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    Default Pubic Hair's boys on a statewide deployment....I thought that wouldnt happen???

    Taken from the "New Firehouse" thread as I dont want to derail it any further than it already has been.....

    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Our crews, along with personnel from 4 neighboring districts, went down last night. Once at the staging area, they were reassigned from station coverage/relief in Gretna to active rescue operations LaPlace, LA, just northwest of NO.]
    This is precisely why all crews need to meet a statewide (preferably a national) standard Firefighter I certification. But I am sure you will come up with some kind of an excuse not to have to meet it and fight this perfectly legitimate scenerio.

    And didnt you say once (when I questioned you about a statewide national disaster deployment) that "it was highly unlikely that we would respond to such an invitation" or some babble like that??
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    Just as an aside....I don't know about the FF1 that you have taken....but I know that NJ's does not cover any type of water rescue in any way/shape/form. So, FF1 would make zero difference.

    And yes, we deal with water rescues during storm situations.
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    ....But if you are going to be deployed doing "station coverage/relief", it sounds like you'd be manning a firehouse and running normal calls in addition to those storm related. Seems like a state wide FF1 cert would be useful then. Even if you are going to be doing technical rescue, having a statewide certification to make sure everyone is on the same page would be very useful.

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    The whole state us under siege and all you want to do is bust his chops.

    Stay classy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firepundit View Post
    The whole state us under siege and all you want to do is bust his chops.

    Stay classy.
    Hey he's the one who consistently states that he feels that a state/national level Firefighter I is not necessary and even a hinderance....So when I pointed out a while back the fact that they could get called out for statewide disaster deployments, he stated "we probably would not respond." Besides, it appears that he is not on the deployment; so now is a perfect time to engage him in a discussion about why minimum state/national standards for all firefighters are important.
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    Dude, honestly, you've run it into the ground in poor Dave's new station thread. It doesn't need its own doppelganger thread.

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    As posted on the station thread ....




    All career and volunteer members that have been deployed are FFI.

    6 of the 7 are FFII.

    4 of the 7 are Instructor I, and 3 are Instructor IIs.

    3 of the 7 are Officer I including the 2 Strike Team Leaders, per NIMS. And I is Officer II.

    4 are Driver/Operators.

    2 have some advanced technical rescue operations certifications.

    1 is a member of the USAR team with the full compliment of collpase, trench, confined space, high angle and water rescue certifications.

    We only deploy personnel that are FFI. We prefer FFII and all and always most of the time all the personnel we deploy have that certification as well.

    As far as statewide deployment I did state that most of the rural VFDs that were entailed in that discussion regarding madatory certification, such as my rural VFD, would never respond to a statewide deployment.

    As far as my career department, I never stated that as we have deployed to Katrina, Gustav, Ike and now Issac. As I have stated earlier (and many previous times), FFI is a requirement to be considered for deployment.


    It's really simple. To be deployed with my combo department you must have FFI. In most cases, you need FFII to get to go ior you will be bumped by somebody that has it.

    I find it amazing how much our little operation seems to cnocern you.

    Maybe you should find a hobby to take up some of that idle time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    As posted on the station thread ....




    All career and volunteer members that have been deployed are FFI.

    6 of the 7 are FFII.

    4 of the 7 are Instructor I, and 3 are Instructor IIs.

    3 of the 7 are Officer I including the 2 Strike Team Leaders, per NIMS. And I is Officer II.

    4 are Driver/Operators.

    2 have some advanced technical rescue operations certifications.

    1 is a member of the USAR team with the full compliment of collpase, trench, confined space, high angle and water rescue certifications.

    We only deploy personnel that are FFI. We prefer FFII and all and always most of the time all the personnel we deploy have that certification as well.

    As far as statewide deployment I did state that most of the rural VFDs that were entailed in that discussion regarding madatory certification, such as my rural VFD, would never respond to a statewide deployment.

    As far as my career department, I never stated that as we have deployed to Katrina, Gustav, Ike and now Issac. As I have stated earlier (and many previous times), FFI is a requirement to be considered for deployment.


    It's really simple. To be deployed with my combo department you must have FFI. In most cases, you need FFII to get to go ior you will be bumped by somebody that has it.

    I find it amazing how much our little operation seems to cnocern you.

    Maybe you should find a hobby to take up some of that idle time.
    Unfortunately, in one small part I agree with you - we ALL put way to much effort into you and you little operation.

    Outside of that and in regards to the topic, Have you ever heard that the speed of the leader is the speed of the pack? All of the certs in the world don't make a hill of beans worth of difference with a blasť attitude towards the main issue - putting other peoples lives and property above yourself.

    No matter what you ever say or do, you have made enough comments on this forum that no one will ever respect you. If you had the nuts to identify yourself, I doubt anyone in the State would want to be deployed with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MemphisE34a View Post
    Unfortunately, in one small part I agree with you - we ALL put way to much effort into you and you little operation.

