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by BTDT
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Industrial Firefighting
Topic: Looking for work and wages
Replies: 3
Views: 2142

Google "oilfield firefighting" Go from there. There's a lot of back and forth over who is the best, who employes the idiots, and so on. It's buyer beware. There's also only so much you can gather from asking your questions online, some of it takes a good old fashioned bit of google-fu and then a tel...
by BTDT
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Industrial Firefighting
Topic: Looking for work and wages
Replies: 3
Views: 2142

[quote=""Bubba13""]To all these guys looking for work in the patch, take the information on here with a grain of salt. I have been reading some of the posts on here and half of them sound like they are from some green hose hand that's worked for every company in Alberta cause they can't hold a job. ...
by BTDT
Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Canadian Military and DND Firefighting
Topic: 5 year and 9 year restricted contracts
Replies: 23
Views: 9992

Jesus. What idiot thought this one up? And what is the recourse for releasing? I can see the move towards banning OTs but I don't believe it'll last long...could it because of the closed sign pretty much hung up on RCs? I'll state now that I am not a 651, just a former Mo that still keeps his eye on...
by BTDT
Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Volunteer
Topic: Green Lights
Replies: 184
Views: 20935

I'm a vollie so I guess I am allowed to comment...and I also appreciate commentary from the blokes that do it for a living because, y'know, they do drive, too. I live in NS where there is a dedicated group of malcontents trying to gather attention for this pressing issue (note: sarcasm) Nevermind th...
by BTDT
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: Industrial Firefighting
Topic: Oilfield PAY STRAIGHT UP ANSWER
Replies: 15
Views: 10637

[quote=""Paramedicdood""]Ok, what about EMT-P wages, 5+yrs experience plus 3/yrs a a EMT prior? lots of numbers thrown around $600-$800/day, so I am guessing $50/hr for a 12-hr day. Looking at the alberta paramedic website seems like a skills shortage for EMT's and EMT-P's What do you do all day as ...
by BTDT
Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Industrial Firefighting
Topic: Oilfield PAY STRAIGHT UP ANSWER
Replies: 15
Views: 10637

^^^Best post I have ever seen on the subject.
by BTDT
Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Industrial Firefighting
Topic: Oilfield Firefighter
Replies: 3
Views: 2074

I can't comment on what anyone might do today, but when I was hired over ten years ago they took into consideration where I lived and allowed me time to make the move in order to start out. Times have changed but perhaps not on that note. As an aside, I am not involved in the fire side any longer an...
by BTDT
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Industrial Firefighting
Topic: Trojan Safety, HSE, Fire Master questions on jobs
Replies: 13
Views: 7488

[quote=""ThomasDeCew""]hahahaha....no comment ;o)[/quote]

Uh-huh. ;)
by BTDT
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Industrial Firefighting
Topic: Trojan Safety, HSE, Fire Master questions on jobs
Replies: 13
Views: 7488

[quote=""ThomasDeCew""]Hey Fire97, regarding certs, what do you mean 'proper certs'? I know of two of the companies listed in this forum who have magically 'found' (i.e. printed) certs for personnel that didnt have Rope Rescue certs to go in the file given to potential clients so any certs that are ...
by BTDT
Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Industrial Firefighting
Topic: Trojan Safety, HSE, Fire Master questions on jobs
Replies: 13
Views: 7488

What you described is because many can get away playing the odds. Such as: odds are good that there won't be an incident requiring you to put down your Vachon cake and actually do something *this is where most stop doing any thinking* BUT the odds are that if you have a wreck it ain't going to be pr...