Cody Patrick
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Fire Department as Scapegoats?

Started this discussion. Last reply by ashfire Jul 22, 2012. 20 Replies

What makes the fire service so easy to use as a scapegoat for local governments hurting for cash? BCFD just disbanded Squad 11 and Truck 15 on 7-9-12 and Truck 10 is supposed to be scheduled to be…Continue

Moral and Brotherhood

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathan Henderson Dec 5, 2011. 4 Replies

What are some ways you keep up moral and keep the brotherhood alive in your station and with mutual aid companies? For example at my station, we go out from time to time on apparatus and go out to…Continue

Bob Page's "Multi Lead Medic's" Seminar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cody Patrick Nov 16, 2011. 2 Replies

If you are an ALS provider, or ALS student or even an EMT-B who simply wants to learn more I highly recomend his course. I just got back from sitting in it and it was amazing. He presents 12 and 15…Continue

General Training

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Dec 5, 2011. 13 Replies

How often does your company do training? What skills do you guys frequently train on? Whats some of your more interesting trainings you done on a company level?Continue

 

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Jared micheal freeman replied to Cody Patrick's discussion Truck or Engine? in the group The Volunteers
"Engine."
Oct 5, 2012
Cody Patrick replied to Matthew Marra's discussion Getting a firefighting degree
"Check with your state fire school they know the ins and outs of this. Also check with the local community colleges, trade and tech schools in your area. They are the best places to check, Also try some of the online colleges. Make sure your…"
Aug 26, 2012
ashfire replied to Cody Patrick's discussion Fire Department as Scapegoats?
"Nothing has changed as yet. This fire commission was formed back in the early 60s to control the tax money issued to the volunteer depts because many depts were not getting the mount of money they needed because of their tax area.  Charter…"
Jul 22, 2012
John Crabbe replied to Cody Patrick's discussion Fire Department as Scapegoats?
"Ashfire,   Still not seeing any reasoning for an anti union type of response for what the unions did as you alluded to in your response. You mentioned that you weren't coming down on unions but then mention how union members were involved…"
Jul 22, 2012
ashfire replied to Cody Patrick's discussion Fire Department as Scapegoats?
"Before the last county exec, who was in office for eight years, the fire combo fire service worked together under some good career fire chiefs. Then there were chiefs that had both sides at odds with the chief or the chief that right …"
Jul 21, 2012
John Crabbe replied to Cody Patrick's discussion Fire Department as Scapegoats?
"I won't pretend to understand the particular issues facing the county you are in, but what you are describing is nationwide as well. When you say people volunteering are "forced" to leave the county.....I'm guessing you mean that…"
Jul 19, 2012
ashfire replied to Cody Patrick's discussion Fire Department as Scapegoats?
"Training was pushed by the county back years ago for the volunteers and many met the needed training and exceded most of it, but in the past few years money has fallen off from training classes because the state and the county have been having…"
Jul 19, 2012
John Crabbe replied to Cody Patrick's discussion Fire Department as Scapegoats?
"They were working behind the scenes to change the emergency services by finding a way to undermine the volunteer half of the service by use of laws and bylaws.   Depends on perspective. In RTW states such as the one you are in, political action…"
Jul 19, 2012
ashfire replied to Cody Patrick's discussion Fire Department as Scapegoats?
"Not that I am coming down on unions because I belong to a union working for a county angency, but during our last election the county fire and police unions were involve in the election of the soon to be county executive and part of his office force…"
Jul 19, 2012
lutan1 replied to Cody Patrick's discussion Fire Department as Scapegoats?
"We're our own worst enemy. So many beleive the whole mantra of "we save lives" or similar is our saving grace. It's not. We need to educate the bean counters on what we actually do. We need to work to get rid of the perception…"
Jul 18, 2012
ashfire replied to Cody Patrick's discussion Fire Department as Scapegoats?
"We give elected officials a term of four years and they can run for a second term unless the people decided they want another person to run for a office before a second term. Years ago before term limitations we had officials in office over 12 years…"
Jul 17, 2012
Ben Waller replied to Cody Patrick's discussion Fire Department as Scapegoats?
"His, ours, the voting 51%, or the elected officials?  :-)    "
Jul 17, 2012
Ben Waller replied to Cody Patrick's discussion Fire Department as Scapegoats?
"We already have term limits.  All it takes is for 51% of the voting populace to vote for a non-incumbent candidate, and the incumbent's term is thereby limits."
Jul 16, 2012
Ben Waller replied to Cody Patrick's discussion Fire Department as Scapegoats?
"I disagree with it, too, and pretty much for the same reasons. Elected officials much of their time just staying elected. Fire Chiefs don't have that kind of time, especially if they're good ones."
Jul 16, 2012
John Crabbe replied to Cody Patrick's discussion Fire Department as Scapegoats?
"I heard where citizens in some town, city or county was allowed to vote for fire and police chief to run their depts.Maybe we should vote for everyone that sits in the seat of any dept everywhere.Could be some better people out there than those that…"
Jul 16, 2012
ashfire replied to Cody Patrick's discussion Fire Department as Scapegoats?
"What everyone needs to do is if they don't have it in the laws of their area is TERM LIMITATIONS in and it in. Limit the years any politician can hold any office they are elected to. Who says they needed the high saleries they get and all their…"
Jul 16, 2012

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
4
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Community Fire Company of Rising Sun
Years With Department/Agency
4
Dept. Web Site:
http://www.cfcrs.org
My Training:
Firefighter I/II
Rescue Technician
Confined Space Technician
EMT-B/IV Technician(MD)
HazMat Operations
Various other Fire/EMS trainings/ Certifications
About Me:
The only thing I've ever known is the fire service. Firefighter-EMT, collector/ preserver fire service history.
Day Job:
EMT-P student
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Its a family tradition, 3rd generation firefighter. My whole life has revolved around the fire service. From day one I've had one goal in life: be a firefighter.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Underpaid, Over worked, and Under Appreciated, whats there not to love? The fire/EMS service has a certain romanticism to it.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Politics
Under qualified leaders
Failure to Evolve with the times
Failure to use your training
Failure to train
Poor Building construction
On Scene Violence
Failure to remember our history

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At 9:49pm on January 22, 2012, Firefighter said…

Thanks for the add.

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At 1:06am on November 15, 2011, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Cody, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

Chief William Sharp

Brookings Fire / Rescue

 

 
 
 

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