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
"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…"
"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…"
"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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"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."
"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.…"
"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."
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
"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…"