Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Many Dept. in Kansas, Iowa, Illioins, and Oklahoma. When ever I had to move for work or school, I found a Department to help with.
FF1, KS-EMR, IA EMT-B, HAZ-MAT: Awareness, Cold and Ice Rescue,and to many more to list.
I've been on some sort of emergency service work for almost 20 years. This includes working at a auto plant as a fire/emt/security officer, a steel mill as an EMT, and for 3 years with Medic EMS in Davenport,IA. Which is one of the largest services in Iowa.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
My mom had a boyfriend who was a capt. on the local dept. She would take me down there and i got to (play) be a fireman driving the trucks to a "fire". From there on i've been "hooked".
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Helping people in need. And fighting fire.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
I have two things that up set me: #1 guys/dept's and don't train. Training is the most important that you can do. #2 Drinking @ the station,or going to call drunk. Why risk what could happen when you do.
ah, its not too bad. our instructor is a paramedic on the ambulance district and as he says, he loves his firefighters so we dont get too much crap. he just always says, if i catch you with a hose in your hand on a ride along, your going to be prying my boot outta your butt. lol
John I guess I spoke to soon brother since I sent that last message to ya I guess I jinx ourself. We havent had a day off since last Monday. We need some rain and I mean like yesterday. We have had fire after fire here in Grady county, its been really bad...
All I can say John is I fill for you guys out there fighting fire in those kind-a temp's...But no its been pretty quiet around here...I just got back from Colorado this week had a blast and a whole lot cooler up there, then it is here...