"We are currently looking at Dynamic Regrouping as an option to remotely move a portable radio user to another talk-group. While we have tested the ability to do this - and it works - the user interface at the dispatcher POD is not where it…"
"All departments in our county follow the same SOG. The MayDay, RIT, and RIT OPS stay on the original channel that the MayDay was called on. All other units move to what we call "Emergency OPS" (EMG OPS) on the radio to continue…"
In my career department we are to declare the mayday on the ops channel first, then all traffic is to be moved by the IC to a different channel. This allows for the advantage of nearby firefighters to possibly solve the mayday quickly,…"
"This is the same argument that continues to surface. People who teach RIT insist on changing channels. I'm a big believer that you don't need to change channels. I think it creates more confusion during an already confusing situation. The…"
"Thanks again, We are a technological disadvantage we currently have dispatch all the way to left on channel dial and our fire ground to the right. Currently the RIT channel would be 2 clicks to the right difficult without glove harder with. I…"
"Jim, I teach MAYDAY/RIT, and have had the misfortune of being on multiple MAYDAY scenes. My opinion is due to real world experience. Command,RIT and those in trouble MUST stay on the working fireground channel. Everyone else needs to be disciplined…"
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Jim Duffy has been a firefighter for over 30 years, a career firefighter for 20, and has served as Shift Commander in the Wallingford Fire Department since the year 2000. He Started, and is an ex-captain with the Mineola FD on Long Island in NY. He is nationally certified Fire Instructor. Duffy lectures extensively throughout Connecticut and New York on a variety of firefighting subjects; Jim is also an adjunct instructor for Middlesex County Regional Fire School. Jim is a member of Ricci Associates and is on the peer review board for firefightersafety.net. Shift Commander Duffy is a co-author for several articles published in firefighter trade magazines both in Canada and the U.S., as well as several DVDs available at Fire Engineering books & videos, including the best-selling Tactical perspective series. He was the Division Chief in charge of the Yale School of Medicine Survivability study on the Last Chance SCBA Backup Filter. Jim co-hosts “Fireground Strategies and other Stuff from the Street”, with Anthony Avillo on Fire Engineering Talk Radio. Jim can be contacted at Shift1Commander@comcast.net
Things are going well thanks. How have you been? All has been quiet both in the city and on the Island for me, I guess it's safe to say that I'm currently a "white cloud" (I hate being a "white cloud"). How about you, lots of fires or not so much?
I'll be sure to take a look at the link as you suggested. Tell Frank I said hello and that I'm getting some interest from guys regarding the "Last Chance" device.
Thanks for accepting my firends request. I am a fire fighter and incident photographer over here in England and I am keen to get to know fellow fire fighters across the US with a view to arranging assignments to photograph fire departments.
I look forward to getting to know you better and to hopefully meeting you in person some day.
This year they came up with what they call it a "widget" You post on any community page you have or email and has the donate link. Yep, get back to me and I'll help ya out, no problem. This town isn't gonna know what to do when they see the fundraising ideas Casey (she's the Hooters girl dressed in gear in one of my pics) and I have come up with and you better believe my FD guys are involved. I have a feeling it is gonna be like one big FOOLS party after another till Oct. lol! Have fun at FDIC!
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