Kate
  • Female
  • Richland, WA
  • United States
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  • Brody Zimmerman
  • donald ray hampton
  • Fireman Larry
  • Justin Scott
  • Rob Young
  • Jason
  • Patience Ryan
  • Joe Frailey
  • douglas sigmon
  • larry mckendrick aka fireman fred
  • matthew moore
  • Tom Eades
  • john lance
  • Jerry Moore
  • DANNY

Kate's Discussions

Paramedic: Classroom or online programs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Briggs Nov 28, 2011. 11 Replies

Class A uniforms

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Sep 15, 2011. 6 Replies

volunteer testing

Started this discussion. Last reply by DaveS Mar 7, 2011. 1 Reply

 

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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Firefighter
Years in Fire/EMS:
6
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Benton County Fire District 4
Years With Department/Agency
0
My Training:
Fire Cadet; August 2004-June 2006
EMT-B; grad August 2006
Swiftwater Rescue 1st Responder; July 2009
Fire Recruit; April 2011-present
About Me:
I'm your average volunteer who does what they love and loves what they do. Recently graduated from college with a Bachelors in Occupational Health and Safety and just rolling with the punches to see where all this firefighting takes me in the next 20-30 years. If you want to know more, look around my page.
Day Job:
Safety Specialist
Relationship Status:
Single
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I loved what I was learning and doing while in my fire department's high school program and I didn't stop doing it.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
it never gets old
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Scene safety....BSI

I think we have all seen at least one of our own colleagues, know someone or have done it ourselves....jumping into a scene without totally screening the scene for hazards or wearing appropriate PPE.

Kate's Blog

Fire fighter REHAB

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 1:16pm 0 Comments

I am exploring the possibility of entering the side of FF Rehab while I heal from a knee injury last spring but I'm not sure how great the opportunity is. Last time I did rehab work was in high school when I couldn't go interior. So I'm no stranger but feel there's so much to learn about just rehab programs in FD. Our department is in the process of creating a medical surveillance program and with my EMS background, this would be something new and exciting to place on FD resume. But again,…

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Introducing your new RECRUIT

Posted on April 12, 2011 at 12:32pm 1 Comment

After much anticipation on getting a final phone call from the Fire Department, I was told on Friday that I had been accepted into Recruit Volunteer school, Sunday was orientation and paperwork and last night was first night of Wildland school! Talk about fast paced! I found myself wanting to soak up everything I can training wise like I was 18 again! But this was not possible without the support of friends, family and FFN....so thank you!

CPAT in 3 weeks!!!

Posted on February 26, 2011 at 10:04pm 2 Comments

I just recieved a phone call today from a training officer inviting me to test for their volunteer ranks and found out that the written test is just 3 days before the CPAT and in about a month I would be starting recruit school. However I have never had to take the CPAT before because I was granfathered into my old department on that before they started requiring the CPAT in the district. I know what's on it and stuff but what is the best way to prepare for it in such a short time? Remember I… Continue

Firefighter 1 certification

Posted on December 21, 2010 at 4:32pm 4 Comments

Hey Guys,

 I have long debated whether I should pursue my FF 1 certification too. Eventually I would love to work as a Flight medic or a FF/Medic but I haven't totally decided yet. Until the next medic class cycle starts in Jan 2013, I have some time to to get pre-reqs and a FF1 completed. My biggest obtacle is finding the time to complete a FF1 Academy without quitting my current (non Fire/EMS) job. I've done some research on different FF1 programs and keep coming across this…

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Career change....FF/Paramedic or Paramedic

Posted on December 8, 2010 at 4:15pm 1 Comment

Recently, I have enrolled in a community college that offers both Fire Science and Paramedic degrees at night. It works perfect with my current work schedule until I complete both degrees and make a career change back into Fire/EMS full time. Although I am stoked to do this, I just found out that the F.S. program does not include the IFSAC FF1 certification. I have long debated whether I wanted to go just into EMS first and later add Firefighting if that's where I fel I needed to be. The…

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At 11:21pm on April 21, 2011, Fabulous Heather Days of Summer said…
Just wanted to give you an invite to come join the new singles chat I started in the group - Chief's Back Room Crew - since it seems more people hang out in there on a daily basis - i wanted to give some more opportunities for us fun singles to visit with each other and gather up more of the wandering singles in this site - so invite your single friends and come join us... see you around the pages. Lady Heather B

http://www.firefighternation.com/group/thebackroom/forum/topics/singles-social-chat-for?page=4&commentId=889755%3AComment%3A5630680&x=1#889755Comment5630680
At 2:19am on April 13, 2011, Justin Scott said…
congrats and good luck during recruit school
At 10:01am on May 20, 2008, Tom Eades said…
Looks like you've gotten a good early start on your career; that degree's going to come in handy when you make the move to administration!
At 10:37pm on May 1, 2008, Ron Maddox said…
Welcome to FFN. Be safe and have fun.
Ron
At 5:06am on May 1, 2008, Danny said…
Hi kate how are ya doing..Just stopped into say hi and welcome to ffn. I have a group for washington state firefighters and ems..feel free to take a look at my page and you will find it..Hello from Kennewick..
At 10:53am on April 30, 2008, Jerry Moore said…
just want to say hi
At 9:48pm on April 28, 2008, scott kauhn said…
welcome to ffn stay safe
At 10:40am on April 24, 2008, Rob Fritsche said…
welcome to ffn, stay safe
At 9:40pm on April 23, 2008, Jim aka Bick said…
JUST DROPPING BY TO SAY WELCOME TO FFN. I AM SURE YOU WILL ENJOY THE SITE.YOU CAN ADD ME AS A FRIEND IF YOU WANT TO, AND BE SAFE OUT THERE
At 5:19pm on April 23, 2008, Joel Swanson said…
Thanks for the ADD, Kate!
Have a great evening now!
 
 
 

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