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John O'Donoghue
  • 78, Male
  • Medford, Massachusetts
  • United States
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Lives in:
43 Johnson Avenue, Medford, MA 02155
Cambridge Fire Department
Asst. Chief/Chief of Operations (ret,)
Years of public service:
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Paid fire department
Topics you provide training for:
Elevator and Escalator Fire Department operations.

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At 3:54pm on December 2, 2008, Todd McKee said…
Thank you sir! I hope to see you at the presentation at FDIC in April of 2009. Here is my email feel free to contact me at anytime!
Todd McKee
At 11:10am on October 23, 2008, Todd McKee said…
Please allow me to invite you to the group called Unique HazMat Incidents. I will be presenting this at 2009 FDIC and would love to hear some of your thoughts. We are currently talking about some real interesting issues.
Todd McKee
At 7:49pm on September 29, 2008, Howie Smith said…
Hi Chief,
Someone asked me why the 3502 key is called "3502", some people told him it was for an address where an incident took place, others told him it was for Chapter 35,Section 2. Is there any explanation and if so, I will pass it on to him. Thanks!
At 5:33pm on June 8, 2008, Mike Walker said…
sure I can but feel free to post that question and any other question you have.
At 6:31pm on May 21, 2008, Mike Walker said…
Hey John

We don't have that many high-rise jobs but it is our policy that we will not use the elevator unless it has phase II. It means we get to hoof it more often but do to our lack of experience we just don't know enough to work other wise. I have forwarded your name to a member of the High-Rise committee. His name is Keith McMurphy and he is going to be hitting you up about several issues, so please be on the look out for him.
At 2:40pm on May 21, 2008, John O'Donoghue said…
Good afternoon; I would like to ask you all two questions to gather some informal statistics on Firefighter Emergency Operation (Phase I and Phase II).
1. How many elevators does your department use on FEO during a fire in a high rise building?
2. How do they use them?

At 6:14pm on May 7, 2008, Barry Aptt said…
Thanks for responding. I will look into that.
At 6:02pm on May 4, 2008, Barry Aptt said…

I have received training from you numerous times at the MFA and have purchased your book, which I found very good. Once in awhile I take my company out and we practice phase I and II operations but we are limited after that. Any pointers of how to expand elevator training?
At 2:22pm on April 25, 2008, Gerald Johnson said…
Just wanted to say thanks for putting on a great class at FDIC this year. I picked up a lot of good info. Looking to getting the book soon!
At 9:46am on April 5, 2008, Mike Walker said…
Thanks for joining the High-Rise group. Also feel free to use this group to further Elevator updates or as a method to draw people into the elevator group.

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