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Calling all Volunteer's


Calling all Volunteer's

This group is for the Volunteer's who may be on this site to exchange ideas and discuss issues that we face in our departments. Training, staffing, safety, sop's/sog's, stories, pics, whatever. Any and all welcome

Members: 45
Latest Activity: Jan 1, 2014

My buddy Greg Ferguson (rear) and Stan Woods (Front) on the hose at the Mississippi Fire Academy Pearl, MS. They were there for Vol Cert Level 1. Being supervised by two instructors (standing)

Discussion Forum

Training Trouble 4 Replies

Started by Jess Solze. Last reply by Robert T Jan 1, 2014.

Response - How does your department handle it? 5 Replies

Started by Ricky Teter. Last reply by Ronny J Coleman Jan 7, 2012.

PRIDE & DESIRE 2 Replies

Started by Dan Rice. Last reply by Dan Rice Nov 8, 2009.

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Comment by Lt.Richard Sartorio M.D. on February 12, 2012 at 4:53pm

Hi everyone, great group created,

I`m a training officer at the Volunteer FD of Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. That`s in South America. We are always learning from you guys. Great Job!

Comment by Richard Mistkowski on October 17, 2011 at 2:03pm

Hello everyone, we're a bit stuck and could use some help. Like everyone else, fund raising has gotten increasingly more difficult.  Our pancake breakfasts always prospered, but now they have taken a hit.  We're looking to find new ways to promote our monthly pancake breakfasts and would sure love some help on ways that you all are having that may be helping.  Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.


Thank you.

Comment by Dan Rice on March 5, 2009 at 9:19pm
Just wanted to give everyone a quick hello and thank everyone for there input and suggestions sense I’ve been on this site. I hope everyone stays safe out there. Thanks
Comment by holden shough on March 5, 2009 at 1:45am
we usualy have an average response time of 5-8min up here in orland
Comment by Lee Waterson on February 24, 2009 at 8:03pm
Our average is 5 minutes. Depending on the time of the call it could be less or more.
Comment by Bob Costine on February 20, 2009 at 8:50am
We have an average resonse time of five minutes.
Comment by Dan Rice on February 19, 2009 at 9:26pm
We usually turn out the first engine company with 6 men in no more than five minutes from our time of call.
Comment by Eddie Rogers on February 19, 2009 at 7:55pm
We usually average about 3 to five mins from time of page ubtil we roll an engine.
Comment by holden shough on February 17, 2009 at 8:17am
thanks eddie building the maze sounds like a good idea to me and i like how you kinda set up a whole mock scene with the IC and all wich we do sumtimes too. but we havent ever toyed with the idea of havin the safety officer being dispatch i think that would be cool and really make the IC stay on his toes. thanks a lot eddie ill hafta take a look at the videos in the training minutes to get sum good ideas thanks again. stay safe brother
Comment by Eddie Rogers on February 16, 2009 at 8:49pm
Hey Holden, what if you took some of the rit training videos in the training minuites, and retooled them to make them more intense. We have built mazes in the station bays with stuff as basic as thick cardboard and folding tables, to short pieces of 3/4" plywood to simulate walls. You can get really creative with these mazes. Black out a couple of masks, put a perosn in the maze somewhere and send in a team to rescue them. We have sent in a mock attack team and then a rit team to get the down man out. You can change the entry and egress points by simulating a portion of the building collapse and make them find an alternative means of egress. We have personell assigned to medical, rit and attack as well as an IC. The IC, has "curves" to deal with as well. Our training officer acts as dispatcher to limit his options and have him (IC) think on his feet. We also have a larger city dept that has a small "heat" building that has multiple levels for doing multilevel searches, and working off of ladders. You may check with some of the dept's in your area to see if that opportunity is available.

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