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  • #16
    AND if you followed what Brother Fyred was saying,if EVERYONE trained to the level,they would KNOW the assignement task. Here, you don't ride as a uncertified member UNLESS there is no one else to fill the seat. Out of town calls,ALL seats will be Certified FF's. So are you a 98%er or a 2%er? T.C.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by rkulp51 View Post
      Does your company have riding positions on your apparatus? Do you have predetermined positions for each truck in your department? What are they for the engine and truck or rescue and what do they do?
      My current department doesn't assign duties based on riding positions. We deteremine that based on who and how many are in the back and the nature of the call.

      My previous department had pre-determined assignments base on riding position. I never really saw them used as we rarely had a full crew and people avoided the seats that they didn't want (mostly layout).

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Rescue101 View Post
        AND if you followed what Brother Fyred was saying,if EVERYONE trained to the level,they would KNOW the assignement task. Here, you don't ride as a uncertified member UNLESS there is no one else to fill the seat. Out of town calls,ALL seats will be Certified FF's. So are you a 98%er or a 2%er? T.C.
        The only time we allow firefighters that have not completed training to ride out on the first or second out engines is if we can't fill the rig with trained firefighters. To me it is beyond pointless, all the way to dangerous, to operate any other way.
        Crazy, but that's how it goes
        Millions of people living as foes
        Maybe it's not too late
        To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

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        • #19
          Originally posted by FyredUp View Post
          The only time we allow firefighters that have not completed training to ride out on the first or second out engines is if we can't fill the rig with trained firefighters. To me it is beyond pointless, all the way to dangerous, to operate any other way.
          Given that we have 15 seats for a structure fire (Engine, Rescue & Light Rescue) and 17 for a brush fire (add the Brush Truck) at our Central Station, and that most of our response is volunteer POV direct, with the exception of apparatus drivers to the volunteer stations, having seats available is not an issue.
          Train to fight the fires you fight.

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          • #20
            My Crews PDA

            This is the PDA I put together some time ago... It has worked well for us.

            The only adjustment I am going to make is my Engineer's 1st responsibility will be to immobilize the vehicle (primary immobilization) and then secure the battery.

            The nice thing about how I organized it is that it uses colors, is (1) piece of paper that can be folded in half/laminated and then placed on a ring by punching a hole in the corner.

            Not guaranteeing this will work for all, but it works for us.
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            Last edited by mikeyboy; 04-13-2011, 12:34 AM.
            "Be LOUD, Be PROUD..... It just might save your can someday when goin' through an intersection!!!!!"

            Life on the Truck (Quint) is good.....

            Eat til you're sleepy..... Sleep til you're hungry..... And repeat.....

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            • #21
              Riding Positions

              In our District we run a 3 member Truck and a 3 member Engine for fires. If we are called as a MABAS we will run with either a 4 man Truck or a 4 man Engine.

              Truck
              1 - Driver/Operator - Outside Vent/Utilities - 6 ft roof hook and ground ladders
              2 - Officer/OIC - Forcible Entry/Search/Rescue - 6 ft hook, haligan, box light, TIC
              3 - Rear step - Forcible Entry/Search/Rescue - 6 ft hook, flathead axe
              (4 - Rear step - Vent - Denver tool, saw, ladders)

              Engine
              1 - Driver/Operator
              2 - Officer/OIC - haligan, box light, TIC
              3 - Rear step - Nozzle
              (4 - Rear step - back up/hydrant supply)

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