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  • AFDExplorer
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    i know quite alot of guys in my dept, so i can go on ridealongs with them whenver i want since i go to the station alot, outside of explorers.
    Originally posted by mikie333 View Post
    damn, that sucks. every year (i think), our post does a routine HIPAA 'training', but i joined the post (over a year ago) right after that meeting...i guess i lucked out!

    but this didn't prevent me from riding along...

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  • RFxplr326
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    Originally posted by mikie333 View Post
    I would assume that, possibly, on a call, one would see a patient and therefor must respect their rights to privacy?
    I'll second that.

    I didn't have to do anything such as pass a test to ride along.

    We can't ride with Rossford. I ride with Northwood (which is where I live).

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  • mikie333
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    Originally posted by GTRider245 View Post
    I am wondering the same thing. What does HIPA have to do with riding along?
    I would assume that, possibly, on a call, one would see a patient and therefor must respect their rights to privacy?

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  • doughesson
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    Most supply gear to even explorers.Just remember,Explorers are there to learn about firefighting and since they're usually under 18 are legally prevented from doing actual operations on a call.
    Don't take it personally if you are told to "gopher" a tool and stopped from taking it directly to the accident or allowed to go inside a burning structure.
    This is to prevent you from getting hurt and the Chief having to explain to your folks why.Most would rather face a firing squad than that.
    Take as many fireifhgter courses as the department will allow you to and then if you decide that you want to be an active member of the department,you'll already have those boxes checked off.
    Good luck with it and never miss an opportunity to learn something.If helping to rehab the rig,ask about where the tools go,how many extra air cylinders are carried and things like that.Then the next time something is needed,you will know where to get it.

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  • GTRider245
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    Originally posted by mikie333 View Post
    damn, that sucks. every year (i think), our post does a routine HIPAA 'training', but i joined the post (over a year ago) right after that meeting...i guess i lucked out!

    but this didn't prevent me from riding along...
    I am wondering the same thing. What does HIPA have to do with riding along?

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  • mikie333
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    Originally posted by AFDExplorer View Post
    I was talking to my post advisor and he was saying no ridealongs because of HIPA, untill i pass my test which will be about 1 year. Is this normal with alll post?
    damn, that sucks. every year (i think), our post does a routine HIPAA 'training', but i joined the post (over a year ago) right after that meeting...i guess i lucked out!

    but this didn't prevent me from riding along...

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  • t0asty
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    Yah that is normal. Just learn right now ask questions on how to do stuff then after you know a bit then ask about the funer stuff. (i love my grammer)

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  • AFDExplorer
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    I was talking to my post advisor and he was saying no ridealongs because of HIPA, untill i pass my test which will be about 1 year. Is this normal with alll post?

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  • backsteprescue
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    Originally posted by AFDExplorer View Post
    hi everyone,
    I am a brand brand new explorer to my post, and not even gone to my first meeting yet. I have a few questions though, do most posts give you your helmet and turnout gear?

    I have a couple more but will post in a while.

    Thanks
    Keep posting em! We're glad to help.


    P.S.- RFxplr and I are on the same post, so for everyones sake, I won't repost what he already said.

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  • afrexplorer1
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    Most explorer posts

    Yeah most explorer post do give you your stuf unless you want somthing extra and the fire dept your with dont have it well thats with mine. By the way what fire dept are you with?

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  • RFxplr326
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    Originally posted by AFDExplorer View Post
    hi everyone,
    I am a brand brand new explorer to my post, and not even gone to my first meeting yet. I have a few questions though, do most posts give you your helmet and turnout gear?

    I have a couple more but will post in a while.

    Thanks
    Welcome...
    Yes most posts supply helmet and gear. And most of them also supply Nomex hoods and fire fighting gloves too.

    You pretty much buy all the other extras like Webbing, Mechanics/Extrication gloves, flashlight, and knives. But those aren't required (at my post atleast, I don't know of any other posts that require those anyways)

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  • AFDExplorer
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    newbie

    hi everyone,
    I am a brand brand new explorer to my post, and not even gone to my first meeting yet. I have a few questions though, do most posts give you your helmet and turnout gear?

    I have a couple more but will post in a while.

    Thanks

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