After moving to upstate NY from So.Florida my buddy who lives across the road asked me if i thought about joining. As a former Marine SAR member i said yes. just being able to help someone "works" for me, its a good feeling is all i can say.
I joined because of my uncle and the fact that I have been wanting to be one for as long as I can remember.
Well where do I start? I started as a Probie in Orange lake Fl, in 1986 Spent about 12 years on a vol, Fire Dept down there. Even got as far as a Second Lt. 1999 Was my last Structure fire down there moved back to Indiana messed up my back had to back surgeries took a while to get back on my feet messed around with a couple dept's dropped it for a while but it was still in my blood so I had moved to another part of In, and decided to give it another try.But now due to my health COPD and age (sorry) I am Chauffeur and ambulance driver. That way I am not inside where someone has to put there butt on the line to save mine.But I am still in the brother and sister hood. Oh yeah so now I am Probie again. Does this bother me? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Times change tactic's change training never stops. I am already finding out a lot of things have changed since my last one. Stay Safe Stay Low