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by Raker
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Communications, Computer & Software
Topic: "COPY" on radio
Replies: 2
Views: 10040

"COPY" on radio

Hey everyone, Our management team recently have made changes that prohibit us from saying "COPY" over the radio and instead want us to use terms like "ROGER", "AFFIRMATIVE" or other plain language. My understanding of "COPY" after 18 years in the emergency services is that its an acknowledgment of u...
by Raker
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: General EMS Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical question
Replies: 2
Views: 3706

Thanks for your reply. That's kind of my thought as well although I'm interested in hearing more opinions on it. We had a bit of a heated debate about this at work last night...there was the feeling by some that re-using the BVM could be a liability issue and that potentially infecting the patient w...
by Raker
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: General EMS Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical question
Replies: 2
Views: 3706

Hypothetical question

They say that there's no such thing as a stupid question but I'm going to put that to the test... You respond to an opioid overdose and find two patients non-responsive. You have one BVM and start ventilating the first patient while your partner administers Narcan. The first patient responds quickly...
by Raker
Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Union
Topic: Union buy in fee
Replies: 7
Views: 9497

Never been a fan of initiation fees. It just seems to me that so many prospective firefighters already go through so much hardship just to get a shot at being hired, and adding initiation fees to a new hire making probationary wages, seems excessive. A quick money grab doesn't necessarily translate ...
by Raker
Mon May 19, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Flow paths, transitional attack and a change in our approach.
Replies: 5
Views: 4154

Flow paths, transitional attack and a change in our approach.

I have a few very informative videos to share. They discuss flow paths and challenge the way that we have traditionally approached fire suppression. They're worth a look for sure. The first one is short and is a study conducted by NIST and UL. The remaining three are about an hour long each and done...
by Raker
Mon May 19, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Apparatus and Vehicles
Topic: Apparatus Pre-trip
Replies: 10
Views: 7755

Thanks.. The reason I ask is that we do pre-trips (check fluid levels, frame, brakes, lights, wipers, etc) twice per day or at the beginning of each shift for our front line apparatus, and once per day (dayshift) for our second line and reserve pumper. Im curious as to whether this is the norm in ot...
by Raker
Wed May 14, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Apparatus and Vehicles
Topic: Apparatus Pre-trip
Replies: 10
Views: 7755

Thanks for your replies. What about your second line and reserve apparatus.... Do you all do daily pre-trips on these? And by pre-trip I mean a full mechanical inspection of things like brakes, frame, wipers, fluids, tires, etc. Not necessarily just checking for response readiness. Thanks.
by Raker
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Apparatus and Vehicles
Topic: Apparatus Pre-trip
Replies: 10
Views: 7755

Apparatus Pre-trip

Hello,

I'm wondering how often some of you in other departments do a complete pre-trip on your apparatus? Daily, weekly, prior to use, etc. Thanks for your input.
by Raker
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Cops -v- Firefighters
Replies: 31
Views: 7020

As a firefighter, I've been on the other end of this where we've had crews in the ditch treating and rescuing patients, and controlling traffic while the police stood around as spectators. I think that it's all about who you may encounter on a particular day, whether they recognize that they can do ...
by Raker
Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Aerial Ladder Rescue
Replies: 0
Views: 1243

Aerial Ladder Rescue

My department recently acquired a new Pierce Quint with a 75ft ladder. Our previous aerial was a Bronto Skylift with a hydraulic articulating boom and a basket and we're having to re-invent some of the ways that we do things. One of the things that we're looking at is how we can use the ladder for r...