Like many things in life, my personal drive for all things fire service has it's highs and lows. It seems I hit those dreadful lows at the end of each year. I am sure the marathon of the holidays does not help, but I feel this is due to a long…
I am a proud owner of a 1955 F100 Ford Truck. One summer afternoon, while driving my steering became very loose. After giving the suspension a through once over the culprit was very evident. I needed to replace the old, worn ball joint. This being the first time undertaking such a project, I elicited the help of my father who is a…
Hello, I just read a response by you in one of the discussions. You talked about your mentoring program. We have one as well. I would be very interested in seeing more of your program so I could compare and maybe improve ours. Would you be willing to share anything? Thanks!!
Althouhg carrying your own tools might be the answer--a better system is where everyone is properly trained on the departments tools--including proper maintenance,putting them back where they belong and understanding their proper use. Imagine the inventory nightmare if each firefighter carried his or her own tools--We all need to understand that our business is about supporting one another, working as a team and getting the job done that provides the best level of service our communities have decided they want. I agree that some of the smaller pocket tools could be firefighter owned--but the FE Tools we need should be department issue and everyone must be responsible for their use.
We are excited to have you participate in our discussions and interactive forums. Before you begin posting, please take a moment to read our policy page HERE. -- Bobby Halton
Be Alert for Spam
We actively monitor the community for spam, however some does slip through. Please use common sense and caution when clicking links. If you suspect you've been hit by spam, e-mail email@example.com.