"Tough situation indeed, so here's my perspective coming from 20 years on a rural/suburban volunteer dept. serving as a capt., lt., and chief.
As a "newbie" you can come across as a know it all or troublemaker whether you are or not,…"
"Have to agree with Brennan on this one. I was going to try seat assignments on my dept and I realize that usually the same firefighters usually respond on the truck due to their close proximity to the station however there is always those exceptions…"
" We have long driveways in our area as well (at least 500' or longer) and this is the method we have perfected. Both engines carry 1,300' of 5" and both tankers are 3,500 gallons, we don't carry port a tanks on our…"
" Happened about 8-10 years ago, we were toned out for a mva car vs. deer. Arrived on scene and took care of the patient however the deer was not completely dead. The deer was about 20 feet off the road in a field (laying down but…"
" I seen this series when they came out with the first one and were pushing to get it on t.v. I've always thought someone should do a show on firefighters (whether paid or volley) like the show cops and I was hoping they would get it…"
"Cory, I agree with John and Norms suggestions. Been there and done that, it's very hard to motive someone who doesn't want to put forth the effort.
I started 16 years ago on my volley dept. and to think how far we have come…"
" I would go with custom cab. You already have a 2 man cab so why not expand your options for the future. Went through a similar experience 8 years ago with my dept. We always had 2 man engines and the general feeling was with a…"
"Dan, I also belong to a rural fire dept. and we had the same problem. We don't quite have the response times as you do more like 6-10 min. to the station but our problem was that while some ff would go to the scene instead of the…"
" Frank, you sure did start a firestorm with your comments whether they where done with tongue in cheek or not I think you sir are missing a key point to some of the comments.
I do belong to a rural dept. that makes approximate 180…"
" I believe some of the problem comes from texting. I took awhile to get onboard with the texting but now that I am I find it hard to read some of the text's I get. I do the proper punctuation and spelling when I text, yes it…"
" I am currently taking the online course and am 3/4 of the way through. The Brunacini's have a good training and I believe the system is good. Without knowing about the blue card way of doing command our department already…"
" It's something that you consciously have to think of. When you start breathing and you're about to enter the house remind yourself to calm down and take slow breaths. I'll take a big breath and hold it for as…"
" I agree with the general sentiment on here that if you're going to ride a rig bring your gear. We've attended parades and firefighter funerals and have stuck our gear in a side cabinet. Now the question of do you stop or…"
" Lets be careful not to lump all pov drivers w/lights on into the crazy driver group and eliminate something that can be used properly. I'm not going to beat the dead horse that has been talked about before on ffn but yes I do have…"
" It doesn't usually work with are mutual aid depts. but we have an unofficial rule of 3's on our dept. where if you get a call whether it be a minor or major one you're gonna get two more to follow. 2 minor calls will be…"