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At 11:40am on October 15, 2013, Tiger Schmittendorf said…

Mike - Here's the poster I created that prompted the exchange between Jim Guy and Tony Correia.

Let me know what you think.

Stay safe. Train often.

At 12:23pm on October 11, 2013, James H. Guy said…

Thank you Mike that's good news.  

At 6:20pm on October 10, 2013, James H. Guy said…

Just had a facebook exchange with Tony Correia regarding seatbelts in apparatus, and I understand that you are working on this important issue with NIOSH.  My concern is not that firefighters should accept anything but full compliance with their use, but that under certain conditions buckleing-up is extremely difficult if not impossible.  In particular, apparatus cabs designed with four crew seats abreast of each other, makes simply finding room to sit difficult enough.  Apparatus cabs housing a top mounted pump panel is where this problem is most prevalent.  Committees want it all, a top mounted enclosed pump panel and 4 riding positions for crew members.   Going back to side mounted pump panels not considered to be an option, despite the fact that this arrangement would free-up space in the cab for functional/safe seating.  What are your thoughts about perhaps a manufacture's standard requiring a minimum cubic inch requirement for each crew member as a way of increasing the functionality of seat belt use?

At 5:49pm on May 23, 2012, Patrick Williams said…

Thanks for an enlightening and challenging course with the Long Branch FD last week.  I know we took a away a lot of helpful guidance that will benefit our Chauffeur training program.  I will be posting the photo's and video's of you driving our old 1976 CF Mack soon. 

At 5:41am on January 28, 2012, Jon Branch said…

LT thank you so much for the T-shirt! I want you to know that I wear it with much respect and pride. Hope to see you again sometime soon but until then take care and please say hello to the wife from us....Lt Jon Branch, Guam Fire Department

At 7:59am on March 10, 2011, Jon Branch said…

LT. Wilbur, my wife and I had a great time sharing dinner and conversation with you. We look forward to you and your wife returning to Guam. Next time we BBQ!!... Jon Branch GFD.

At 10:53am on May 8, 2010, Michael Bricault (ret) said…
Mike, I have a couple of training seminars coming up and am hopeful that you may be attending the same. One is Wichita in September which should be huge, the other two are still in the works for Idaho and Iowa.
At 12:59am on February 8, 2010, Todd McKee said…
Hey MIKE! Thank you for your companionship at the Columbia airport today! It made the wait well worth it! Todd McKee HazMatohio
At 12:13pm on September 25, 2009, Jeff Schwering said…
Thanks Mike for your friendship, I always look forward to learning Brother!

At 10:06am on August 31, 2009, Brian Meroney said…
Well I guess you have earned a Vacation...HAHA... I will be driving and Acting Up as Lieutenant most of the time.. Got a LOT of learning still to do.. I find myself now yelling at the Engine to get out of the way... Funny how things change..
At 9:53am on August 31, 2009, Brian Meroney said…
Howdy Mike from your Favorite Water Weasel from Texas.. Didn't see you this year at the Fire Rescue International.. Did I miss you or where you not able to come for another visit to Texas? Oh FYI: I have been moved to another Station where I now am on a Quint or Truck every shift. Learning Truck work is pretty COOL! Don't rub it in.. Guess I won't be a Water Weasel forever.. HAHA..
At 2:31pm on March 16, 2009, Don Huneke said…
Lou thanks for the friend add. Love the articles and info you publish. Tell Marc Dore from 46 Eng I said hello
At 6:38pm on November 19, 2008, Brian Meroney said…
Thanks Mike. Be safe and leave the front of the building open so the guys on the Engine don't have to stretch an extra 50 feet of hose. Just kidding.
At 6:07pm on November 19, 2008, Brian Meroney said…
Mike, I am starting to put together a basic EVO class for a local EMS Provider in part of my District. Was told class can't be more than 4 hours long. Got any ideas of what to cover in that limited amount of time?
At 10:40pm on November 8, 2008, Brian Meroney said…
Howdy from Texas. Haven't got a chance to tell you thx for coming to the Fire Engineering Fort Worth. I really enjoyed your class on truck ops. Oh, almost forgot Homer Robertson told me to tell you hello. Be safe and remember a Truckman is only as good as the Engine Company they are chasing.. Take care from a Water Weasel..
At 6:22pm on August 16, 2008, Michael Wilbur said…
Hi Call me on my cell 914-850-5211 so we can talk about pumps and dispatching mike
At 11:20am on August 15, 2008, Tony Tricarico said…
Drop me a line when you get a chance, I would like to discuss seatbelts with you.
At 1:32pm on June 2, 2008, Steve Pegram said…
Hey Mike, Looking forward to seeing you at the beach, Jackie was talking about you yesterday he said he's going to be a "real truckie"

Stay Safe
At 8:29am on April 27, 2008, Greg Wyant said…
Thanks Michael I will be picking your brain soon.
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