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At 10:12am on March 11, 2008, Paulie Capo said…

Sounds good. I will sign up.

At 9:16am on March 11, 2008, Tony Piontek said…
Can't seem to open your video...keep getting the "yikes" popup. If it is the one that appeared on the weekly suppliment, I've viewed it, and have some real concerns with it. Don't know if you've ever been operating interiorly on a sprinkled building fire, but at the sprinkler or onder it when the proverbial do is hitting the fan is not a real good place to be...what concerns me from the video is that there is a good amount of heat directly above the operating crew when the sprinkler is turned on, banking a tremendous amount of superheated steam down, similar to the effects of a fog stream but with even less water! You claim it is there for added safety, when in reality it may do more harm than good. Safer practices would be to attack using the reach of the stream to gain headway on an involved room. I also have concerns with overloading of fuel and lack of a good fire prediction in the set area, both of which are discussed and pressed in 1403, something that is a fundamental part of live fire training. As for having it in the structure to prevent rekindles...there should be no such thing as a rekindle if you do the proper overhaul. I guess for a back up it's not bad, but definately not the norm. I've burned in structures for weeks on the same structure, never had this problem or saw a need to do what you are advocating, just sticking to the basics seems to work. Again, improper fire travel and behavior techniques and planning are the root of this problem.
At 11:01pm on March 10, 2008, Larry Collins said…
Right on! Sounds good
At 10:47pm on March 10, 2008, Albert W. Schlick III said…
I would be happy to join the group. Thank you for the invite. Stay Safe
At 9:05pm on March 10, 2008, Bobby Halton said…
Brother Frank
Besides being one of the best firemen I have ever met you are the most creative fireman, we, all of us at Fire Engineernig are amazed by your energy and passion>
Your Brother
At 5:57pm on March 10, 2008, Bob Shovald said…
Thanks Frank I will put my name in.
Stay safe
At 5:17pm on March 10, 2008, Jay Michael said…
Frank, I just signed up. Going to look at the truss collapse. I have been doing some research on trusses.
At 1:14pm on March 10, 2008, Dave Cushwa said…
Thanks Frank! I would be glad to enter the group and will make every opportunity to contribute.
At 11:12am on March 10, 2008, Bryan Winzer said…
Will do Frank I was trapped and burned a few years back im sure i could help out in some way
At 11:05am on March 10, 2008, Shirley Dunlap said…
Yes, we dedicate a Radio Operator for any incident that is actually working. As soon as we have an indication that it will actually be a working incident, we isolate that particular channel, and that radio operator is dedicated mainly to that incident. Depending on how it sounds, the radio operator may have a few EMS calls to finish, that were on the channel prior to it being isolated. There is usually a minimum of 3 people listening to the channels, and typically 4 once something becomes a worker. We put lots of ears on any worker in case of emergency traffic or a mayday.
At 10:49am on March 10, 2008, PJ Johnson said…
Hey Frank,

Thanks for the note, great to here from you, its been a while. Will give it a review and will be it touch. Lets catch up in Indy.
At 10:12am on March 10, 2008, Larry Sagen said…
Thanks Frank. Glad to be a part of your group.
FIRE 20/20's focus is helping departments to better connect with their multicultural communities. We recently completed an18 month study exploring firefighter and civilian safety in multicultural communities. We explored a number of issues including language, proactive realtionships, trust and knowledge gaps. We have a new fire grant proposal in called Partnering for Prevention.
I'll be at the NFFF meeting at Emmitsburg next weekend and then back in DC for VISION 20/20 4/1. Will you be at either?
Be well.
At 9:55am on March 10, 2008, Forest Reeder said…
Will do Frank, thanks, nice group!
At 9:07am on March 10, 2008, Darren Sluder said…
Thanks Frank, I will!
At 6:04am on March 10, 2008, TODD SHERMAN said…
At 10:27pm on March 9, 2008, Michael Gavin said…
Will do
At 6:33pm on March 9, 2008, Mike Gagliano said…
hey amigo...

bobby asked me to get an air management group going and that's where we'll do our 1404 etc discussions... shoot your 1404 discussions there and we'll reciprocate on your board with chat about the escape filters etc...


At 5:06pm on March 9, 2008, Scott LaPrade said…
Hi Frank, I have to come down and get some photos of your Dept for my site.....Are you guys getting any work?
At 4:57pm on March 9, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Check Out Interview with Bobby Halton, about Staffing, Filters and 1403:
At 4:41pm on March 9, 2008, Mike Gagliano said…
hey bro.... book is at the printer... should be out in a week or two...


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