Michael McCarthy
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Bunker Gear removal

Started this discussion. Last reply by DAVID GONZALEZ Dec 23, 2014. 1 Reply

Looking for a video on how to remove a firefighter from his bunker gear who has a back injury, neck injury, etc. I know FDNY had a version but unable to locate it on line. Anyone have any videos to…Continue

First Due Operations and Tactics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Callahan Feb 1, 2012. 7 Replies

The question I have is a basic but complicated one as to firefighting tactics. Your engine is first onscene of a involved commercial establishment with a sprinkler system. Does your engine hook up to…Continue

Volunteer Service: Does your volunteer fire department supplement you ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan McGuigan Nov 15, 2010. 17 Replies

A very important discussion was held during my company meeting and was wondering how many other volunteer fire departments have this issue. In the event that a members gets significantly injured…Continue

 

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Michael McCarthy replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion Pre-Arrival Video, Size-Up
"Water supply ??... Big fire mean lots of water... that would be my priority here. Deck gun the original building and maybe a 2-1/2 looped with one guy sitting on it cutting off the fire into the exposures and minimizing the radiant heat. Original…"
May 19, 2016
Michael McCarthy replied to Matt Burke's discussion Looking for some advice for a student in EMT school.
"Been a EMT for 35 years and even when I do refreshers now the best way I do it is with study groups. 4 or 5 people all read the same chapter and do questions on each other. Every person is different but this works best for me."
Feb 5, 2016
Michael McCarthy commented on Jason Hoevelmann's blog post Location, Location, Location!
"Once they decided to make the push it went well and they made a difference by hitting the actual seat of the fire. 2-1/2" would have been ok if you planned on making it a strictly exterior approach (never would have been able to make that turn…"
Oct 3, 2015
Michael McCarthy liked Jason Hoevelmann's blog post Location, Location, Location!
Oct 3, 2015
Michael McCarthy replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion How is Your RIT, RIC or FAST Made Up?
"If you are asking if the 2 in 2 out theory is thoroughly adhered to on the initial alarm -- to be truthful -- no. Although we don't ride with riding positions designated we do have positions known as nozzle, back-up, control, Officer…"
May 20, 2015
Michael McCarthy replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion Afternoon House Fire Scenario
"Water supply seemed to be the issue with this fire. Not sure what the situation was with the first engine on scene, but with that amount of fire on arrival you arent going to do much of any type of fire attack for very long until you establish…"
May 16, 2015
Michael McCarthy replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion How is Your RIT, RIC or FAST Made Up?
"Volunteer Fire Department - When working fire is declared automatic mutual aide for RIT. My department is always the ladder as it has all the tools we have designated for each members on it. Will call for 2 RIT companies for commercial establisments…"
May 16, 2015
Michael McCarthy replied to Thomas Huntington's discussion 9/11
"Officially - there were no Vollie Departments requested to the scene.. but I know of a few that SOC firefighters who vollie with had their vollie departments apparatus brought to the site because they knew the equipment that was on it and…"
Feb 22, 2015
Michael McCarthy replied to Thomas Huntington's discussion 9/11
"Responded to the scene? or just to NYC ? There were a lot of Fire and EMS  units from outside NYC that responded to the city and were used in support so that FDNY could commit companies to the site and still have adequate coverage in the city."
Feb 14, 2015
DAVID GONZALEZ replied to Michael McCarthy's discussion Bunker Gear removal
Dec 23, 2014
Michael McCarthy posted a discussion

Bunker Gear removal

Looking for a video on how to remove a firefighter from his bunker gear who has a back injury, neck injury, etc. I know FDNY had a version but unable to locate it on line. Anyone have any videos to look at on-line ? See More
Dec 23, 2014
Michael McCarthy replied to Robert "Red" Barger's discussion Volunteerism
"Becoming a volunteer firemen has a lot to do with a few things #1 Knowing and understanding what is truly expected of you to be part of the particular volunteer fire department you are joining. Is it written in by-laws the requirements…"
Dec 14, 2014
Michael McCarthy replied to Derek J Sinesi's discussion What's your first concern's when you roll up on this?
"We have many homes in my area that are like this - Large Queen Anne single family where some of them have been converted to multiple occupancies. Separate apartments on individual floors. As always - life and accountability of occupants is the…"
Nov 1, 2014
Michael McCarthy replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion Charged or Uncharged Hoseline
"Wow !!... A lot of problems from the get go. Definite issue getting the hose off the truck. Didn't seem very coordinated. A guy grabs the nozzle and goes but I think that had a lot to do with the rack of the hose. The second guy goes back and…"
Oct 17, 2014
Michael McCarthy replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion First Due Officer Size-up
"Sorry for getting back late. A lot has to do with what that officer sees and what conditions are like when he opens that first door for entry. Looks like for the most part its in the attic and roof area. Again, that's just looking from…"
May 18, 2014
Michael McCarthy replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion First Due Officer Size-up
"We run 5 man engines so I am going to base it on that - 1st due pick up the hydrant and establish a positive water supply - hopefully you can drop a 5 inch. Extra engine and tower ladder based on the smoke condition from a distance if one isn't…"
May 16, 2014

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Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer, Fire/Rescue Department - Paid, EMS/Rescue Squad - Volunteer, EMS/Rescue Squad/Hospital EMS - Paid
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Lieutenant
Years in Fire/EMS:
28
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FDNY
Years With Department/Agency
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At 2:27pm on October 8, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Michael, 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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