David Keys
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  • Hume, IL
  • United States
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Boots that will fit.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd Apr 8, 2009. 4 Replies

 

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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter
Years in Fire/EMS:
Fire-25 years/EMS-2 years
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Hume Fire Protection District
Years With Department/Agency
26 years
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
None
My Training:
FF2, FF3, Haz-Mat Ops, Instructor, Extrication, First Responder, Live House Burns, Lp Gas, NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800, 1900 and others, EMT- Basic, AG Trauma, Radiological Hazardous Materials Course for now.
About Me:
I have been with the Hume FPD for 25 years. I started in 1977 and then moved away. I came back and have been on the department ever since. Began my EMS career in 2005 as an ambulance washer and became an EMT-B in 2006. Both services are volunteer.
Day Job:
Maintenance-Wal-Mart
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I live in a small community and most of my family has been or still is part of the fire department. The ambulance service in our area is volunteer and runs 24/7 with only 11 EMT's.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Be the first in and possibly be able to do some good.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
The lack of new firefighters and emt's. Retention of newbies and veterans. Training, training materials and willingness to train. Safety and health.

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Finally

Posted on March 13, 2008 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

Finally a site that has firefighters and ems that actually blog and communicate with each other. Old stories, new stories, ideas and comments traded amongst the ranks. Career and volunteer in one place. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. Later.

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At 6:12am on March 31, 2008, Tony P said…
So David, settled in well?
At 4:07pm on March 15, 2008, evon said…
be safe .,
At 6:59pm on March 13, 2008, Tony P said…
Welcome over mate! The other place was a nice idea, but it just didn't happen.
There's a lot of forum activity here - some good, some garbage - but that's life!
At 6:03pm on March 13, 2008, Jim aka Bick said…
JUST DROPPING BY TO SAY WELCOME TO FFN. I AM SURE YOU WILL ENJOY THE SITE.YOU CAN ADD ME AS A FRIEND IF YOU WANT TO, AND BE SAFE OUT THERE
At 8:28am on March 13, 2008, Robert Rice said…
David, Welcome to theFFN, stay safe brother.
 
 
 

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