for extrication.
A lot of our runs ar mutual aid. At least the field fire calls. We are a bit more known for our mva's since we have a section of interstate. We had a bad one not too long ago involving a semi. Chopper was called. It too a ton of stabilization to extricate the driver.
I appreciate what you said regarding CERT. There are not many people out there that consider us emergency response or even worth having. We are coming on slowly but sure it is more for education but for people like me it is a new doorway to open to possibilites. To those who are willing to answer the call to help others are everywhere and we just must recognize those people no matter how small a group is. Thank you and God Bless.
Well life down under a little boring for me last 4 months, just recovering from a shoulder recon. after i got injured at work, its slowly getting there hope to be back with the crew in under 2 months,,,
normally we attend MVA's Hazmat, mainly gas leaks, cats in trees, majority of all types of structural fires, car fires, and of course bush fires. so lucky quite a diverse range of incidents,,,
what about yourself.....
Hi A.J., yes, there is some good fishing in Toledo Bend; but I usually just go in my neighborhood ponds and lakes, where the Bass and White Perch are from clean spring-fed waters, and they bite like crazy! Is that your dog in the picture, or a rescue dog? I have five dogs, four of which are Labs, and one rescued Scottie mix; she's a mess! One looks a lot like the dog in your photo. What do you do besides fire service? I just got my National EMT certification last week! Tonight we had a class in ladders, and practiced rescuing victims from second story, bringing them down the ladder in different ways. Since I'm small (only weigh 110!) I have to use leverage and brains more than "brawn"! It's a challenge but I love every minute of it...and hope I never have to do it in reality, but if I do, at least I want to be ready for it! Thanks for writing...have a great week! Nancy
AJ, welcome to Firefighter Nation. Glad you dropped in to join. Lots to do, read and become involved with here.You will get out of this what you put into it. Your involvement here is important to us all.