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Brian Jones
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  • Carlisle, NY
  • United States
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How Many Things Can You Find That Bother You?
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I was thinking this past weekend as I sat and waited for numerous parades to kick off, I know that thinking is dangerous, especially in todays fire service but hey;  I thought I would give it a try! …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Arthur Garcia Jun 2, 2011.

Whats in Your Firefighter I and II Curriculum?
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I have been discussing this in my department with a few members that think they are qualified as interior firefighters, yet they dont have even Firefighter I training.  They feel that Essentials of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Bricault (ret) May 19, 2011.

Scene Size-Up Issues
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Hello everyone, im a long time reader of both the magazine and these forums but this is my first post.  I would like to get everyones input on the size-up they do at emergency scenes, especially…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Rice May 13, 2011.


Captain, Carlisle Fire Department.

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Brian Jones replied to Shari Simpson's discussion Are firefighter wives special? Not compared 2 similar wives like police & army but compared to others Do they have "special" qualities?
"I think its rougher for a family with a volunteer firefighter.  I work full time for the state as a Fire Safety rep, and nights and weekends I am a volunteer captain with my fire dept.  I come home from work, change, eat a quick dinner (if…"
Oct 20, 2011
Brian Jones replied to Jason Stimac's discussion size up ?
"Firefighter II Should have covered some of the size-up techniques used on the fireground.  But if you want more training than take Fire Officer I and II, or some type of command class. But, I noticed you only have 3 years experience brother,…"
Oct 19, 2011
Brian Jones replied to Ron Becknell's discussion Incident Priorities
"Very good points made so far.  As a Captain, I stick to the priorities; Life Safety, Incident Stabilization, Property Conservation.  As a small rural department with only 25-30 active members, and only 9 active interior forefighters I know…"
Sep 22, 2011
Brian Jones replied to Dave Williams's discussion Emergency Operation Center
"coffee, notebooks, pencils, and a bunch of crazy people who can live on no sleep..."
Sep 10, 2011
Brian Jones replied to Kelly Wingert's discussion How do you develop a preplan?
"Try to gather as much information as you can during a pre-plan visit.  Most owners will allow you to visit their buildings because they know you are trying to better protect their investment. Develop a form to be used to gather information,…"
Aug 25, 2011
Brian Jones replied to Jason Hoevelmann's discussion One Aspect of the 360
"The one where my pea-nuts almost got roasted had only a garage door on the end of the trailer, it was located on a slope, the front door was on ground level then the slope went down almost 12 feet to the lower level where the garage was.  No…"
Aug 24, 2011
Brian Jones replied to Jason Hoevelmann's discussion One Aspect of the 360
"P.J.-  Yes, in my area its extremely rural, lots of farms and pastures.  Instead of housing, people took the cheap way out and placed single wide trailers on their property.  Some weekend warriors would put "additions" on…"
Aug 24, 2011
Brian Jones replied to Jason Petalas's discussion Why are Volunteer firefighters hated so much???
"Mike-  Thats what I thought.  Im in NY, and I know that the career people here go to a 200-300 hour academy where they get Firefighter I & II, Haz-Mat Ops, safety & survival ect.  In the county I am in we do the outreach…"
Aug 24, 2011
Brian Jones replied to Jason Petalas's discussion Why are Volunteer firefighters hated so much???
"In response to your one line about having the same certs and fight the same fire...I hate to admit it but we do not have the same certs as our paid brothers/sisters.  I have been a volunteer for 22 years and serve as Captain, I am a level II…"
Aug 23, 2011
Brian Jones replied to Jason Hoevelmann's discussion One Aspect of the 360
"I agree.  In a past department of mine we responded to a trailer fire, single wide.  I was on the initial attack line, my chief was on scene before us and told me to stretch through the front door and attack.  So I go through the door…"
Aug 23, 2011
Brian Jones replied to Jason Hoevelmann's discussion One Aspect of the 360
"I was wondering the same thing.  We need to look for hazards as well such as in-ground pools that are not fenced in.  We do not need to be stretching an attack line to the back of the house and have the crew fall into the pool in the pitch…"
Aug 22, 2011
Brian Jones replied to Jason Hoevelmann's discussion Ordinary Buildings and Considerations
"Ordinary Construction, or "Main Street USA".  Concrete walls with wooden interior floors and walls.  Older type of construction common for main street store fronts.  Issues we face are obvious, fire eats away the wood beams…"
Aug 16, 2011
Brian Jones replied to Frank Ricci's discussion looking for anyone who believes that firefighters should not fight vacant fires.
"It may be vacant now, but in the future could be a vital piece of the community.  Its cheaper to buy an existing building to start a business in than build a new one.  If we let vacant dwellings burn, it may mean the new business will go…"
Aug 9, 2011
Brian Jones commented on Mike France's group Tough Enough to Wear Pink
"Ah yes, but what happens in the balet dress STAYS in the balet dress!!! I like it better when she wants to see the trucks at the firehouse!!!!"
Aug 2, 2011
Brian Jones commented on Mike France's group Tough Enough to Wear Pink
"Not only am I tough enough to wear pink, Im tough enough to have tea parties with my daughter and balet dance with her in the living room!!"
Aug 2, 2011
Brian Jones joined Mike France's group

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Profile Information

Lives in:
Carlisle, NY
Carlisle Fire Department
Captain/Firefighter II
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
Training, water supply ops, budget restraints, gear.
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter II, Nationaly Certified Fire Investigator, Haz-Mat Technician, Codes Enforcement Officer, Health and Safety Officer.
Tons of certs, just ask and I will tell you rather than type them all out!!! LOL
Topics you provide training for:
Firefighting, Haz-Mat, rescue, safety ops.
Areas of expertise:
Fire Attack, Extrication, Haz-Mat, Codes Enforcement.
I am a 22 year veteran of the fire service serving in my fourth department due to numerous family relocations. I am married and have a wonderfull 4 year old daughter who is my life. I currently serve as Captain proudly, and try to learn something new everyday. I work for NYS as a Fire Inspector and love my job!!

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At 8:41am on May 17, 2011, Mike France said…
Yes Know the Chief very well , sorry to see him retire, But the New Chief is a great guy also,Be safe

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