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38ff

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About 38ff

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  • Birthday 03/20/1974

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  • Location Hudson Valley
  • Gender Male
  • Past Experience Got my start in the fire service in a Northern Westchester dept.
  • Interests Small business owner, FF, Commissioner
  1. Great place to buy/sell firematic items of all types.
  2. I wonder how it attaches to the mask. With everyone getting fit tested/sized, this needs to snap in QUICKLY without tools while your in the apparatus, because very few depts. out there will be buying them for every mask.
  3. The FMTV's are great vehicles, until you need to get parts... Depending on the part, you may have an easy time, or a very hard time...
  4. We have had good success with the DEC Wildland grants http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/2364.html This year's window closed 2 weeks ago. They upped the amount from $1000 to $1500 this year.
  5. Local fire dept crews are going mutual aid there doing 12 hour shifts. A brush truck with a crew. I heave not heard a # to determine what a crew is.
  6. Good info... Separate question I know OFPC has their own "outreach" instructors that travel all over the state teaching classes (not FF1 type stuff, but more like "not the normal" type classes). For instance, we had one come down for a one night class on Hybrid Car Awareness type info, where state certs were issued.. Who's hours do those come out of? The Countys?
  7. Im trying not to go that route... Like I said, Im trying to separate fact from fiction and verify what I am being told....
  8. Is there a list of SFIs are assigned to each county?
  9. Anyone??????
  10. Can someone explain to me how NYS OFPC Training hours work? I am being told there are 1500 hours allocated from OFPC to each county for "State OFPC " training, and when those are allocated, that's it. It seems to me that some counties have tons of "State OFPC" training opportunities (FF1, FF2, and all other OFPC classes) , and others, not so much. I am trying to separate truth from fiction.
  11. Sliding on ice in apparatus is scary. Been there, done that. All were belted in, and the only injury was to my pride.
  12. You don't need a vote to be allowed to keep accruing after 65. It's Federal EEOC law. If a dept does not allow accrual over 65, that's age discrimination, and there are several cases in NY that have been won (and none lost) that tell disticts to "pay up". My districts lawyer has said that these cases wont be lost, and any district that wants to fight it will A) loose the case be made to pay the accrual difference c) be made to pay the lawyer fees.. Bottom line, don't fight it as your going to loose and have to pay the lawyer to fight the case your going to loose. http://www1.eeoc.gov//eeoc/newsroom/release/4-12-10a.cfm?renderforprint=1 http://www1.eeoc.gov//eeoc/newsroom/release/11-5-09a.cfm?renderforprint=1 http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/09/towns_of_cicero_and_clay_and_v.html http://www.vfis.com/documents/BenefitsNews3-11_001.pdf Page 4
  13. Thats correct... And it is also retroactive..
  14. My dept is $20 per year, collect at 65, and max out at $800. In my area, they are all about the same. The real question is what does your dept do for those OVER 65 who still make their points?