"First of all: AGE is a number. I have seen a 30 something completely out of breath from putting on an SCBA and the guy in his mid-50s effortlessly completing his tasks.
Firefighting is physically demanding. It can just as easily take its toll on a…"
"the trend i have saw as a Chief officer is that it varies , retention has been steady with us to date, other than dropping those who don't meet our set standard we have recruited 10 new members this year , dropping 4 at the beginning of the…"
I have just looked over the new report from NFPA, what a shocker. It appears the folks at NFPA now see a trend, while many fire departments in smaller communities have been seeing this for over the past decade. Does it mean the older members can't do the job, NO. However, many of these departments are having trouble recruiting the younger citizens. There are many factors that have caused this, some are: Many of the younger citizens don't have a sence of community as in the past, many younger…See More
"Hi Walt, NIMS was a pain but we survived. Funny thing is NIMS started thru firescope in California in the fire depts there in response to the wildfires and disasters they faced, but was changed with FEMA interferance tieing it to fire grants. As for…"
"I have been in the fire service for about16 years. I began as a volunteer during high school in my home town. In those couple of years I fell in love with the fire service and knew I wanted to be a fireman the rest of my life. Today I would have to…"
"Hi Walt, I think this is an area where the U.S. Fire Administration should lead the effort to a firefighter national standard, as training requirements are all over the place. State by State the requirements differ greatly some have very low hours…"
"First I didn't know what all to expect because I had always done EMS but because the EMS service was paid when I moved I checked out the fire department and got on. Fire fighting has become a third love of my life, my wife comes first then fire…"
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