Jeff Manning
  • 56, Male
  • Glasgow, KY
  • United States
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Jeff Manning replied to Brandon Cook's discussion Whos a second or third generation firefighter?
"I am a second generation firefighter. My father was a charter member of the Barren River Vol. FD in KY, and I started making runs with him 6 months later, when I was fifteen. Legally joined FD when I turned sixteen. that was 36 years ago! Sixteen…"
Mar 11, 2013
Jeff Manning commented on NC News Service's photo

Haz-Mat Drill

"Hey decon on the right - New Yorker helmets cost over 200 bucks - this is when you wear the cheap hardhats the department issues. Leather does not decon well - you're catching the overspray from washing entry. That's why you're in…"
Sep 24, 2012
Jeff Manning replied to Bill States's discussion tartans in the group Bagpipes
"I pipe for the Glasgow Fire Department in Glasgow, Ky as a "ceremonial piper", and I wear the City of Glasgow (modern) tartan. We actually have written permission from the Lord Mayor of Glasgow Scotland to wear their tartan!"
May 26, 2012
Jeff Manning replied to Bill States's discussion Funerals in the group Bagpipes
"It is difficult to keep emotions in check - I try to never look directly at the family, or I do get caught up in the emotion. Just like the job, it's best if you keep your emotions under control until after. As to your answer, my usual response…"
May 26, 2012
Jeff Manning replied to Ben Waller's discussion Shane Ray's "Rethinking Volunteer Firefighter Certification" article will make some waves...
"When I joined my first, volunteer, department in KY in 1978, several of the founding members were over the age of 60. These people, male and female, were the impetus in providing fire protection to our community. They put on their boots, drove…"
May 6, 2012
Jeff Manning replied to Russ's discussion sprinkler systems & class A foam
"FDC to 3" riser (also feeds standpipes connections on floors 2, 3 & 4), branches off to 2" branch line. 1" steel pipe off the branch to 3 sprinkler heads ( upright, pendant and sidewall) so that we can practice wedging each…"
Mar 27, 2012
Jeff Manning replied to Russ's discussion sprinkler systems & class A foam
"Draining and flushing the system really hould not be a problem: a properly designed system has an "inspector's drain" at the end of the pipe run. You would simply have to close the main valve at the riser, then pump clean water…"
Mar 25, 2012
Jeff Manning replied to Mike Pflugh's discussion Should First or Second Engine Lay In?
"sometimes yes, sometimes no. PPV can be used during fire attack, giving better visibility to the attack crew and supplying fresh air to possible trapped victims, IF, IF, IF it is used correctly, paying attention to all the possible problems, and to…"
Nov 6, 2010
Jeff Manning replied to Jeremy Gardner's discussion water ball equipment needed
"you might try the kids "bouncy ball" that has the handle molded into the rubber for the kids to hang onto. That should make for a good tartget. Try your local toy section at W-mart."
Jun 26, 2010
Jeff Manning left a comment for Dan Walsh
"ya find the bestest people on here!"
Jun 15, 2010
Jeff Manning and Dan Walsh are now friends
Jun 15, 2010
Jeff Manning replied to Bill Anderson's discussion Pump Operations
"Why are your FFT and officer inside, if you are a 3-man crew? OSHA 2 in, 2 out, ever hear of it? Discipline is needed to wait for the second truck, but it's an unacceptable risk to enter w/ a 3-man crew. Yes, I know it's allowed for a…"
Jun 14, 2010
Jeff Manning commented on Ryan Barnes's photo


"Hopefully, Chief ain't going in, helmet and coat just for ID (I hope!) PPV blade visible, so I'm guessing it's not running yet. Looks like agood start on interior attack to me. Let's see the next photos!"
Apr 26, 2010
Jeff Manning replied to Rom919's discussion Sorry you can't drive your fire truck back to the firehouse.
"the reasons for this, I was told, was that a driver of a commercial rig must, ONCE, go through the process of being tested on the equipment he was going to drive, and thenafter simply pay the addt'l charges above his driver's liscense to…"
Apr 30, 2009
Jeff Manning replied to Rom919's discussion Sorry you can't drive your fire truck back to the firehouse.
"this was called "Grandfathering", and they only allowed it for a very short time afer changing the laws."
Apr 30, 2009
Jeff Manning replied to Captain 70's discussion Do you get a daily pager test???
"The county sounds off at 1700, to advise of classes that night. The City (my dept.) does morning radio test at 0705, with pagers set off on Mondays and Fridays."
Apr 28, 2009

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Sergeant, EMT - Basic, Hazardous Materials Team Member, Driver / Engineer
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Glasgow Fire department
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Barren River Vol. FD
Bowling Green, KY
My Training:
Haz-Mat Tech
Rope rescue Tech
Trench rescue Operations
About Me:
Married, 1 daughter, musician (piano, bass guitar, bagpipes)
Day Job:
This IS my day job
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
The need was there, and I was there.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Ability to make a difference.

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At 12:49am on April 28, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Jeff, welcome to the FF Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.

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