More helpful info from Northwestern Doctors:The Chinese now understand the behavior of the COVID 19 virus. Through autopsies they’ve learned that the virus is characterized by thick mucus obstructing respiratory pathways that solidifies and blocks airways and lungs. In order to apply medicine and for treatment to work, you need to open the airways. That can take several days, hence why those with underlying respiratory medical conditions and elders are at high risk of…See More
The AAVF wishes to express our sincerest condolences on the passing of JCPD Det. Joseph Seals, EOW 12/10/19. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and extended family in the Jersey City Police Dept..
December 16, 2019 at 2pm to December 17, 2019 at 1pm
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Detective Joseph Seals, Jersey City Police DepartmentViewing – Monday December 16th 2PM to 7Pm McLaughlin Funeral Home 625 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306Funeral- Tuesday, December 17th 10AM Saint Aedan's the Saint.Peter University Church 800 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306See More
"Hello Brother, So glad to hear that she pulled through this. I knew she was a fighter. God bless her! Happy to hear that you are both doing well. May you and yours enjoy the upcoming holidays. Stay safe always!"
"Hey bro, Just wanted to reach out and thank you again for the support you showed me and my daughter. All scans and tests so far have been clean. She is doing well and enjoying her senior year. God willing she will graduate next June.
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Congressional Fire Service Institute
Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Assoc., Intl.
Fire Dept. Safety Officers Assoc.
Firefighter & EMS Foundation
Firefighters For Christ
Firemen's Assoc. State of New York
Friends of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
National Assoc. Emergency Medical Technicians
National Assoc. of Fire Investigators
National Assoc. For Search And Rescue
National Assoc. of Hispanic Firefighters
National Vol. Fire Council
New York Retired Vol. Firefighters Assoc.
New York State Assoc. of Fire Chief's
New York State Vol. Ambulance and Rescue Assoc.
New Jersey and New York Vol. Firemen's Assoc.
Southern New York Vol. Firemen's Assoc.
Volunteer Firefighter Alliance
Active Shooter Awareness
Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Amateur Radio - Technician
Anhydrous Ammonia Awareness
Basic Hazmat Life Support
Behavioral Health for the Fire and Emergency Services
BLS Health Care Provider
Burn Care - Pre - Hospital Provider
CEVO 3 - Ambulance
CEVO 3 - Fire
Chemical Suicide Awareness for First Responders
Child Abuse Reporting
Community Emergency Response Team
Confined Space - Awareness
Core Disaster Life Support
County Animal Response Team
Courage to Be Safe
Crime Scene Awareness
Crude By Rail Emergency Response
Developmental Disabilities Awareness
Effective Fire Dept. Leader
Electric Vehicle Safety Awareness
Elder Abuse Awareness
EmComm - Level 2
Emergency Oxygen Administration
Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance Awareness
Emergency Response to Terrorism
Emergency Services Risk Reduction Program
Energy Storage Systems Safety
Epilepsy and Seizure Response
Ethanol Emergency Response
FEMA EMI Professional Development Series
Fire Ground Accountability
Fire Ground Survival Awareness
Firefighter Bail Out System
Fire Service Ethics
Flood Cleanup Awareness
HazCom/Right To Know
HazMat Security Awareness
Highway Safety for Emergency Service Personnel
Human Trafficking Awareness
Incident Safety Officer Series
Injury Prevention on the Fire Ground
Is Your Department at its B.E.S.T.?
Leadership, Accountability, Culture and Knowledge
Leadership for the Fire and Emergency Services
LNG Awareness Emergency Response
Machinery Rescue Awareness
Managing A Modern & Effective Fire Dept.
National Safety Culture Change Initiative
National Traffic Incident Management
Natural Gas Safety
Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Administration
Partnering For Prevention
Passenger Train Emergency Response
People with Disabilities Awareness
Pet First Aid and CPR
Pipeline Emergencies - Awareness
POV Safety Operation
Preventing and Coping with Suicide in the Fire and Emergency Services
Pyschological First Aid
Railroad Emergency Response HazMat Awareness
Railroad Safety Awareness
Responding To Utility Emergencies Awareness
Responding To Violent Incidents
Safety Tops Our Priorities
Sexual Harassment Awareness
Solar PV Safety for Firefighters
Stop The Bleed
Stress First Aid for Fire and EMS Personnel
Structural Collapse Awareness
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Surface Ice Rescue - Awareness
Suspicious Activity Reporting Fire - EMS
Swift Water Rescue - Awareness
Taking Care of Our Own
Train The Recruiter
Transgender Issues Awareness
Understanding and Utilizing International Fire Code
Wildland Fire Assessment Program
Numerous DHS/FEMA, Red Cross, USFA/NFA Certifications
Numerous firematic seminars and workshops
I am a Deputy Chief with the Assn. Aux - Vol Firefighters in West Lawrence, NY, serving on a disaster response team and a ceremonial unit. I was a 9/11 volunteer with NYC Transit. I also volunteer, with the following organizations: NYC Medical Reserve Corps and Red Rover Responders.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
After volunteering at Ground Zero on the pile, I felt that I needed to do more to help out the next time another disaster occurs. I then became involved in disaster response as a volunteer with several organizations. In 2009, I joined the fire service. I am grateful, that I am able to serve those in their time of need and give back to the community.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love being a part of the fire service, because it is truly a brotherhood, proud in tradition, and always there to serve.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Top issues that I feel are facing responders in the volunteer fire service are, recruitment and retention. Also the lack of funding for updated equipment, supplies and training is especially hard, on smaller departments.