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Old 07-02-2018, 08:01 AM   #21
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Flyboy I had to chuckle when you mentioned firefighter arson. The irony is real. TBH I haven't been a line firefighter for several years now. Health problems sidelined me. I do work for an insurance adjustment firm doing fire loss investigations when electricity could be a factor. I also consult with several area fire marshal's offices. One of the things I've learned along the way is to never stop learning. I don't think I'm narcissistic, even though I hold my journeyman license, I don't do electrical work full time, because health issues limit my ability to climb a ladder. I'm sure many people on this forum know more than me and that's why I joined. Collective wisdom...
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:11 AM   #22
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Flyboy, I take it you're in NY? Correct me if I'm wrong, but NY state doesn't have a statewide license for journeyman electricians. I'm in the state next door, and had a job I couldn't do in dutchess county. The town wanted me and my dad to take their electrical exam but the job was asap. That was a few years ago so maybe things have changed?
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Flyboy, I take it you're in NY? Correct me if I'm wrong, but NY state doesn't have a statewide license for journeyman electricians. I'm in the state next door, and had a job I couldn't do in dutchess county. The town wanted me and my dad to take their electrical exam but the job was asap. That was a few years ago so maybe things have changed?
No, there are either city and/or city/village licensing requirements in NY depending where you are. Duchess County does not have an electrical license requirement, but Poughkeepsie does.

When I do work in Poughkeepsie, they accept my reciprocal Newburgh license.
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Ok thanks Flyboy. The job was in Wingdale.
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I don't think I'm narcissistic, even though I hold my journeyman license, I don't do electrical work full time, because health issues limit my ability to climb a ladder.

Thanks for that tidbit of information you did not share on your profile.
You sure do wear a lot of hats.
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I thought I mentioned that in my profile. We all wear a lot of hats. I was inducted into the electrical trade by my father, who owns a small (4 trucks) company. As for the fire service, I became an emt in high school (we had a community service requirement) and progressed from there. I started doing fire investigations because I could no longer handle the physical aspects of the job. My work now is part time, both in the trade and investigations. Only done 4 fires this year.
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I thought I mentioned that in my profile. We all wear a lot of hats. I was inducted into the electrical trade by my father, who owns a small (4 trucks) company. As for the fire service, I became an emt in high school (we had a community service requirement) and progressed from there. I started doing fire investigations because I could no longer handle the physical aspects of the job. My work now is part time, both in the trade and investigations. Only done 4 fires this year.

Mentioning you were a licensed journeyman should have been your first thought when registering.
After all, this is a professional electrician forum.

Ya think that might have been important?
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My mistake. I took it for granted that not everyone in the trade has-or even needs-a license. I was lucky. Because my father has his own company, it made things much easier for me.
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Fire inspectors are trained in fire inspections, not electrical theory. There is an entire world of cause and effect they are not aware of, that isn't their job... they find electrical as the cause and, to them, it's as simple as that.




You are correct....... Fire inspectors are fire inspectors,


Fire investigators which are a different group and trained to investigate cause and origin of fires are a whole different breed of people. While no one is correct 100% of the time they usually can pinpoint the cause and origin pretty successfully.
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