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by OzzyOsmond
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Gear and Equipment
Topic: Nozzle Repair
Replies: 1
Views: 3564

Nozzle Repair

Does anyone know of an accredited course that's available for someone to become proficient in nozzle repair? Does such a course even exist?
by OzzyOsmond
Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Accreditation, College, Courses, and Testing
Topic: Canadian Fire schools
Replies: 2
Views: 2293

Emergency Services Academy in Sherwood Park, Alberta. It's a suburb of Edmonton.

Instructors are all active firefighters from Strathcona County Emergency Services Department. Top notch institution.

http://www.esacanada.com
by OzzyOsmond
Sat May 25, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions
Topic: Ripped off by Recruitfirefighter.com! Could use some advice.
Replies: 44
Views: 16518

With regards to recording any conversations.........while it's professional and upfront to inform them that you're recording, it's not nescessary. Single party consent law means that as long as you're part of the conversation, you're leagally allowed to record without other people knowing. If you pl...
by OzzyOsmond
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions
Topic: ProBoard Certs from TEEX
Replies: 4
Views: 2173

Yeah, I've never written 2 different exams for IFSAC and Proboard. You just pay for the seals. With the Alberta Government, you now get 2 separate certificates for each seal! They don't put them both on the same one like Lakeland used to do. That's how my 1006 certificates arrived. Waste of paper in...
by OzzyOsmond
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Firehall.com
Topic: Help with CFD recruitment
Replies: 2
Views: 3732

Yeah...........don't lie during the lie detector test!

Had a guy from my 1001 class that got to that point, and lied during the test.

He was told to NEVER apply with CFD again. Been blacklisted.
by OzzyOsmond
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Lasik surgery questions/problems
Replies: 7
Views: 3256

I had it done this past July. I'm 50/50 on the whole thing. The good: NO MORE GLASSES! Regular vision is good. If I remember, I'm 20/10. I've got REAL sunglasses now The bad: I had just gotten my first prescription glasses with progressive lenses. My reading vision was getting fuzzy. It was a weak p...
by OzzyOsmond
Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Hiring
Topic: Emergency Response Specialist, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Replies: 27
Views: 9077

Because of the holidays, there's been a lack of information........I do know that an offer has been tendered to a candidate. But that's all I know at this point. This is the first time that our local H/R group hasn't been involved. The corporate H/R out of Houston is dealing with all of the details....
by OzzyOsmond
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Scenarios
Topic: Injury Simulation (Moulage)
Replies: 12
Views: 13305

We used chcken wing bones for fingers......

Also used mortician's wax for creating the wounds. Works well for short duration exercises, but starts to soften/melt after a prolonged period. Makes sense since it's made for cadavers.
by OzzyOsmond
Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Hiring
Topic: Emergency Response Specialist, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Replies: 27
Views: 9077

I think everyone gets that message. Essentially, it means we're reviewing the resumes....H/R has to update that status once they get the list and make the calls. I can't speak to how well the H/R wheel is greased...
by OzzyOsmond
Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions
Topic: Need help to answer this question...
Replies: 8
Views: 5551

Depending on the department you're with, how often are you in the situation of saving lives versus your day-to-day duties? In a major metropolis, that could be a daily thing to be in life & death situations. But for alot of departments it's more about daily tasks, and assignments. Teamwork, training...