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Volunteer Firemen

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BMFD92, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 698

    This thread is for all the fine volunteer firemen in the landscape industry. When there is a call and you are doing a lawn what do you do? I had a call the other day and I left my worker to finish up two lawns and I took the truck to the firehouse. I was gone for an hour and my worker was sitting for 20 minutes. Has this ever happened to you guys? What do you guys do when the call comes in?
     
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    Im a solo operator and Im a vol ff/emt. If it is a call that needs alot of manpower I load up and go. If its a minor car accident and im 15 miles away then its no need for me to try and go. If I am working in the area I usually try to go.
     
  3. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,306

    I try to get there no matter what, all my lawns are close to the town I live in, its a pretty small town, but when theres a call and I can Ill get there. Last night we had a power outage and we were out on the highway directing traffic.

    Jeff
     
  4. NC Scaper

    NC Scaper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    I do the same as grass cuttin fool, Its gotta be big before I load the rig
     
  5. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,432

    If im in the middle of the job, i will finish before i head to the station.Medicals and accidents theres always enough people around that its no big deal if i miss it.If theres a fire i will explain to the customer why i have to leave (if there home) and ill come back to finish in a few hours.. 99% of they time they totally understand.
     
  6. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    Well if the trailer is loaded up and I am on the road then yes. Otherwise its has to be something worth while. I live 3.5 miles from the station and most of my accounts are farther away than that. We have several member with landscaping business. So on more than one occation we have had 4 trucks and trailers in the parking lot.

    I have responsed with the Kubota to a brush fire, since it was just up the street. I was iching to use it to make a fire break. The dame brush truck got there first.
     
  7. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    I got kicked out when I dropped out of school, but if I was working in town (or within about a 5 minute drive) I would go no matter what. If I had somebody with me, they come and sit in my truck and do alittle equip. maintenance (fill trimmers blowers, change trimmer line, etc)..

    When I start back up in october (will be firefighter, not explorer).. I will continue to do the same thing unless I'm really really really busy or its a crappy call (we get alot of those around here)..
     
  8. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    BTW

    GVLawnCare is in the same dept... He does the same thing I do.. Load up and go if close enough..

    Two other guys in the dept. are lco's and also do the same thing..
     
  9. 2004F550

    2004F550 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    usually just keep working unless i hear the words confirmed and structure fire......ill get there for a good mva tho if i hear one w/ extrication etc
     
  10. jrs mowing

    jrs mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 86

    If I am close to town I will stop & go to the fh.
     

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