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At 5:13pm on May 23, 2008, Brian Dalrymple said…
Actually, I put the lock pulling V on my 24" halligan also. Is yours 24" or smaller?
At 11:16am on May 23, 2008, Brian Dalrymple said…
Lt. Gregory, I met you a few years ago when you, your guys and the last Lt. Lund where in Richmond Va. I still draw from things you showed us on that roof. I've had a little debate going on in my head for a while know. I'm a new Lieutenant of a Rescue company in Richmond and have gone back and forth about what kind of tool should be in my hands. Do I bring a something to go to work with? Like haligan bar and haligan hook. Or just something for emergencies, like a small 24" haligan. What do you carry as a truck company officer?
At 9:49pm on May 18, 2008, Chuck Fager said…
Two Things...Is that you in the Still Riding video, in the Kitchen of Rescue 2? And 111 was Tommy Trucks House Right?
At 8:12am on May 2, 2008, Tim Linke said…
Thank you, sir...I've read some of your stuff and it's great!!!
At 10:05am on April 28, 2008, Josh Nichols said…
My name is Josh Nichols from North Carolina. I took your truck company class in Richmond a few years ago with Lt. Lund. You and your guys rode with us to eat that night. Just thought I would leave you a message. Nice job on the grab in firehouse magazine. Looking foward to training with you on this page.
At 7:05pm on April 7, 2008, bill noonan said…
Mark, congrats' on your award, very well deserved I'm sure,
At 5:38pm on March 31, 2008, John Mogan said…
That explains it.We run with Squad 1 90% of the time.
At 10:01am on March 31, 2008, John Mogan said…
Assigned to Truck 32. Don't know Jim Regan.
At 8:10pm on March 13, 2008, Michael Bricault (ret) said…
Hey Mark,
here in Albuquerque we have been using the P.A.R. for some time. It works well. As you mentioned, it is quick and to the point and takes up little precious air time. It is usually called for by the battalion in charge every fifteen minutes and anytime there is a dynamic event on the fire ground. Highly recommend it along with C.A.N. reports. Conditions, Actions, Needs. Really fast radio traffic.
On this same note, we have been using clear text radio traffic and it seems to be taking longer to transmit info than using the ten codes. I know many people like the clear text, especially since every agency seems to use a different code. This gets very problematic when interacting with PD, private ambulances and mutual aid.
That being said, I still believe, maybe erroneously, that ten codes are a faster and easier way of talking.
At 3:44pm on March 12, 2008, Michael Bricault (ret) said…
Hi Mark,
I was reading the V.E.S. posting and one other thing I would mention about V.E.S. is that it is not for everyday, garden variety fire use. It is most appropriate when there is a High or Urgent Rescue Profile; in other words, when there is a very high suspicion or direct knowledge that there indeed is a victim in need of rescue.
I'm a firm believer in V.E.S. techniques, I've performed them and seen them produce amazing results. As you mention, it should be performed by experienced members and only when appropriate based on the specific rescue profile.
At 1:54pm on March 12, 2008, Christopher A. Barry, Sr. said…
Thanks for your contributions to the group. Glad to know you.

At 6:25pm on March 10, 2008, Pat Nichols said…
good to be here!
At 1:04pm on March 10, 2008, Bobby Halton said…
Hey Mark
I just saw your note, what you got an article or program or what? We would to see an article from you or program or anything.
At 1:02pm on March 10, 2008, Bobby Halton said…
Thanks for joining, T111 Tommy Breenan's last assignment. It means the world to me that you, and guys as squared away as you are joining to share your knowledge and talents.
Let me know if there is anything you need from me of Fire Engineering.
Your Friend Bobby
At 10:50am on March 10, 2008, bill noonan said…
Hi Mark, nice to hear from you, hope all is well...BILL
At 7:44am on March 10, 2008, Rich Nappi said…
September would be fine, let us know if you get approval.
At 7:35am on March 10, 2008, Mark Gregory said…
Frank, I will take a look at it today. Thank you for the invite to participate.
At 7:31am on March 10, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Mark, Check out and sign up for Tactical Building Blocks & Air Management

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. Your input is valuable to our group.

Be Safe
At 9:15pm on March 9, 2008, Rich Nappi said…
Mark, you were working for the vacant on the day tour? Damn I was on the 1st line with the Himrod boys....
At 9:12pm on March 9, 2008, Rich Nappi said…
That is one hell of a picture, son.

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