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Started this discussion. Last reply by ashfire May 1, 2010. 12 Replies

Hello everyone. I'm new around here, so I hope this message is going to where I intended it to go... lol. I'm David, a 33 yrs old firefighter from Edegem, Antwerp in Belgium. I'm sergeant, volunteer,…Continue


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"Have to take chemistry-exam for promotion... First going for a swim in hydrogen- and oxygen-molecule mixture. Damn, it got to me already???"
Aug 21, 2011
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Apr 25, 2011
David Poppe commented on DUST's group SOCCER/FOOTBALL FANS
"True about the name ;-) but I must say I understand the rest of your comment. Let's say Leeds achieved a bit more in their history than Beerschot... On the other hand: Seven championship titles in between the two world wars, three Cup finals,…"
Apr 25, 2011
David Poppe commented on DUST's group SOCCER/FOOTBALL FANS
"Sorry, just realised that probably doesn't tell you much... Beerschot: one out of two clubs in Antwerp-city, Belgium. Playing first division, not quite Champions-league material at this time :-/ Leeds currently playing in English first…"
Apr 24, 2011
David Poppe commented on DUST's group SOCCER/FOOTBALL FANS
"Local: Beerschot; Sympathy: Leeds United AFC; World: Don't really care. Just like watching :-) Although I must admit to being kind of a success-supporter of the Belgian team, when they're doing ok... lol"
Apr 24, 2011
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Apr 24, 2011
David Poppe left a comment for Cindy Boeing
"Hi Cindy! Thanks for the nice comment. Our marriage was all about the FD that day... My wife is a firefighter's daughter, that's how we met. About half an hour before that picture was taken, a call came in... so half the dept. was gone...…"
Nov 18, 2010
David Poppe and Cindy Boeing are now friends
Nov 18, 2010
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Honoring All of our Fallen Brothers and Sisters who have given their lives to serve as Firefighters/EMS to Their Communities.See More
Oct 23, 2010
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Jun 23, 2010
David Poppe commented on Mike France's group The DECON Group
"Thanks for inviting me chief. Curious about the organisation and used materials. I'll be happy to explain how things work (or are supposed to...) on this side of the globe. Grtz, David."
May 15, 2010
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May 15, 2010
David Poppe replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion Explosion During Training Burn Injures Alberta Firefighters
"I hope everything turns out ok... bet they didn't see this one coming. Who would on an excercise... Take care colleagues."
May 12, 2010
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May 2, 2010

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Edegem FD
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
My Training:
Regarding firedept.: firefighter, corporal (firefighting, rescuetechniques), sergeant (supervising interventions fire/rescue, hazardous substances, HRM), Hazardous substances reconnaissance (haven't got a clue how things are called overseas, but it's got to have a name...)
About Me:
I'm married to Sabrina, Firefighters daughter, and have 3 children aged 19mnth's, 4yrs and 10yrs. joined dept. in 1999. Meanwhile moved to the firestation, where we answer emergency calls and send out the cavalry... The whife does dispatch while I participate in the"field work".
Day Job:
Safety advisor (projects in refineries, power plants etc.)
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Got to know a few local heroes, and got bitten by the "global firefighting-virus", no cure available...
Why I Love Fire/EMS
These guy's would go thrue a blazing fire for me, and right back at them...
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Finding new colleagues to join the corps, especially volunteers seems to get harder by the years. The courses, trainings and other demands also grow harder by the years, so I guess it's a natural consequence... That and people getting more selfish.

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At 1:00pm on April 30, 2010, Capt.Alex Arnold said…
Welcome to the Fire Fighter's Nation, David. I hope that you enjoy the site and visit often. It is always good for us in the U.S. to get the perspectives of fire fighters from other countries.
Be safe and learn something new today
At 1:39am on April 28, 2010, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
David, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon
At 10:56pm on April 27, 2010, Leo Cartwright said…
Hi there David; I’m Leo, a Paramedic from Victoria - Australia, I would like to Welcome you to FFN & hope U enjoy this site and gather as many friends during your stay. If you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends. If I have not added you as a friend, it’s because I have reached my Max and I am waiting for members to reply to me.
I also collect Patches and badges and would love to show one of yours in my collection. I am looking for Police, Medical, Ambulance, S&R; Dispatcher & Fire Service patches. If U are interested, or U know someone in these groups please contact me. My Email is lecar1@bigpond.net.au
If you feel like sending me one of your Service patch … don’t be shy….
My address is:-
Leo J. Cartwright
246 Kay Street
NOTE: David the last question just means what are some of the probles or issues that effect your fire service? like wages, working hours, rosters, equipment, volunteer needs, ect; ect.
Cheers Leo

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