"Joe, you may have just hit the nail on the head; but we will see. Don't you just hate it when politicians stick their nose in our business? In my 57 years nothing has changed as far as they are concerned. They get up and mourn in public when…"
"I watched the Buffalo news with a great amount of interest regarding this matter. Mike is definitely a " firefighters, firefighter" and the overtime isssue is not of his making. Whatever Mayor Brown's issue is with Mike is uncertain…"
"Here in Kane Pa. Vol Fire Dept. we have Fire Police and they must first take two Fire Police courses as mandated by the state. Then they can answer cal and control traffic etc. They do a great job and are a true credit to our Dept. We have an active…"
"I personaly know of several FF's who have died of cancer related to the fire service. In my 56 yrs. of service before the Medical research on Cancer was ever started on its present level, we knew of this malady. What a sad state of affairs that…"
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Johnsonburg Fire Dept.
Master Inst. Emeritus Pennsylvania Fire Academy
Married and raised 3 boys. 2 engineers and 1 doctor . Wife is a retired RN. And I work part time for an old friend at a furniture store
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
When I was a kid my house caught fire and I saw what firemen did. At 14 joined as a jr. under the old Civil Defense program (1952) and never looked back. My hero was Phil Hoh a neighbor who was also a fireman and went into my burning home to find my mother. ( She was already out) He became my mentor
Why I Love Fire/EMS
ITS IN MY BLOOD
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Responding safely/ Using proper judgement in extreme situations instead of Jumping in and doing harm to your self and your friends.
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Not much now. About to finish with a FF1 academy and then I have a live fire burn coming up in an acquired structure around middle of June.... We just purchased Scott NXG7 packs, so I have a lot of transitional training to get together for May...
Well, well old man. You still kickin' around. Not a day of service goes by that I don't think of one of the many, and I do mean many, words of wisdom you instilled in me. Many thanks.... And how the circle comes full turn... I am instructing in our local fire academy, something I watched you do a time or two. matt
Tom, welcome to the Nation. Glad you joined the group. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Jump in and get your feet wet. Dont be shy. You will get out of this what you put in. Have fun and look around.