John L. VanAuken
  • 43, Male
  • New Plymouth, Idaho
  • United States
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Car VS Moose

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Hey my turn!!!! Caption this.

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I said breath, darn you, breath!!! Caption this.

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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Driver / Engineer
Years in Fire/EMS:
8 yrs
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
NewPlymouth Rural Fire District. NewPlymouth Idaho
Years With Department/Agency
8 yrs
Web Site:
My Training:
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.
About Me:
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.
Day Job:
Local Truckdriver
Relationship Status:
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
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.

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At 2:04pm on January 22, 2011, Rachel said…
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 I forgot to duck!! It REALLY hurt. I don't think I will forget next time!!!
At 5:34pm on January 2, 2011, Rachel said…
Nice to meet you John. I also enjoy playing with my family's two horses..Though I have yet to ride them...been a little afraid to do that!!!!!
At 7:39pm on July 19, 2010, Jennifer Soper said…
My Uncle Fritz wanted me to tell you and all of his FFN friends to visit this site and tell your friends.
At 10:23pm on May 12, 2009, Brad said…
Hey did you live in Weiser and where you class of 94. I am with the Weiser Rural .
At 7:15am on April 27, 2009, WRFD 784 said…
So were about do you live in New Plymouth? My family has some really good freinds over that way so I kinda spent most of my life around there other than in Payette.

Jeremy WRFD 784
At 11:34pm on April 19, 2009, Tom Evans said…
Kewl dude! Thats good art work.
At 9:55am on March 14, 2009, Knights of the Inferno FFMC said…
Hey John, Hope all is well with you too. How's the recruiting coming along? Be safe on the ride & on the job!
At 10:55am on March 3, 2009, Knights of the Inferno FFMC said…
You be safe out there too. I replyed to your e-mail and hope to hear from you soon. Thanks again!

At 12:11am on February 27, 2009, Jason said…
2006 VTX1300R. Love the bike, now if the snow would leave i could ride it more
At 10:58am on August 19, 2008, FireCat said…

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