Firefighter I&II, Haz Mat Ops, Public Educator I, Fire Insturctor I&II
Mayday, Basic Pump Ops, Communicating With Children, Nims 100, 200, 700, 800, & 300, Arson Detection, Motorsports Emergency Responsce Training, Radiologoical Transport, !st resp. WMD & Terroism, propane emergencies, meth lab training, CPR w/AED, First Aid, NFA Incident Safety Officer, General Aviation Firefighting for the Sructural FF, Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist I, EVOC class 1,2,&3, Aerial Driver/Operator, FEMA AWR 147:Rail Car Incident Response, FEMA AWR148 School Based Incidents, Skywarn observer, pet CPR/first aid
Wife for 31 years and mom of a 25 year old medical student. Active in my local church. Active in my fire department. Family is #1.
elementary school paraprofessional
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I was a firefighters wife for years and I got bit by the bug. Once I joined, I found out that I loved it just as much as he does.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love helping people and being there for them.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Lack of motivated volunteers. It takes a lot of time and committment to be dedicated to the job.
Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks
A college teacher reminds her class of tomorrow's final exam. 'Now class, I won't tolerate any excuses for you not being here tomorrow. I might consider a nuclear attack or a serious personal injury, illness, or a death in your immediate family, but that's it, no other excuses whatsoever!' A smart-ass student in the back of the room raised his hand and asked, 'What would you say if tomorrow I said I was suffering from complete and utter sexual exhaustion?' The entire class is reduced to laughter and snickering When silence was restored, the teacher smiled knowingly at the student, shook her head and sweetly said, 'Well, I guess you'd have to write the exam with your other hand.'