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    Hello I have just joined (within the last month)
    my local Volunteer Fire Department
    any help in training and what to expect
    would be very helpful,
    Thanks alot
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    First ..........LOL with you ........it is FNG not NFG ! but thats ok. Where are you located ?> how busy are you ? any fulltime staff ?
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    LOL .......whoops......... told ya I was new......

    anyways...Im in Green Camp, OH
    A very rural area in Central Ohio
    just west Of Marion Ohio about 10 miles.

    We are a all Volunteer Department, Typically we (according to others)
    go out on 130 runs or so a year.......

    Where R u located are you full time, volunteer or both

    Have a good Evening

    FNG
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    Check us out @ www.rossfordfire.com
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    Nice Website

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    Carey14 where is your department sending you for the 36 hour class?

    I can tell you that in your 36 hour class (no matter where you take it) you will learn about PPE, fire behavior, SCBA, search & rescue, nozzles and hoses, etc. There will not be any live fire though, Ohio does not allow it. I highly recommend continuing on to FF I and even FF II if you get the opportunity.

    If you can swing it, BGSU State Fire School in May and October gives you the opportunity to get it done in a week. www.fireschool.org

    The classes are held at Weruj1's department and a few of us who post on here are instructors for it.

    Good luck to you and welcome to the fire service.
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    I dont know for sure where they are sending me.......
    I think it may be through "Tri-Rivers" but I really dont know.

    I will ask tommorow morning and let you know.

    thanks for the information....

    So after I take my 36 hr course's
    what does it take to become a FF-I and then II

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    Originally posted by Carey14
    So after I take my 36 hr course's
    what does it take to become a FF-I and then II
    Volunteer (used to be called 1-A) to FF I Bridge Course (used to be called 1-B) is 84 hours.

    FF I to FF II (used to be called 1-C) is 120 hours.
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    Okay , found out my training schedule will be starting March 19th
    and Our Station is sending 3 people including me through it. The training is ran by Tri-Rivers and is held at all the local fire departments around my area. It gives us a chance to at least become familar with the other departments when we are called out for mutual aid. It given on saturdays so that will not interfere with my work schedule.

    My cheif asked me (after I complete my 36 hour) to become a first responder......what does that intale...
    can I apply it to getting my FF1


    My really big news

    I also made my first run on a firecall Saturday, I made the last truck leaving the station.......

    I wasnt allowed to do much on the scene but I helped out as much as possible, pulling hose, getting generators, helping change out airpacks that kinda stuff.....

    Ive gotta say, I feel really bad for the people who lost their home.
    Thank god no one was injured......

    but that was alot of fun.....I am still grinning Ear to Ear
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    Originally posted by Carey14

    My cheif asked me (after I complete my 36 hour) to become a first responder......what does that intale...
    can I apply it to getting my FF1
    First Responder is a 40 hour very basic emergency medical responder training program: http://www.ems.ohio.gov/Education/FR%20curriculum04.pdf

    It won't apply towards your hours needed for FF 1.

    Originally posted by Carey14

    My really big news

    I also made my first run on a firecall Saturday, I made the last truck leaving the station.......

    I wasnt allowed to do much on the scene but I helped out as much as possible, pulling hose, getting generators, helping change out airpacks that kinda stuff.....

    Ive gotta say, I feel really bad for the people who lost their home.
    Thank god no one was injured......

    but that was alot of fun.....I am still grinning Ear to Ear
    Congratulations, you're on your way. Do you have to buy ice cream for the department? That's what we do here when somebody has a "first"
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    heck it sounds like he actually went to a fire ! do we even have those anymore?
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    Originally posted by Weruj1
    heck it sounds like he actually went to a fire ! do we even have those anymore?
    I don't know how it's been in the big city but our status as a non-combustible township is still intact
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    hey carey, i used to live in Marion now i live in sunny florida!!!!good luck with the 36 hr class, who is your instructor or do you know yet?
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    I believe it is Brian Thomas......


    So you escaped Marion........lucky.....lol

    Okay new questions

    we had some RIT and Scott Airpack training last evening for the department......


    What kind of knee pads work the best with the pants........

    and if anyone else is using Scotts Air Packs......are your departments having alot of trouble with the Communications Cables
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    tell Brian Thomas Dan Rasey says hi, when i went to fire school i just went to wal mart and bought knee pads that you wear for volley ball....football knee pads work too i just couldnt find any!!!!LOL
    good luck Brian is a great instructor you will learn a lot from him.
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    Okay Dan I'll let him know.....


