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by Rooks
Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions
Topic: Contract Firefighting????
Replies: 2
Views: 1152

I work in Afghanistan.... email me if you want any info [email protected]
by Rooks
Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:51 am
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Team Sports and firefighting
Replies: 2
Views: 1663

Any sport or anything coached at a "high" level is good to have on the ol resume.
by Rooks
Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Pumping off a Hydrant (Tank to Pump Open?)
Replies: 17
Views: 3019

If your hydrant supply is good enough keep it closed. The only time you should think about thieving water from your tank off hydrant opps is if your output is more then the hydrant can supply. If your a good operator you should never let his happen but if it does it's no big deal. In my mind you don...
by Rooks
Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting
Topic: Nato Airbase Kandahar
Replies: 26
Views: 17116

Tara, Do you have an email, are you a British, American or TCN recruiter?
by Rooks
Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Volunteer
Topic: Hall / Apparatus Maintenance
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Once a week all power equipment checked on all apparatus( usually an hour before weekly practice), rookies are usually tasked with this to get familiar with location and operation. Once a week all SCBA pass alarm / cylinders checked and topped up. Done by one person on a complete roster rotation. On...
by Rooks
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting
Topic: Nato Airbase Kandahar
Replies: 26
Views: 17116

There is Inherit dangers of working in a war zone and one of them is rockets. Id be more worried about dehydration, but when the Taliban decide to send em, get the heck down and head to the bunker!
by Rooks
Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Basic Ladder Question
Replies: 30
Views: 4056

first thing is to remember there isn`t a right way. Get a ladder out, and try both ways, matter of fact try and find a new way to stabilize a ladder, you will find out what works and what doesn`t work. Make it safe and easy to do. Try as many ways as possible, discuss them and decide on the way your...
by Rooks
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Basic Ladder Question
Replies: 30
Views: 4056

Hah, this was once the topic of a heated debate around our area. Personally I like the toe to toe same beam. It's a simple test to see what works best. toe to toe, you can physically put pressure onto the beam from both directions onto one beam. the whole point of your foot being there in the first ...
by Rooks
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Gear and Equipment
Topic: Tracking your departments BA use / daily checks
Replies: 0
Views: 1376

Tracking your departments BA use / daily checks

I'm trying to get a few different ways different departments keep track of BA use and daily BA checks. Our department can't seem to find a system that is firefighter proof. IE, forgetting to document daily check, or not moving the pack location magnetic stamp from Engine 1 to Engine 2 slot when its ...
by Rooks
Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions
Topic: 1-3 yr Overseas Contract Firefighter Positions
Replies: 9
Views: 24475

Yeh for some reason they put all their hiring to a 3rd party recruiter who really has no idea what is going on. APPLY ANYWAY, we have lots of filipinos, indians, sri lankin, kenyans workers with us. You don't need to be a US citizen. Apply and keep Applying, there is lots of turnover and they will b...