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by firefighter26
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Scenarios
Topic: How would you answer situational judgement questions
Replies: 5
Views: 7994

The obvious answer, to me, should be not only refuse, but remind everyone who is on duty that they're on duty . I'm not the kind of person who cries to the captain or station officer if someone called me names, but if there was any drinking going on and I couldn't stop it before it happened, the off...
by firefighter26
Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Birthday Wishes DFCSmash
Replies: 3
Views: 2873

Wow... has it been that long... Facebook was kind enough to remind me that it was his birthday, and then I seen a few people posting wishing him a good one; which brought be wondering back here to the forums, a place that use to be a second home for me. DFCSmash and I had some amazing conversations...
by firefighter26
Thu May 29, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Volunteer
Topic: Salmon Arm does not offer auto extrication
Replies: 9
Views: 5017

Interesting. It would seem that according to the municipal website they have a Fire Department Rescue Team for things like Confined Space, Low Angle, Trench, Hazmat and Ice, but actual extrication (and perhaps medical calls/patient care since they only mention lift assist specifically) is handled b...
by firefighter26
Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Bottle Limit?
Replies: 13
Views: 3458

I've always gone by the two cylinder then rehab GUIDELINE. Notice I capitalized GUIDELINE?!? "Back in the day" two cylinders was nothing to go through at a fire; but we also only had 30 minute cylinders. These days, we have one hour cylinders, yet after so many years on 30 minute tanks I find myself...
by firefighter26
Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Volunteer
Topic: TIC Drill?
Replies: 6
Views: 2007

Practicing with the TIC is probably one of the easiest practices you can set up. You don't "need" a burn building or even a smoke machine. You just need to make things really damn dark! Go down to the local grocery store and load up on cardboard. Come back and block out all the windows and sources o...
by firefighter26
Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Remembering DFC Smash on his birthday
Replies: 9
Views: 1908

It dawned on me the other day that I still had Smash as a friend on facebook when a notice about his birthday popped up. I went over to his profile and apparently I wasn't the only one. I am glad to see many people still wishing him a happy birthday even though he was taken much to early. Rest in Pe...
by firefighter26
Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Its all about the apps
Replies: 5
Views: 2214

Its all about the apps

Its been a while since I posted, but I figured this was good information to share. We have a copy of WISER installed on most of our computers and laptops in our department. It is an important part to a number of our pre-planned responses to our local sports arena (ice rink and swimming pool) as well...
by firefighter26
Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Special Operations
Topic: Arenas/Curling Clubs Etc. - Ammonia Leaks
Replies: 5
Views: 3607

We have one arena in town that uses Ammonia. We do 2-3 exercises a year there it seems. Usually a few slow time walk through training sessions and then one big real time evacuation with decon, etc, etc. I would like to get to use the building during the off season when the ice isn't in and gather a ...
by firefighter26
Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Firefighting and Rescue Headlines
Topic: "Zombies" crash on I-84 near Lloyd exit
Replies: 0
Views: 674

"Zombies" crash on I-84 near Lloyd exit

"Zombies" crash on I-84 near Lloyd exit by Justin Burton, KGW news staff PORTLAND, Ore. -- A car full of people dressed as zombies crashed on Interstate 84 near downtown Portland on Friday, causing initial confusion by people who witnessed the crash. Portland Police said the car was swerving in the...
by firefighter26
Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Firefighting and Rescue Headlines
Topic: FFIC acquires Firehall.com
Replies: 19
Views: 3565

Ah, the good memories from firehall.com...... so many great posts and conversations over the years. Hopefully firehall.com 2.0 will continue to thrive! The firehall.com team should be proud of the site, and the community, they have developed over the years. Good luck on your future endeavors!!! :to...