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About FFEMT150

  • Birthday April 16

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  • Name: Pat Wisker
  • Location Northern Westchester
  • Gender Male
  • Primary Sector You Work In Fire
  • Your Primary Role Firefighter
  1. How dare you question special agent Leroy jethro Gibbs! Lol. I was told by a friend who is a federal agent that a federal vehicle involved in an incident would be a joint effort between usually the FBI and the local agency with the locals being lead. His reason was the FBI has bigger things to worrie about other than a traffic collision. Atleast that's how it works with his agency.
  2. Most of the documentarys I have watched about the fire service tend to focus on more of the tragedy we encounter (atleast in my humble opinion). This however, I feel had a focus on the brotherhood and cammeradery found in the station. One example I can think of off the too of my head is the film "into the fire". A large part of that documentary was facing loss of life in the fire service. Again, this is how I perceived it. While there was quite a few mentions of loss of life both civilian and firefighter in "a good job" they were followed immediately by stories of how the firefighters involved in the incident found comfort in each other. Again, this is how I perceived the documentary. My question for you is: were you able to see "a good job" tonight and did you feel the same way?
  3. So the documentary aired about 45 minutes ago on the east coast. I was able to watch it and feel it was very well done. Not the typical tear jerking fire department documentary we are used to seeing. Anyone else catch it? What were your thoughts?
  4. I live down the road from where this incident occurred. First let me say that the suspect is known to some of us intown an is not exactly a model citizen. Secondly, after speaking to a friend who was standing next to the young man who recorded the video, the trooper did say that he couldn't record. After he said that he could the trooper said "yeah, you're right" and moved on. As for the anti-police statements, SP cortlandt are some of the best LEOs I have met. They are fair and polite to everyone they encounter. I have only seen them use force during an arrest a handful of times in my 13 year career in emergency services. According to the witness I spoke to this individual struck the trooper before record was even pressed.
  5. From that area it's only about 20 min to WMC normal driving. The incident occurred less than 1 mile from the highway on ramp that would be used to travel to WMC. When you take in the time for the bird to land, the crew to do their assessment and time to load and take off, you haven't saved any real time as opposed to code 3 ground transport. Just my opinion.
  6. I decided to start this thread as to not hijack x635s thread about the car vs bike in peekskill. My question for you all is this: why with an average ground transport time of around 20 minutes would you call for a medivac? This is not intended to bash any agency or provider. I am sure a persons decision to call a bird is validated. I am simply asking why one would be called. I know there are members on the site from rural areas with long transport time even to a general hospital and ask that you also weigh on on the subject. Thanks guys. Looking forward to reading some of your posts. Stay safe.
  7. I have always been against calling the bird for anything other than a prolonged extrication in that area (13 years in the next town south from peekskill) for that reason. I can make it to WMC is about 25 min in my POV during the morning commute why wouldn't I be able to make it in the same time or faster with RLS? Ask me, too many people rely on ALS and medivacs.
  8. In the EMS field we refer to this as "job security"
  9. I am not able to view a members profile on the iPad or my iPhone.
  10. From the sleepy hollow vac Facebook page. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=322521171240211&id=130015527157444 Let's all pray for a quick recovery.
  11. http://peekskill.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/k9-tracks-down-missing-autistic-3yearold-girl-in-ossining52169 Hats off for a job well done. All too often we hear of negative outcomes when a child goes missing. Great to hear they were able to locate her quickly.
  12. To the best of my knowledge montrose va still runs their ambulance. It is used for transports on the va grounds to their own urgent care center. Anything requiring transport off the property is handled by a commercial agency or cortlandt vac. Atleast that's how it was last year when I rode ccvac.
  13. I knew cortlandts number was out of place, didn't know about the va. Thanks for the info. It's great to have seasoned vets such as yourself around to get some facts. Thanks again.
  14. For the most part the list is alphabetical. The only exceptions that come to mind are cortlandt vac (dept 8800) and montrose VA hospital (48B1). 7100 may have been assagined to mount Vernon hospital back in the day. I have a friend that is sort of an EMS history guru. I'll ask and report back. Oh, and just one small note on Bnechis' post, 35 medic is assagined to Cortlandt Peekskill paramedics and 39 medic is peekskill fire department. That's sort of a big deal round these parts.