Just wanted to say hello to everyone before I started posting on or creating topics.
I am a Dep. Chief for a rural service provider in Michigan and have 14 years on my department. Our annual call volume is in the low 200's (hey I said we are rural). I have breezed though a few things here and it looks like there is some good insight and different views on many different topics. Look forward to some great discussions with you folks and I hope to pick up some different perspectives and learn a few things, while making some new friends.
Welcome to the nation Chief! Lots of good info on here. If you need anything just ask, someone will probably have info. As for me cover a township with a pop. of about 8500 covering 27sq. miles with about 4 sqmi that has 90% of our pop. Run about 1200 to 1500 per year (fire/ems combined).
Chief Curtis, You will find that the FFN is an incredibly valuable tool to bounce ideas and problems off those who you meet and develop a confidence with. I have made friends with folks all over the world and have enjoyed helping folks out that don't have the same resources that I have available to me. The only problem with this site is that it tends to be a little addictive. Good luck to you considering I am one of the enablers here... : )