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    Post Requirements for riding?

    Hey,
    I was wondering what some of yalls requirements are to begin riding out (How long do you have to be an explorer? What do you have to be trained in? What do you have to do while riding? etc.) I'm curious because our explorer post is just starting out with another group of explorers who've been there for barely a month and are crazy enough to ask when they can start riding out.
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    The requirements at my post:

    *hazmat ops
    *FF 1 & 2
    *county CPAT
    *minimum of MFR
    *hired as a firefighter


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    here in highland twp. our minimal requriments are:

    you are an explorer

    you are off probationary status (at least 3 month peroid)

    you know all of the equipment on all of the trucka

    you have taken a written exam (and passed)

    you know how to safly change scott bottles

    ONCE RIDING IN TRUCK:

    you must wear seat belt

    if the truck is full of ff's, except you, and another ff comes to the station you will give the ff your seat

    if riding in open jumpseat you will wear seat belt and safety chain

    you will not get on a truck after curfew(unless told so by an officer)


    that is just about it on ur rules. hope it helps.stay safe.
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    Originally posted by Moose2028


    trucka



    safly


    Try truck and safely.
    No longer an explorer, but I didn't wanna lose my posts.

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    Man Here In Canada...Juniors Or Explorers don't half the restrictions your explorers do..Our juniors can ride any time day or night..Can ride any truck except first due on Structure fires or on Medical runs..The only other rule is Juniors cannot enter the "Hot Zone"..Other than that they are good to go on any calls

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    To get on the truck:

    Have a full set of PPE
    Know how to change an air bottle
    Basic knowledge of the truck your riding

    Juniors can ride:
    24 hrs a day (w/ parents permission for members below age 16)
    First due for any type of response (except for covers and FAST, exception being the Senior Jr. member, me)
    ofcourse 2nd and 3rd due

    However, juniors can't ride during school hours (1 exception being if a call is at their High School and it turns out to be work)
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    In Geneva our requirments are CPR/AED certified, pass a written and a an oral exam of the dept. regulations and the apparatus. Pass an oral exam of the response procedure and know the Scott Fifty pack and the 2216 pack from top to bottom. Off of your 1 month probationary period. If for any reason the dept. or any member or advisors feel that the explorer shouldn't ride ebcause of inadaquite training then they will not ride.

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    Default reqs

    Complete 6month proby period (aprox 12 mtgs)
    Complete basic unit orientation and testing
    Complete basic explorer ff training and testing (basic FF1 and 2)
    Complete PPE training and testing
    Complete SCBA training

    Originaly from ffexpCP



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    Sory , the quote was put into the wrong place

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    Originally posted by Moose2028


    trucka



    safly


    Try truck and safely.
    yo explr985 you have got to be kidding me...
    oh and by the way...you missed one.

    Sory , the quote was put into the wrong place
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    Originally posted by expvol
    Sory , the quote was put into the wrong place


    you missed one.
    No I didn't, that would be explvol. Oh this is fun isn't it?
    No longer an explorer, but I didn't wanna lose my posts.

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    some people turn out to be perfectionists...(point to explr985)

    If this was my JROTC unit, you would probably be an Admin worker, since your so good at spelling. You could fix the spelling on the paperwork. Isn't this the 97th post that you've posted a correction in?
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    Completed Rookie Training and you have your Badge


    When we had Explorers:
    Not allowed to ride on reponding fire trucks, they had to ride out in the squad.
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    No I didn't, that would be explvol. Oh this is fun isn't it?
    no no you missed it because it was a totally different post and he spelled it wrong so HA you did miss one.LOL




    Isn't this the 97th post that you've posted a correction in?
    97th try 970th...perfectionists or professional ball breaker
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    As for requirements for riding you have to be voted in by the company and after that you can ride.
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    Originally posted by FDNY101TRUCK


    no no you missed it because it was a totally different post and he spelled it wrong so HA you did miss one.LOL


    professional ball breaker

    Ok so I did, but would please direct me to the post were I misspelled that one because I canít find it, forgive me, Iím blind. (for those of you that canít tell sarcasm, thatís it.) Oh yea, I think the bottom have of your post is more appropriate, got to have something to do. At least your speaking half-way decent English now.
    No longer an explorer, but I didn't wanna lose my posts.

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    Wink Its all in fun...

