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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter, First Responder, Hazardous Materials Team Member, Driver / Engineer
Years in Fire/EMS:
15
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Hope Valley Wyoming Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
3
My Training:
Firefighter 1 and 2 certified Pro Board
RIT training
First Responder (just below EMT-B)
Emergency Vehicle Operations
Vehicle Rescue Technician
SCBA Instructor
Assistant Deputy State Fire Marshal (NFPA Inspector for fire code compliance)
Haz Mat Operations,
Haz Mat Technician,
Cameo/Aloha/Marplot,
ICS 100, 200 700, 800(NIMS)
Wildland operations 1 and 2
Jouvenile firesetters awareness
Evidence collection (haz mat)
Advanced Forestry operations,
Pump Operations,
Propane emergency Trained x 3(with live burn)
Tanker Shuttle operations
VFIS Highway Safety Program
VFIS drivers training Program
and many more I have taken
About Me:
Been on the job (yes even volunteer its my job, and my life) since 1993, loving every minute of it. I have rescued 2 people from burning houses, and more animals than I care to remember. (mental note, iguana's have a whip for a tail, and ferrets bite when freaked out) I am the go to guy when things need to get done, and My only reward is knowing I am making my community a safer place to be for all the residents and visitors who grace us with their presence.
Day Job:
Construction
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I am a fourth generation firefighter. Growing up around the firehouse gave me the desire to become like my family had, a member of the brotherhood.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Knowing that I am part of the firefighter family, and ensuring the life safety and property preservation of any and all whom live or visit the town. Firefighters that crave recognition are in the wrong business
Top Issues Facing Responders:
The top issue for the fire service is the declining support for the fire departments as a whole since 9-11. 9-11 brought on an immense if not overwhelming amount of support for all fire companies nationwide. It exposed America to the real job, and the reality that at any given moment we can be gone as firefighters. We are taken advantage of by cities, towns and the citizens. Always the first for budget cuts, and we make due each time. I think they need to create a grant that would provide money to fire departments with true need, for lack of budget funding, or community support. This grant should be easy to apply for and should limit ALL paid departments whom get funded through big tax dollars. Too often with funds match grants the smaller departments get left behind because they cant match the grant requirements but a city with millions of dollars can afford to throw money to match.
Firefighter Safety is something else which is growing more lax. There are many great officers and firefighters who are great at spreading the word safety, and not just spreading the word, but practicing what they preach as well. We have way too many damn injuries and deaths a year that are completely avoidable due to safety issues. Even basic things like not wearing a seatbelt will kill enough firefighters a year to show that there isn't enough being done to make ourselves safer

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Another firefighter arsonist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Engineco913 Feb 13, 2009. 5 Replies

HGH and steroids

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Mutual aid from 3000 miles away

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At 10:15pm on July 18, 2010, jim collier said…
I would like to join your firefighters in the outdoors. I hunt and fish in kentucky
At 10:16pm on May 20, 2010, Shannon H. Pennington said…
can u email me at firefighterveteran@hotmail.com and give me an update on how your doing...thanks cheers shannon pennington North American Fire Fighter Veterans Network
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At 3:30pm on February 9, 2009, Bob Allard said…
Thanks , no family that I know of, all of my family from day one came from England as I have done a family tree, if you want to have him contact me maybe we can check some more.

TKS
At 10:45pm on January 29, 2009, Ben Waller said…
You have some very, very sick friends. LMAO!!
At 10:42pm on January 29, 2009, Joe Stoltz said…
You never know what they'll find.

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At 3:30pm on January 27, 2009, LadyChaplain said…
Hello old guy.
At 2:21am on January 22, 2009, Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd said…
I can't believe that I'm hitting double nickles on Saturday... I've been doing some number crunching and this makes my 30th year, couple that with selling vacations time, COLA 3% end of year adjustment and prior employment in the Public Employee Retirement System may enable me to retire at 100% of my salary this coming March... Now that's a birthday present... Imagine not having to go back to work and get paid for it, all of it with out having to pay retirement or union dues. Happy Birthday to Me! And thanks for your friendship and encouragment. Never having met doesn't matter. You for whatever reason feel like a brother to me. Your good people buddy. My best brother! Your other brother from a different mother, Mike
At 3:33pm on January 19, 2009, Mary Ellen Shea said…
Popping in to say hi.

So hi.

:)
At 9:52pm on January 14, 2009, Mary Ellen Shea said…
I couldn't help but notice that the fire call from the other night made the Secret List.

Engineco913's Blog

Hello friends, brothers and sisters of Firefighter Nation. I'm not going to start this blog off like some I have read with the "sorry I haven't been around." Being busy is something that keeps me hap…

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 12:11am 7 Comments

Hello friends, brothers and sisters of Firefighter Nation. I'm not going to start this blog off like some I have read with the "sorry I haven't been around." Being busy is something that keeps me happy. Work has been slow with the difficult economy and people not willing to spend money to get their homes redone, but I have managed to keep moving forward and finding work where I can when I can.



My basis for the blog is to announce my upcoming marriage on April 25th. I am blessed to… Continue

Asbestos Incidents

Posted on January 23, 2009 at 10:30pm 4 Comments

Taken from my response to Asbestos incidents on the forums. The firefighter safety section isn't viewed nor responded to enough so I figured the exposure on the blogs would assist in more people reading the information.







Asbestos, the almighty cancer causing bad crap. They have asbestos insulation, siding and a variety of other nasty stuff. Asbestos is a nasty creation that has caused numerous cases of Mesothelioma in people who have had very little exposure as well as… Continue

The mistakes of yesterday are the answers to tomorrow

Posted on January 5, 2009 at 6:00am 10 Comments

"Trial by error." What do these words mean to you? In the fire service is there room for error? What is gained by making mistakes and what is lost?



Trial by error is something that we all experience. We all learn from our own mistakes and through the mistakes of people throughout history. The fire service is marked by a large quantity of mistakes and the corrective measures are what helps us create a standard to learn and train from.



Lets look at 9-11. Without getting into… Continue

Christmas 2008

Posted on December 24, 2008 at 1:30pm 5 Comments

I know there have been a large volume of posts about the Christmas season. (My Christmas is your holiday, suck it up) I write a blog here and there to stir up some thought process.



I have read Art (ChiefReason) and Mel's (FASNYtraining or Mary Ellen Shea) fantastic blogs about the Christmas season and have enjoyed both. I agree whole heartedly that this season more than any other, it is time to help those in our communities around us who are (amazingly) less fortunate. At a time… Continue

Extra reasons to be thankful

Posted on November 27, 2008 at 1:37pm 5 Comments

This Thanksgiving we all have something we are thankful for. Perhaps it's still having a job. Perhaps it's the addition to your family. Perhaps it's bringing your family together for a day of festivities. My family has been one that has been crunched by the economic issues we have all been facing. Construction has been a booming industry in my area and now we are all doing the law of the jungle theory. (survival of the fittest) The true companies with the best quality and good prices are the… Continue
 
 
 

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