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    out of you that have done a ride out with your truck or engine co, how many of you get to pull lines and fight fire and go cut 4x4s and all that good stuff. because a few years back when i was a Cadet i only knew of one district that let the cadets do all that.


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    we can do ride outs after we pass a test and after you hae been there a while. i have only gone on one but its fun

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    did you get to pretty much be a firefighter or did you just watch.

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    we can do almost everything except go interior on a fire
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    yeah i got to do everything that everybody else got to do on the truck! i did auto extrications, interior attack, ladder work, overhaul, and alot more! they pretty much counted me as man power on the trucks! i rode on heavy resuce, engine, ladder, and medic! so i got to do all that fun stuff!

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    1. whats a ride out and if ur on an exlp. or jr. post why dont they let u do it anyway..b/c on my dept. i get 2 do evrything but int. ff as it so yeah lol

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    We are allowed to catch hydrants, fight brush fires, and hand tools to the firefighters. Also you can go to Medical Calls if you have 1st responder classes.... Other things when you ride with different advisers.

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    perez51, a ride out is where you go to your station and pretty much do a shift with the dept, most places you can start at 6 or 7am and you have to be gone by 10,11pm ish,it verys on time. And if your on a exlp. or jr. post most of the time they will not let you go interior because its a IDLH and if you got hurt or worst your dept would be in deep ****. firfightir is the 1st person i have ever heard of being a exlpore or jr that got to go interior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perez51
    1. whats a ride out and if ur on an exlp. or jr. post why dont they let u do it anyway..b/c on my dept. i get 2 do evrything but int. ff as it so yeah lol
    Ride outs are AKA ride alongs. Some post's SOGs/SOPs differ. Not all posts are the same. Like here, we can't do anything that puts us in danger (ie Interior Firefighting, touching patients on medical runs). On a fire scene alls we do is run tools up (I've never been called out so I can't really explain it).


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    Our explorers must first demonstrate that they can handle themselves on a call and know what they are doing. Then they get an accountability tag that they give to the OIC of the truck when they get on. They do everything but go interior or enter a collapse zone. Of course they only get to ride hydrant seat on the truck. or in the back of the rescue.
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    once we are cleared or quized on the equipment and general knollage of the trucks we are allowed to respond to calls in POVs and all the trucks, I just cant respond to ems, hazmat, and MVAs.

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    oo truuu....so basicly u guys do wut i do jus about evryday ...but ya i cnt do int either..

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    Quote Originally Posted by perez51 View Post
    oo truuu....so basicly u guys do wut i do jus about evryday ...but ya i cnt do int either..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2andfrom View Post
    And the next post will be in Swahili!
    well sorry i am 2 lazy to type everyword out ..i take shortcuts lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by perez51 View Post
    well sorry i am 2 lazy to type everyword out ..i take shortcuts lmao
    I hope that you do not fill out job applications that way or you will be wondering "Y U "didn't get the job and not lmao.
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    Quote Originally Posted by perez51 View Post
    well sorry i am 2 lazy to type everyword out ..i take shortcuts lmao
    You'll be the one who will pay for it then. We're just trying to offer suggestions to save you from having problems with some of the senior guys (as in people that have been here for a long time) on here. They're the ones who will chew you out the most for doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFxplr326 View Post
    You'll be the one who will pay for it then. We're just trying to offer suggestions to save you from having problems with some of the senior guys (as in people that have been here for a long time) on here. They're the ones who will chew you out the most for doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Res343cue View Post
    Zip it, newbie.

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    I would find it very difficult to believe that you would be allowed to do fireground operations as an Explorer or Cadet. Although some Cadet programs are a training ground for members to become FF. Explorers are just a job shadow and should not be involved in fireground operations.

    If you are, either your department is very short staffed and violating some laws by allowing you to operate as a FF, or don't realize they are violating the laws. Either way a very sticky situation and the dept is liable if the Explorer/Cadet is injured. Most Explorer posts, members are part of the Boy Scouts for insurance only. If you do not have firefighting certifications you should not be allowed in ANY fireground activity.

    Our dept Explorers can go on ride alongs, help carry bags, get stuff, but when it comes to a fireground or emergency scene, they are strictly observing. No fireground activities at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jccrabby3084 View Post
    I would find it very difficult to believe that you would be allowed to do fireground operations as an Explorer or Cadet. Although some Cadet programs are a training ground for members to become FF. Explorers are just a job shadow and should not be involved in fireground operations.

    If you are, either your department is very short staffed and violating some laws by allowing you to operate as a FF, or don't realize they are violating the laws. Either way a very sticky situation and the dept is liable if the Explorer/Cadet is injured. Most Explorer posts, members are part of the Boy Scouts for insurance only. If you do not have firefighting certifications you should not be allowed in ANY fireground activity.

    Our dept Explorers can go on ride alongs, help carry bags, get stuff, but when it comes to a fireground or emergency scene, they are strictly observing. No fireground activities at all.
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