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Training Ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Callahan May 28, 2012. 17 Replies

Looking for training ideas for a combination volunteer/full time dept. theres 5 full time guys on shift and normally around 10 or so volleys that show up. looking for good training ideas that are…Continue

New Job

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Catenacci Aug 17, 2013. 9 Replies

I've been a volunteer for about 9 months now and not to sound cocky but im very active have spent over 650 hours there since January, I;m fairly trusted by all the  full time staff, and have a decent…Continue

How do i become a rescue tech

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike "Lapo" Lapotasky Mar 28, 2012. 6 Replies

Just curious as to how to become a rescue tech? is there an actual class or certification for it or is it just doing lots of rescue training and classes? I live in ohioContinue

What am I missing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prentice "Marshall Berry Mar 17, 2012. 5 Replies

I figured up the other day that I have applied at 23 different departments in my area. I've tested for maybe 6 of them got onto one and am on 2 waiting list. I have several certs including my 240 and…Continue

 

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Prentice "Marshall Berry's discussion was featured

How Do I Become a Good Firefighter?

So I've been on a department for about 6 months now. I work a lot of hours but dont get a whole lot of runs. I've ridden some places as well for medic school and had those preceptors that are just like wow that guy is good. My question is how do i become that guy. how do i show that im a "GOOD" firefighter? i want people to walk away thinking man i wish that kid would apply at my department or i hope he works next time i ride ? how do i become a good firefighter???See More
Apr 20
Ted Mead replied to Prentice "Marshall Berry's discussion how do I become a good firefighter
"four words to live by look, listed, learn, and do! look carefully at your surroundings and pay attention, failure to do this results in someone getting hurt. listen to your officers orders and follow them to the letter. learn all you can from…"
Apr 17
Terry Smith replied to Prentice "Marshall Berry's discussion how do I become a good firefighter
"In my opinion, Ideas and concept can make a firefighter very good. But always keep in mind that concepts do not just for the firefighter level but for all the ranks within the service as well. By that, you can help enhance fire suppression efforts…"
Mar 2, 2016
Don Catenacci replied to Prentice "Marshall Berry's discussion New Job
"Listen 10 times more than you speak.   First up to do something, last to sit down.   Look for things to do, wash the trucks, clean the tools, train on your own (Tie knots, practice donning and doffing your PPE and SCBA).   Never miss…"
Aug 17, 2013
Fireyladd - Chief Sharp replied to Prentice "Marshall Berry's discussion New Job
"Well Said! I concur wholeheartedly."
Aug 17, 2013
Brennan replied to Prentice "Marshall Berry's discussion New Job
"Its simple. 1. Keep your head down. 2. Work hard. 3. Listen, don't blab at the dinner table. Listen to everyone.    Your actions will speak for you.  Prove to them with your actions on the fire ground and the station that…"
Aug 15, 2013
capcityff replied to Prentice "Marshall Berry's discussion New Job
"Is this a full time department? Either way, you're a rookie.  People may like you at your old place but you still haven't seen much yet.  Nine months is nothing.  650 hours only got me about halfway through my fire academy.…"
May 28, 2012
Bob Callahan replied to Prentice "Marshall Berry's discussion Training Ideas
"I have used that drill and it works out very well."
May 28, 2012
Jeremy Polston replied to Prentice "Marshall Berry's discussion New Job
"Congrats on finally getting there, I hope to reach the same dream here sometime soon. I'll tell you what I've been told by guys who have been careers for 5+ years and some well into 20 years. 1. You have to go in knowing you're the…"
May 27, 2012
Prentice "Marshall Berry's discussion was featured

Training Ideas

Looking for training ideas for a combination volunteer/full time dept. theres 5 full time guys on shift and normally around 10 or so volleys that show up. looking for good training ideas that are hands on and fairly easy to setup/execute with limited facilitys as far as something like a training tower and such.See More
May 26, 2012
Norm Tindell replied to Prentice "Marshall Berry's discussion New Job
"Good advice. That's very important as far as being accepted by the guys. You also want to be accepted by your officers, so maintain a positive attitude, stay focused, train every chance you get because your life depends on it (never stop…"
May 25, 2012
Brian Mackie replied to Prentice "Marshall Berry's discussion New Job
"Well said as usual FETC. Adding to those sentiments,  as the probie,expect to be treated as such ( I am sure you have watched the good ole fire shows) and be ready (and even willing) to take the brunt of practical jokes etc graciously…"
May 25, 2012
FETC replied to Prentice "Marshall Berry's discussion Training Ideas
"Check out my page here on FFN and look at the playground drill"
May 25, 2012
FETC replied to Prentice "Marshall Berry's discussion New Job
"First off don't be cocky at ALL. (sorry to use some of your words) Second go to work, show up early, get your PPE and equipment checked, clean up, do the chores, make sure your know your tools, trucks and equipment, stay busy,…"
May 25, 2012
Don Catenacci replied to Prentice "Marshall Berry's discussion Training Ideas
"I like making certain drills  friendly competition,  Whether it is donning/doffing drills, scenario based drills like I mentioned previously, or whatever, it spices it up a little bit to have that competition. "
May 24, 2012
Don Catenacci replied to Prentice "Marshall Berry's discussion Training Ideas
"You can do a door opening towards you, or away from you with this mock up.  I know it is not as elaborate as the comercial ones but it does work, and does teach firefighters proper tool placement and how to pop a door."
May 24, 2012

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Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
1
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Heath
Years With Department/Agency
1
Relationship Status:
Single
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I love the adreniline factor and the fact that its a different job everyday. i love helping people and serving my community
Why I Love Fire/EMS
its fun

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