I an a displaced Husker up in Wyo, was born and live in Hastings till I was about 11, would like to here about (home) and what ever. I am a Lt with our combo Dept on the volunteer side with 10 yrs under my belt so far."
I am a ff up in Wyoming, I have a son who lives in your town. Would like to keep in the loop with you on what is going on in your area and perhaps trade tips, stories,ideas ect...
"It is tough to manage professionalism in a volunteer department. Our department we strive to encourage it by 1, we take the same oath as the career side and 2, by policy and lastly by self policeing. At anytime we are on duty(on scene or at a public…"
"Now for the main question(s) 1. I have a duty as a firefighter I will do it to the best of my ability on each call. I consider risk-vs-gains and safety first if the situation does not meet these two basic guides I re-evaluate.
2. Training come to…"
"Sorry to argue about the volunteer(s)not taking the same oath we do here and as a combo dept we eat sleep live at the station along side our career brothers and sisters, we just don't do it every day.
Frist I want to say kudos for reaching out to your dream, taking the first step is always the hardest but the rest of them will be easier. You are well searved to get as much training as you can, It will searve you best when the time…"
frank, hey man, thanks for the add but a bad move on your part because now your gonna have to write once in awhile to help me remember who you are :-D ,,,, tell about anything, life, the wife, the job, kids even grand-ones if ya have them or even a good joke ,,,, nothing like exchanging e-mails with friends when it's slow here at the station or at home when i'm chill-in ,,,,
C-ya, be safe, god bless and merry christmas ,,,,
Frank, welcome to the group ,,,, it's a fun place & does have some interesting blog discussions but i also like seeing how other departments do the same thing ,,,, i also like looking at different styled apparatus's used all over the world ,,,, i'm a crash firefighter and we have some of the weirdest ,,,, word to the wise, if you trade patches be careful, there are a few people here that just want to get, then not send one back ,,,, i won't mail anything now till i have something in hand ,,,, my goal now is not to get a patch from you i do not collect them ,,,, (but i will trade duty tee-shirts from far away countries and that's how i got "BURNED", i sent the sleaze a tee-shirt & 3 patches and got nothing back ...) i'm just watch-n your back, something most of us on the job understand, it's a big part of what the brotherhood and the family is all about ,,,, if you wanna add me as a friend, great ,,,, if not, that too is OK because this message is intended to mostly welcome but also warn you at the same time ,,,,
what we do makes a difference, be safe, god bless and smile a lot, it will piss someone off lmao :) :) ,,,,
PS: pics, pics and more pics ,,,,