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Firefighting: A Culture of Risk
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Firefighters risk their lives to save lives and property. Many lives have been lost and hard lessons learned. Because of these lessons, we have discovered better ways to build homes and fight…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Lewandowski May 19, 2011.

 

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Jay Lewandowski commented on Mike France's group Tough Enough to Wear Pink
"Lost my Dad to Cancer, my Sister has a rare form that so far has been beneign, my Mother-in-law, a grand mother and many others touching my life have fought and are fighting.  The least I can do is wear a little pink in thier honor! …"
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Jay Lewandowski replied to Tom Platt's discussion Basement Fire Tactics
"One of the most often overlooked pieces of information that can mean life or death is to ask the homeowner about the basement.  If they are able to tell you, getting info like, is the basement finished or not?  How old is the…"
Jan 23, 2012
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Jul 18, 2011
Jay Lewandowski replied to Jay Lewandowski's discussion Firefighting: A Culture of Risk
"I totally understand.  I fought my first fire with a 3/4 coat and boots.  I used somebody else's steel pot!  My coat had buckles for crying out loud.  Some old guys have not kept up with the changes in structures, materials,…"
May 19, 2011
Brian Jones replied to Jay Lewandowski's discussion Firefighting: A Culture of Risk
"This is exactly spot on brother. In my department we answer to the fire commisioners, which is populated by older past members who were taught "Old School", and they allow my chief to purchase ONLY TWO SETS of turnout gear a year. …"
May 19, 2011
Jay Lewandowski left a comment for Michael Dombroski
"jlewandowski@wrightrisk.com   Thanks!"
Apr 23, 2011
Michael Dombroski left a comment for Jay Lewandowski
"Hi Jay I like what you're saying in regards to the culture.  I have left a message in your in box.  If you provide me with e mail details I can send you some stuff that you may find interesting.  Cheers, Mike D"
Apr 23, 2011
Mike France replied to Jay Lewandowski's discussion Firefighting: A Culture of Risk
"I can attest to Jay's concern for this issue, Jay is our Workers Comp Rep. and we invited Jay this past weekend to a drill to observe and make any cooments on how we could change things . But the one key factor that is left is to change the…"
Apr 19, 2011
Jay Lewandowski replied to Jay Lewandowski's discussion Firefighting: A Culture of Risk
"  Bill,   You are so right.  We have studied the risks and risk/benefits enough to know what needs to be done.  Now is the time to do something.  I am fortunate to have the opportunity to present information to over 200 fire…"
Apr 19, 2011
William Pessemier replied to Jay Lewandowski's discussion Firefighting: A Culture of Risk
"Hi Jay, You bring up a really important point: that the choice of engaging in a high risk action or a low risk action is an individual decison.  The problem in the US fire service is that firefighters are not trained how to make good risk…"
Apr 19, 2011
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Apr 18, 2011
Jay Lewandowski replied to Jay Lewandowski's discussion Firefighting: A Culture of Risk
"Wow, You are very lucky.  When I give Safety seminars I explain that Firefighters take on the task of responding to uncontrolled situations and overcoming them to bring them under control.  Many of the accidents that occur in the Fire…"
Apr 17, 2011
P.J. Norwood replied to Jay Lewandowski's discussion Firefighting: A Culture of Risk
"Jay, excellent point of view and I couldn't agree more. Interesting enough this past Janaury I had a close call that shouldn't of happened. See here: http://community.fireengineering.com/forum/topic/show?id=1219672%3ATopic%3A245421 There…"
Apr 17, 2011
Mike France replied to Jay Lewandowski's discussion Firefighting: A Culture of Risk
"You know i will Jay, I will be getting a hold of you soon to come down for a drill"
Apr 14, 2011
Jay Lewandowski replied to Jay Lewandowski's discussion Firefighting: A Culture of Risk
"Mike,  After dedictating my life to helping people when they needed it most, I can now focus on helping those who help others.  I know you guys are working toward reaching this goal, but it is a slow and difficult process.  Thanks for…"
Apr 14, 2011

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Lives in:
12 Metro Park Road # 207
Department:
Safety
Title/rank:
Loss Contol Specialist
Years of public service:
21
Agency structure:
other
Top issues in your department:
Safety, Claims resolution
Professional Qualifications:
Foemr Fire Instructor through Alabama Fire College, NREMT- Paramedic, Instructor: BTLS, ACLS, PALS, Traumatic Brain Injury, EVOC
Topics you provide training for:
Injury Reduction and Improved Safety in the Fire Service
Areas of expertise:
Ergonomics, Workplace Safety
Bio:
I have volunteered at 4 Volunteer Services. I worked for Rural Metro Ambulance as a Paramedic Supervisor and Traiing Officer. I have taught EMS and Fire courses at Central Alabama Community College and Trenholm State Technical College. I have also provided training as a Field Instructor through the Alabama Fire College.
For the past nine years I have been working for Workers Comp Insurance companies identifying ways to improve Workplace Safety.

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At 1:01am on April 23, 2011, Michael Dombroski said…

Hi Jay

I like what you're saying in regards to the culture.  I have left a message in your in box.  If you provide me with e mail details I can send you some stuff that you may find interesting.  Cheers, Mike D

At 11:38am on April 14, 2011, Mike France said…

Jay,Welcome

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