Your mug was on the front of some wanted poster in Kansas. Not sure what that was about... No, it was on the homepage of the FE Training Community site (this site). There is 4 profiles that randomly pop up and at the time I was on, it was yours! And yes, you probably did see something about the Downey Award. Your eyes did not decieve you. Not sure it is warranted but I will be getting it next month.
How are you doing Bro? Saw your mug on the front page and figured I would drop you a line. Hope all is going well for you in retirement. Witchita HOT was great. The elevator rescue class was fantastic. If you have any plans in the future to be in CA drop me a line, Maybe we can put together a class while you are out here.
Go back to Brasso, make the kids work, it instills dicipline!
And while were at it, make them clean the fittings regularly. Now that none of the fittings are brass the newer guys are not taking the compartments apart like we used to.
There was no better way to get to know the apparatus than to clean the compartments one by one, whether they needed it or not!
Merry Christmas, I hope Santa treats you well.
Yes, I stand corrected! We previously used Brasso for the pole, however a lot of guys have taken to using Race Glaze, Car polish. It shines it up nice and eases the skin rub on the way down in the summer months. LOL Take care and Happy Holidays!
Thanks for accepting into your "friends". I wanted to mention how fantastic your coverage of the VPS systems was. I have been collecting info from all over on ways deal with systems like VPS when we come across them. I caught a glimpse of a training video put on for FDNY. Do you have any idea if its available so I can present it to our training division?
Thanks again, enjoy retirement.
San Diego FD
Thanks for joining CSF (Common Sense Firefighting) It's a fireground decision making thread on the page. Jump into any discussion at any time. I was just at the Rock in Sept. with the IAFF on the FF survival test class. I met a bunch of the guys and Salka was teaching with us. Good time. Last time I was there was 1996. It's changed a bit since. We're getting CSF meet and greet at FDIC on Tuesday of that week, if you'll be there then. Location to be announced.
Tony do you just do training in New York or do you travel across the US? I do alot of training with RIT and FF Survival in Minnesota, Iowa & Wisconsin. I am very passionate about these topics and want to further my teaching and would like to work with some of the national folks to get some and expand my teaching knowaldge and share what I have. Please let me know your thoughts, Thanks
I too read the WNYF article and I also found a Pdf from FDNY regarding these. As others have written that they haven't seent them in their districts yet, they can't be far off in the future. Thanks for bringing this issue to light. I had not heard of it prior.
We have never met but I teach with Cerillo @ the FDIC Standpipe ops. Nice article on VPS systems in the new WNWF. We have not come across those systems in Oakland, CA yet but with the info you provided we will be more prepared when it does. Tell John I said hello.
Capt. I just wanted to say hi. I arrived in NYC this past Sunday and am out at the Rock everyday teaching from 0700 to 1500. If you get a chance stop by and say hi. I'm leaving Friday night so maybe we can get together and have a cold one
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