firefighter I,II,III .fire Instructor I,II,III .Fire Officer I,II .Airport Firefighter I,II,Aircrash Fire Rescue,Virginia Aircraft Rescue Firefighting,Hazmat Awareness, Hazmat Ops,Vehicle Rescue I, Vehicle Rescue Awareness and Operations, Rope Rescue I NFA Leadership I,II Trench Rescue I,II Farm Machinery Rescue I Nims 100,700,800,200,300,400,701A,702A,703A,704,Motorsports Emergency Training, EVOC 1,2,3. Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator.Pumper/Operator, Rural Pumper Water Supply, Public fire and Safety educator I,Comm. with Children, NFA Arson Investigator I,II,III, Fire Attack I,II ,L.P. Gas,Search & Rescue,Confined Space Rescue I,II, Meth lab training.(FEMA) NFA Incident Safety Officer.Operation Lifesaver Emergency Response.Rail & Industrial fire fighting. Locomotive fire response.Forest Fire Strategy and Tactics. Fire Investigation I,II,III,VI. VFIRS.FEMA AWR 147: Rail Car Incident Response.FEMA AWR 148: Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents.FEMA AWR 209 Dealing with the Media.FEMA MGT 335 Event Security Planning for Public Safety Professionals.FEMA AWR 187-W Terrorism and WMD Awareness in the Workplace.The Bullet Proof Mind: Mental Preparation for combat.Virginia Department of Fire Programs Written Test & Skills Test Elvaluator.Traffic Incident Management for Emergency Responders.International Code Council Wildland-Urban Interface.NOAA Skywarn Trained Observer.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
The desire to serve my community along with that inborn thrill to "tame the devil".
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Saving lives and property, And helping anyone in need.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Knowing all the ins and out of being a true firefighter. It takes more than turn-out gear and a red light in your windshield.