I took an Incident Safety Officers class at our state fire academy and they were saying to no longer do the triangle cut for steel roll up doors. ^ <--- the best I could do to show the cut I have always been taught. They say to make horizontal cut?? Can you please share your thoughts??? Thank you for what you do for the fire service!
I see you are not a member of Apparatus Specifications, don't you brothers buy and drive fire apparatus...LOL Oh and you should join our Sept 11th Health and fitness group and Helping Our Own too while you are at it!
Tell the Sea Hag Ciampo to get his rear in gear and get on here so he can join your group too!
Im pleased to announce that I got the go ahead to purchase solidbores on our 2.5 Highrise/Static Loads as well as the Preconnect 2.5.
Im just wondering what tip size would work best? As for the 1 3/4 preonnects. That i could not convince as of yet however, how do you feel about the Sabre-Jet by akron. I could be on the right track with that nozzle for our 1 3/4 until the solidbore gets the go ahead for the preconnect.
You advice would mean alot as it has helped me get the ball rolling.
While I haven't had a chance to see the video that has cause quite a stir what is the real problem? Is it that you hit a sore point? Is it that you spoke the truth? If firefighting was a safe occupation my grandmother would have been doing it in her 90's. It's not a safe job and some join the Fire Service because they get a rush from pushing the envelope. Those are the firefighters I do not want to work with, someone is going to be a LODD. I want to work with FFs that understand the dangers and will risk everything to save a life. That is why I became a firefighter. Why my father became one and his father before him. Why my son is carrying on the family business. But, at some point you have to draw the line and say no reason to risk all if there is no life. No reason to risk all if you got the call too late to save the building. While we, as a group, may not totally agree we do agree that we need to change the way we do business. The fires that we face are fewer in number but more deadly in nature.
Keep The Faith Brother! We are behind you 110% and what it means to be a brother and standing up for what you believe in! We all pay a price for our actions and sometimes they cause us a minor setback. What's done is done and we have all learned from it and know that Chief Halton has your back and your best interests at heart as he does the rest of us.
Lt. I have not heard your speech yet, so I cannot speak to it personally. I do know that you gave a differing opinion from the establishment. I have heard that this has cost you some problems with your department, and may hurt your career with them. However, I want to thank you for being courageous enough to speak your opinion, standing up for those who share the belief, but were to scared to stand up to the machine and those driving it. Good luck with the fallout from all this, and I hope one day to see your speech and find out what has caused so much.
Lt. McCormack, I loved your speech. It's a shame I only got to watch it once. I felt you were speaking from the heart and not standing up there saying what you thought you were supposed to say. Hopefully it resurfaces.
Have fun, Doug
Lt McCormack, I am with Shanna, I cannot seem to find your speech. Has it been censored? A majority of the firefighters on my Dept. feel like you, however much of our training and administrative leadership does not. I think your speech could be a good discussion. Can it be found anywhere?
Lt McCormack, I'm truly disgusted to see the negative comments and the backlash from your remarks at the FDIC. The "safety culture"/ we know better than you crowd does not understand what you said because you were not speaking to them, you were speaking to us, you were speaking to FIREMEN !!!!!
Thank you for saying what needed to be said, hold your head high Boss.....
Ray, Thanks for being the Brother that you are, and saying what the rest of us are thinking. Even thou I was not there to hear it in person it still carried the same punch. Thanks again Brother and BE SAFE!
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