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THOUGHTS FROM VETERAN FIREMEN

This group is intended to be used by those who have many years of experience and wish to share what they know with those who wish to learn and grow.

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Latest Activity: Apr 2, 2015

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WHAT ARE THE SIGNS THAT INDICATE ROOFTOP ACTIVITY SHOULD NOT BE ATTEMPTED 5 Replies

This topic was brought to my attention by one of our members who had the responsibility to lead a crew as Captain for many years.I respect and appreciate the input of senior department officers who…Continue

Tags: veterans, history, Canada, Ontario, firefighters

Started by Lieutenant Frederick Georges. Last reply by Lieutenant Frederick Georges Mar 31, 2015.

SHOULD YOUTH DISQUALIFY A PERSON FROM BEING CHIEF OF A DEPARTMENT? 5 Replies

This young man was elected for the position of Chief of the town's Fire Department in Andover Maine. Who feels he is too young? …Continue

Tags: veterans, history, Canada, Ontario, firefighters

Started by Lieutenant Frederick Georges. Last reply by Captain Dennis Thain ( Retired) Mar 28, 2015.

WHAT WORRIES YOU THE MOST AT AN AUTO ACCIDENT OR FIRE SCENE ? 2 Replies

Honestly, what are the conditions or protocols that cause you the most concern when you are confronted with any of the many serious incidents faced daily as Firemen and EMT's?If a structure fire,…Continue

Tags: veterans, history, Canada, Ontario, firefighters

Started by Lieutenant Frederick Georges. Last reply by Captain Dennis Thain ( Retired) Mar 28, 2015.

SHOULD DEPARTMENTS LOSE FUNDING FOR POOR PERFORMANCE ? 2 Replies

Here is one article I came upon that has many opinions about the consequences for poor performance and what the departments should do about it.…Continue

Started by Lieutenant Frederick Georges. Last reply by Captain Dennis Thain ( Retired) Mar 28, 2015.

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Comment by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on March 20, 2015 at 6:05pm

This just in from the fire safety investigators LODD IN HARTFORD

Comment by Captain Dennis Thain ( Retired) on March 15, 2015 at 8:34am
I agree we do need active fire line members.
Comment by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on March 14, 2015 at 8:42pm

I feel it is because of the lack of funding all departments have had to deal with that is at the core of these problems more than lack of caring or negligence.

We should try to get some other active duty Firefighters here to bring us up to speed with what their departments are dealing with in this area.

Comment by Captain Dennis Thain ( Retired) on March 14, 2015 at 8:37pm

Lieutenant Fritz, it is a crime in it's self to use faulty and not certified safe equipment, maybe the answer would be for all stations to be made go through all their equipment and have some replaced, stop the LODD give the crews the proper safe tools.

These comments are not to criticise departments but to try and find a way to analyse problems to make a safe work place.  

Comment by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on March 14, 2015 at 8:22pm

I agree Captain Thain with your observations about the "failed SCBA" in Connecticut. This LODD should have never happened, but the age of that equipment and the fact that they were not tested or certified for many years made it inevitable that an accident like this would happen.

Thank you for your input sir.

Comment by Captain Dennis Thain ( Retired) on March 14, 2015 at 5:35am

This is a great forum to give ideas to try and find out why so many brothers and sisters are losing their lives needlessly in the Fire department. I notice every week a fire fighter has been killed or seriously injured on the job, it is time there was an inquiry why this is happening. I know all the resources are out there re; training, safety and use and maintenance of equipment which has been compiled from years of learning from past on the job deaths and injuries, I think the training of officers who must pass this on to new recruits is failing, please look at this example of maybe equipment failure would have been spotted if checked on a regular basis, I know from my experience  scba's seem to be the last thing Firemen want to check or clean, but it is the most important piece of equipment that will save your life.

   

http://www.firerescue1.com/fire-products/fire-breathing-apparatus/a...

I leave this open for discussion 

Comment by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on March 11, 2015 at 8:09pm

Recently I came across this posting and was moved to comment about what had transpired. I wish to have the thoughts of other Firefighters, especially incident commanders about what you feel about this tragic event.

Follow this link then come back here to share your thoughts. Thanks! : FIREFIGHTER DOWN... MAYDAY

 
 
 

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