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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: 63
Latest Activity: Dec 31, 2013


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)

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Comment by holden shough on February 17, 2009 at 7:17am
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 7:49pm
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.
Comment by holden shough on February 16, 2009 at 10:24am
i was wondering if anyone knew of any really good intense mayday training? i and a lot of people in our area beleive that we have the best volunteer dept. in out area but we get that way by training and i think it would be good for us to do some mayday training sumtime soon.
Comment by Dan Rice on February 16, 2009 at 10:16am
I feel groups like this are so needed so we all can share ideas and thoughts on how to make our volunteer departments the best they can be. I can't wait to read some ideas that everyone has to share and learn from people with other ideas and goals. Always remember to strive for the professionalism of the greatest departments in this country whether you take 100 calls a year or 10,000 we're all doing the same job! Thanks to all and I can't wait to see what has to be said. Be Safe, Train Hard.
Comment by holden shough on February 13, 2009 at 4:32pm
volunteers do it for free!
Comment by Eddie Rogers on February 12, 2009 at 11:44pm
Welcome everyone, I would like to first off say I really have found this site very usefull, and enjoy all the information that is available here. I wanted to start this group for the volunteers to have a place to share information. I also would appreciate any career guys that will to share and help us (volunteers) to be more professional. "We may be volunteer's, but we must be professional" that is probably one of my favorite quotes that I have heard since joining the fire service 2 years ago. Feel free to share. Thanks and God bless
 

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