August Martin
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  • Las Cruces, NM
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Retired
Years in Fire/EMS:
40
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Ret. McKinley County
Years With Department/Agency
40
Dept. Web Site:
http://firetrucktestinglc.com
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
9 years service Alb. NM Fire Dept.
Instructor NMSFMO
Chief NMSU NM
Fire Marshal McKinley Co NMFire/EMS
Intrem Fire Marshal Dona Ana County NM
My Training:
Oklahoma State University
Texas A&M
About Me:
What would be more natural? Retried fire service now selling Fire Apparatus in the Land of Enchantment NM
Day Job:
Salesman Pete's Equipment Inc NM
Relationship Status:
Divorced

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Testing at the station

Posted on December 15, 2010 at 12:19pm 0 Comments

In New Mexico we have businesses that will test ladders, test apparatus and test hose but not a business that will do everything during one visit.

The Fire Departments do hose testing and ladder testing and in most cases complete in-service pump testing. The ladders are tested at the station and the hose is tested at the station but it requires time out of service and travel to a water source to do the apparatus in service testing.

Most of the time it results in a muddy mess,…

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Apparatus problems and Warranty

Posted on November 7, 2010 at 2:40pm 0 Comments

Lets see, purchase an apparatus? Select a committee? Identify the problems with the last purchase, identify the great things about our BRT (big red truck)

Let's get it right, Emergency One?, Pierce? Sutphen? Rosenbaugher? Seagraves?

The last unit had pump problems, valve problems and the foam injection system gave us problems. Some of us actually look at the apparatus manufacture identity, Does this make it a warranty problem with the apparatus manufacturer? ,The one who put…

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Pump training and testing

Posted on October 30, 2010 at 8:25pm 0 Comments

Check out this one, test a pumper on site once a year and use the same divice to train pump operators anytime!!!

No heat problem when used wth a 2000 gallon folding tank, no airation problem, clean water no damage to pump impeller, safe operation, do an in service pump test at your station. Don't take it to the lake or river, don't risk getting stuck (have a cook out, eat and watch the pump "enjoy the day")

Train anytime using the device at your station simulate two 1-3/4"…

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Engineer training and pumper testing

Posted on October 21, 2010 at 4:18pm 2 Comments

How do you train an engineer? Minimize water usage? Focus on safe pump operations and use all the functions of the apparatus?

Training the engineer usually ends up as nozzleman training, or a wild nozzle because a strap broke on a line that was thought to be secure. A line can be charged when someone is not ready for water.

Usually focus is on the safety of the firefighter on the charged line, The training is interupted, focus is on safety and usually thousands of gallons of…

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At 10:13am on January 11, 2012, Melissa Elizabeth Phillips said…

 Thank you,   for the infomation.  Our truck is a borrowed truck, when we are done  with it the  owners want it back. We have had it 10 years so far. We love that truck and we will use it at a fire hydrant but we would  like to get it  all fixed. We just bought another fire engine Lots  smaller, its an E- 52 GMC. We are proud of that new one but want our La France in working order. Once again thank you..

At 5:30pm on October 21, 2010, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
August, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon
At 12:32pm on October 21, 2010, Louise Thornton said…
Welcome to FFN. Hope you have fun and get involve with the discussions. Sty safe.
 
 
 

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