Matthew Powers
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  • Bridgewater, ME
  • United States
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Matthew Powers's Discussions

When Did You Stop Looking at the Service with Rookie Eyes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Rocke Jul 21, 2010. 11 Replies

With a lot of posts lately that are from rookies talking about their adventures in their POVs, or how they speak publicly of private events.  I was guilty of similar things when I was looking through…Continue

Pumper Trailer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Reynolds May 25, 2010. 14 Replies

Has anyone ever used a trailer mounted fire pump in the range of 1000 - 1500 gpm?  I work in a rural department where water supply is a definitive factor in our success.  My thought is that a trailer…Continue

Crazy Calls

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norm Tindell May 16, 2010. 2 Replies

It's Friday and the message boards seem to be playing the same old threads that have been here for a couple of days.  Just to mix things up a little, please share your craziest call.  It could be…Continue

Little Giant Ladders

Started this discussion. Last reply by DUST May 7, 2010. 13 Replies

Last night was ladder test night down to the house.  We tested out extension and roof ladders and everything went well.  Then came the Little Giant, now I am not advocating for a specific product…Continue

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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
6
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Bridgewater Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
6
My Training:
FF I/II (enrolled)
Fire Service Instructor I/II
HazMat Awareness
S130/S190
AHA CPR/AED
EMT-Basic
EMT-Intermediate (enrolled)
Day Job:
IT/Electronics Repair
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I rather selfishly wanted to make sure my wife was in the best hands when I was out of town.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
No two events are the same. The constant need for preparedness and awareness keep me on my toes.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Justifying local fire departments / staffing when call volume is low, and critical injuries are down.

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At 1:23pm on August 26, 2010, DALE G. PEKEL said…
Thanks for the feedback also brother - Glad to hear the training went well!!
At 1:20pm on August 26, 2010, DALE G. PEKEL said…
Hello Mattew,

Thanks for the invite Brother! - All the best to you and your Department,

Dale G. Pekel
At 9:44am on July 30, 2010, Mathew Douglas Giles said…
Good look on that photo never thought about that thanks
At 10:11am on July 14, 2010, Paul Montpetit said…
Thanks for the add...don't feel that you can't criticize as well...we all learn from one another here...I can take as well as dish it out...LOL Stay safe Brother...remember to Keep the Faith..........Paul
At 5:47pm on May 3, 2010, Jack/dt said…
Matt, thanks for the add. Glad you realize that the cow flop was just me kidding and not taking a slam at you. Too many think the other way... at some point I may try to be be more warm and fuzzy.
Yeah, probably not.
Stay safe,
Jack
At 3:05pm on December 22, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Matthew, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon
 
 
 

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