Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Member of the Northern Kentucky Technical Rescue Team
IFSAC I and II certified firefighter, KY certificed instructor Level I, Haz Mat Tech, High and Low Angle Ropes / Large Animal Rescue / Ground Search and Rescue / Swift Water Rescue / Ice rescue
41 year old career firefighter (8 years) that discovered firefighting as a volunteer 20 years ago. Happily married with four stepchildren and one of my own. Enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking and camping and spending time with my family.
Union Fire Protection District
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
First for the thrill, but after a structure fire realized the difference I made in a womans life by simply saving one book that had alot of memories for her. After that it was about helping people when things were going bad for them
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Helping others, the shift is never the same, and of course the fun times with the guys and gals at work
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Lack of manpower
Fewer runs to build up the experience factor
Funding issues that affect adequate training and equipment
Vincent, welcome to the group ,,,, it's a fun place & does have some interesting blog discussions but i also like seeing how other departments do the same thing ,,,, i also like looking at different styled apparatus's used all over the world ,,,, i'm a crash firefighter and we have some of the weirdest ,,,, word to the wise, if you trade patches be careful, there are a few people here that just want to get, then not send one back ,,,, i won't mail anything now till i have something in hand ,,,, my goal now is not to get a patch from you i do not collect them ,,,, (but i will trade duty tee-shirts from far away countries and that's how i got "BURNED", i sent the sleaze a tee-shirt & 3 patches and got nothing back ...) i'm just watch-n your back, something most of us on the job understand, it's a big part of what the brotherhood and the family is all about ,,,, if you wanna add me as a friend, great ,,,, if not, that too is OK because this message is intended to mostly welcome but also warn you at the same time ,,,,
what we do makes a difference, be safe, god bless and smile a lot, it will piss someone off lmao :) :) ,,,,
PS: pics, pics and more pics ,,,,
Welcome to Firefighter Nation Vincent!! Hope you are having a great day and staying safe!
If you have a few moments join our group "Fire Rescue TV" Its brand new, so there aren't many of us on there just yet, but i would love for you to join our discussions!!