Hello everyone! I'm just getting started with the whole fire career thing. I have been an engineering consultant for some time and have just gotten tired of the job. I've always had a thing for fire/rescue... be it watching "Rescue 911" as a kid, going to the local fire hall to hang out on the trucks, or just being a good samaritan and helping out when I can in emergencies.
I'm currently taking classes towards a fire science degree (on top of my mechanical engineering) and am anxiously waiting to hear back about some training to get my FFI&II certs.
I live in a small unincorporated suburb of Knoxville, TN and have become both a financial supporter and a soon-to-be active volunteer for our local VFD.
My ultimate goal is to become a Firefighter/Paramedic instructor (my specialty in my engineering business was training).
Welcome to the family! I'm not active at this time but I was a vol in Greenbrier (North of Nash) for 3 years. Loved every minute of it! Hope to return in the near future but will continue to support all the brothers and sisters stayin' low and stayin' safe.