Basic NFPA 1403-Live Fire Training, IEM-700 Introduction NIMS, Extrication Awareness and Operations, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations, Flashover Survival and Flamable Liquids & Gases Training, and Firefighter Essentials. Am working on getting My Firefighter 1 training as well.
Well I am a Cowboy turned Firefighter/Truckdriver. I love the country life, and all that goes with it. I have three girls and a son who dont live with me. I love rideing my motorcycle as well as my horse. I enjoy fishing, hunting and rodeos. I love to help my community and people thats the reason I joined a dept. I am a member of the Knights of the Inferno Firefighters M.C. a NJ, international and non-profit motorcycle club and am Pesident/Chaplain of our Idaho Chapter. I am also a member of the Christian Motorcycleists Association,and the Patriot Guard Riders. I am accused of one bad habbit though talk to much. So will stop talken and get to work.
Being a Firefighter has always been something I have wanted to do. My home towns, City and Rural Depts, where full so was never able to get on. So when moved to NewPlymouth, was able to get on with the local Fire Dept.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
The ability and comitment to serve My Comunity, the Friendship of My fellow Firefighters on Our Dept.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Training and Firefighter health issues, also lack of funding for smaller Depts. I also feel that there needs to be more support from Employers, when it comes to Employees that are Firefighters/EMTs. , to be able to leave work when a second padge comes in for help.
I did get on the horse for the first time about a week ago... I am enjoying working with my sister...she is great with the horses! Ithink I got a concussion the other day... I hit my head REALLY hard into a wooden board...I forgot it was on top of the gate...so I forgot to duck!! It REALLY hurt. I don't think I will forget next time!!!