Saturday 17 Sept 2011 at the Savannah Ga Mall parking lot ( Dillards side) from 9am till 5pm the Southeast Ga Firefighter Combat Challenge will be taking place. This year we will have events for the…Continue
Hey interesting link about the use of electrical fields to fight fire. Dont worry about making room in your budget just yet for the Magic Fire Wand, but it is an interesting alternative that in 50…Continue
"you are going to want to look and see if Ga will transfer any certs you have. When I came down from Pa I had to start all over as Ga doesnt like the cert requirements of other states. Why? havent got a clue. But they only take NPQ not NFPA, etc."
"We just did this training last week. I set up three evolutions in three different areas. I had my patients fully preped on how to not only act out their evolution but responses to the most likely actions of my FF's. All three evolutions were…"
"If you arent a transporting agency, what we use is a ford spottrac. Can seat a crew of 5 if needed we have a hard bed cover so all our gear is in the back and stays dry, and its better on gas and not pulling another resource by driving a brush or…"
"We have had similar issues as Derek mentioned in fact during an interior search 2 of my guys got up close and personal because the one FF had an issue finding his trasmit button so FF #2 found it, but they were new partners so whatever works to get…"
"While there are as many opinions out there as there are negative comments, one way to clear it up in your own dept is to address the issue of posting by fire service members. As well as evaluating your own safety training and practical…"
"Cant speak for anyone else but in November the department I am now with was under multiple criminal investigations and our County Fire Coordinator came in and fired most but not all the leadership and many firefighters. Then he transferred some…"
"So I admit while I was aware of the stair climb in Atlanta Ga I never really gave the name of it much thought. Thank you for your post, I went to the website and I contacted the Ga chapter about gear donations. Then bought a few things, it…"
"Marc I couldnt agree more with your number one reason. The other thing we deal with is because the newer guys use the pulse ox for everything they arent actually counting resp rate. This drives me nuts! feeling an pulse and counting resp are the…"
"At our FD it is pretty simple, if we have to go into a vehicle for patient care the FD person with most medical training goes in. Where I am at EMS has zero extracation training and we do our level best to keep them out of a car. If there are…"
"You actually answered your own question within your question. Yes it can be fixed by an overhaul if the situattion is as bad as it is sounding. Unfortunatly when changing proceedures in any dept in any way from paperwork to SOP to work ethic…"
"While I understand your frustration, an open social networking forum is probably not the best thing to do. I would suggest you speak to others in your fire district that may feel the way you do and go from there."