Fire Engineering Training Community

Where firefighters come to talk training

Randy Childs
  • Male
  • Jacksonville, AL
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share

Randy Childs's Friends

  • Joshua C. Roper
  • Frank Viscuso
  • Jim Golden
  • Keith Kadle
  • Jerry  Wells
  • Mike Gagliano
  • Frank Ricci
  • Rick Lasky
  • Scott Thompson
  • Anthony Avillo
  • Fire Engineering

Randy Childs's Groups


Training Leads the Way to a Safer Firefighter

Latest Activity

Frank Viscuso and Randy Childs are now friends
Jun 2, 2015
Randy Childs joined Frank Viscuso's group

Step Up and LEAD

This group is a place for leaders in todays fire service to come and discuss "all things leadership"See More
Feb 10, 2015
Randy Childs joined Frank Viscuso's group

Operational Guides

Incident Specific Operational Guides for firefighters
Feb 10, 2015
Randy Childs joined Freddie Batista's group

eLearning in the Fire Service

  So, you have come to the right place.  Our new blog community will help you get started. Get new ideas from firefighters and training personnel who share the same love and passion for eLearning training as you!  In this blog, we can share examples, templates, slides, interactions, assessments and much more.            In order for this community to grow within the fire department training community, we need to hear from you. If you have any questions, or just want to throw around some ideas,…See More
Feb 10, 2015
Randy Childs updated their profile
Apr 4, 2014
Randy Childs added a discussion to the group Engine Company Operations-Engineer

Triple Layer Load in crosslays

We have been using the triple layer load for about ten years now. Our newest apparatus is Pierce with the PUC design. This design makes your crosslays lower and the 2 1/2" is above the 1 3/4" slots. The problem we are having is that the hose must come out the direction it is intended to. I for one do not see this as a big deal, but others want to be able to pull the hose from the back side of the crosslay if needed. This is not an option with the triple layer load due to it hanging up and…See More
Apr 4, 2014
Randy Childs joined Fire Engineering's group

Upcoming Training Sessions/Seminars

We invite every member of the Fire Engineering Training Community to post details on training sessions/seminars/conferences they are hosting or attending here.
Apr 4, 2014
Dave Gallagher replied to Randy Childs's discussion Search methods for downed firefighter. in the group Rescuing the Rescuers
"Randy, I agree with Charley; there are too many variables. Narrowing the situation will certainly play this out and 'just a search' vs a FF down search are two very different animals. And, if it's 'just a search' what is…"
Mar 8, 2010

Profile Information

Lives in:
Jacksonville AL
Jacksonville Fire Department
Assistant Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department

Comment Wall (5 comments)

You need to be a member of Fire Engineering Training Community to add comments!

Join Fire Engineering Training Community

At 7:10pm on September 27, 2009, Joshua C. Roper said…
Hey L.T.,
Have you checked out the FE TV training? They have some good ideas for training. Would it be possible to have a rope training session. Not sure if most of the guys have rope, but Chief asked a couple of weeks ago about doing a raise/lower training session. I would be glad to teach if you like. Have a great day sir.
At 8:53am on September 25, 2009, Scott Thompson said…
Thanks for the add.
At 10:24am on September 18, 2009, Fire Engineering said…
Randy, Chief Lasky asked me to contact you regarding his podcasts. Unfortunately you cannot download them in ITunes at this time (we're working on it). HOwever, you can manually download them to your computer then put them in your ITunes folder and on your IPod. Visit the page for any podcast (see the Fire Engineering homepage for links) and right-click (or control-click, if you have a Mac) on the "download" button. Go to "Save Target As" and save the file to your desktop. You can then move it into your other mp3s. Sorry for the incovenience.
At 8:24pm on September 7, 2009, Joshua C. Roper said…
It took a while, but I finally did it.
At 8:23pm on March 12, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Randy, we could use your input. It is listed on the 2nd page of groups.Tactical Building Blocks & Air Management
This group will focus on aggressive interior firefighting. We will address tactics that increase your chance of not getting jammed up and cover what actions to undertake if you do.We will cover some big issues as well as small tactical tips.
Be Safe,

Policy Page

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton
We are excited to have you participate in our discussions and interactive forums. Before you begin posting, please take a moment to read our policy page HERE. -- Bobby Halton

Be Alert for Spam
We actively monitor the community for spam, however some does slip through. Please use common sense and caution when clicking links. If you suspect you've been hit by spam, e-mail

FE Talk Radio

Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. EDT

Firefighter Wellness Radio


Mark Lamplugh


1-877-497-3973 (Toll Free)
or 1-760-454-8852

Check out the schedule of

Ricky Riley, Dan Shaw, Doug Mitchell & Nick Martin

© 2017   Created by fireeng.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service