"Our SOGs states a charged hose line be present whenever we are involved in an extrication due to the possibilty of a sudden fire. If the fire starts because of ignition of flammable liquids, wouldn't make more sense to have a dry chemical…"
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" You make some excellent points and my comments here have nothing to do with any specific department's review process. The fact that reviews are taking place at all is very positive to the Fire Service as a whole, and looking to…"
"I think this is more of a societal problem than just a fire service problem. The loss of a sense of community has affected all of society. How many of our parents or grandparents worked for one company their entire life making a decent livable wage…"
I'm not familiar with your situation, but it sounds difficult. I think it is important to define what you and your members provide to the public. This not only means what you do on the street, but levels of knowledge, training, and…"
Thanks for the posting. The more data we have from independent sources the more ammo we will have to fight the "enemy". I also kind of agree with Ray, that you have to be careful what you wish for. I think it was Benjamin Disreali who…"
"Unfortunately, I'm at work and haven't seen the video but I've read some of the comments and agree with alot of what has been said. I agree the building isn't vacant until we say it's vacant and I'm a big believer in…"
N.H. Firefighter III, Maine Haz Mat Tech, EMT-B, Firefighter II. Portland Fire Dept. Drill School instructor.
A.A.S. Fire Science, New Hampshire Community Tech. College
B.A. English, University of New Hampshire
Executive Board I.A.F.F. Local 740
I started in the fire service as a volunteer in Warwick, NY. I served there 2 years before moving to New Hampshire where I volunteered with the Madbury, NH. F.D. I was hired full-time by the Rochester, NH. F.D. in 1995 and served 3 years there before being hired by the Portland, Maine F.D. I was promoted to Lieutenant in 2005 and am currently assigned to the Air Rescue station.
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