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    Post CANADIAN SAFETY

    MALAHAT 2-7,
    Well, I suppose there's always the NSC(National Safety Council), IAFF (International Association of Firefighters), and NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health). They all ultimately submit reports to USFA. But, I'm sure you already know that!

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    Check this out... brotherhood at its best!

    http://www.firehouse.com/news/2002/5/29_FHkstruck.html

    Great to know that some of those hand-me-downs are finding their way to where they are needed most.

    stroutkristen

    I see that you didn't answer my previous questions.

    Well, I suppose there's always the NSC(National Safety Council), IAFF (International Association of Firefighters), and NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health). They all ultimately submit reports to USFA. But, I'm sure you already know that!
    I realize the question was not directed at me, however I am curious as to what do you think the IAFF, NSC, or NIOSH is going to as far as funding a volunteer dept in Canada?

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    Default Re: THE VOTE'S IN

    Originally posted by stroutkristen
    Yup! I definitely need to be knocked down a peg or two!!! Stayback....?????
    Why the hell do you post something like this? If you recognize it, then act on it.




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    Thumbs up Hand-me-downs

    Originally posted by Temptaker
    Check this out... brotherhood at its best!
    Great to know that some of those hand-me-downs are finding their way to where they are needed most.
    Isn't it difficult to imagine a department using a 1952 International pumper...here in 2002?! My, oh my....I wonder what the rest of their gear looks like!

    50 years old...and their ONLY engine!

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    Question DISTRICT AUTHORITY

    Temptaker;
    Regardless of whether it's a volunteer department or not I still think those agencies oversee the issues you're talking about. Who, exactly, is the "district authority" that governs your gear?

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    Who, exactly, is the "district authority" that governs your gear?
    Well considering that I live in a large city with 12 seperate depts, it would depend on the which dept you were talking about, all but two of them are paid, and they are all considered to have their own distinct "district". In any case I believe that 27 has already answered that question. Perhaps you should go back and read his answer again. The point I was trying to make is that the IAFF, is the fire fighters union, they don't have anything to do with volunteer depts unless they are talking about trying to bring a union in, and ratify a contract. I could be wrong here, but I believe the other two make policies regarding safety equipment, I don't believe they provide funding either, even if they did they are US authorites, and have nothing to do with what goes on in Canada.

    Stayback... thank you

    Kiwi... Thanks for the compliment. I don't think 'the powers that be' would take something that was done strickly through the web seriously. They would probably say something like there is no way to check it for accuracy or something like that. If it was a form letter, that could be printed and mailed in, like the one asking for that guys parole to be denied that might work.

    Webteam... what do you think?

    NJ... Chances are what they have been given is better then what they had. At least they have something now... good thing or they might have had to go back to using a horse drawn cart, and dalmations to chase away the local wild life. Hopefully the equipment they got from the Delaware dept is all up to current standards. Having a tornado rip down their station might have been a blessing in disguise. I hope that none of their members were hurt.

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    Default A quick geography lesson

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    Canada is its own seperate country, Most governing organizations here in the US DONT apply there.




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    Talking THANK YOU!!!

    Thank you!!! That must be why USFA reports on the fire fatality incidents in Canada. I apologize I took MUN (Model United Nations) instead of Geography!

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    Why don't you loosen those knickers cause I think you've managed to get them tied in a knot.
    That must be why USFA reports on the fire fatality incidents in Canada
    The USFA probably does reports on fatality incidents in the UK too, that doesn't mean they have any governing authority up here.

    You know what's funny? IAFF stands for International Association of Firefighters. Did you know that international, by definition, is relating to one or more nations? But, I'm still ignorant and I always will be.....so, I'll save the rolling eyeballs! It must be nice to know everything!!!
    I said it before and I'll say it again now. The IAFF is the fire fighters union. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH VOLUNTEER DEPTS.

    You know I wasn't going to do this, however you have taken it upon yourself in several times to phrase things in such a way that it could be considered... hmmmm... lets just say condescending. You have made several comments about needing to be knocked down a knotch or two, being ignorant etc... well here it comes.

    It is painfully obvious to a good number of people on this forum that you don't have a clue what you are talking about. I'm sure you are a very nice person, and a good mom. However, IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT, SHUT THE HELL UP, YOU JUST MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING. There is no point in insulting people, inviting them to flame you, or pretending to know something that you don't. I understand that you want to be accepted, what I don't understand is why you are trying so hard. By spewing out whatever happens to pop into your dizzy little head, you have managed to do nothing but remove this thread from what it was originally intended for. I'm sorry if this offends you... but sometimes the truth hurts. I can not, just sit by any longer while you make remarks that are insulting to people that have EARNED the respect they have been given on these forums.

    How long exactly have you been in the fire service? OR are you even a card carrying member yet? I seem to remember a post along the lines of being trained and not knowing what to wear. Let me give you a little advice... when you go into the station: Don't tell them your stories... they don't care. Don't act like you know anything, cause you'll soon learn you know squat.

    Please in the future think about what you are writing before you post it. There is nothing wrong with asking questions. There is nothing wrong with just following a thread, and not posting anything. There is nothing wrong with starting your own thread, in fact the one about credentials was good. Don't insult people because they simply pointed out the fact that you missed something, that your infomation is incorrect, or that you post isn't relavent in the current thread. Several people, myself included have tried to indicate these things in this particular thread, in a more gentle way, you simply missed the point.

    To everyone else: I'm sorry I couldn't take it anymore. Can we get back to the original thread now please.

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    Lightbulb CONDESCENDING?

    IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT, SHUT THE HELL UP, YOU JUST MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING.
    THANK YOU!!!

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    Question SHUTTING UP

    Why don't you loosen those knickers cause I think you've managed to get them tied in a knot.
    Control Freaks
    Three men are at a bar, and two of the men are talking about the control they have over their wives, while the third remains silent.
    After a while, the first two men turn to the third and ask, "What about you? What kind of control do you have over your wife?"
    The third man turns to the first two and says, "Well, I'll tell you, just the other day I had her on her knees."
    The first two men were dumbfounded.
    "Wow! What happened next?" they asked.
    The third man takes a healthy swig of his beer, sighs and mutters, "Then she started screaming, 'Get out from under the bed and fight like a man!'"

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    Hallo.

    Been away for a couple of days doing stuff.

    Played barman at the next stations town for a school PTA party.

    Got called out twice in a row with them for cars on fire. Theiving mongrels, don't you hate when the shrapnel fly after the airbag canisters let go.

    1st one was a BMW 3 series, we slummed it for the second one, a Subaru Impreza.

    Anyway, Temptaker, a balanced thoughtfull comment in true FF style.

    Strou, a wheel chock awaits.

    Two-7.

    Do we need to start a relief fund to keep 26 in rum for the rest of his penance period, Surely the shakes and delerium of withdrawal from wearing turnouts must be getting pretty ugly by now.

    Stayback.

    Getting back to the original thread, I have searched for hours on the net and have found no information on Blink-Blink Mach 1's or Jetvector 2000 systems, can you please post a url.


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