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  • Trail, OR
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NFPA 1911- Tire replacement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zachary Wolf Apr 14, 2015. 4 Replies


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Bobby replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion House Fire Size-Up
"I'd use either the deck gun or blitz line for a 5 -10 second burst to hold the fire, while we se up for an interior attack."
Oct 8, 2015
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Oct 8, 2015
Bobby's discussion was featured

Port-a-tank ideas

So our tender/tanker has a very old steel frame port-a-tank that's stored on top of the tank. The lining for it is riddled with patched holes and several unpatched holes. My best guess is it's at least 25 years old, and some of us are debating what to do with it. The options are replace the liner or replace the whole tank with something new. We're also hoping to eliminate having to store it on top of the tender for the sake of manpower needs for deployment. We're 1 of the many understaffed…See More
Aug 31, 2015
Zachary Wolf replied to Bobby's discussion NFPA 1911- Tire replacement
"We do it due to the fact that while the tires may look ok from the outside they may have wear and tear on the belts for those that are radial belted tires that you cant see. One thing you may want to look at is State and Federal DOT regs for…"
Apr 14, 2015
Tyler Lyons replied to Bobby's discussion NFPA 1911- Tire replacement
"We just went through the same.  Talking with the mechanic, he said as long as they are showing no unusual wear, to keep them.  They don't have an expiration date.  If the sidewalls show cracking, then replace them. Some of…"
Mar 3, 2015
Bobby replied to Bobby's discussion NFPA 1911- Tire replacement
"That CFR took me to the DOT rules for CDL drivers. FYI I do know that tires must have a minimum of 4/32s tread. I also talked to a heavy truck mechanic who said that 7 years is a general rule with tires. The sidewalks can begin to seperate starting…"
Feb 21, 2015
John K. Johnson replied to Bobby's discussion NFPA 1911- Tire replacement
"Funny you should be writing about this event. I just went through this with my department recently. OSHA 49CFR395.75 On how much tread is allowed on any Vehicle per DOT (Department of Transportation)"
Feb 20, 2015
Bobby posted a discussion

NFPA 1911- Tire replacement

Greetings all,I'm looking for input or opinions on who all follows the tire replacement recommendations of new tires every 7 years. The chief feels the need to follow it due to possible liability, but would love evidence to avoid the cost. I'm trying to find a way for us to scrap that idea. I've already found the NFPA TIA proposal and the Tech Committee votes to throw it out. ThanksSee More
Feb 12, 2015

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What State do you live in?
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Years in Fire/EMS:
14 years
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Oregon Dept of Forestry: Central Point, OR
Years With Department/Agency
13 years
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Jackson County Fire District 4

Evans Valley Fire District #6: 2004-2010.
My Training:
I'll keep it short

Certifications: NFPA Firefighter 1, NFPA Driver, NFPA Pumper Operator, NFPA Instructor 1, NWCG Firefighter 1, NWCG Engine Boss, NWCG Dozer Boss, NWCG Task Force Leader, NWCG Class B Faller, NWCG IC Type 4,
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"Jack of all trades, master at none"
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Forest Officer- Oregon Dept of Forestry
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I answered the calling, I've felt the desire all my life.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
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Posted on September 16, 2007 at 12:00am 0 Comments

So yeah I haven't been around too much, but I uploaded some photos for your viewing pleasure. I'll be slow to bring my page up to 100% but drop by once and a while, drop a line. By fault I'm not very chatty, but by all means drop me a message and I'll get back to you

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At 6:30pm on September 13, 2008, FireBuff said…
Hey Bobby, I like looking at Brush Trucks as well as any fire apparatus photos. And, you didn't disappoint me. Good photos. If you guys area thinking about adding another brush truck, say hello. The one in the photos is one awesome truck. Keep safe. Fire Buff
At 9:12pm on August 8, 2008, Rick said…
Hi how's it going?
At 6:47am on March 31, 2008, Ron said…
Great to see you here, buddy! Keep it up!
At 8:56am on March 10, 2008, lloyd said…
Glad you stepped up an signed the pledge. Stay safe bro
At 7:01am on September 19, 2007, Randy Macey said…
Check out the some of the Groups, I have started up "Close Calls" an area to tell your story of what you did and should not of so others learn. "Roll Calls" this is another group that allows you to tell us about your station and district. "Trainers Corner" is another area that you can read about issues other trainers have or deal with. As well if your not a trainer you can ask questions or state concerns you have. If you have a hard time locating them just go to my site and look at the bottom left hand corner.

Enjoy, be safe and remember we all come home.

At 10:41pm on September 17, 2007, icvfd28 said…
oh... not much... we had a week or two here recently where we were pretty busy, but its slowed down now.
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