"Hey, didnt know such patches or associations existed, I am a long time member of Little Mountain Masonic Lodge 281 in Little Mountain, SC, Also a York Rite member and both Hejaz and Jamil Shriner, love to talk more with guys involved in fire service…"
"FIREHOUSE SUB'S, I have had the plesure of eating at 2 of their locations within the last year. The 1st. was in Charlotte, N.C. and I must say it was off the hook, really good and the decor, well lets just say you feel like your eating in a…"
"As for me hand tools and potable tools such as sawz-alls, Black Hawk hand operated hyd. rams and spreaders and the Power Hawk Technologies tools and rams are usually my first choice. I also see the need for Hvy. Hyd. tools and do use them when…"
"It is sad to say but probably not enough, most of our 10-50's are usually single vehicle MVC's with no injury or entrapment. However we do occasionally about once a year maybe twice get a real metal and plastic bender which puts us to the…"
"Seem your having A few problems getting that Secret cooking mix if and when you get it Send it to me and I will turn you on to a bad ass smoke process For chicken One of my secrets lol we all have a way to barbeque. The trick is to not change the…"
"Robert, I remember Rescue 8 so we must be in the same generation. Did a google search and found a web site that you can purchase a complete dvd set of the complete series. Go to http://www.tvaddicts.tv/movie/action/Rescue_8.html. Hope this helps you…"
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Brooklyn Comm.V.F.C , Marley V.F.C., D.O.D. Dept. of the U.S. Air Force, Reynolds Store V.F.C., Frederick Co. Va. Dept. of Fire & Rescue, J.S. Firefighting School,
Old F/F III , now F/F II , EMT-B, Haz-mat Tech. Driver Operator, Fire Inst. I, II, III. Emergency Care Instructor, Agricultural Rescue Instructor. and the list goes on and on in some 34 years I've picked up alot of training, and every bit of it has been worthwhile.
Retired after being critically injured on the job, missing the Dept. every single day. But all's not lost, now I get to see my wife and children and do family things with them. I also am foutunate to still be able to impart knowledge to fire and rescue providers, and help the local V.F.D. CAN"T FIGHT FIRE'S ANY MORE, But I can still get a good cup of coffee and chat with new friends at the local V.F.D.
What ever the wife needs done. Mr. Mom, Domestic Engineer.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Well, It was a family thing, grandfathers, my father, uncles, you get the picture. And as my father said ' the worst thing I ever did was take that boy to the firehouse" when he was 2y/o since then he's there 24/7. I really enjoy the fire service and all it has to offer, but I also enjoy helping others when their not at their best or have befallen to some other calamity or disaster in their life. Yes, the fire service was in my blood. Thanks Dad.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
It's my mistress, and I love helping others
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Terrorism, Bio- Terrorism, The Economy, Budget Cut's less broters and sisters on the job. ( Back to overtime and minimum manning) station Closures. Health and welfare issues. More intense Training in the future.
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Robert or is it Bob,
I passed my test today. I got a 78. Lower than I expected but it's still passsing. The next thing I'll be doing is taking and passing my Dept streets test so I can start learning to drive my Company's pumper. Upward and onward!
Hi there Robert; I’m Leo from Australia, Paramedic; Welcome to FFN hope U enjoy the site and gather many friends during your stay. If you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends. If I have not added you as a friend, It’s because my bank is full and I will be waiting for members to reply to me.