I don't do anything special as far as training documentation goes w/ live fire. It is documented like any other training is. Should there be some sort of special documentation?
As far counting burns. I have no idea what…"
As a friend of mine likes to say "Keep that fire in your Life". I've said for the past 20 years that our members are getting less and less fire duty and our experience is retiring at an alarming rate. We must…"
"We do 2 to 3 Live Fire exercises a year in our Burn Tower 4 to 5 hrs long each session, 6 Vehicles Fires , 4 propane burns at our Training facility a year.
We follow NFPA 1403 and In New York State Fire Departments are the only one's who…"
That's incredible that you have so many opportunities to train with live fire. Keep it up.
What type of training portfolio do you keep on yourself and other instructors? Ie. if you get 10 burns out of one house,…"
24 down and who knows how many to go! Still loving everyday of it.
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Manning, wages, training
Got a few hanging on the wall.
Topics you provide training for:
Engine company operations, RIT, FF safety and survival, TIC, 1403 compliant live burns, Recruit academies, Officer development, Flashover trainer, Fire Behaviour, The downside to PPV in a SFD.
Areas of expertise:
Live Fire Training in Acquired and Fixed Burn Facility, Flashover Trainer, FF Safety and survival, RIT, Fire Recruit training, Engine Company Operations, TIC, PPV use and mis-use, People with paper skills and No street smarts....you know who you are!
I'm a FF! Started in a combination department in Breckenridge Colo,, moved home to Oklahoma and worked for a small single house department in Bethany Ok. before moving to OKC FD in 1991. Come up through the ranks the usual way through time, experience and promotional exams. I'm an Engine guy! Still love my truckie bro's though.
Thanks for the invite friend. I look forward to talking.
Maybe you have some personnel interested in attending our Truck Academy in September? Firetown puts on a great course.
Omaha is the host and we would love to see you here.
SHane Hunter told me about your post reference the PPA/PPV discussion. I read your post and believe you are right on the money. Keep up the good work and next time I'm in the area I'll take you up on the offer. The same hold true in SO-CAL... ALso, let me know if I can ever help in any way. I appreicate "Good Firemen". Call me anytime or e-mail..
P.S...Its hard to get that white thing dirty anymore. But I'll give it a helluva try!!!
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