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About BFD389RET

  • Birthday 05/05/1958

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  • Location Ct.
  • Gender Male
  • Primary Sector You Work In Fire/EMS
  • Your Primary Role Retired
  1. Interesting story of a candidate for the Last Bridgeport CT's Firefighter test , which was the 1st CPAT test given...... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ http://www.firehouse.com/news/12305174/bridgeport-ct-firefighter-candidate-files-suit-over-high-blood-pressure-issue
  2. on 2/11/17 an FDNY employee was crushed in a forklift accident at the FDNY "Parts Depot" in Long Island City seems he'd dismounted the lift to get something or straighten out something with his Department Van when the forklift Moved forward causing him to be pinned between the two vehicles.. RIP sir http://nypost.com/2017/02/11/worker-killed-in-forklift-mishap-at-fdny-parts-depot/
  3. wait it also states i cannot wear My beard , which is a Direct attack to my religious beliefs Allah ahkgrum phezies!!!
  4. Alan Like Willy said Training was a pain, Everytime they went to Ladder the cow It got scared and Moved away.... same issue as Pomfret had..... When I Got involved in My 2nd VFD (1976) we ran M/a Tanker shuttles using our 2 International R190's 750/750 front mounts from the 60's and a brand new 1974 "fancy looking" Farrar 5 man cab 1000/500/Aux. HP booster system it was so Fancy that to open up the 2 discharges on the Officers side You Had to walk around OPEN the gate and deal with the pressure loss when you got back to the panel.... part of the district became a tourist place with all sort s of crap hotels and motels over the years shopping etc etc in '83 one of the 750's was replaced by a Hahn 1250/500 in '84 the other was replaced by a single axle quint 65 ' 1500/ 300 3/4 of the district was still rural and Unhydranted using ponds streams and NO dry hydrants No Swimming pools (porta ponds, unless we were calling M/a on a 2300 g tanker 20 minutes point to point if they were running on the ramp.. this means The chief choose to reduce water capability from 2000 gallons down to 1300 arriving in a non Hydranted UN dry Hydranted area.... "NEEDING" (a Ladder truck Because Your Mom wouldnt buy you one 40 years ago is Not always justified...) The Hotel which "justified" the quint had a 5 story section, By the time it was allowed and physically erected the Yard, elevation and Vehicular Parking had changed enough times that it was useless to consider using it to the 3rd floor..... Both those cornbinders Had 3 section 35's that we could have used ...... Thinking is often an option!! lol I admit I havent been back to either village in a while But I can tell you They havent built any Hotels in those places either.... Sometimes Looks deceive you eyes...it sure Wasnt the prettiest But I can tell you the rig ran up on the Interstate, Out in the sticks we did M/A Tanker shuttles using the pair of them early on
  5. Boston area News story workers fell (?) into a water storage tank forcing a very cold rescue and Loss of one worker, who has Yet to be recovered........if your traveling for the holidays BYOW!! http://whdh.com/news/worker-rescued-after-being-trapped-in-water-tank-in-braintree/ Updates http://patch.com/massachusetts/braintree/two-trapped-braintree-water-tower
  6. a Dicussion on the Doctors Show featuring Fire Ems PTSD treatment....... http://www.thedoctorstv.com/videos/man-suffering-ptsd-receives-life-changing-treatment#/.WEzaNsZcLew.facebook
  7. here on this coast its not something we would even think of although it was Not strickly an attack on The Base only, It struck me as something we dont tend to consider, and since the members are named and honored, it's something I suspect HFD honors these members annually
  8. Below is an Interesting Historical Tidbit about the M/A By Honolulu FD to the US government during the Japanese Attack on Pearl
  9. Trenton NJ Captain robbed at Gunpoint .... http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2016/12/trenton_firefighter_robbed_at_gunpoint_while_on_ca.html Given this and the wackjob in Ohio shooting at the guys..... keep your eyes opened !!
  10. Drone flyover of the effected neighborhood http://www.wcvb.com/article/drone-5-buildings-damaged-or-destroyed-by-cambridge-fire/8467215
  11. From the beginning The audio Monday drone flyover below........>>>>>>> http://www.wcvb.com/article/drone-5-buildings-damaged-or-destroyed-by-cambridge-fire/8467215
  12. maybe They should trade it for that ladder truck in Connecticut
  13. " a 21 year old Captain" was the actually statement made in the Media... "a 21 year old Captain "
  14. 1600hrs, apparently the Junior Was shot accidentally as a 21 year old Captain was Removing his handgun, the Boy was shot in the left cheek the Captain is in custody facing charges.... from the Pittsburgh News http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/...pany-shooting/ The Local News http://www.wpxi.com/news/16-year-old-junior-firefighter-dies-of-gunshot-wound-at-fire-station/470832196 here's the firehouse on line story http://www.firehouse.com/news/12282436/republic-fire-company-junior-firefighter-shot-and-killed-firefighter-news Daily News story : http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/16-year-old-junior-firefighter-fatally-shot-fire-station-article-1.2889171 Pittsburgh News http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/...pany-shooting/
  15. Israel has 200 fires that have been torched and it seems they are seeking help to fight the Jihad,.... seems a shitload of residents have been forced to evacuate certain areas .... see below http://israelnewsagency.com/israel-us-fires-firefighters-emergency-deployment-haifa-evp-jihad-terrorism/