Hi All! I'm a new volunteer in my local Dept. and am just beginning my 1403 classes. I recently completed water supply and overhaul at our local community college and was wondering if some of the…Continue
"I only live about 30 seconds from the station so I keep my gear over there right now.Have the radio and pager on a stand at the end of the bed.My wife and I keep our wildland gear and coveralls at the house so if a middle of the night call comes up…"
"My trousers, t-shirt and socks are right beside my bed.
Here in germany we usually leave our bunker gear at the station, as firefighter responds directly to the scene.
For first-responder alarms, i sometimes go straight to the scene so my…"
"It always depends on where my gear is... I have run out of the house at four am in my boxers knowing that my turnouts are on the front seat of the truck. I get to the station already in my turn out pants and fire up the rig... Other times, if my…"
"My gear stays on the rack and floor at the station. our station is only about 600yards from my house, but the other side of a highway intersection. I have gone to the station in my boxers before but usually I'm in a t-shirt and sweat pants that…"
"Lol. My husband & I are both volunteers too. We each have 2 gear bags, one structural, one wildland. And although we could (theoretically) load up one car with 4 bags, there wouldn't be room for kids or groceries. Or if we decided to drive…"
"my veiw is be professional come to the scene or staion fully dressed dont wory about not beating everyone there, i wear contacts so i have to put them in befor i go but my clothes are always by the bed and my gears in the house so throw on some…"
"I keep clothes next to the bed.
Some of us keep our orange "extracation/wildfire" coveralls in our POV in case we go right to the scene (as in a medical assist call or MVC).
We do things a little different from what I have read here so…"
"My hats off to everyone here for being a "traditional volunteer". My company doesn't utilize home response; we staff the station at all times. Career county firefighters cover the calls 7AM-3PM, Monday-Friday while most of our members…"
"I have evevything laid out and ready to go i always have my keys in the same spot my boots by the door and my vehicle is always parked facing out my drive way ( it actually drives my wife nuts but i always back in to any parking spot just makes…"
""Our cadets help out on these types of fires and are not alone on a hoseline. We will not send them up to something they are not comfortable with and never, ever, alone."
So you are saying that if your cadets, or jr firefighters,…"
I am new to firefighting but am eager to learn. I joined to be an asset to my community by saving lives and property. My previous job experience with the railroad educated me on the importance of safety, lets all strive to bring everyone home!
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Thanks for the message. I hate I missed you guys yesterday. I had to do some work out of town and was unable to make the tests. I'm sure I'll get to meet you at some point as the classes keep rolling or on a mutual aid. Stay safe out there!
You know, you're right. By reading this comment you wouldn't know how to take it. For that, I appologise. I was referring to your attempt to help the young fella who is currently the poster child for the wrong attitude for firefighting. I was in no way meaning to say anything negative towards you. Just trying to be friendly and pass on some words of advice. Sorry for the confusion.
Someone wise said to me recently.. "..you are a glutton for punishment aren't you?". I still tried, but ended up at a dead end on the same road you are travelling, as have others on this road. Good luck.