    Outside of that and in regards to the topic, Have you ever heard that the speed of the leader is the speed of the pack? All of the certs in the world don't make a hill of beans worth of difference with a blasť attitude towards the main issue - putting other peoples lives and property above yourself.

    No matter what you ever say or do, you have made enough comments on this forum that no one will ever respect you. If you had the nuts to identify yourself, I doubt anyone in the State would want to be deployed with you.
    At 52, I don't need to and don't deploy. That's why we have young Captains and young firefighters. They need the experience of operating in those situations as when another hurricane hits in 5 years, they will already have the experience to deploy again.

    Simply put I have too many daily public education and admin responsibilties here to be out of the office more than a few days, except for scheduled training trips like FDIC or the NFA. I like sleeping in my own bed and eating real chow from my kitchen, and have no desire to deploy anywhere at anytime.

    This was simply a response to FWD's post which implied that the folks we sent down outh were not qualified and did not have the proper certifications. Obviously that wasn't the case.

    As far as your other comments, I have no issues here, and honestly, most folks that know me have no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    As posted on the station thread ....


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    All career and volunteer members that have been deployed are FFI.


    We only deploy personnel that are FFI. We prefer FFII and all and always most of the time all the personnel we deploy have that certification as well.



    I don't read much on here, not often, and rarely post, but even I remembered this after reading the first post of this thread...



    Let's find something real to bitch about and change, like the horrible misuse of money and many OVER funded departments that don't need the massive amount of money they are given. Take the amount of money we waste on useless training, rework the training programs and structure of state offered academies, and their is no problem at all funding useful, relevant, free, flexible classes that meet the time frame and financial needs of all departments. As that is being developed than develop the mandatory standards, you can't develop the standards first and than fix the problem later...

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    A white sport coat, and a pink carnation. I will be ready for the dance with no certification required!

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    I'm not sure i understand this correctly, but it does say

    PUBIC HAIR in the title?

    Maybe i'm missing something or just don't care, but what's the deal with a boy's pubic hair doing on a fire house thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaffleHut View Post
    I'm not sure i understand this correctly, but it does say

    PUBIC HAIR in the title?

    Maybe i'm missing something or just don't care, but what's the deal with a boy's pubic hair doing on a fire house thread?
    At one time LA was to lazy to type 'public education' and would type 'PUBED'. So yes you are missing something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    This was simply a response to FWD's post which implied that the folks we sent down outh were not qualified and did not have the proper certifications. Obviously that wasn't the case.
    You need some refresher "Reading for comprehension" classes because that is not what I said nor implied.
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    Heck at 53 if my FD was asking for volunteers to deploy down to assist during Isaac I would be first inline. It would be a new experience, a new challenge, and most assuredly for me a once in a life time opportunity.

    So HELL yeah I would go!!
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    Trust me.. IT would be a once in a lifetime.

    From what we have been hearing from the crews most of the turf wars and serious communication/deployment problems that were supposedly taken care of by the plan that was developed post-Katrina have resurfaced in this event, and much of that plan has been shot to hell.

    As an example, search and rescue was supposed to be the purvey of Wildlife and Fisheries supplying the boats and operators, and the fire service providing crews. The National Guard has assumed much of the search and rescue role, which is not part of the plan.

    I have no desire to deal with the crap, miscommunication and deployment issues that the crews have been reporting back to us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    You need some refresher "Reading for comprehension" classes because that is not what I said nor implied.
    So what was your point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Heck at 53 if my FD was asking for volunteers to deploy down to assist during Isaac I would be first inline. It would be a new experience, a new challenge, and most assuredly for me a once in a life time opportunity.

    So HELL yeah I would go!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Trust me.. IT would be a once in a lifetime.

    From what we have been hearing from the crews most of the turf wars and serious communication/deployment problems that were supposedly taken care of by the plan that was developed post-Katrina have resurfaced in this event, and much of that plan has been shot to hell.

    As an example, search and rescue was supposed to be the purvey of Wildlife and Fisheries supplying the boats and operators, and the fire service providing crews. The National Guard has assumed much of the search and rescue role, which is not part of the plan.

    I have no desire to deal with the crap, miscommunication and deployment issues that the crews have been reporting back to us.
    And here is why you should go - so you can learn how to handle those situations that come up at every major deployment.

    Of course, you probably did not make the basic requirements to be allowed to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    And here is why you should go - so you can learn how to handle those situations that come up at every major deployment.

    Of course, you probably did not make the basic requirements to be allowed to go.
    Actually I did, but it made no sense to send me when there were younger folks that needed the experience, especially given that my home region had the possibility some pretty significant weather out of this system.

    I'm likely going to stop any active firefighting, including at my VFD, within the next 2-3 years. Sending somebody who is likely not to see another major hurricane v. young kids who will likely see at least 2-3 more makes no sense from a training and experience perspective.

    As far as adventures, I've had enough of sleeping (or trying to sleep) in the truck or on a fire station couch, working 12-hour (or more) shifts, going 2 or 3 days without a shower and eating cold food at other disasters. It's the kids turn to have those kind of adventures.
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