Flashover Friday

Unload your feelings on any topic you feel. No pointing fingers, and NO NAMES!


  • firestudent1 says:

    It really pisses me off when people know there is a problem and dances around it or lies to your face when you confront them about.

  • anchorpoint1 says:

    I hate when firefighters or officers act like high school kids and try to make jokes about people who are doing the right thing.

  • pfd24 says:

    Get off the apparatus READY!!! or dont get on it at all

  • Engine Captain Missouri says:

    Quit complaining about running calls, this is what we do and are supposed to do well. If you whine about helping the public, crawl back under the rock you crawled out from under!

  • HallwaySledge says:

    We truly are our own worst enemies as far as the public goes. Just look at some of the crap in headlines our “brothers” and “sisters” pull. Totally pisses me off.

  • blancety says:

    Pratice what you preach. If you expect others to follow the rules, then follow them yourself…….

  • firestudent1 says:

    Oh Brother Dave that is a biggie. Ran into that situation this week.

  • drillmaster2 says:

    If you’re an engineer, learn the difference between an off ramp and an entrance ramp on the interstate! We were taught left from right I thought!

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Chris Walker
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I've attended research burns, attended UL, NIST, and ISFSI lectures, and have been reading the research since the beginning. I agree with the few assessments above. In fact- I recently watched the four new ISFSI videos and they seem to concur with what your post says. They are emphatic that rescue is our priority. The…
2015-09-06 02:20:45
Korey Maves
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I completely agree with what you're saying. Like John Vanatta, I as an instructor in Wisconsin, recently attended an 8hr Modern Fire Attack/SLICE-RS class and a 4hr Train the Trainer on the topic. It was presented by DC Forest Reeder, and he basically said everything you've said above. I've been casually observing what Kerber has…
2015-09-05 04:02:13
John Vanatta
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Dave, I don't know why that is the "default response". I am not a regular ISFSI member, and I have no reason to defend or attack them as an organization. Maybe my response was poorly worded, or there is a misunderstanding. The instructor from my class did not mince any words-rescue is the priority, use…
2015-09-05 00:35:00
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Thank you for your comment John. I'm happy to hear you got the message clear by attending the class, but there are an estimated 1.2 million firefighters in the USA. They are not all going to be able to attend the class. Many will learn from people like you who attended the class and bring…
2015-09-04 23:49:29
Dave LeBlanc
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Just curious....why is the default response when someone disagrees with what ISFSI puts out that they have not read/studied/learned enough?
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