Thread: Pics from Fire Academy
06-19-2009, 02:31 AM #1
Pics from Fire Academy
Just thought a few of you guys might appreciate these shots taken at Midway Fire Academy from our live burns last weekend and extrication from the week before.
Im the guy in orange gear.
Theres lots more, click the link.
Only 2 more months to go!
Last edited by Phaedrus; 06-19-2009 at 02:40 AM.
07-05-2009, 08:01 PM #2
Good looking pics. Looked like a nice barbecue. How'd you enjoy it? How long was the academy? Are you hired on somewhere or still trying to get the job?
Thanks for sharing. It reminds me of how fortunate I am to finally have the job and keeps me wanting to always do better and being a FF.
Best of wishes to your hunt. Keep it up, don't give up.
07-05-2009, 09:08 PM #3
- Join Date
- Mar 2009
- Maple Hill, NC
Nice pics you've got there. I'm headed to my own fire academy in 3 weeks, I'll see if I can get some good ones too!
07-05-2009, 11:36 PM #4
Nice Pictures. Looks like you all had a good LP Class. Reminds me of our last LP Burn. That's me on the front right. It does not get much hotter than a LP Burn Class.
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07-07-2009, 12:37 AM #5
Thanks for the comments fellas!
It most certainly was an excellent barbeque - we did the LPG on Friday night, and the interior burns the following Saturday.
I think it really solidified my desire to do this job - very very cool experience. I honestly think I am going to miss fire academy when we finish. I have four more weeks left, then state tests so if all goes well I'll have my FF1/FF2, as well as Hazmat Operations and First Responder.
Combined with my S130/S190 cert's I hope to get on a wildland crew out west just because I feel that it's something I must do, if only for a season. That will allow me to get around a bit so that hopefully I can figure out where I would like to live long enough for a career fire department job.
Good luck Triper, if you enjoy your academy half as much as I did then you'll have a great time!
Bull, what was that LPG prop? looked like maybe a waterheater?
Pete, I currently volunteer and will continue to do so until I find a career department.
Yall stay safe out there!
07-07-2009, 01:03 AM #6
The ship simulator
Part of the engine room
About 30 seconds after lighting.....note the bilge hasnt lit yet
Fully involved engine room
Me on the left helping instruct
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07-13-2009, 12:57 PM #7
- Join Date
- Jul 2009
- Baltimore, MD
Nice set of pictures!
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