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by BTDT
Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Industrial Firefighting
Topic: Trojan Safety, HSE, Fire Master questions on jobs
Replies: 13
Views: 7488

[quote=""ThomasDeCew""] Now answer me this, if the company you worked for hired a guy with vision out of one eye only and a glass eye as the other[/quote] Bwaaaahahahaha. You know "Eye-Pod" Dumville, eh? I've had the pleasure, I have stories, and I am fortunate to have moved on - based in part on so...
by BTDT
Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Special Operations
Topic: Firemen stand by as 'rules' prevent rescue.
Replies: 6
Views: 2193

[quote=""ThomasDeCew""]Does it matter whether they drive European and we drive American, whether they use Cromwell helmets and we use Bullards?? A Firefighter is a firefighter no matter where in the world they are and a woman that is hurt and in need of help at the bottom of a hole no matter where s...
by BTDT
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Special Operations
Topic: Firemen stand by as 'rules' prevent rescue.
Replies: 6
Views: 2193

The "health and safety culture" comment was bang on so far as my discussions with members over there have shown. There are a great many differences in how they do things compared to how we might. From the hoses they use to the accountability system to the theory on cylinder durations...totally diffe...
by BTDT
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: Industrial Firefighting
Topic: Oil well Firefighting questions?
Replies: 1
Views: 2061

1: http://www.safetyboss.net http://www.firemaster.ca http://www.hseintegrated.com http://www.firepower.ca There are some others that are new since I left the west. Google is your friend. 2: In my experience there is no such thing as an average salary. 3: Varied. 4: Depends. Seriously, spend some ti...
by BTDT
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Special Operations
Topic: HIgh Angle or Confined Space
Replies: 11
Views: 5314

You're surprised? Then again, at least one of the outfits you mentioned goes through so many shakeups that they seem to have a revolving door going on. That and the board might be out on their arses come March. Normally I do not keep myself aprised of the goings on with Canuck companies but this sag...
by BTDT
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Hairy Firefighter
Replies: 28
Views: 9700

The thing with Canuckistan is that each province has a different set of rules. The OH&S Act of Nova Scotia, for example, references CSA and NFPA Standards heavily and when you violate these standards you are breaking the law, simple. In places such as the UK you have uniform standards whether you ar...
by BTDT
Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Hairy Firefighter
Replies: 28
Views: 9700

I cannot believe that in 2010 we are STILL discussing this. The curb is very short here and it baffles me that this is even debate worthy. I’ll spell it out for you One: if you do not currently have a face fit test policy in place you should. As was pointed out by another poster here there are users...
by BTDT
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions
Topic: Safety Boss
Replies: 1
Views: 834

I worked with them for four years and had a ball. I know many of the guys in the key roles with them now and they are stellar folk to work for. If I weren't so happy with the offshore I'd be scrambling to go back with them, fun place! I used to work 22 days on and 6 days off with the usual vacation ...
by BTDT
Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Industrial Firefighting
Topic: Oilfield firefighting companies hiring?
Replies: 5
Views: 3369

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=oilfield+firefighting Qualifications will vary from company to company. Have a long hard think about this and do some reading here before you take the leap as it is most definitely not for everyone. I was into it for about six years before I got smart and went to work for a Sco...
by BTDT
Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Volunteer
Topic: Volunteers loosing positions due to military service
Replies: 11
Views: 1783

Aye, I agree. Quite likely though, as I mentioned, it might just be better to let sleeping dogs lie and not make a fuss over this. I would be willing to wager that we have a Chief Officer who likes his position of authority to much and has decided to stick it to a good member in the only way he can....