Company Photos

Why do we not take more photos? We need more photos hanging in the FIREHOUSES. My Wife has photos of our family hanging on the walls at home. I say we act like we WORK in HOLLYWOOD and show our love for each other. I wish I had more photos of people that are no longer here.

Countyfiretactics is looking for you to send in your company photos for us to post. How about after FIRE PHOTOS, so we can figure out who the DRIVER is.

14 thoughts on “Company Photos

  1. E3 “C” in will be easy to spot the driver. He will be the one that is the sweatiest, with the most soot, and the best looking hair! Oh yeah, fully bunked out, even when its hot outside! Those drivers that say their bunker boots are to big to drive with are the first ones to drive with their gear the at the first cold snap. Drivers should be ready to work! Seconds save lives.

  2. If you want to be put to work be the first one ready. An earlier post discused what to bring to the command post when reporting, most said lots of tools with options so one could get put to work before another company. Same goes when your driving. If you show up second or third in and you have to get dressed by the truck in the street, first of all you will be rushed and possibly excited due to fire blowing out of a window and one might forget something. Second by the time you report to the command post the rest of your crew has been assigned to a task (if they bring full compliment of tools) so you will most likely end up standing fast by the command post. If you want to go to work be the first and best dressed!

    • It is amazing how the time of day, time of year, and what the call is on when the driver gears up. I would rather a person that always wears their daily uniform as a driver. Than someone who just picks and chooses based on what they want to do. I HAVE ALWAYS DROVE WITH MY GEAR ON!! ALWAYS!!! I want to be ready if the building explodes on arrival. Ladder 5 Buffalo, need I say more?? If your not aware of this incident, please study it. The fire service lost GREAT MEN that day.

    • ” If you show up second or third in”…agreed Matt-be ready to be used however, It’s not the issue of physically driving with gear on as much as speed of work on 1st due assignment engine. Many things need to be done fast and sometimes that gear just gets in the way & slows you down(ok maybe the jacket helmets and gloves for sure)…

      FYI Kurt this could be a good future post!

      Kurt you should move this stuff to a post!!!

      • I drive a SUV in FULL GEAR!!! I think ALL drivers should be wearing the gear. The problem is CULTURE. If the CULTURE of any FD is the DRIVER does not need to wear gear, then they will not wear gear. IT is work to put gear on. They do not pay us extra to wear our gear. Ladder 5 Buffalo. I have seen so many videos where drivers engage without gear because something happened and they did not have time to get geared up.

  3. I’m with Ike on this one…..it is a “Culture” issue. Its not required in my department but it should be….I always go back to the good old question….”Why not wear the gear???”

  4. I have to Agree with Chief Ike Driving with your gear on should be required you cant always believe what your told by dispatch be ready for anything when you pull up its not that hard to drive in your gear I have driven in my gear since i started driving for the fact the the guy who taught me made it a point to tell me be ready for anything ! drivers Wear atleast your bunker pants when driving!

    • Check out this link guys http://www.cbs12.com/video/c/1143359274/local-news/1251402120001/wpec-localnews

      Palm Beach County last weekend gets dispatched to a power pole explosion. Single 3 man Engine Company arrives on scene with house on fire and four civilians trapped. Watch the video they had to gear up and then go make the grabs. No other companies on scene. They did it! Great Job Palm Beach County. This goes to show always be ready. On my watch in Escambia it is a rule on ALL FIRE CALLS wear your gear. We have had companies multiple times over the years dispatched to smoke in the area and arrive with a working house fire.

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