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Forum: Hiring 02-08-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,442
Posted By bloggins
Thumbs up That was posted awhile ago but certainly isn't...

That was posted awhile ago but certainly isn't something you see everyday. I definitely applaud the input from the DC!
Forum: Industrial Firefighting 01-15-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,982
Posted By bloggins
Ah yes... a good ol' early AM rant to get the day...

Ah yes... a good ol' early AM rant to get the day started off right.
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 12-13-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,571
Posted By bloggins
You're leaving this WAY open and you can't...

You're leaving this WAY open and you can't possibly get objective feedback. Many fire departments now adhere to "behavioural study" questions- giving you a scenario where you have an opportunity to...
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 12-13-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,119
Posted By bloggins
I have never worked as a firefighter and never...

I have never worked as a firefighter and never been to any of these schools I'm talking about.

Or I have...

Fact remains: Either school you choose (of any of those I listed or didn't list) is...
Forum: Firehall.com 12-11-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,864
Posted By bloggins
I'm a backer (125)... got notification a few days...

I'm a backer (125)... got notification a few days ago that they got it funded and it is moving forward for completion. Very, very happy to see that because as you have all said it looks astonishing....
Forum: Industrial Firefighting 12-11-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,588
Posted By bloggins
Took me a couple tries to dig down to the root...

Took me a couple tries to dig down to the root cause of your total misinterpretation of what I said.

The moral cost I refered to specifically was a cultural one within departments- not the price...
Forum: Industrial Firefighting 12-09-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,588
Posted By bloggins
People have to be VERY careful while evaluating...

People have to be VERY careful while evaluating the truth of this mentality- at least as it pertains to the heavy industry fire departments. The "safety" boys... different overall and as mentioned...
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 12-09-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,197
Posted By bloggins
You have to live your life... Let's say you don't...

You have to live your life... Let's say you don't go buy a house and live out of town. You put a couple more years in with your Volunteer department... and might still not get on full time somewhere....
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 12-09-2011, 02:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,119
Posted By bloggins
Salvavidas says it a bit more eloquently than I...

Salvavidas says it a bit more eloquently than I did and captures my frustration with the school itself. There are some really good instructors there who are beating their heads against a wall because...
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 11-24-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,497
Posted By bloggins
That was true at one point but I know as their...

That was true at one point but I know as their recruitment was starting to suffer they were actually bringing people back after lifetime deferrals. I know of at least two people (yeah, not a ton but...
Forum: Physical Fitness & Nutrition 11-23-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,677
Posted By bloggins
Combat Challenge training is about as close as...

Combat Challenge training is about as close as you're going to get. Some of the folks on the course who are making the biggest gains are doing "crossfit football." I was never a huge fan of crossfit...
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 11-23-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,497
Posted By bloggins
I'm going to weigh in here... Put everything on...

I'm going to weigh in here...

Put everything on your disclosure form. IF they still bring you in to do the polygraph you're clear. If they don't, then it wasn't meant to be. Stick to what's on the...
Forum: Firefighting 11-19-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,624
Posted By bloggins
^which was my original point. In theory the rules...

^which was my original point. In theory the rules are only as good as the people they apply to. I do NOT want to be the subject of an investigation that stems from a firefighter being hurt by someone...
Forum: Firefighting 11-18-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,624
Posted By bloggins
Holy crap you guys are like hyenas. While you...

Holy crap you guys are like hyenas. While you were shuffling around yelping back and forth hysterically at the suggestion that people break the rules I think the point was lost.

As for robbing a...
Forum: Physical Fitness & Nutrition 11-18-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,234
Posted By bloggins
You know, in as much as I contribute to helping...

You know, in as much as I contribute to helping people make gains in strength / size (not always directly proportional) our particular genetics are geared towards helping our body be efficient based...
Forum: General Chat 11-18-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,336
Posted By bloggins
Go suck your beard!

Go suck your beard!
Forum: Firefighting 11-17-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,624
Posted By bloggins
Actually- he can do whatever he wants. We all...

Actually- he can do whatever he wants. We all can... It's when those actions start hurting people that codes and standards come out to play. It's like a restraining order: only as good as the person...
Forum: Volunteer 11-16-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,319
Posted By bloggins
Yeah we did this too back at my municipal...

Yeah we did this too back at my municipal department. All that money went into our rescue fund to pay for updated equipment. Basically we could bill the province for the major highways and the...
Forum: Firefighting 11-16-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,624
Posted By bloggins
Agreed^ We can ring around the rosie about this...

Agreed^

We can ring around the rosie about this all day. The message was made clear. Everyone should be Wearing appropriate attire... Whatever that is. You want to be PPE police? Knock yourself...
Forum: Physical Fitness & Nutrition 11-15-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,234
Posted By bloggins
That's a union shop for ya ;) (kidding)

That's a union shop for ya ;)

(kidding)
Forum: Firefighting 11-15-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,624
Posted By bloggins
^ This. If you're dealing with problems like...

^ This.

If you're dealing with problems like that then you have your work cut out for you and I don't envy the guys inside.
Forum: Firefighting 11-15-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,624
Posted By bloggins
We run much, much smaller crews but even still it...

We run much, much smaller crews but even still it remains crucial that command stay with the plan- and let his (ic / pc) company officers get involved at the tactical level. He might get close to the...
Forum: Physical Fitness & Nutrition 11-15-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,234
Posted By bloggins
Not sure I'm going to be able to tell you...

Not sure I'm going to be able to tell you anything that a simple google search hasn't already told you- assuming you've even done one.

The same rules apply to you like they do to everyone else......
Forum: Gear and Equipment 11-14-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,156
Posted By bloggins
I wouldn't be crossing my webbing with a...

I wouldn't be crossing my webbing with a dedicated search rope. Search ropes commonly use knots in sequence with each knot representing 10-20 feet. If you get to a group of 3 knots- you know you've...
Forum: Greetings 11-13-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 626
Posted By bloggins
Are you in the artillery, by chance? Go to...

Are you in the artillery, by chance?

Go to hiring / recruitment like everyone else.

Stay safe over there.
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