"I remember reading this article a few months back and had a chance to expirament with this tactic (As well as the piercing nozzle). We arrived on scene of a 40 by 60 2 story, fire on the bravo side second floor deck, fire in the attic as well as…"
"One thing I have found particularly handy to carry is a dive knife (the one with the flat tip so you dont stab yourself). It has a serrated side and a straight blade side. Ive used it to cut the rubber in-between flat roofs, carpet (on walls during…"
"One thing you might want to look at also is where the paid guys came from. If you have 25 in a department, the 10 most active applied and 5 got the job, there will probably be some jealousy. Or if you department hired strictly outside personnel,…"
Having very few drivers. A near total turnover in paid staff. Getting the firefighters who have been around a little while to pull shift or come down to the station to train.
New York FF-I, CFR, EMT-B, Alaska FF I, FF II, EMT-I, EMT-II, EMT-III. RIT, Haz-Mat Ops, MOI, Fire Instructor I. AAS Municipal Fire Control, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Topics you provide training for:
Driver training and pump operations, EMS, extrication, fire rescue and suppression.
Areas of expertise:
I don’t have an area of expertise, but I do have some knowledge in a lot of areas.
My father has been a firefighter for 30 years, I joined as an explorer when I was fourteen in January, 2004 and have been responding to calls with HHVFC in Clarence, NY until June 2007. I took as many classes as I could and as early as I could. I took my last high school exam and was on a plane for Fairbanks, AK within two hours where I started with the University Fire Department. On shift at UFD, my assignment is usually Medic or Driver. While I worked at UFD, I attended classes until I earned an Associate’s Degree in Municipal fire Control. In January of 2009, I branched out a bit and joined the Ester Volunteer Fire Department. In October 2009, I left the University Fire Department to take a job at the Ester Volunteer Fire Department. In june 2011, I took a job at the Steese Area Volunteer Fire Department as a Captain and continue to volunteer at EVFD.
Hey Michael, I'm not sure how much info your looking for but it's a 1994 e-one 95' tower. There is one almost identical to ours in the next town over. I have heard rumors that there aren't too many out there. We've been told to be careful with her cause it's getting harder to find parts. Good truck but a little slow moving the main. On another note how's things in Alaska? My brother just moved up there last week to be a chef at a resort near Denali. He said there was still 2' of snow! Let me know if you want any other specifics and I can get them for you. Stay safe, Erbe
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