09-26-2011, 06:45 PM #1
- Join Date
- Dec 2010
Name something Great about your Fire Department!
Ok I'm kinda bored so I want to hear something great that you can say about your Fd!
I have many Great things that I can say about Homeland Park Fire Dept. located in Anderson S.C. But one thing that I will say is how we are all Bro's and are always there for one and another, You truely know that if the crap hits the fan that you will have someone that would risk their life for you. And also the love for the job, it is always great to have so many people come to the fire dept to jump on a truck to where they have to take POV to the scene.
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09-26-2011, 07:21 PM #2
Free coffee. Fires. Good water pressure."I was always taught..." Four words impacting fire service education in the most negative of ways. -Bill Carey
09-26-2011, 07:26 PM #3
Good pay, excellent benefits, no front line engines older than 10 years, replacement turnouts every 4-5 years, very highly respected EMS delivery program, not a lot of micro-management, well respected from outside departments.Career Fire Captain
Volunteer Chief Officer
Never taking for granted that I'm privileged enough to have the greatest job in the world!
09-26-2011, 08:25 PM #4
Powdered soap in the showersI am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.
"The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."
"When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."
09-26-2011, 10:53 PM #5
Hydrants every block and a half, all of which have over a hundred psi static and most flow over a thousand gpm.
2010 Crimson pumper with 1250 Waterous pump, all stainless plumbing, Akron valves, 1000 gal. poly tank and a foam injection system all on a IH 7300 chassis.
!981 Seagraves pumper with a Waterous 1250, 750 gal. Until we got the new Crimson this was our first due. It was refurbished in 2002 and is still a darn fine old engine.
Three tankers totaling a little over 7700 gal.
A Group of dedicated guys, without them all this is just a bunch of stuff.
Oh and we are about to break ground on our very first firehall. Our firehall is the old county shop which was built in the 1920's.
09-26-2011, 11:50 PM #6
- Join Date
- Jun 2002
- Glenn Dale Md, Heart of the P.G. County Fire Belt....
One thing we take Great Pride in is the number of our Volunteers who have gone on to take Career Firefighting jobs and, as they say, "Move on up"....... A quick mental count shows about 30 Guys and a couple of Gals who have done so, (including me). They have worked for a dozen Departments in 3 States, several have become Chief Officers in Major City or County Departments. Probably the Best known on that list is former U.S. Fire Administrator Greg Cade who is a Life Member and still drops in from time to time..........Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
In memory of
Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006
IACOJ Budget Analyst
I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.
09-27-2011, 12:06 AM #7
09-27-2011, 04:26 AM #8
ALF Chrome Yellow Trucks!Stay Safe
“Guys if you get hurt, we’ll help you. If you get sick we’ll treat you. If you want to bitch and moan, then all I can tell you is to flick the sand out of your slit, suck it up or get the hell out!”
- Capt. Marc Cox CFD
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
09-27-2011, 07:47 AM #9
- Join Date
- May 2000
- Ga. Power Co./ Juliette Ga
Harve you said it best. Its the people. My small dept can't lay claim to any one going on to be chief of a major (larger dept), but we have had around 15 members over the years start as volunteers and then decide they want to do this as a career.
To me there is no greater honor as a volunteer chief of a small dept. (right now 14 members).
we are a minor league baseball team getting people ready for the majors!
09-27-2011, 12:08 PM #10
- Join Date
- Mar 2004
- Memphis Tn,USA-now
Volunteer department:45-50 folks who put in the time to learn their avocation well enough to be certified instructors and pass it on to the newbies,good food during training meetings,excellent equipment,(MOSTLY newer than the turn of the last century),hydrants in reach of most buildings,well mapped response area,gas stipend for responses,a supportive community,lots of preplanning,the ability to improvise,adapt and overcome.....
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09-27-2011, 01:57 PM #11
09-27-2011, 02:55 PM #12
BE GONE HELLHOUND! WE'LL HAVE NONE OF THAT HERE!
capslock"I was always taught..." Four words impacting fire service education in the most negative of ways. -Bill Carey
09-27-2011, 04:42 PM #13
- Join Date
- Sep 2005
- So of Can. / N. of Mexico
Some darn good cooks!
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