Andrew Orphanoudakis
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic, Hazardous Materials Team Member, Other
Years in Fire/EMS:
26 Total 9.5 as a career FF
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Mooresville Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
1
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
I started in the fire service on my 18th birthday with Adelphia Fire Company in 1983, Dr. Harry Carter was my training officer and mentor. Since then I have been on a few different departments and finally settled in NC. I was a member of the Salisbury Fire Department and Rowan County Hazardous Materials Team from August 2000 through 2007. I am also a member of the Rowan County Dive Team.
My Training:
FF I & II
Hazardous Materials Technician
Level II Fire Service Instructor
Hazardous Materials Instructor
RT VMR
EVD
EMT
Swift Water Technician
PADI Open Water Diver
WMD Hazmat Tech Course Anniston, Al
WMD Bomb Course New Mexico Tech
WMD Radiation Course Las Vegas, Nv
STS Tanker Truck School
About Me:
I am 43 years young, married to a wonderful woman for 21 years with 2 daughters 9 and 16. I enjoy triathlons, hunting and fishing. I am involved with MDA through my job and enjoy being part of the community in which I work. I am currently enrolled at Coastal Carolina Community College in the Fire Science Degree Program.
Day Job:
Firefighter,Hazmat Tech,EMT
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Love Fire/EMS
The canned answer is it's the best job in the world, and I will never deny that but looking deeper it is the sense of satisfaction that comes from making a difference throughout a career and knowing that you loved going to work every shift.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Manning and accountability are two challenges facing firefighers in my humble opinion. The two seem to be directly related in that a department with a more robust roster affords firefighters on scene to share more of the workload, in return keeping multi tasking to a minimum resulting in better accountability and safety.

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At 5:46pm on November 20, 2008, Rook said…
Hi Andy have fun and be safe with the bomb stuff. JB is trying to find out who didn't pass the class no one is fessing up I do know that nicole didn't and I think she has already spoke with you see u later and remember everything happens for a reason and you and your family will make it through.

ROOK
At 12:19am on November 20, 2008, Rook said…
What's up Andy just wanted to thank you for teaching our class I got my cert the other day I learned a lot and want to become better and efficient just wanted to drop a line and see what you were up to hope everything is good talk to you soon!!!!!!!!!!!
At 10:34pm on October 29, 2008, Tara Carlson said…
Yes sir!! Up to forty lbs now and doing different types of workouts. Really coming along; I am very excited!
At 9:45pm on October 29, 2008, Tara Carlson said…
What's up Andy!!!! How's the move going???
At 7:51pm on October 27, 2008, Rook said…
what's up andy just hanging out at the fire house be sure if you are around this sat. to stop by station 16 to grab some bbq for out benefit for our good friend and member of the departments wife that has cancer. c-ya

ROOK
At 12:20pm on October 19, 2008, Rook said…
what r u doing online
At 11:42am on October 19, 2008, Nicole Legg said…
Andy,

I just wanted to thank you for teaching our haz mat class for us! I had such a great time in there and you actually made it FUN...its hard to do that with haz mat...HAHA... but thanks andy and get back to me on my scores im dying to see if i passes..haha
At 11:03pm on October 16, 2008, Nicole Legg said…
ANDY ALPHABET!!!!!!
At 4:58pm on October 4, 2008, Ben Waller said…
Andrew,

Check out the Town of Hilton Head Island's official web site.
Human Resources will be taking applications for the next firefighter hire list beginning on October 15.
 
 
 

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