"Thank you for adding me to the group. I am hoping to learn what I can to help me in my career. Being a Fire Fighter is a brand new experience for me. I look forward to meeting other Fire Fighters and learn from their knowledge and experiences."
"Welcome to Firefighter Nation Carrie. Its awesome you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with here. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Chief William Sharp- Retired Brookings Fire / Rescue Living in…"
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I am a new member to the Harris VFD. I’ve always had an interest in the Fire Dept since I was a little girl. I figured due to my stature I was unable to be a fire fighter, besides when I was little it was only a mans job & lets face it I’m not a man. :) However Times have changed & women are now able to become fire fighters. My boyfriend is on the Department & talked with me about joining. I spent some free time at the Department learning about their jobs & touring the trucks & equipment. I chose to join & was accepted by city counsel on December 11, 2017. I currently attend college & am finishing up my last 6 weeks & will graduate with my Bachelors Degree in Healthcare Business Management. I am a mother of 3 teenage daughters. My life is busy & my youngest has chosen to join the Department as a Junior Fire fighter. I’m excited to share the experiences this will bring & am proud to be such a great role model for my girls. :) My other two daughters help with events at the Hall or parades. I currently struggle with anxiety & completed a drill in my turnout gear. I learned that I need to learn breathing techniques that will help me remain calm, keep my heart rate under control & allow me to think. Our department is currently in the process of ordering new gear as ours is older. I am excited to have gear that fits me & is able to be moved in. I’m excited for this new chapter & journey in my life. :)
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I want to help my community & ensure my fellow citizens are safe.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
It’s rewarding & has unique experiences& knowledge.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
I’m still learning so I’m not sure of any existing issues.
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Welcome to Firefighter Nation Carrie. Its awesome you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with here. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Chief William Sharp- Retired Brookings Fire / Rescue Living in Alaska