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    Default "Sister" Fire Departments

    Quick question to everybody on here:

    I was wondering if anybody has a "sister" fire department in another country or has heard of any departments that have.

    We were thinking of partnering up with another department overseas, kind of similar to the way a city here might have a sister city in another country.

    We would like to have some international brotherhood, and maybe send some of our guys over there to see how they do it, and have them come over here.

    Anybody doing anything like this?
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    sounds a little bit scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bharer75 View Post
    sounds a little bit scary.
    Thinking a little bit more about it I might go with "Brother" Fire Departments, lol.

    But I am pretty sure that I have read about big Departments having similar programs. I am sure that the NFA has some training programs where you can go oversees and train with their national body.

    I just thought it would be good for building brotherhood, and whenever we can learn from someone else it is always a good thing.
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    haha thats better, I know san diego does something with the mexico fire dept. I dont know about riding in each others departments, that when it get sscary

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    I would like to investigate anyone's sister.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    I would like to investigate anyone's sister.
    hahaha well, you asked for it

    how about investigating camel toes sister?


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    CLARIFICATION:

    ALMOST anyone's sister!!





    Nice one!
    I puked a little in my mouth on that one.
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    We have done this with San Bernardino CA. California if a foreign country to us in MS. We teamed up with them after Hurricane Katrina for their ICS management experience. We deal with hurricanes all the time but nothing on the scale of Katrina. After she rolled in we found just a few areas that we needed help with when dealing with the amount of recourses that poured into our city. They have been a tremendous help with establishing new SOG's and procedures. We also have a working agreement with them. If we need them they come set up a Incident Management Team with one phone call.
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    Default Try this one..

    This rural volunteer company needs a big brother.

    http://forums.firehouse.com/showthread.php?t=103234
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