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Chad Berg
  • 45, Male
  • Snohomish County, WA
  • United States
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Chad Berg of Ladder co. 72

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Lives in:
Snohomish County, WA
Department:
Snohomish County F.D. #7
Title/rank:
Driver/Operator
Years of public service:
19
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
IFSAC Firefighter I/II
WA State EMT
Driver/Operator
Instructor 1
Haz Mat Ops.
Inc. Safety Off.
Technical Rescue Technician
Member of the Puget Sound FOOLS (Chapter President)
Topics you provide training for:
Forcible Entry
Ground Ladders
Aerial Operations
Ventilation
Technical Rescue
Areas of expertise:
Still learning the craft.
Bio:
I'm a Dad, a Husband, and an American Fireman


I like cows!
Web site:
http://pugetsoundfools.com

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Ladder co. 72/Commercial Fire

On Jan 20th, Snohomish County F.D. #7 was toned out for a Commercial Fire Response at the Waste Management depot site in 72's first due area.

Ladder co. 72, led by Lt. Prince, was first to arrive and reported heavy smoke coming from a mechanic truck bay with a vehicle inside on fire. The vehicle was a Waste Management Garbage Truck. At that point the large roll up door suddenly came crashing down with no warning. Ladder 72 advised that they would be forcing entry and to have the first due… Continue

Posted on February 9, 2009 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Western Washington is taking a beating!

Things have been pretty crazy over and up here for the last 3 weeks with the hard hitting snow, now it has all melted within two days plus 14" of rain within the last 60 hours. The flooding is amazing and devastating. The fire departments across Western Washington have had their hands full with water craft and helicopter rescues consistant for the last 3 days. Amazingly enough, there has yet to be a loss of life that I know of. Knock on wood(if you see…

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Posted on January 9, 2009 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Ladder co. 72 with Heavy Auto Extrication

Today Ladder co. 72 had a good MVC with entrapment on S.R. 9 in Clearview.



Units Units responded to the report of an MVC with unknown injuries. Upon arrival, M71 had two vehicles high speed blocking with 2 red patients entrapped. L72 was added to the response.







Upon arrival we were assigned to the silver Ford Focus, and Engine co. 13 was assigned the red PT Cruiser for…

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Posted on September 13, 2008 at 11:19pm — 2 Comments

9/11 early fire for Ladder co. 72 of Snohomish County

At around 02:30 on the morning of September 11th(343), Snohomish County toned out a Residential Fire for District #7 in the Maltby area on 83rd Avenue.

Engine co. 73 was the first to arrive and reported a 25' x 50' detached shop facility that was fully involved. They stretched a 2.5" and started flowing with the residential exposure adjacent to…

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Posted on September 13, 2008 at 3:22pm — 3 Comments

Flames in Fernwood

Another working fire in the Fernwood section of Snohomish County for "C" shift today.

At 11:05 pst, Snohomish County F.D. #7 was dispatched to a residential fire in the Fernwood area of Fire District #7 just blocks from Station 72's quarters. Ladder co. 72 arrived to find a large 2 story single family, charged with heavy smoke and flames out the C side kitchen window on the first floor. Ladder co. 72, led by Lt. Fisher, forced the front door…

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Posted on August 27, 2008 at 9:08pm — 2 Comments

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At 11:08am on November 7, 2009, Ben Fleagle said…
Quite the procession to honor the fallen Seattle Officer. Were you guys a part of it? Did you cover for Seattle?
At 5:44pm on November 4, 2009, Ben Fleagle said…
HEY CHADDDDDD!!!!! Whats up?
At 5:28pm on September 18, 2009, Michael Bricault (ret) said…
Hi Chad. I left some comments in your discussion in Aerial Operations. Just my thoughts and rants.
At 10:58am on July 13, 2009, Ben Fleagle said…
Thanks, Brother. I need to bounce a few things off you, I like the way you think things through..we should talk. I have no time. I'll call as soon as I can.
At 1:58pm on May 23, 2009, Todd McKee said…
Dear Friend,

Please allow me to invite you to the group called HazMat Placards to Success. This group will allow firefighters to discuss a step by step process for a Hazardous Materials response. From the firefighter to the hazmat technician. The first step has been posted in the group, with many more steps to come.

Thank you!
Todd McKee
At 10:04pm on April 25, 2009, Ben Fleagle said…
Hey Brother

Did you see the video posted on your Forum? Unfortunately it ends just before you declare you're about to lose your lunch, but the effect is there none the less. Let me know what you think!
At 10:29pm on April 12, 2009, Ben Fleagle said…


Dunno if this will show up, but its a pic my daughter took I thought you might enjoy.
At 4:11pm on April 6, 2009, Brad Hoff said…
Brother Chad...It was great to finally meet you. Sorry I wasn't able to come and hang on Saturday; I had my daughter to look after. I hope we can get you up here again, maybe in the warmer months and do a little recreating...maybe some fly fishing for some monster Grayling or Salmon.

KTF

Brad
At 12:21am on April 6, 2009, Michael Haefner said…
Chad,
Im glad I finally got the opportunity to meet you and there couldent have been a better place. I had a lot of fun learning things from a true truckie. Thank you for all your teachings, stay safe and keep in touch.
At 9:44pm on March 18, 2009, Ben Fleagle said…


Hey Brother,

Havin' hot time in the city! Actually, I can came in on call back and missed out on the hot stuff, just a lot of defense and overhaul. Lost our favorite spot for pancakes on a Sunday morning. Roof came in right after the interior lines pulled out. Call me, we need to talk about class...time is short!! Lodging is set!
 
 
 

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