"Thanks for reading Mick, much appreciated, and your thoughts and opinion is also appreciated. Was a family of LEO's and I was black sheep in EMS/Fire. 27yrs for me. Good to see you still in FD., health has to be no.1. Firehouses(CalFire/CDF)…"
"Think you are right about that, Dave. It seems that men and women who are Law Officers are more cohesive as a group. One of things that has made this happen is their own response in helping teenagers. It is a nation wide, world wide,…"
"You Sir, are in a powerful place to make it easier for other SJFD members to be accepted alone in your dept. as it is one of Calif's largest.
During this day the Catholic Church also made a statement...congrats!"
Other FF & EMS friends of the rainbow to join together to support this group.WHY are we afraid to have our own Union or Group along the States?This has never worked out west very well.I guess that was the main question.It seems every dept. has one or two of us, but we don't join a group or club showing acceptance.Now I see more PD/SO brothers and sisters accepted by their brethen more than us EMS & FF's.See More
We are the National EMS & Firefighters Pride Alliance (NEFPA) representing Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service professionals and volunteers. www.mynefpa.orgSee More
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Safety Management Systems, Eagle AirMed, Rural Metro, City of Rialto, County of Riverside, ICEMA, LLUMC, SouthWest Amb., Mtn. Amb., Howard Amb., City of Ontario, Medevac Amb., Mercy Amb./Air, EMSA/MSTC of SBCo.
FEMA, Az DEMA, SCESA, BICEPP, CESA, OES-SLO, LLUMC, CDF, UCR, CSUSB, RCC, ChaffeyCC, OSHA and CSTI.
Just a lgbt guy that has done nothing else but PubSafety/EMS helping others learning to save lives.
My hobbies involved ed., i.e., Photography/Videography, Amateur/PS Radio, PSA's, helo flying and NASAR. Trauma extra and EMS Text Book reviewer for Orange Book Publishing Co.
Teaching EMResponse and Earthquake Prep/BLS/AED
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Starting my H.S.'s 1st EMS Explorer Post and Career Day to bring Ambo's and Heli On Campus, organized other interested students in a 10 mile radius. Film/Movie sets needed first aid responder. Ontario Motor Speedway-'Hell on Wheels' on location. 1Resp
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Dedication and chosen career at 15
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Personal Safety, burnout, fatique and boredom. Adrenelin junkies getting ahead of themselves without PPE and their brains firing correctly/timely.
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Dave, welcome to Firefighter Nation. Glad you dropped in to join. Lots to do, read and become involved with here.You will get out of this what you put into it. Your involvement here is important to us all.