"1) The company officer in my eyes is the heartbeat of training for his company and the department. Daily training can consist of simply as talking about a known incident whether in his department or another agency and how we could mitigate that…"
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
New Hamburg Fire,NY., New Hackensack Fire, NY., Dutchess County Haz-mat NY., Contra Costa Fire Academy, CA., and Apex Fire, NC.
From NY, CA, to NC., FFI, FFII, DO Aerials & Pumps, Technical Rescue, EMT-B, Haz-mat Ops+, & USAR certified. Level II Fire Instructor FFI, FFII, Technical Rescue Qualified.
I am 47 y/o an happily married with three beautiful girls 19, 9, and 7. I joined the fire service January 14, 1980 with New Hamburg Fire, NY. I am a Level II Fire Instructor where I work for five community colleges in Johnston County, Nash Community, Durham County, Wake Community, & Robeson Community, NC. I am currently in the process of starting my own fire fighting business called, "Fully Involved Training". Most of my friends call me "Brother Biscuit".
Fire Instructor II
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I joined because where I used to live near a fire station the fire trucks federal Q siren would excite me. I also love the feeling of going on fire calls and making a difference in someone's life.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
"Learn to Teach, Teach to Learn"
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Fire fighter safety, car fires not wearing the proper PPE, entanglement hazards, FF's calling a Mayday, & RIT / RIC Teams management.
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I am a Firefighter/EMT and recent graduate from the Fire Academy at IRSC. I grew up making music and since I am still on the hunt for a fire job, I found myself inspired to make Firefighter Tribute Songs to honor this amazing industry. Here is a link to my website where you can hear and see my songs and videos. I hope you enjoy them.
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