Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer, EMS/Rescue Squad - Volunteer
Secretary / Treasurer, Firefighter / EMT-Basic, Other
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Dushore Fire Co. No. 1
Years With Department/Agency
EMT x 10 Years
Started out in fire; slowly took a liking to EMS more.. Maybe b/c the majority of the calls are EMS. I still turn out, but not with as much enthusiasm as in the past.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Just something that I wanted to do. My grandfather was a Forestry Warden and Fireman; my parents were involved. Rural folks, help each other, it's a rite of passage to step up, and be there when help is needed. It's been that way for a long, long time. I haven't enjoyed every minute of it, but I would never give it up.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I hate this question. I have no answer. It's important to me, to do what I do. I think I do it well, I'm big on quality, competency and high standards of care; and I have no problem telling people they're doing it wrong, but first I'll help them do it right.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Funding, recruitment, and standardization of education and resources.