Retire from Niagara Falls Airport Fire Dept (25 yrs)were I was Captain in the Fire Prevention Office my last five yrs. Before that I was a Driver/Operator and drove and operated all different types of Crash Vehicles as I worked at the Niagara Falls Airport.
Retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserves Fire Dept(21 yrs.)I was a Deputy Fire Chief my last several years, but I came up through the ranks just like everyone else, went to several different schools. I was one of about 3 others in the Air Force as a Fire Investigator as OSI did most investigations when needed.
New York State Fire Instructor(5 yrs.) I am a New State Fire Instructor assigned to Erie County, teaching different classes and I myself still take class to help me with all the new things going on in the fire services as when I first got in in 1971 it was here is your gear see you at the next fire if you all know what I mean.
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Your absolutly right. Firefighters should'nt take off their masks/regulators until the rooms have been metered. The by products of combustion ( CO hydrogen cyanide,hydrogen chloride and acrolein) are present long after the fire is out. Ventilation a must! Post your Question on The best way to teach air management, more people would reply to your answer.
I saw a product that was used by firefighters to keep from getting lost in a structure, it was a compass for firefighters to use, but now I can not find it anywhere, does anyone know or has anyone heard of this, Please let me know or send me the web site.
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