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.
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