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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    WTF? You'll send HIM pics and not me?

    You tease.
    Don't you just hate it when that happens?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    We have plenty of experienced members with both FFI and FFII as well as several members who as I stated, do this every shift in an urban department to be the lead firefighter on FE operations.
    I thought the reason you had to have members not trained to the FFI level was because there were so few volunteers that you couldnt afford to see any go even if they didnt have time/want to/were scared to train to that level?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spencer534 View Post
    I thought the reason you had to have members not trained to the FFI level was because there were so few volunteers that you couldnt afford to see any go even if they didnt have time/want to/were scared to train to that level?
    Derpends on which department to you are referring.

    My combo department, were I work FT, which was the topic of the conversation regarding FE, has close to 45 interior firefighters, about 15 non-interior members plus 10 junior and 9 support members.

    The reason that we don't require FFI is that our rookie training program mirrors FFI in the areas that correspond to our operations. FFI is actually not as applicable to what we do when compared to our in-house training.

    And by the way, about 50% of those volunteer interior members do have FFI, either through us or through thier career FD, and many have FFII as well as other advanced certs including HM Tech, Instructor and Fire Officer.

    It is my my VFD does not require FFI due to the time demands it would place on current non-FFI members, as well as prospective members. By the way, half of the 14 members of that department also do have FFI, and most of those have FFII as well, in most cases through thier FT department. Again, Driver/Operator, HM Tech, Instructor I & II and Fire Officer are some of the advanced certs they hold.

    I don't know of any that are scared to train to that level, but I certainly would have no issues with that or think no less of them if that was the case. For most, it's simply a mateer of time, which I also respect.
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