Thread: Kentland Fire Department
03-09-2008, 03:33 PM #1WFDFire2156Firehouse.com Guest
Kentland Fire Department
I keep hearing about Kentland Fire Departmnat and I want to learn some Info about them. Is Prince G County all one fire department? How Busy is Kentland I keep hearing they are as busy as D.C Engine 10 who runs over 7,000 runs a year and I can't understand how a volly engine Co can run as much as 7,000. Also is D.C part of Prince G Countys department ( do they go out as mutal aid for them) ??????
03-09-2008, 03:42 PM #2If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
03-09-2008, 04:13 PM #3
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03-09-2008, 05:12 PM #5
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Is DC Part of PG county?......
If you lived outside of the US I could understand you asking this...but wow.
03-09-2008, 05:58 PM #6
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03-09-2008, 09:42 PM #11WFDFire2156Firehouse.com Guest
I did not ask if D.C was part of PG county I asked if you run some of there calls becuase I heard that they did
03-09-2008, 09:43 PM #12
However the bloke on the right seems to completely lack a sense of humour so it could be JHR.Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
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03-09-2008, 09:57 PM #13
Well, at the risk of being being called a Kentland groupie, I'll tell you what I know about them. Harve, Cap, (or anyone else), please feel free to correct anything I post.
There is a PGFD, it employs something like 1600 employees. They staff both county-owned and volunteer-owned apparatus. There are many independent VFD's within the county, often called corporations. Kentland is one of those many VFD's. They have two stations, 33 and 46, but don't claim 46 at all. Kentland 33 is 100% volunteer and has been for about 6 years now.
The call volume is based on the number of individual apparatus responses. For example, if the engine, rescue-engine, and tower all respond to one call, that's considered three responses. Nevertheless, they're still doing several thousand calls a year without career staff. They have a live-in program where many of their members actually live at the station, allowing them to maintain their staffing.
Many (most?) of the Kentland members are career FF's in nearby jurisdictions.
Kentland is hated and made fun of by most of the fire service for their attitudes, aggressiveness, and self-serving attitudes. Hell, do a search for "Kentland" on this website and see what you come back with!
Rarely does DC require mutual aid, but yes, 33 has done fill-ins in the District.
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03-09-2008, 10:12 PM #14
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Never heard of them.
Never heard of Waukegan either."If you put the fire out right in the first place, you won't have to jump out the window."
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03-09-2008, 10:19 PM #15WFDFire2156Firehouse.com Guest
Wuakegan is a Suburb of Chicago with a population of 100,000
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The designers of hi speed dsl cable and internet consulted the Kentland Volunteer FD. They were considered the subject matter experts on speedCo 11
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03-09-2008, 10:41 PM #18WFDFire2156Firehouse.com Guest
RFRDexploer-dont you belong in the explores forms and when u get on a dept come back and talk ok
03-09-2008, 10:45 PM #19WFDFire2156Firehouse.com Guest
another question i forgot to ask whats the nabiorhood in kentland like? is it a slum cuase if it is that would explain for there call volume? Ive heard PG county and mainly the area of Kentland has a very high crime,murder,and arson rates is this true?
03-09-2008, 11:00 PM #20If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
03-09-2008, 11:04 PM #21
03-09-2008, 11:11 PM #22
Someone a bit salty this evening?
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03-10-2008, 12:21 AM #24Jason Knecht
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