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Sep 18
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Purchasing Committees

    How does your department choose what equipment to purchase?  I have seen many different programs used by different departments.  Usually it’s a quick and simple purchasing program; a single officer deciding what is chosen, purchasing the cheapest product, or going through a single vendor and just getting the brands they carry.  While these are simple methods, they don’t always produce the best results.  Most of the issues come from a lack of input from the guys on the rigs.  They use these…See More
Sep 18

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Lives in:
Denham Springs, LA
Department:
St. George Fire Department
Title/rank:
Firefighter/Operator
Years of public service:
9
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
A.A.S. in Fire Science, Firefighter - II, EMT, HAZMAT Technician, Airport Firefighter, Wildland Firefighter, D/O - Pumper, D/O - Aerial, D/O - ARFF, Instructor - II, Fire Inspector - II, Fire Officer - III, Incident Safety Officer, Juvenile Firestter Intervention Specialist - II, Search & Rescue Technician - III, and ICS 400
Topics you provide training for:
I provide training in all areas of Fire, EMS, HAZMAT, & Rescue services.
Areas of expertise:
Ladder company operations and fireground tactics.
Bio:
I have been in the Fire Service since 2008 and have worked in structural, wildland, industrial, & ARFF environments. I have worked for municipal, contract, & federal Fire Departments and have held the ranks of Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, & Shift Commander.

Justin Thoroughman's Blog

Purchasing Committees

    How does your department choose what equipment to purchase?  I have seen many different programs used by different departments.  Usually it’s a quick and simple purchasing program; a single officer deciding what is chosen, purchasing the cheapest product, or going through a single vendor and just getting the brands they carry.  While these are simple methods, they don’t always produce the best results.  Most of the…

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Posted on September 18, 2017 at 7:17pm

Recruiting the Best

In the Fire Service it is important that we recruit the best possible candidates to join our ranks.  We spend entire careers building and improving departments.  We instill traditions and mold the department into something we’re proud of.  Many times, there are family members who also spent a career shaping the department.  There is also the trust that has been built with the community.  It’s important that we give our…

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Posted on July 15, 2017 at 5:00pm

Pumping for GPM

     In the Fire Service, we tend to find the easier way to complete a task and there’s nothing wrong with that.  That mindset allows us to quickly come up with ways to overcome issues in emergency situations.  We can find a way to complete any task with any given resources and every Firefighter will have a different and “better” way to do it.  Pumping a fire is one of these tasks we have made easier through the years.  Most departments will have a set pressure for most common lays, 150 psi.…

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Posted on May 17, 2017 at 11:29am

This Isn’t For Everyone

     With the growing population, expansion of the urban/suburban environments, and a decrease of people willing to volunteer, we are seeing an increase in career Firefighter openings. Add this to a struggling economy and an increase in unemployment, and it’s no…

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Posted on May 31, 2016 at 9:39pm

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