Bernie Smicherko
  • 36, Male
  • Old Forge, PA
  • United States
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Bernie Smicherko replied to Bruce C Ziebarth's discussion Does Total Gym Work!! in the group Nutrition and fitness
"I agree with them start small. The key is getting your self motivated and finding the time to actually workout. You can start with your diet. Eating right is a good way to start losing weight and then try different exercises and see what works for…"
Apr 5, 2010
Bernie Smicherko joined IPN's group

Apparatus News

This group is for posting information on new apparatus deliveries and refirbs. Please use the City & State in the Subject line when posting so its easier for all to navigate. Photos are welcome.See More
Apr 5, 2010
Bernie Smicherko joined Stuart Williams's group

Private Ambulance Service

This is the place to discuss the benefits, problems and other issues in private ambulance service.
Apr 5, 2010
Spanner 122 and Bernie Smicherko are now friends
Mar 4, 2010
Bernie Smicherko replied to FireGuru's discussion Low Head Dams - Weirs - Boil Lines - How do you tackle them? in the group swiftwater rescue
" Thats the link for the place Walter is works at. My fire department went their the last two summers to train. The bobber he created works very well, we actually ordered two of them before we left. The concept…"
Jan 13, 2010
Bernie Smicherko joined Troy's group

swiftwater rescue

place for swiftwater rescue tech's to meet and exchange idea's
Jan 13, 2010
Bernie Smicherko left a comment for Spanner 122
"I read one of your posts and was curious if you ever did the triathalon ?"
Dec 21, 2009
Bernie Smicherko replied to NOVAFireman's discussion Been working out? Let's hear what everybody is doing. in the group Fitness for Emergency Services
"I usally try and hit the gym as much as possible, I ty and do 3 to 4 sets of about 4 to 5 workouts. I use to go real heavy on the weights but after talking to a guy I work with, an avid body builder for 20 + years, I now use low weights with high…"
Dec 21, 2009
Bernie Smicherko replied to Dennis Hapes's discussion Funding Fitness equipment in the group Fitness for Emergency Services
"I don't know about any goverment surplus but I am sure their are probally some out their. I would suggest running an ad in the paper looking for people willing to donate their equiptment. I know a few departments that have been sucessful in…"
Dec 21, 2009
Bernie Smicherko joined Jolene Connelly's group

Fitness for Emergency Services

For those interested in fitness for Fire/EMS. Maybe you love working out or hate working out. Let this be a place for support and ideas.See More
Dec 21, 2009
Bernie Smicherko replied to William White's discussion Legalities of a Pyhsical Fitness Program: in the group Nutrition and fitness
"I have to say Smoke's idea about the personal trainer is a terrific idea, without someone that knows what worksout to do and how to do them you can hurt yourself pretty easy. When I first started going to the gym it was with a friend that was…"
Dec 21, 2009
Bernie Smicherko joined Joel C Kelley's group

Nutrition and fitness

A forum for those who want to share idea about nutrition and fitness so we can all do our jobs more healthfully and with less 'fat on the fire'.
Dec 21, 2009
Bernie Smicherko replied to Brian Boeseneilers's discussion Tattoos in the fire/Ems service
"I've always felt if you have them they have to be covered, pretty much every placed I worked at (non fire or ems related) had that same understanding. Where I work now they have the policy if you have them they have to be covered. The fire and…"
Dec 8, 2009
Bernie Smicherko replied to Travis's discussion Does anyone know any good workouts and the right food to eat to get in shape for firefighting
"Couldn't agree more"
Dec 8, 2009
Bernie Smicherko replied to Bud Schlessman's discussion what is your pov loadout
"I don't really carry much fire related in my car, a pair a rubber gloves, CPR mask, and flashlight."
Dec 8, 2009
Bernie Smicherko replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion Pennsylvania Volunteer Departments Turn to High Schools for Recruitment
"I assume people aren't beating down their door to join and going out and trying to interest people in the community is one way of getting fresh faces into the firehouse. Their not going to target 20 or 30 year olds with full time jobs and…"
Dec 8, 2009

Profile Information

Type of Organization
EMS/Rescue Squad - Volunteer
Job Function
EMT - Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Old Forge Ambulance
Years With Department/Agency
Web Site:
My Training:
serveral: Swift water, Hazmat, and vehicle rescue

Would like to take:
A few rope rescue classes
About Me:
I'm 26, I work for a subsidary of Delta Airlines where I'm the day shift supervisor. I've been involved in emergency services since I was 14 and an EMT since I was 16.
Day Job:
Coordinator Regional Elite Airline Services
Relationship Status:
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Started becasue I wanted to help people, stayed because of the friends I have met over the years.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Its fun
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Budget contstraints, lack of public support when it is most needed.

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At 10:34pm on November 27, 2009, James L.Hoffman, Jr said…
Bernie thanks for adding me as a friend. I'm about 2hrs north of you. Ck out your pics take a look a some of mine see if you can see anything thanks again Jim
At 11:11pm on October 24, 2009, Carlos A. Pozo said…
How are you?
I am a Firefighter/EMT and recent graduate from the Fire Academy at IRSC. I grew up making music and since I am still on the hunt for a fire job, I found myself inspired to make Firefighter Tribute Songs to honor this amazing industry. Here is a link to my website where you can hear and see my songs and videos. I hope you enjoy them.

Thank you and God bless.
At 5:25pm on October 20, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Bernie, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon

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