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by hmckay91
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Volunteer
Topic: Becoming a volunteer firefighter in Toronto, arriving with experience from France
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

Re: Becoming a volunteer firefighter in Toronto, arriving with experience from France

Not withstanding the previous reply, both Hamilton and Burlington have volunteer firefighter opportunities, so it depends on your big plans for "Toronto".
by hmckay91
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Accreditation, College, Courses, and Testing
Topic: Post secondary geared towards FF but with a back up
Replies: 1
Views: 2089

Re: Post secondary geared towards FF but with a back up

I found the curriculum in Mechanical Engineering Technology studies to be a natural fit and invaluable in the transition to the firefighting world.
by hmckay91
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Prevention & Public Safety
Topic: Fire Prevention week educational material
Replies: 1
Views: 2687

I was under the impression the organizational switch to "CanOps" fixed that issue.

Check out http://www.fpw17.com, and

as a back up check out the AFCA

https://afca.ca/book-store/fire-safety- ... -materials
by hmckay91
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Communications, Computer & Software
Topic: "COPY" on radio
Replies: 2
Views: 3003

That's a tough one as there are many industry and local variances in radio telephony usage in contravention to International and National standards. "Copy" is not a reserved Procedure Word in radio telephony in Canada and the bosses are technically correct to suggest Roger or Affirm (not Affirmative...
by hmckay91
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: CPAT testing is a JOKE
Replies: 15
Views: 9136

Quite the Necro... http://www.firehall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31262&highlight=CPAT And my comment regarding... [quote=""hmckay91""]OP The Canditate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) was developed by the Fire Service Joint Labor Management Wellness-Fitness Task Force , which was comprised of represent...
by hmckay91
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Volunteer
Topic: Questions on PPE and SOG's
Replies: 3
Views: 3306

[quote=""w_mean""]What's your department's rules for PPE mandatory retirement? NFPA 1851 specifies 10 years for all structural and proximity gear.[/quote] NFPA provides standards nominally based on best practices. NFPA standards are consensus standards and occasionally reflect differing opinions. Mo...
by hmckay91
Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: ULC testing on portable pumps
Replies: 3
Views: 2010

It is my understanding that ULC looks at more than the equipment; such as manufacturing practices, quality controls (ISO kind of stuff), etc. At nominally $3K+ for having your apparatus mounted fire pump certified at the factory I'm not sure it would be affordable for an in-service portable pump, al...
by hmckay91
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Accreditation, College, Courses, and Testing
Topic: Training Division no longer doing ontario?
Replies: 22
Views: 3903

[quote=""Pickupman""]*people hating* *No rumours are true* *nothing bad is happening* *jealous haters*[/quote] How about explaining the situation and dispelling the myths or rumours, instead of patriotically defending TD and calling down and insulting anyone who voices a legitimate question, has a c...
by hmckay91
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Accreditation, College, Courses, and Testing
Topic: Training Division no longer doing ontario?
Replies: 22
Views: 3903

It stands to reason that if Training Division are using the Texas curriculum, module structure and delivery, (and doing that off site in Ontario), then graduates should get their seals through the Texas State accreditation commission much like anyone who went to Texas for the course. The OFC grantin...
by hmckay91
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Union
Topic: What are the benefits of say the iaff for a small dept
Replies: 2
Views: 4652

This situation is what happens when passion, attitude, and financial reality meet. so I was forced to move closer to the city had to become a "active volunteer" which means attending a set percentage of calls I am also expected to attend 75% of the volley training nights I was to work A 45hr work we...