Amy Kaplan
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Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Brighton Fire Department, Brighton, NY
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Monroe County Sheriff's Office- Oct. 2004-Current-- Sheriff Explorer
My Training:
Brighton Ambulance Assistant/MFR
NIMS 100, 200, 700
On-Scene Rehab for Emergency Responders- NYSAFS
ICS Radiologic Emergencies
IS-130/190- Wildland Firefighter Type II
NYS Structural Firefighter I
AHA CPR/BLS Instructor

Monroe County Law Enforcement Explorer Academy Phase I- July 2005
Monroe County Law Enforcement Explorer Academy Phase II- July 2006
National Law Enforcement Explorer Academy- US Military Police at Ft. Leonard Wood- July 2007

Fire Protection Technology, Monroe Community College
Wildland Fire Suppression, Fingerlakes Community College
Paramedic, Erie Community College
Day Job:
EMT: Rural/Metro WNY
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Through elementary, middle, and high school I had a close friend who was a victim of on-going child abuse. I joined Law Enforcement Explorers when I was 14 so I could become more comfortable around police officers and get up the courage to have something done about her situation. After a few years, an arson investigator encouraged me to take a look at the fire service, which in turn later got me into EMS...
Why I Love Fire/EMS
The sense of family, the rush of the pager going off and working a structure fire, being able to do something and not being helpless in a situation
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Senseless animosity within the service based on gender, race, religion, career vs. volunteer, etc.

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At 12:51pm on December 26, 2009, Jeff said…
I grew up in Greece, and my family is back there still.. Best of luck in your career.
Jeff- B/C in a burb of Chicago
At 9:22pm on September 11, 2009, R Griffin said…
be safe!!!
At 4:13pm on April 6, 2009, Bill Claus said…
Hi Amy,
Sounds like you have your future off to a good start. Best of luck to you. Take care and stay safe.
At 1:28pm on January 28, 2009, Dennis Brown said…
Happy B-Day Amy may it be a good one from the jersey shore
At 8:06pm on April 30, 2008, Jerry Moore said…
just want to say hi
At 12:38am on January 24, 2008, Craig Glynn said…
Thanks Amy! Stay safe too. Nice to talk to ya! Doc Glynn you will alway's be my friend!
At 10:53pm on January 13, 2008, Brent Tomer said…
Hey, I have a Kaplan in my firehouse here in Burlington NJ
At 12:37pm on January 11, 2008, Jim Loftus said…
At 10:16pm on January 8, 2008, GIO said…
Amy, Interesting life lesson. It does happen and we just need to learn to roll with it. The one thing I learned early one was that to survive in the business we are in, we must always be part of the solution and NEVER add to the situation. That means NEVER! When chaos seems to be ruling the scene we need to be the calm, when death is in the air we need to hold emotions in check, etc.

Be safe,
At 1:15pm on January 8, 2008, Bill Lanford said…
Thanksssssssssssssssss AMY stay safe

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