Micheal A Whelan
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  • Traverse City, MI
  • United States
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Micheal A Whelan commented on Bruce C Ziebarth's blog post Daily Dumbass November 24, 2008
"You have to love this guy. Yes both of them. The husband for being the ultimate scammer, the tech for doing what techs do so well... Troubleshooting and not telling you how to fix it."
Feb 24, 2011
Micheal A Whelan commented on Bruce C Ziebarth's blog post Don't Sue McDonalds because YOU left naked photos lying around!
"A sad commentary on the state of our society. This is the epitomizes stupidity and lack of common sense. First take the photo's and leave them on an unsecure phone, second forget your phone and leave it in an open to the public common area. And…"
Feb 24, 2011
Micheal A Whelan commented on Bruce C Ziebarth's blog post One Reason People Get Frustrated at the Police
"I bet they did not name him after the officer."
Feb 24, 2011
Micheal A Whelan replied to timothy fento's discussion Accountability Tags
"Tim, Scene accountability starts with the SOP. It must be simple, published, trained and enforced. The enforcement is not just from the Chief down, but everyones responsibility. It is hard to instill discipline if you do not have the tools (SOP,…"
Oct 26, 2010
Micheal A Whelan commented on Christopher J. Naum, SFPE's group Command Safety
"Retired but not dead yet. Former non IC positions of Agency Health and Safety Officer, Incident Safety Officer, and Type 2 Safety Officer. Looking forward to participating in the group."
Oct 7, 2010
Micheal A Whelan joined Christopher J. Naum, SFPE's group
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Oct 7, 2010
Micheal A Whelan replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion IAFF Condemns Tennessee House Fire Policy
"I agree it is voluntary. Still comes down to it is about choice. You do not have to pay FDIC, FICA, and other taxes as long as you are willing to accept the concequences. There is no "requirement" in many states to provide emergency…"
Oct 7, 2010
Micheal A Whelan replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion IAFF Condemns Tennessee House Fire Policy
"We are acting like this is the first occurace of this. I am suprised and disappointed the IAFF came down on their own. I feel for the department and firefighters. Not an easy choice. The entire event is about choice. The county decided not to…"
Oct 7, 2010
Micheal A Whelan updated their profile
Oct 6, 2010
Micheal A Whelan updated their profile photo
Oct 6, 2010
Micheal A Whelan replied to John Karl Ambrusch, III's discussion Universal Firefighter ID Card
"Your system in New Jersey is probably from Salamander. If it is your ID is becoming the standard in your state and many others. If you went to the Fire Rescue International conference in Chicago this year, had your agency ID with you you could have…"
Oct 5, 2010
Micheal A Whelan replied to John Karl Ambrusch, III's discussion Universal Firefighter ID Card
"This idea has been around for more than a few years now. The Federal term coined FRAC, (First Responder Authentication Card) intended to speed up the check in of responders to Type 2 and Type 1 incidents. As per normal with a top down push the…"
Oct 5, 2010
Micheal A Whelan commented on DAVE's group Retirement Bound
"As for the what is next question.... I can give a few examples. One of our Chiefs retired, went fishing. That was good for 60 days. Now a Regional TSA supervisor... Loves it. Another Captain retired just after me, works on large wildland fire base…"
Oct 4, 2010
Micheal A Whelan replied to Louis N. Molino Sr.'s discussion Research for an article in the group International Association of Fire Chiefs- Safety Health & Survival Section
"You may take a look at the NIST (http://www.nist.gov/index.html) site. They have done a lot of accident investigations of the type of situations you describe. I do not know if all reports are available on line but we have used them through direct…"
Oct 4, 2010
Micheal A Whelan is now friends with Louise Thornton and Jimmy Roehner
Sep 30, 2010
Micheal A Whelan replied to Wendy Norris's discussion Firefighters Are At A Higher Risk For Getting Cancer- in the group International Association of Fire Chiefs- Safety Health & Survival Section
"I suspect that eventual research will prove valuable to our profession. I also believe we as officers and line personnel can do much to help the cause, protect ourselves, our sisters and brothers. One place we may start wearing our protective gear.…"
Sep 30, 2010

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Retired
Years in Fire/EMS:
35
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Elmwood Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
15
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Sister Lakes Fire Department
Grand Traverse County Fire Department
My Training:
FF 1 and 2, LEO 1 and 2, HMT, EMT-S, Training Officer, Training co-ordinator, Fire Investigator 2, ICS 100-300, Type 3 IC, WFO 3, Dive Master, Urban/wildland Spec, Type 2 Div, Safety, Medical, TFL/STL.... and so on that you collect after years of learning to do it right....
About Me:
Retired started a software company specializing in accountability and disaster management.
Day Job:
Run the company
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Passion, the rush, the science, just plain like to help.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Nothing can be greater than to serve!
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Safety, accountability, education, and understanding. The goal must be everyone goes home!

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At 2:20am on October 2, 2010, slyvia said…
Nice To Meet You,
My name is Miss slyvia koneh, As I whisper my prayer tonight and went into search for a nice friend at www.firefighternation.com I came across your contact,My mind and my heart told me to contact you for friendship, A friend who truly understand his or her friend and share their feelings together. please kindly accept my request, I believe that distance or age can never be a barrier but let's love connect us because love is a bridge that connected far distance to be close to each other, I will send my pictures to you immediately i receive your reply at my email address
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At 4:00pm on September 22, 2010, Firewriter said…
Welcome to FFN!
At 3:10pm on September 22, 2010, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Michael, 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.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon
 
 
 

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