Baltimore City Fire Department, Baltimore Maryland
Years With Department/Agency
FF III, Fire Officer I, Rescue Tech, Haz-Mat Tech, Truck Ops, EVOC,NIMS,EMT-B,
To be a Firefighter is a noble calling. I could not imagine doing anything else. I have truly been blessed with the honor of working with some of the best. When it’s all on the line, I will be with you and you with me. Stay safe and stay low!
about four years ago the only paid dept around was hiring so i filled out the app.then i was invited to take there agility test(which just about killed me,man was i outta shape)and actually got an interview .i kinda talked my way out of the job cause i would have had to take a huge pay cut!i sometimes kick myself but that's life.
we aren't in the same universe!last year we had something like 35-40 runs total. mostly car accidents . we have a separate rescue squad that takes care of ambulance and extrication, i volunteer on for them also.in fact our squad covers more square miles than any other squad in all of Michigan.
i agree! i was just appointed training officer for my dept.we are a very small dept low run volume. trying to get guys to show up for training is the hardest thing?being that we don't run that much scares the crap outta me cause that's how someone will get killed.we actually only have a hand full of guys that are trained to FF1 level. that leaves the lions share of the work to a few of us.as the the new TO i have a big job ahead of me!not sure how to share my enthusiasm with the rest of the guys and get those that don't have training , trained!
just watched that video, wow!I would think jumping would have been better than burning. was he stuck on something? as for the rest of his crew, where were they,? did that dept only have one ladder? at one point there were six guys on that one ladder!it was sad to see the one guy trying to help was without an scba.there's a lot that i don't understand about that video, i would like to have it translated to know what exactly the thinking on that fiasco was!
inside our little "city" we do have hydrants, but 90% of our fire are in the county. this a shuttle training with mutual aid depts.trying to get away from the old,' our dept is better than your dept"syndrome! we have to work together!
Hey hows it going hope all is still well with you.Bet your keeping busy and getting into lots of stuff.I am on face boon too so look me up there if you have one.Have a great rest of the week,Take care an God Bless.