    Ok so I did, but would please direct me to the post were I misspelled that one because I canít find it, forgive me, Iím blind. (for those of you that canít tell sarcasm, thatís it.) Oh yea, I think the bottom have of your post is more appropriate, got to have something to do. At least your speaking half-way decent English now.
    NOOOO you have this all wrong I never said you spelled anything wrong I said you and your spelling services missed the fact that someone else spelled something wrong.and plus my english is pretty decent considering you haven't caught me spelling anything wrong.....yet.


    Oh yea, I think the bottom have of your post is more appropriate, got to have something to do.
    I'm sure it should say...bottom half of your post not bottom have of your post...ahh word usage.
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    hey NeverThirst, welcome! What part of TX are ya from?
    Our explorers can't ride-out on calls yet, but if it's a big one they can go to the station and go to the call from there.

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    I am the president of my explorer post we can go on calls after we meet all of the following requirements:

    CPR/AED
    Airborne/Bloodborne
    Scene Safety
    and soon we are going to require Basic First Aid

    after completeing them we issue pagers. We issue both Minitor IV's which me and my vice president have. Other Explorers have sceptars. We purchase the pagers with our own funds from fundrasing.

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    Originally posted by purcell17
    after completeing them we issue pagers. We issue both Minitor IV's which me and my vice president have. Other Explorers have sceptars. We purchase the pagers with our own funds from fundrasing.
    what kind of fund raisers do you do???

    i am also the president of my post.
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    MY COMPANIES REQUIRE THAT

    1. PARENTS MUST MEET WITH CHIEF,LINE OFFICERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

    2. MUST PASS ALL CLASSES IN SCHOOL.

    3. MUST COMPLETE A 90 DAY PROBATION PERIOD, IN WHICH YOU WILL BE
    TRAINED ONLY. NO RESPONDING TO FIRES, NOT ATTENDING GENERAL FIRE
    DRILLS. DRILLS WILL BE SATURDAY MORNINGS AT THE TRAINING CENTER.

    4. PASS THE PROBATIONARY TEST.

    5. ATTEND BASIC FIREGROUND OPERATIONS.

    6. ONCE THEY PASS BFO THEY ARE NOW UNDER THE
    AUTHORITY OF LIEUTENANTS.

    7. CAN ONLY RIDE ON ENCLOSED CABS. IF THERE IS ROOM, ONCE THEY ARRIVE
    AT THE FIREHOUSE FOR AN ALARM AND IF THEY DO NOT GET ON A TRUCK
    THEY MUST REMAIN AT THE FIREHOUSE UNTIL TRANSPORTED BY AND OFFICER
    OR FIRE POLICE.

    8. MUST ABIDE BY ALL CURFEW LAWS. CANNOT RESPOND BEFORE OR AFTER
    CERTAIN HOURS.

    9. HORSEPLAY IS NOT TOLERATED ON PREMISES,EXCEPTION OF FUN ON CREW
    NIGHT.

    NORMALLY IF THEY CAN MAKE IT TO #6 WE'LL HAVE A FIREFIGHTER IN TRAINING. THAT NORMALLY TURNS OUT OK.
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    Here in Osceola, IN at our dept, we don't have explorers or Juniors. You fill out app, the town board says yay or nay, the chief says yay or nay, then you are on. Before you can respond to calls, you must pass the state 24hr cert. and then the Chief or assistant chief says you can respond, you go. You dont get your pager until your 24hrs are done or the assistant chief gives it to you and you are restricted on what calls you can go and what you can do. You are basically a gofer on medical calls. After you are done with the 24hrs, you get 90days (3 months) probation. After that, you are no longer a probationary FF, but a FF and there are no restrictions on what calls you can go on.

    You also do not get the "Blue Light" card (Fire Dept ID) until the 90 days are up. Yes you can get the blue light before then, but if you get pulled over and the officer asks to see you ID or blue light card, you are SOL.
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    Here is what it is for my companies, keep in mind, this is minimum:

    Ambulance Observer(ride along): Passed first three modules of EMT-B class for preceptees(can do more than regular observers), CPR, HAZMAT OPS
    Ambulance Aide: EMT-B, CPR/AED, HAZMAT OPS
    Ambulance Driver: EMT-B, CPR/AED, HAZMAT OPS, EVOC

    Squad Observer(ride along): Half way thru FF1, HAZMAT OPS
    Squad Rescuer: FF1, Vehicle Rescue, HAZMAT OPS
    Squad Driver: FF1, Vehicle Rescue, EVOC, HAZMAT OPS

    Engine Observer(Ride along): Half way thru FF1, HAZMAT OPS
    Engine rider(as Fire fighter): FF1, HAZMAT OPS
    Engine driver: Probablly FF2, Pumps, HAZMAT OPS, EVOC
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