Colin Brayton
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Expiring Turnout Gear

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Mead Jan 15. 1 Reply

I am at a small Rural Volunteer Department, this is a non-entry department, almost all the turnouts are technically expiring in 2019. However, the turnouts have been used in training and on about…Continue

 

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Ted Mead replied to Colin Brayton's discussion Expiring Turnout Gear
"that would depend on the condition and possible re-certification by an nfpa qualified inspector. gear that is in very good shape has not been exposed to significant uv rays and or dampness in storage will not accrue tha regular damage associated…"
Jan 15
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Jan 15
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Expiring Turnout Gear

I am at a small Rural Volunteer Department, this is a non-entry department, almost all the turnouts are technically expiring in 2019. However, the turnouts have been used in training and on about 5-10 actual fire calls per year so the gear is in really good shape. I know that NFPA regs say 10 years and done, but changing gear out is no cheap task as you are all aware of. I know to do Firefighter 1 classes, gear not expired is required, but those classes aren't likely to happen here. Minus…See More
Jan 7
Colin Brayton posted a discussion

Expiring Turnout Gear

I am at a small Rural Volunteer Department, this is a non-entry department, almost all the turnouts are technically expiring in 2019. However, the turnouts have been used in training and on about 5-10 actual fire calls per year so the gear is in really good shape. I know that NFPA regs say 10 years and done, but changing gear out is no cheap task as you are all aware of. I know to do Firefighter 1 classes, gear not expired is required, but those classes aren't likely to happen here. Minus…See More
Jan 7
Fireyladd - Chief Sharp left a comment for Colin Brayton
"Welcome to Firefighter Nation Colin. Its awesome you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with here. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Chief William Sharp- Retired Brookings Fire / Rescue Living in…"
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Jan 4

Profile Information

What State do you live in?
AK
Type of Organization
Volunteer Fire Department
Job Function
Firefighter/Driver Operator
Years in Fire/EMS:
4
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
4
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Cooper Landing Emergency Service
My Training:
Emergency Trauma Technician, Firefighter Basic, Firefighter 1, High/Low angle rope rescue, Swiftwater rescue, ATV operation, Extrication Training, Firefighting on Boats.
About Me:
I am an active volunteer in two departments. I am currently, working as an operations coordinator for Cooper Landing Emergency Services, a very small fire/ems department. I enjoy the Fire aspects a bit more than the EMS areas, still very basic in my EMS training.
Day Job:
Operations Coordinator for an Emergency Service Depatment
Relationship Status:
Single
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
http://https://www.facebook.com/colin.brayton
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I like to volunteer in my community, and my dad was a volunteer firefighter when I was a kid. I bought a house and wanted to know how to protect it better.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
The community
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Lack of funding to get updated turnouts, vehicles, training, etc.

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At 2:30pm on January 4, 2019, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Colin. Its awesome you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with here. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.
Chief William Sharp- Retired
Brookings Fire / Rescue
Living in Alaska

 
 
 

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