"Well thank very much, I always love the hospitality in Texas. I live just outside of Houston, been in AZ on a detail for work with the Dept. of Homeland Security. I see you are in Austin, as far as weather you definately have us beat in Houston."
"I have been in Departments that do both.
First, old dept. identified by apparatus number (E44, L62) and then by position/assignment (nozzle, back-up, can, OV, roof, etc.). "E4 officer to command..." "62 OV to E4…"
"Question for some of the truck guys, what technique calls for laddering a window with the tip of the ladder to the right or left of the top sill? I saw this done with a probie class and it just struck me as odd. It did not look…"
"I would have to agree Ray. If conditions permit, advance to the seat of the fire and get water where it needs to be. Communication between the Engine Officer and the Roof or OV is essential for timing ventilation with suppression."
Fire Instructor, Advanced Firefighter, HAZMAT Ops.
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Engine Company Ops., Strategy & Tactics, RIT, Live Fire Training
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I am an investigator with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Unfortunately they pay more then the fire service so I use that job to facilitate my volunteer firefighting. I am currently an inactive member of the Atascocita Vol. Fire Dept. in Texas. I have held the ranks of Assistant Chief, Captain, Lieutenant and Firefighter over my 11 years in the fire service. I am a student of FDNY instructors and have learned through my travels that firefighting is different everywhere you go. The one constant is training... training, training, training and experience. Stay Safe!
Hey Brother, thanks for the info. I work as a career Lieutenant in a small Fire Department in Massachusetts. As far as the cop things goes, at least you finally scored high enough on the test to work on this side.
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