Search found 2520 matches

by bestcoast
Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: Firefighting and Rescue Headlines
Topic: Richmond Fire department to hire women and minorities
Replies: 110
Views: 12740

BCFFFV wrote:Well Gee.....From your opening paragraph I would have figured you were a Richmond Firefighter.....

Thats what I thought too!!!....................BC......................
by bestcoast
Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: Firefighting and Rescue Headlines
Topic: Vancouver 5 alarm
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

4-alarm fire destroys Vancouver businesses

A massive fire on Vancouver's westside has destroyed three businesses and sent three firefighters to hospital with minor injuries. The four-alarm blaze in the 4300 block of West 10th Avenue in Point Grey started before midnight Tuesday and took five hours to put out. Fire department spokesman Capt. ...
by bestcoast
Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Firefighting and Rescue Headlines
Topic: Vancouver 5 alarm
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

27 called out. As soon as it goes to a 4th alarm hosewagons are manned. Usually 2 or 3 to help cover areas of the city depleted by the fire. Plus some members go directly to the fire to assist. A few guys booked off, a broken ankle but mostly neck/back and brusies for the most part. All Ok.............
by bestcoast
Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's everyone reading?
Replies: 27
Views: 1897

scoop422 wrote:I'm in the middle of Angels and Demons right now, so far I like it better it's even harder to put down than The Code.

Great Book scoop you'll love it................BC............
by bestcoast
Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Union
Topic: Fill In's for Working Fires.
Replies: 11
Views: 2813

scoop422 wrote:We have fill-ins. My station gets hit alot because we have 2 pumps(one's a rescue pump) and a quint. We do fill-ins for big fires, training, out of service trucks etc.

Same here scoop, the 2 piece halls get picked on don't they!!!...... :mad: .....BC..............
by bestcoast
Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's everyone reading?
Replies: 27
Views: 1897

firefighter26 wrote:That's the one that is supposed to come before the da vinci code (which was a better book than movie), right?

You are correct sir, and it's a better read too!!!!.........BC..............
by bestcoast
Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Union
Topic: Fill In's for Working Fires.
Replies: 11
Views: 2813

We have a couple of options, firstly we will do the standby thing where one truck will cover two areas at a designated staging area. We also have a composite department, the Vollies are never first response, but they will come to the scene of a working fire and help out with support roles and overh...
by bestcoast
Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: The Fallen
Topic: Soldier killed in friendly fire
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Hate to hear stories like that....... :( ............BC............
by bestcoast
Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Volunteer
Topic: Upcoming volunteer firefighter study
Replies: 62
Views: 6537

Welcome to the world of being a working adult ;) Some of us work when other people get holidays too...and yup... have missed christmas, birthdays, holidays etc beacuse of it....even while wearing a pager that doesn't function on a 10/14 or 24/72 schedule... It's your choice to be in the career - ju...
by bestcoast
Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Volunteer
Topic: Upcoming volunteer firefighter study
Replies: 62
Views: 6537

Glad you understand, there was a reason I addressed your post instead of just deleting it. No sweat. I like to stir the pot. And if he can explain his post i'll apologize but I think I read it correctly. I agree this study is a good one but we are gonna be reading the posts and if they slight us we...