Friday, October 19, 2012
The MAETRC conference will be held in Roswell next weekend.
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Friday, October 19, 2012
Fifty local firefighters will learn the ins and outs of vehicle rescue at the Metro Atlanta Extrication and Technical Rescue Conference (MAETRC) on Oct. 26-27. During the event, participating firefighters will gain hands-on experience with new and modern vehicle extrication techniques. Select lessons and demonstrations will include: new car technology, HALO, seat ramming, tunneling, working the interior, moving vehicles and vehicles against objects. Firefighters will practice these skills on 25 cars that were generously donated by Newell Recycling. The course will be led by Captain Robert Joyner and Retired Battalion Chief Tony Bedenbaugh with the Columbia Fire Department in South Carolina. Together, Joyner and Bedenbaugh have more than 53…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Alpharetta firefighters are currently training to use a personal rescue system that lets them use any window frame to escape from a hostile situation, which Roswell would like to have as well.
With the use of a a simple rescue system that lets them use any window frame to get out of a dangerous situation, firefighters in Alpharetta won't need to wait for other personnel to put a ladder up to a window for them to escape an out of control fire anymore - it's a system Roswell would like in their firefighters gear, as well. "We are also looking at the same device that Alpharetta Fire has purchased," Roswell Fire Chief Ricky Spencer told Roswell Patch in an e-mail. Spencer said the department has already priced out the "very valuable tool," but is still looking to identify funds for the purchase. On Tuesday, a group of firefighters in Alpharetta were being trained as trainers so that all 150 active members of the department can learn…
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
A piece of the World Trade Center's Tower 2 was in Roswell yesterday before it headed to a fundraiser in Marietta last night and then, ultimately, onto its permanent destination at the San Diego Fire Museum.
The piece of steel on a makeshift display at Roswell Fire Station 1 yesterday was once a part of the World Trade Center in New York before the infamous attacks of September 11, 2001. Now, the steel is being donated to the San Diego Fire Museum, but it's taking the long-way-around to get there as it journeys cross-country, making several stops along the way. Thanks to the Terry Farrell Foundation, named for a New York firefighter who died in the attacks, people throughout the country will get to see the steel. The foundation has nine chapters throughout the country, including one in Georgia, and helps fund educational, medical and equipment needs for local firefighters and their families. The piece of steel travels to Tuscaloosa, AL. today…
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
“You can go from one to 1000 in a nanosecond. Everything is calm and fine, and then bam! All hell breaks loose."
It takes a special kind to run towards a fire. Sandy Springs firefighters say helping people is a passion and sometimes an adrenaline rush, but the job is not without its challenges. They work 24-hour shifts – several shifts at a stretch if they choose to do so. And the emergency calls can come in a flash. “You’ve got to be physically and mentally prepared to deal with it, no matter what comes,” said Royce Turner, a part-time firefighter in Sandy Springs and full-timer for the City of Atlanta. “You can go from one to 1000 in a nanosecond. Everything is calm and fine, and then bam! All hell breaks loose. That kind of stress on your mind and body can wear you down if you’re not mentally strong,” said Turner. He’s used to it. When Sandy …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Members of the Roswell Fire Department were recognized during the Roswell City Council meeting.
State Senator John Albers presented a resolution from the Georgia State Senate honoring the Roswell Fire Department for their service to the community and 2010 Boot Drive collection.