Fire Off 2, EMT-P, HazMat Tech, Fire Safety Off, Fire Service Instuctor, BLS Instructor, Fire Investigator
Spent 9 years serving my country in the military (Army/Navy). Started Emergency Medicine in 1989 while serving as a medic. Was a volunteer firefighter for 2 years then became paid. I have been with the department since 1995 and works as the Training Officer for our department.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Spent 9 years in the military helping people as a medic. Tried being a cop for a couple of years and decided I could better help people by being a firefighter.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
See top of chart on Maslow's Heiarchy of needs. (LOL)
Top Issues Facing Responders:
We are losing too many first responders while responding to calls and recruiting volunteers.
i am at the naval hospital for another couple months. my eaos is november of this year and right now there is nothing that interests me in staying in at all. i hope to have my firefighter one and two and my EMT done by then and only have to go through my paramedic and the rest of my rt classes after that.
Hey Doc - welcome to FFN from Tennessee! Saw you're a HazMat Team member and want to invite you to SpillEaters.com which is where we spill hazmat info, training ideas and information that will help us be better prepared for calls that involve hazmats. Stop by if you get the chance and stay safe out there!