About 2 yrs ago our dept went through a similar specing process. We were looking for more of a straight tanker, 2 man cab, with similar features that you mentioned. We feel as though we were pretty thorough in our process...having also…"
"Those are some great ideas!! We are supposed to inventory our rigs at least once a month, so to start with newer folks, when they come in to hang out, we will often have them do an inventory on a certain truck. Our rescue squad is the tool box and…"
"Brad, we're not currently specing anything. However, just to throw something your direction and you can do what you wish with it. While budgets are tight, depending on what the purpose of these rigs are for, seriously consider a custom cab. Im…"
In these tough economic times we need to ensure we are getting the most bang for our taxpayers bucks. This group will cover the pros and cons of apparatus specs and purchasing and how departments got what they wanted or would have done differently.
"J, first of all congrats!! Getting to the point, Im not sure what kind of organization youre dealing with. But if youre trying to ease into things, maybe consider some relatively simple drills, maybe stuff everyone is familiar with or can stay…"
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I began my career in 1995 as a Jr. FF w/ a combo dept in Jefferson county, MO where I grew up. I worked through the ranks to a sr. FF/operator, obtained my education from Jefferson College in Hillsboro. Continued volunteering while working pt as an EMT on ALS ambulance until being hired by my current employer. Have been on the job here since end of 03' and was promoted to rank of Capt in March of 08'.
Eric, Thanks for the information on leather helmets Brother. I really appreciate it. I did a reply and included the language used by a neighboring department on the use of leather helmets. Hope that helps if you decide to pursue getting something in writing. Take care, Scott
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