Tandy Young
  • 55, Male
  • Reform, AL
  • United States
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Tandy Young's Discussions

Why is there no fire service programs on TV?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cory Nov 19, 2008. 6 Replies

 

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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Fire Chief / Chief of Department
Years in Fire/EMS:
4
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
McShan Volunteer Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
4
Dept. Web Site:
http://mcshanvfd.bravehost.com
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
none
My Training:
NIMS training, Extrication course thru Alabama Fire College & Holmatro, DOT Certified First Responder, currently taking volunteer firefighter 160 course
About Me:
wife & 2 sons (all in the fire department)
Day Job:
Caterpillar parts warehouse
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Grandfather worked for county highway department, father worked for sheriff's department, I wanted to give back & continue the family tradition.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
It gives me a feeling of making a difference in my community
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Funding, training & equipment (especially communications), retention of personnel, ems

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Tandy Young's Blog

Department Update

Posted on February 27, 2011 at 3:41pm 0 Comments

 Well, its been awhile since I last posted. Hell, lets be honest, its been awhile since I last visited. Thought I would let you know how things are going to date.

 As you may know, I was among the first DOT certified first responders in Pickens County, AL. In two years time, that number has grown to over fifty countywide. I am also proud to say that my department has about 15 certified responders out of about 20 personnel. Also, I am pleased to announce that myself & my Assistant Chief… Continue

Tragedy to a Benefit

Posted on June 13, 2010 at 2:12pm 0 Comments

A tragedy occurred in January of 2008 in our county. Torrential rains had washed out a section of road over a creek in the northern part of our district. Traveling home, a mother and her 2 year old son went off into the creek and perished. Her sister, trying to locate them, also goes off at the same area into the swift flowing water. She and her passenger survived.

Two long years have passed for this family. Instead of being bitter at the fire departments for any multitude of reasons, the… Continue

Loco politians

Posted on September 6, 2009 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

It was reported in our county paper this week that our county commission is looking into dissolving the E911 board and taking over until a new board could be formed. Let me say first off that I dont believe all the commissioners are for this.

The E911 board is to my knowledge not under the control of the county commission. They make decisions regarding E911 without having to get approval from the commission. I personnally believe they do a great job. The Director they hired (over protests… Continue

Slowly creeping into the 21st century

Posted on August 29, 2009 at 6:02pm 0 Comments

I know its been awhile, but its been busy department-wise lately. First off, we went from 2 certified DOT 1st Responders to over 10! Then came the firefighter grants. We're going for a newer pumper and equipment. Our turnouts are from 1998 or older, SCBA's are over 5 years old, pagers over 10 years old and most radios are over 4 years old. We also have no EMS equipment per say, just whats donated to us. Hopefully, these grants will come through to keep my personnel safer.

We also finally… Continue

The New Order

Posted on May 24, 2009 at 12:38am 1 Comment

Well folks its me once again! And I'm so happy its unbelievable! I can finally see that I am making a difference in the department. When I was elected Chief, I made a promise to all of our members that I would increase our class work. To that end, by the first Thursday in May, my department will have 8 new DOT Certified First Responders. Currently, its just myself and a Captain who are certified. We were part of the first class ever held in the county. Thirteen graduated in that class from 4… Continue

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At 2:02pm on February 27, 2009, Eddie Valentine said…
Chief,
I attend classes @ C D P in Anniston Ala. on a monthly basis. Where is that in location to you.
At 11:40pm on December 13, 2008, Paul Sabaj said…
welcome to the cook group. Hope to see some food ideas
At 12:50am on November 28, 2008, Justin Buck said…
yea that would be great.
At 9:58pm on November 23, 2008, Justin Buck said…
Happy Birthday
At 4:39pm on November 23, 2008, Muzaffer GÜVEN said…
I hope you get everything you want on your birthday, Birthdays come only once a year, so make sure to enjoy it and have lots of fun! Happy Birthday
At 11:34pm on November 19, 2008, Justin Buck said…
he has a son name dillion harris if i remember right
At 6:42pm on November 19, 2008, Justin Buck said…
yea i know him
At 5:57am on November 14, 2008, Dominic 'Nic' Alexander said…
Hello, sorry to here your lose. No I didn't know Mr Harris.
At 7:19am on October 20, 2008, Dominic Giovannone said…
thank you for your comment. be safe out there
 
 
 

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