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At 10:17pm on September 16, 2011, J. Scott Loftis said…
Larry, I finally completed the Skills Competency Workbook Project. It is cheaper to buy the published version than it is to have it printed. It will be available the first part of October at
At 12:51pm on August 25, 2009, Bryan Lafleur said…
Hello Larry,

Did you ever happen to locate that video?

Bryan Lafleur
At 12:54am on July 21, 2009, Todd McKee said…
Hi Larry!
I would like to invite you to the group HazMat Plcard to Success! Your 30 Years of experience would benefit the group. Thank you Todd McKee
At 5:58pm on April 19, 2009, Kirk Allen said…
It just hit me after sending you my last post. Was it you that requested some info from us on our Vinidcator nozzle? I am not in the office right now but I could have sworn we sent out some info to your department and we were going to set up a time for us to come out.
At 5:52pm on April 19, 2009, Kirk Allen said…
unfortunatly Larry there is not. Bobby Halton and I have tried for years to get such information from the manufactures and all they could ever provide was therory and NFPA formulas. Snap-tit was the only one that provided measured fact based numbers and those were from the tests we did with them 15 years ago.

If you have a local fire equipment dealer they should surly be able to loan you a flow meter for testing but you will also need at least 2 inline pressure gagues.

Determine the gpm you want to test at, set your pressures so that the flow meter reflects that target gpm (calibrate flowmeter first), then you can look at the pressure gagues and have a fact based FL number.

We have found as much as 110psi of loss in a preconnect flowing 200gpm.
I have also found good 1 3'4" hose that had less FL than 2" even while flowing 50 more gpm.

If there is anything I can do to help just let me know.

Kirk Allen
217-508-0564 cell
At 6:24pm on February 21, 2009, Shawn Tibbitts said…
Im hoping that question wont get me in trouble, I dont think it can but who knows. Im amazed how many depts are enforcing this bylaw recently and how little evidence I have found on people trying to fight it. I hope I didnt come off as a jerk not wanting peoples opinions on this topic, I was just afraid that if people voiced their opinions, what I was trying to find out would be lost in the battle. If I find any thing out I will let you know.
Take care
At 6:07pm on January 13, 2009, Brad Hoff said…
That's what I am afraid of with our face book page. I have been trying to get the chief to give me a yeah or neah and now the deputy is saying talk to the chief asap about it and it's been almost two months since I emailed the chief on it. It is nothing defamatory or anything it is a positive promoting the vol fd and for recruitment. Whatever he says will be the ruling, he's the boss.
At 3:38pm on January 13, 2009, Brad Hoff said…
Do you guys have a website to see your apparatus? I tried to google it but couldn't really find anything.
At 2:47pm on January 13, 2009, Brad Hoff said…
The angle of the dangle...that's a good one Larry...LOL! How is the weather down there in MT? We just broke a 3 week cold spell of 35 below or colder and now its hovering around zero. Delete Comment
At 9:24pm on December 11, 2008, Bobby Halton said…
I travel a lot so if you see anything we need removed simply call me at 201 406 8278 my personal cell and I will take it down. Also I could really use more guys like you and Brent to tell the new guys to use their full names and no sceeen names. I eliminated Jon Olivers last post. Call me anytime, Bobby
At 9:13pm on December 11, 2008, Bobby Halton said…
We ask everyone to control our community, I could use your help too. Let me know if you are interested.
At 5:32am on November 20, 2008, Kevin Nowicki said…
You're right don't need to apologize for being right either. It boggles my mind that anyone would be closed minded when it comes to an assignment. That is how we treat rookies, but at some time...we expect them to be able to think on a higher level and that is what you are obviously doing.

Great Job, Kevin
At 1:12pm on November 19, 2008, John Holtan said…
Thanks for the reply Larry, do you have an email address I can directly reply to? I would like to send a link to a file for you to take a look at.

Thanks, John
At 6:49pm on November 13, 2008, Wayne Benner Jr said…
I agree with yah boss, on that position..In my department though if didnt make all of our members be interior firefighters then we wouldnt have a department, as they seem to be not interested in it for some reason. Our volunteers are paid per call. they make from $5000.00 - $12000.00 at the end of the year.So thats i stands where I do.
Have a good day Larry, by the way nice Engine in your picture :L)
At 6:53am on November 13, 2008, Kevin Nowicki said…

I, too, loved your reply on RIT scenario, and I couldn't agree more, however, neither answer is wrong if the best intention is to do what the member feels is right.
At 11:12pm on September 10, 2008, Jenn Ross..aka "J-RO" said…
WINTER!!!!!!!!!!!yuck........ I would get cabin fever. Not to thrilled with OKLAHOMA winters but lucky they only last a short time. Be safe JENN
At 3:40pm on September 8, 2008, Jenn Ross..aka "J-RO" said…
welcome Larry... Hope you enjoy the site. Hows everything up in Big Sky country?

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