NFPA FF III, Officer II, Instructor III, FG Hydraulics, VEVOC, Rescue Squad Ops, VA HAZ MAT Tech, US DOI Wildland FF, NFPA 1403 Instructor, Swift Water Rescue, BS Fire Service Admin.
I began as a volunteer at the McLean VFD in Fairfax County, VA in 1989. I acted as an adjunct instructor at the Fairfax County Fire Training Academy from 1993-1996. In June of 1996 I moved to Charleston, SC where I took a position as a full-time firefighter. I left the CFD in 2005 for another career field. November of 2008 I returned to the CFD, riding the bucket on L-1.
The video is not mine I found it on youtube, but I thought it was a great vent video so I had to put it on here. If you ever have any good vent training stuff I could use for my small volunteer dept. let me know. We need good vent training here.
Matt, those types make themselves known quickly. I even had a guy that if he knew there was a fire training/drill on that day, he would take time off. He never could answer me as to why...
Anyway, start a drill in the bay without them. Start it by yourself if you have to. Lay some tools on the floor and tie knots on them. Do a SCBA don and doff drill, low profile, etc. When you start making some noise, others will wander out just because we're all nosy and afraid we'll be missing something. When your problem eventually comes out, they'll probably try and take over and tell you what you're doing wrong. Have them show you, and then afterward ask them what was the best training they ever had. When the tell you, have them conduct that drill next time.
I went ahead abid yours line and neil busby line. Been working with some jerks. Hate the new system.so any luck ill get one. Tomorrow is my 10yr annvers. and it feels like 30 lol.I'd really like to be back working feeling rewarding. Lol next month it will be 25yrs in the business, now you understand why I like the challenges of the fire service.JRO
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