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Michael J. Anderson
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Todd Shoebridge and Michael J. Anderson are now friends
Dec 17, 2012
Michael J. Anderson joined Todd Shoebridge's group
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Everyone Goes Home

Group dedicated to making sure that "Everyone Goes Home" through training, ROAM-Air Management, Calling the MAYDAY, seat belt use, LACK, and Courage To Be Safe.
Jun 1, 2012
Michael J. Anderson joined Brad Hoff's group
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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Welcome to the NFFF Group. Our mission is to honor and remember America's fallen fire heroes and to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives. Please support the NFFF and the goal of "Everyone Goes Home".See More
Jun 1, 2012
Michael J. Anderson commented on Mike Gagliano's group This House Rocks!
"Thanks for the follow-up information."
Jun 16, 2011
Michael J. Anderson joined Mike Gagliano's group
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This House Rocks!

Captain Mike Dugan (FDNY) and Captain Mike Gagliano (Seattle Fire) are having a blast talking with other firefighters are about making their firehouse great... A place everyone wants to work.See More
May 2, 2011
Michael J. Anderson joined Robert E. Shelton's group
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Haz-Mat

For those firefighters who want to learn and share ideas about hazardous materials training and mitigation
Feb 7, 2011
Michael J. Anderson joined Rick Lasky's group
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“Pride and Ownership”

What are you and your department doing to get your firefighters to take ownership?Grab a cup of coffee and let’s visit!…and don’t forget to check out our Pride and Ownership show on Fire Engineering Radio.See More
Feb 7, 2011
Michael J. Anderson joined Todd McKee's group
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HazMat Placards to Success

HazMat Placards to Success will provide a step by step process for response to a Hazardous Materials incident.
Feb 7, 2011
Michael J. Anderson replied to Joe McClelland's discussion Smooth Bore PDP in the group Start Water
"Joe,   I would agree with flow testing your own to get "true" flow figures. One other thing I would check would be from the manufacturer of the nozzle what their nozzle pressure they recommend.   For example: We use a combination…"
Feb 7, 2011
Michael J. Anderson left a comment for Nick Perkins
"Hey man take a look at the latest CAFS convo in the Foam discussion."
Mar 17, 2010
Michael J. Anderson replied to Claudio Cisternas Alvarez's discussion Wet foam, dry foam in the group Class "A" Foam
"The textbook answer to the difference between "wet & dry" has more to do with the ratio of air to water (simplified). Here is what we use as our definitions:CAFS Foam Types according to NFPA 1145: • WET- High water content. Can…"
Mar 17, 2010
Michael J. Anderson replied to Claudio Cisternas Alvarez's discussion Wet foam, dry foam in the group Class "A" Foam
"Claudio, In the recent years, there has been an effort to teach and explain the uses of "wet" foam and "dry" foam streams in CAFS operations. There is still many different opinions in this concept and may different theoretical…"
Mar 16, 2010
Michael J. Anderson replied to Chuck Zerman's discussion "Cleveland Load" in the group Start Water
"Here in my department, we currently use a hose "bundle" system that utilizes two bundles: one 100' 1 3/4" and one 150' 1 3/4 which connect to a gated wye for the purpose of reaching any fire that is beyond the reach of our…"
Sep 24, 2009
Sean Stumbaugh left a comment for Michael J. Anderson
"Hey Mike, We have CAFS on all of our first out engines. We have never received any formal training on using CAFS for interior operations. We know how to make water, foam and air come out, but we are looking for an opinion on the actual application…"
Jul 15, 2009
Les Stephens left a comment for Michael J. Anderson
"Congratulations on the new kid!!! Yes, we are teaching two classes this year, Suspended Ceilings and Tricks of the Trade. We leave on Monday and come back next Saturday. Stay safe, and keep in touch."
Apr 17, 2009
Michael J. Anderson left a comment for Doug Keeling
"like a slippery slope.... do some work SON"
Apr 15, 2009

Profile Information

Lives in:
Hutto Texas
Department:
Travis County ESD#2- Pflugerville FD
Title/rank:
Lieutenant
Years of public service:
10
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
TCFP Officer I, Instructor III, HazMat Tech, Driver/operator
Topics you provide training for:
Hazmat, Driver/operator, CAFS

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At 11:21am on July 15, 2009, Sean Stumbaugh said…
Hey Mike,

We have CAFS on all of our first out engines. We have never received any formal training on using CAFS for interior operations. We know how to make water, foam and air come out, but we are looking for an opinion on the actual application of CAF on interior fires. From what I have read I think we should be using foam, but not at reduced flows. I am getting the finishing touches on an SOP and lesson plans for drills coming up in August.

I thought maybe you would like to chime in on how much water you actually flow with CAFS in 1 3/4" and 2 1/2" lines.

Any help is appreciated!

Sean

Also: check out the pictures on my page. The fire that is shown was fought using CAFS. The first line off was a 2 1/2" CAFS line. The knock down was quick and we made a good stop. We were however attacking from defensive positions. We did stop it from getting inside the house.

Take care!
At 3:29pm on April 17, 2009, Les Stephens said…
Congratulations on the new kid!!! Yes, we are teaching two classes this year, Suspended Ceilings and Tricks of the Trade. We leave on Monday and come back next Saturday. Stay safe, and keep in touch.
At 6:21pm on April 9, 2009, Les Stephens said…
Doing well, how have you been? I haven't been as involved in the Association stuff so I haven't seen you in a while.
At 9:29am on April 3, 2009, Nick Perkins said…
Get your pic up man!
 
 
 

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