    Volunteer (used to be called 1-A) to FF I Bridge Course (used to be called 1-B) is 84 hours.

    Okay
    where and when and how long do I have to complete the additional 84 hrs

    Where----easily accessable for me and wouldnt interfer (to much) with 9-5 job?? are there saturday alternatives
    When-----Since some of you are instructors when are classes usually given......and what Are the typical costs???


    Length to complete??
    I get 36 hour this year 2005 then
    (Scenario: 1)
    start on my 84 hrs (somewhere)but I do not get them all done in 2005, would I have to start over in 2006

    and then same applies for FFII

    and also what about EMT


    Questions Questions Questions.....


    thanks alot

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    Default Just my opinion

    the 36hour class is a basic basic class

    You might hear someone tell you "just enough knowledge to get you hurt"

    With a good instructor, it will be much more than that.

    But, there is a but there.

    Be willing to take training wherever you can!!
    The 84 hour will be a good extension to it.
    the first time you are in a real fire, and the fire rolls over your head, you'll be glad paid attention in class

    Stay safe, and move in low.

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    when the time comes to take further training and if tri rivers doesnt offer the 84 hr course, you might look at Delaware JVS i took the FFII course there when i dispatched full time for Marion Twp. they offered classes 2 day a wk 6-9p and sat. from 8-4, went all summer tho but it was worth it.
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    Originally posted by Carey14
    Okay Dan I'll let him know.....





    Okay
    where and when and how long do I have to complete the additional 84 hrs

    Where----easily accessable for me and wouldnt interfer (to much) with 9-5 job?? are there saturday alternatives
    When-----Since some of you are instructors when are classes usually given......and what Are the typical costs???


    Length to complete??
    I get 36 hour this year 2005 then
    (Scenario: 1)
    start on my 84 hrs (somewhere)but I do not get them all done in 2005, would I have to start over in 2006

    and then same applies for FFII

    and also what about EMT


    Questions Questions Questions.....


    thanks alot
    For all levels of firefighter certification training you have 12 months from the time the class starts to finish it and take the exam.

    I *believe* this also applies to EMT training but not Paramedic because of the length of that curriculum. Any EMS instructors on here that can verify this?
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    Originally posted by WTFD10


    For all levels of firefighter certification training you have 12 months from the time the class starts to finish it and take the exam.

    I *believe* this also applies to EMT training but not Paramedic because of the length of that curriculum. Any EMS instructors on here that can verify this?

    Okay so in my case is it

    after I complete my 36 hrs......

    I have the rest of 05 to complete 84.....

    but if I didnt, would I need to take 120 in 06 to reach FFI

    or would the 84 additional still apply?

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    Originally posted by Carey14



    Okay so in my case is it

    after I complete my 36 hrs......

    I have the rest of 05 to complete 84.....

    but if I didnt, would I need to take 120 in 06 to reach FFI

    or would the 84 additional still apply?
    No, the Volunteer to FF I Bridge Course is a completely different class from the 36 hour Volunteer class as is the 120 hour FF I to FF II Bridge Course.

    Example: If you finished 36 hour in June and then started the 84 hour class in October, you would have until October of 2006 to finish the 84 hours and take the state exam.

    I took the 36 hour class in early 2000. I just took the 84 hour class last year and I am currently in the 120 hour FF II class.
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    Ahh I see ....thanks for explaining it a bit more.......



    Okay more questions

    Where are you taking your classes at.......

    What are the approx costs????




    once again...thank you
    Craig
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    Originally posted by Carey14
    Ahh I see ....thanks for explaining it a bit more.......



    Okay more questions

    Where are you taking your classes at.......

    What are the approx costs????




    once again...thank you
    Craig
    WTFD is in the same class I am in. It is held at the Northwood Fire Department, through Oregon Adult Education. We are just outside of Toledo, OH......... I believe the class is going to be approx. $250-$300 per person for the FF-II........
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    good luck dont be afraid to ask questions. and dont believe anyone that tells you they have seen it all. enjoy it alot of fun.

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    Just to Update ......(Brag A little)

    Took and Passed the State Exam Saturday Morning............

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