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At 5:28am on December 20, 2009, Tommy Lewis said…
No problem any time. Anything i can do to help just let me know. stay safe and train hard
At 12:47pm on December 14, 2009, Tommy Lewis said…
I CHECKED INTO NIMS AND THERE IS NO AGE RESTRICTIONS ON IT THAT I CAN FIND. MY JOUNIORS MEMBERS HAVE TAKEN AND PASSED THERES WITH NO PROBLEMS. I CANT IMAGINE ANY DEPARTMENT TELLING YOU THAT YOU COULDNT TAKE THE TRAINING, BUT I DO NOT KNOW YOUR DEPARTMENTS BY LAWS OF SOGS EITHER. HOW EVER I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT ALL TRAINING OFFICERS ARE LIKE ME AND JUMP AT THE CHANCE TO TRAIN EVEN IF IT IS WITH ONLY ONE OR TWO MEMBERS. HOPEFULLY YOU WILL BE ABLE TOO GET SOME TRAINING HOURS IN SOON. I THERE IS ANYTHING YOU NEED HELP WITH YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME. GOOD LUCK AND TRAIN HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
At 4:52pm on December 12, 2009, Tommy Lewis said…
nims is an incident command system training program that fema has put in place in my state and i thought nationwide all emergency responders had to pass 100, 200, 700, & 800. line officers and board members 300 and chiefs 300& 400
At 8:19pm on December 8, 2009, Joe Stoltz said…
Hi Jessica thanks for the add.

JS
At 12:32am on November 13, 2009, Daniel Ruggini said…
wow yea i def misunderstood sorry about that.
At 5:31am on October 27, 2009, Michael Vito said…
Oh yeah. Glad its going back to normal. There are still some areas has flood waters mostly near our flood way area. But for me glad it had receded two weeks ago because engineering analysis says we will have to spent a wet christmas but we didn't. Well glad we are going to spend a normal Christmas here in my place. Have you seen my profile photos and my last blog? Thanks
At 3:03am on October 26, 2009, Rusty Mancini said…
Hey Jessica, The answer to your question is, if you think about it, they took out the guy before you probably because he was already down before you were. You had just gone down to where that guy was probably really low on air or was out of air, injury to him etc.., he was there longer than you were.

Now what I would of done, is called for the back up RIT team to come in and get you.
If a RIT team has to be deployed in my department, we will assign two more guys to take their place outside in the ready mode. This is for a secondary emergency if needed. So all in all we have to have four guys for the RIT team. Not an easy position to fill when your short handed sometimes.

If you don't have enough for the RIT secondary team , from the start, that's where the mutual- aid comes in to fill that role. Hope this answer your question?
At 6:33am on October 25, 2009, Michael Vito said…
Well it was an answered prayers. We have two storms passed by and we are spared so far. The last one just a little too close for confort. The guys up north are fine just got wind out of it. LOL. Thanks for the prayers Jessica.
At 1:45am on October 25, 2009, Rusty Mancini said…
Hopefully you don't need them to do a rescue. They been needed around the country on several different cases. The sad thing is they don't always get to their brother and they have to back out, and you know what happens after that. I have a video of an actual rescue here in SC, that the team saved their brother, now he was burnt bad, but he's living today because the RIT team did their job.
At 1:38am on October 25, 2009, Rusty Mancini said…
This is a must for every fire department to have while operations are going on inside. In my state it's a mandatory law. SC calls it the two in, two out rule.If you have two inside fighting fire, then there must be two outside, in case the inside crew gets in trouble. Now sometimes a department can be short handed on the start of the call. that's when you call for mutual aid to come and help be the RIT team. Not all departments do it, but they should!
At 1:31am on October 25, 2009, Rusty Mancini said…
RIT team members must be physically strong and fit to drag one of their brothers out of the structure.It's not for everyone. It takes alot of training. I had to carry one of my guys out once from the second floor of the structure, and sister let me tell ya, it was do or die at that point. You have to move fast because time is against you at that point.
At 1:22am on October 25, 2009, Rusty Mancini said…
It stands for Rapid intervention Team. This a team of two to four firefighters that are standing by outside the structure while the interior attack team is fighting the fire, or a search and rescue team is conducting a search for victims. If a mayday call comes in from one of the two teams I mention, then the RIT team goes in to rescue the firefighters or firefighter that's in trouble.

The RIT team has a bag with them that has a bottle of air with a air line, so in case the firefighter that's in trouble has run low on air, or has run out of air they can supply him with air. Also they carry tools with them such as wire cutters, web strapping, haligan tool, etc.. There primary job is to rescue their brothers if they are in trouble.
At 12:59am on October 25, 2009, Rusty Mancini said…
Your welcome, anytime you need some advise, let me know in my Inbox! Be safe.....and I have your six!
At 12:49am on October 25, 2009, Rusty Mancini said…
OK I got it, I don't know what troubles you about them, but you have to keep practicing and it will come to ya eventually. I have faith in you!
At 12:32am on October 25, 2009, Rusty Mancini said…
I've been training my firefighters on air management along with RIT team training. It's not easy. Anyway I'm fine, thanks for asking! And you'll do fine with SCBA training. Remember the more you wear that mask, the more comfortable you we be in it. It takes some time so, just tell yourself I will do this, because someone is counting on me! Let me know how it goes, and if you need help or tips I'm here!
At 12:16am on October 25, 2009, Rusty Mancini said…
Hey Sister, long time since I talked to you last. How things going? Any more fire calls?
At 10:00pm on October 24, 2009, R Griffin said…
Nice color of trucks, we have the same with the blue...
At 9:51pm on October 24, 2009, R Griffin said…
BE SAFE!!!
At 12:54am on October 24, 2009, Michael Vito said…
Hey Sis, its been a while I've drop by to your site. We've been busy as hell since the flood. Great photo update you got there. Glad you guys had fun. Keep it up. God bless you guys. Mike
At 8:01am on October 22, 2009, Firefighter Walther said…
haha, yes, you are correct!

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