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At 11:42pm on December 7, 2008, julio reyes said…
Hi we are a volunteer group in the coast of Veracruz, Mexico, we do not have economic resources that we have accomplished is to choose based effort to join efforts to buy old standard vehicles and turn them into ambulances, cap and put them inside and sirens, we want have the opportunity because we know that in the USA donate emergency vehicles like ambulances ask all the information possible thanks
At 5:44pm on June 26, 2008, Ben Marler said…
That's all anyone can ask, Brother. You can walk and talk with your head high. KTF
At 9:53pm on June 25, 2008, John Power said…
I didn't make it to Bloomington this year although we did have a couple of guys that went. I went to Jasper instead this go around. I was getting a little burned out after that. I took four classes from Jan through April and needed a break. I am studying to recert for my EMT right now. Like a dummy I let mine drop so now I have decided to retest. Go figure.

Be Safe

At 9:09pm on June 25, 2008, Ben Marler said…
Hey,Tom. Looks like you've been training you're @#$$!% off. That's GREAT. I just wanted to touch base withyou and see how things were going up your way. Take care, Brother. FTM-PTB
At 6:49pm on June 24, 2008, John Power said…
Southwest of Indy about 75 miles or 75 miles due north of Evansville. We are the little bump in the state about 2/3rds of the way down the state on the IN, IL border. Follow US 41 south just south of Terre Haute. Thanks for the ad!
At 6:04pm on June 23, 2008, John Power said…
Hey Tom,

Where is Demotte, IN? I live in Sullivan County, IN.
At 11:49pm on May 9, 2008, Dennis E Sampson said…
Tom ,
It's nice to see your commitment to training ! It is the back bone of the fire service as change is starting to take the place of yesteryear. Our future is based upon firefighters like yourself. If your right never back down,but always be open to constructive criticism. Glade to have you in the training community !!

STAY SAFE !! Dennis
At 8:13am on May 6, 2008, Mike Cervik said…
Hey do you happen to have some rough measurements on the training props you guys made? Specifically the low profile box. Just trying to get ideas. Thanks.
At 8:39pm on May 3, 2008, Ben Marler said…
Next time your in the area, give us a holler and we'll give you the nickel tour. I saw that you're a training officer, that's great! Keep the passion, sometimes it's hard. If you need any help, give me a yell. I work with a training company on the side, and come across some good ideas. I can't take credit for them, but sure take advantage of the info. Take care. FTM-PTB
At 10:45pm on April 29, 2008, Mike Cervik said…
Things are going well here. Hey how much did it cost you guys to build all your props? I've been looking into doing something like that. I'll probably do alot of dumpster diving.
At 4:39pm on April 29, 2008, John Aldrich said…
I noticed you are you have the same problem I had to fight with, the old timers not wanting to change. i have a few tricks but I am always looking for more.. if you have anything that helped you bridge that gap i would be glad to hear about how you did it.....what has worked for me so far is during classroom drills i give the "old timers" a "what do you think?" and with hands drills on I have the "seasoned" officers lead a station. there are always one or two that will just sit in the back and talk, or just watch and complain.but for the most part atleast in the classroom setting they have come around a bit. I just had to remember that "old school" stuff still works just as long as its safe.... hope this helped for you, and I'm always looking for advice in return on the same subject. though advice is free and some times you get what you pay for. our job is to save and be safe, as long as the fire got put out and they all came home you did your job Thanks
At 10:39pm on April 24, 2008, David Ebel said…
Please allow me to invite you to a site designed by responders for responders... the crew that is doing it is CISM multilevel trained and are there for the guys after the bad calls. It helps the responders that do not yet have a team or would be worried that they asking for help would be seen as weakness. Please join and share it when you can. As a chaplain with over 25 years of service to fire departments I am excited with it's potential to provide support.

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Chaplain David Ebel Bakersfield, CA
At 1:38pm on April 21, 2008, Ron Smith (a.k.a. G-Ron) said…
TR is right ..NorthCoast.
Mostly made up of guys from Gary, and Lake Co.
You are more than welcome to join, however we are not real active right now, not too much going on.
At 1:35pm on April 20, 2008, TR Hagerty said…
Ron is also on the FOOLS group
At 1:34pm on April 20, 2008, TR Hagerty said…
I think that there is a FOOLS org. in the Northwest called the NorthCoast FOOLS not sure if they have anything going on or not you may send a note to Ron Smith on here he is in my friends list. TR
At 7:43pm on April 8, 2008, Christi Haymore said…
Your welcome. Thanks for the support, I'm really excited:)
Take care!
At 8:42pm on March 31, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
we could use your input in our Tactical Building Blocks group. We are on the side under featured groups.
This group will focus on aggressive interior firefighting. We will address tactics that increase your chance of not getting jammed up and cover what actions to undertake if you do.We will cover some big issues as well as small tactical tips
Be Safe
At 12:31pm on March 31, 2008, Chad Abel said…

Thanks for the comment about the IFIA. We have really been fortunate that there are so many people in Indiana willing to stand up and be part of some real change. Please let me know anything the association can do better at!
At 5:15pm on March 29, 2008, Rick Lasky said…
Hi Tom,

Thanks for your kind words brother. I really appreciate it. It's all the stuff that people like you and I love about the job!

Please look me up at FDIC. I'm doing several programs and will be in the Pennwell booth off and on. And give me a shout if I can ever do anything for you.

Be safe pal and take care.


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