1 “Some people run from problems. Others run to them. We call them heroes.” – unknown. This statement is especially true for that of a firefighter. When a building catches fire, most people will run from the fire to safety. Firefighters run from safety to the burning building. Fighting fires and looking cool, however, is only a small part of the job. Most people don’t realize that there is much that happens behind the scenes. A firefighter also deals with many events besides fires.
I would disagree with the statement that "A prudent fire chief steers clear of politics.” All fire departments run on some kind of funding. Without the proper funding then the department either cannot adequately staff apparatus or are forced to cut back in response abilities or additional programs and personnel. Money for funding often comes from the political area and government programs. This is just one of the crucial reasons that "A prudent fire chief" would actually in fact be well involved in politics, creating relationships with individuals that could grow to be influential in decision making. In addition, to overseeing all operational aspects of the department, a chief is a representative of the department
The Golden Fire Department (GFD) is proud to introduce our newest employee Kathleen (Katie) Quintana! Katie Joined the GFD Fire Prevention Bureau staff in mid June 2015. She worked for the City and County of Denver for 10 ½ years, there she held a variety of clerical and administrative positions. Her last few years with Denver, Katie worked for the Denver Police Department doing photo enforcement, after that she was a 911 call taker. In 2005, she accepted a position with the Aurora Fire Department (AFD) as a front desk receptionist. Shortly after she was hired, she was promoted to fire inspector. Katie spent eight years with the Aurora Fire Department. During her tenure, she became an ICC and state certified Fire Inspector II, she also received
Lieutenant Nickolas D Trost Milwaukee Fire Department Milwaukee Regional Response Hazardous Material Team To whom this may concern: I am writing this letter to compliment the IAFF for a job well done. A few months back we had two instructors from the IAFF come to our firehouse, and over the course of three days they taught our 80 member hazmat team on the subject of illicit labs. The information given was accurate and very applicable to our profession.
Since there has not been a train derailment in the city of Oxnard before, first responders and partnering agencies were facing an unfamiliar incident. In the hours post-collision a number of major tasks were achieved. The Oxnard Fire Department (OFD) responded and the Battalion Chief assumed Incident Command (IC), he immediately declared a level 3 Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) and set up a unified command structure, requesting numerous additional resources (National Transportation, 2016c, p. 10). In accordance with the Ventura County Emergency Medical Services (VCEMS) MCI plan “A medical communications officer (MEDCOMM) was assigned at the scene and base hospital contact was initiated with Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC)” (Ventura County,
The Council Bluffs Fire Department earned 39.3 out of 50 possible points in the 2014 ISO evaluation. Details of the credit earned in the Fire Department section are found in Table 8.
Savona, N.Y (WENY) -- A fire department in Steuben County is receiving thousands of dollars in federal funding. The Savona Fire Department in Steuben County will receive $70,111 to purchase new protective turnout gear. The funding was announced by United State Senators from New York Chuck
• Dion spoke with CoMB Fire Department: Joe with Fire Department mentioned that the Fire pump shouldn't be tested at the roof and needs a test header at the pump.
Initially, the whole body model was validated by predicting the changes in Tc_N during cold water immersion and exercise conditions and was later applied for the firefighting scenarios. Cold water immersion and exercise at constant intensity are among the preferred scenarios for assessing the human body models . Both the ambient temperature and the overall heat trans-fer coefficient (h) values can be varied or kept constant. This allows the model to demonstrate its capability to evaluate the influence of variations in the environmental conditions on the body temperatures. The whole body model incorporates variations in metabolic heat generation rates, local blood perfusion rates, shivering, and sweating to compute the variations in Tc_N,
Introduction After several years of a hiring freeze, the Fire Department(FD) is seeking to expand its firefighting personnel ranks by recruiting approximately 1000 candidates to be eventually hired. Currently, the Fire Department is predominantly male-Caucasian of either Irish or Italian descent in a long history of dedicated fire fighters which goes back generations. Contrastingly, a significant number of minorities have been unable to meet the expectations of the FD’s outdated recruitment practices which lack standardized procedures hence, few minority (women, African-Americans, Hispanics) firefighters. Now, the city’s estimated population is 1 million of which, about 30% are racial of ethnic minorities (mainly African-Americans and
Candidate Miles' five paragraph order briefing to his fire team was clear and the content was equally as clear and in order. SNC confidently briefed all the vital key points and formulated a solid verbal plan prior to execution of the obstacle. Upon entering the problem SNC's initial
Baltimore County Fire Department (BCoFD) has a progressive EMS system that serves more than 800,000 citizens each year. With the call volume rapidly growing each year, trainings must be developed the meet the needs of the county’s citizens. Training is usually developed for the following reasons: changes in protocols for treatment modalities, refresher training on skillsets that are not used every day to keep providers proficient in the streets, and annual mandatory training required to maintain certifications and licenses.
The incidents surrounding the Garland Fire Department (GFD) use of a mayday on September 8, 2013 is nothing new in the fire service. Although the situation did not result in a Line of Duty Death (LODD), it can be considered a “near-miss”. It is important in the fire service to understand the circumstances that took place on that day in order to ensure that we learn from them and ensure the safety of all firefighters going forward.
The Hanford Fire Department (HFD) is a full service fire and emergency services agency focusing on providing proactive life safety and customer services to the 586 square mile Hanford Site. The team consists of over 100 highly trained and skilled professionals that provide services to the entire Hanford community, including
Apart from financial bureaucratic bottlenecks we do not have any other regulatory constraints affecting the deployment of critical communications in our service. Realizing the importance of the Federal Fire Service in tackling the fire hazards facing the country, the Federal Executive Council consisting of all ministers approved the sum of over N1billion for the purchase of critical communications in our agency, but the money is yet to be released to us for over two years