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None fire TIC uses.

Started this discussion. Last reply by captnjak Aug 27, 2013. 4 Replies

What have you used your TIC for other than a fire situation? Continue

Honestly I'm Scared

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Callahan Feb 15, 2012. 54 Replies

Been on my Fire Dept for 5 years now. We are a Small Town Volunteer Department, we average 20 calls a year, 50% of them being medical assist with the local ambulance the rest being run of the mill…Continue

 

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Mike Baker replied to jonathan's discussion ADVICE
"I struggled and still find my last fatality response to be hard to forget. Been on numerous fatalities and failed rescues, my last one just sucked. I have talked it out with my fellow firefighters and I think about it far less now. I think what…"
Mar 27, 2014
captnjak replied to Mike Baker's discussion None fire TIC uses.
"Checking fluid levels in tanks, drums and tanker trucks. Great for checking wiring circuits for overheat as mentioned above. In fire situations don't forget to use it upon entry to check air movement overhead. You can ascertain seat of…"
Aug 27, 2013
Marc Hansen replied to Mike Baker's discussion None fire TIC uses.
"Department I used to be in has used them routinely on the MVC where everyone is gone on our arrival, assisted a local police department in finding bad guy that had assaulted one of theirs, check for faulty ballasts in lights, and missing persons.…"
Aug 27, 2013

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Aug 26, 2013
Norm Tindell replied to Mike Baker's discussion None fire TIC uses.
"Used ours at least a couple of times on missing person searches at night. I believe we've used it to check electrical panels for overheating circuits also."
Aug 15, 2013
Michael McCarthy replied to Mike Baker's discussion None fire TIC uses.
"Used for search for victims in a mva/overturn where the vehicle went into the woods "
Aug 15, 2013
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None fire TIC uses.

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Aug 14, 2013
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Nov 15, 2012
Mike Baker replied to Lars Ågerstrand's discussion Those strange europeans, small engines, funny helmets and useless fog nozzles!
"I think this is great you share this with us.  I've looked through your photos.  This seems like great training. Understanding smoke and fire behavior is key to success in the fire service.   Thank You for sharing."
Apr 25, 2012
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Feb 16, 2012
Bob Callahan replied to Mike Baker's discussion Honestly I'm Scared
"I work full-time in Bossier Parish, just east of Bossier City, and volunteer in Webster Parish, which is just east of there.   Unfortunatly, the LSU FETI facility in Baton Rouge is about 5 hours south, so I don't get down there very much.…"
Feb 15, 2012
Joseph L. De Laura, jr. replied to Mike Baker's discussion Honestly I'm Scared
"Where in Louisiana do you live. When I was at River Bend Station in St. Francisville I was an adjunct Instr. at LSU. They offer a great number of courses there. Take full advantage of them. It sounds like your doing just fine. keep plugging."
Feb 15, 2012
Bob Callahan replied to Mike Baker's discussion Honestly I'm Scared
"I don't want to get into that debate again, either. We have had it on the other site, and you and I are never going to agree on that.    That being said, it sounds like this poster's department are some pretty big steps away from…"
Feb 15, 2012
Don Catenacci replied to Mike Baker's discussion Honestly I'm Scared
"Bobbie,   We are not going to re-ignite the certification battle here.  I am still a HUGE ADVOCATE of requiring at least FF1 Certification in order to be a member of the fire department.   But further, I don't get what your point…"
Feb 15, 2012
Bob Callahan replied to Mike Baker's discussion Honestly I'm Scared
"Relevant is possibly the key point here. if your personnel are training on skills and evolutions that they likely will not use, they will, more than likely view the training as unnecessary and not give it their full attention or effort. That's…"
Feb 15, 2012
Don Catenacci replied to Mike Baker's discussion Honestly I'm Scared
"Thanks, that is the plus of these sites, passing on what we have learned from past experiences.   I work hard at listening to things guys want to train on.  I also try very hard to keep the trainings 2 hours or less.  Attention…"
Feb 15, 2012

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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
5
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Plummer Volunteer Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
5
My Training:
Fire Fighter 1 & 2, Hazmat Awareness, EMT Basic, ICS, First Responder and Weather Spotter.
About Me:
Father of two, Married to a beautiful woman. Loving my small town life.
Day Job:
Service Rep. For ATV/UTV/Snowmobile Company.
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Wanted to give back to my community, and couldn't stop.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love to help people.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Saftey, Health

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At 10:32pm on February 10, 2012, Greg Mcvey said…

hey mike , thanks for adding me as a friend . Hope all works out with your Department . Be Safe out there

At 11:20pm on August 13, 2011, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Mike, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings Fire / Rescue
 
 
 

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