Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Old Lycoming Volunteer Fire Department, Williamsport, Pa. (1977-78); Garyville Volunteer Fire Department, Garyville, La. (1979-80); New Orleans E.M.S., New Orleans, La. (1980-1996); Terrytown Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department, Terrytown, La. (1992-96); Village East Volunteer Fire Department, Houma, La. (1996-2000); Silverhill Volunteer Fire Department, Silverhill, Alabama (2010-present).
Basic FF; EMT-A; EMT-I; R.N.; Extrication Instructor; Firefighter Rehab; Mobile Water Supply; Arson Awareness for the First Responder; Basic Radiation Training; Haz-Mat A&O
After being out of the fire/rescue/E.M.S. business for about 10 years, I was persuaded by a neighbor to join the Silverhill, Alabama Volunteer Fire Department. A decision that I have not regretted at all. I did not realize how much that I missed the camaraderie and fellowship. In a move that was totally unexpected, the members of the Silverhill VFD named me the 2013 Firefighter of the Year.
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
It was something that I was interested in during my high school years.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
The opportunity to serve my community.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Decreased funding; Difficulty in recruiting new volunteers; Increased costs of replacing equipment.
Hello John thank you for the invite. I am no longer on the department that I was on as I have moved on but I didn't realize how much I was going to miss it.... I have a new venture now... check out my website page at www.etsy.com and my store is crazydaisycraft1. I sell coasters, trivets ( hot pads ) & now hot handle covers. 10% of sales on each product sold will be donated to the firefighter Terry Farrell fund. It's a great fund to help firefighters and their families in their time of need. They are handcrafted out of the same material that firefighter suits are made of. New material of course not used fire suits just to make that clear. Please if you could pass the word.
Thanks for the friend request. Pretty excited about being accepted to my local fire department. Mandatory trying starts June 1st and finishes right before my birthday...awesome present to me! Finish medic middle of December so Merry Christmas to me. I love doing this. It is so rewarding! Thanks again. For the add!!