Andrew Casey Gantt
  • Male
  • Odenton, MD
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Educational Institution/Library
Job Function
Firefighter/Paramedic, First Repsonder, Student
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
BVFD Station 15 MCFR
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My Training:
Essentials I & II, EMT/B, HazMat 1A & B
About Me:
I'm a volunteer and a graduate student in Communications. My masters thesis is in 911 Telecommunications. I'm doing an eval on the upcoming smartphone upgrades that are generally described as NG911 service.
Day Job:
Own My Own Business
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Great story. In high school one of my football teammates got struck by lightning. 10 feet from me. I was captain of my team and yet I didn't know what to do. One of my other teammates was a volunteer firefighter at the local station. He wasted no time administering CPR and saved our fellow teammate's life. I said to myself, if there is ever another emergency in my life, I want to know what to do.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
There isn't any more noble calling that saving a life.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Wildfires, How to navigate new 911 service functions that are now possible due to the advent of smartphone technology.

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Wildfire Solution Concept Discussion

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 8:30am 1 Comment

Okay guys so here goes. I'm a volunteer firefighter out of MoCo, MD and I'm doing a master degree on 911 Telecommunications Upgrades. As a career, I'm an engineer and after the AZ tragedy I got to working on this idea. (See picture). It's an industrial strength positive pressure system. In theory, it is supposed to combat a wildfire system by using powerful fans to blow it back against its burn path and even blow it out. It's just a concept and I want to see what you guys think. I'm…


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At 2:43pm on June 13, 2014, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Andrew. I'm glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

Chief William Sharp- Retired

Brookings Fire / Rescue

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