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Firefighter

arringnl

32 Years Experience

Goose Creek, SC

Male, 54

Currently serving Jasper County Fire Rescue in south Carolina along with Charleston County EMS.

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Last Answer on July 30, 2021

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Hi you answered my question about joining as high school senior. So between EMT and FF, which do you think would be a more enriching experience if I was not interested in being a professional FF or EMT. (to be continued)

Asked by 123 over 7 years ago

I started as an EMT then went fire, truthfully I get more satisfaction from EMS calls, those are the ones that can count the most. Possessions can be replaced lives can not So anytime you save or assist those in need is all the better.

I live in a sober living house, yesterday the management came and reversed our door knobs, putting the locks on the outside of the door. The danger seems obvious. Isn't that a violation?

Asked by trip almost 8 years ago

You dont mention where you live but yes this considered a obstacle 

excape and is usually illegal. If you furnish your state should be able to locate the law. 

I'm looking to be a firefighter but I am vary tall and my shoe size is 15. for your bunker gear do you get fitted (sort of like a tailor) and the factory makes it to your size? If not do you know if you can?

Asked by birdistheword123 about 8 years ago

Yes, Most firefighting gear is measured to your size.

There is a push by some in our company to use a door fob system to detect when employees enter and leave. The claim is that this will help first-responders? But with both computer and human errors is this really true?

Asked by michael over 7 years ago

I am assuming that you are to the station. security is the reason. You do not want a bunch of keys to your building out there so yes this is a good idea. We use combination key pads. If you are using fobs it can create a log of who is going in and out of the building so if you are up to no good it is easier to track.

How often does a firefighter have the opportunity to actually rescue someone? Do most house fires not have any people trapped or most do?
Thanks!

Asked by 123 over 7 years ago

Thanks to smoke alarms the incidence of rescues aren't as common as they used to be. But as I had answered in a previous question as we arrive on scene we look at the vehicles and especially the time of the fire can identify the rescue possibilities. Many, many firefighters have go through a career and not to have to rescue one from a fire. Most saving of lives revolves around Emergency Medical calls.

I wanna be a volunteer firefighter. I have a very clean record, but I'm worried about 1 thing. My car insurance coverage lapsed a while back. I am insured now, problem solved. But I'm worried that it may disqualify me from ever becoming a volunteer.

Asked by John almost 8 years ago

No it is not a problem

 

I accidentally spilled about 1/2 cup (maybe a bit more, but not a cup) of gasoline down the bathtub drain. Windows are open. Water running a couple hours. Is there anything else I should be doing? Everything I find online is about large spills.

Asked by Beth over 7 years ago

You are fine, just make sure to clean the tub and don't do that again. You can create health issues by exposing others to these fluids in the water system.