Big Jim
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Firefighter / Paramedic (or Other ALS), Driver / Engineer
Years in Fire/EMS:
27
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Victoria Fire Dept
Years With Department/Agency
20
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Cuero Fire Dept
My Training:
Structural Firefighter - Advanced, EMT-P, Fire Instructor - Intermediate, State Certified Driver/Operator
About Me:
I'm just a big ole softy in a fire suit. I'm married with 3 great kids. I doing the job I love with people I love and I'm married to my ultimate flame. Life just don' get any better than this...unless I win the lottery.
Day Job:
firefighter/paramedic
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
At first I just needed a job, but then, I got bit by the bug. I've been doing it forever and I love it. It's the greatest job in the world.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
It's the ultimate rush. I love fighting fire and rescueing people. I have a huge extended family and I'm part of a brotherhood stronger than steel. What's not to love????
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Low pay, politics and safety

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Big Jim's Blog

Hello Friends

Posted on October 15, 2008 at 8:13pm 0 Comments

Hello to all my wonderful friends, and a great, big, Texas "HOWDY!!!" to all my new friends.

I was going to send this out as a regular message through mail, but apparently the rules have been changed and I have to do it this way now. I guess I'll have to send out individual notes from now on or just keep blogging.

I have been off for a few shifts due to a foot injury. I finally went to the doctor and had it xrayed. According to the doc, the best he can come up with is tarsal tunnel… Continue

Ike - The Aftermath

Posted on September 21, 2008 at 5:17pm 1 Comment

I originally sent this out to all of my friends, but thought that some of you might find it interesting, as well. Check out the link to see pictures of the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Kema and other towns.

The last "really bad" hurricane I went through was in 1970 when Hurricand Celia hit Corpus Christi. I will never forget the fear I felt or the awesome strength of the storm as it destroyed the home we lived in then. Over the years, I have been through several "lesser" storms… Continue

Why not post some pictures???

Posted on September 18, 2008 at 12:07pm 4 Comments

I have asked many a friend, or potential friend to post pictures of themselves on this site. Occaissionally, I get an irate boyfriend or husband writing to me and asking me to lay off their women. Well, guys, let me say this. I am only asking for pictures of faces. I don't ask anyone to post pictures that are the slightest bit racy or revealing. I simply like to see who I am talking to and making friends with.

I'm nowhere near a buff, sixpacked, stud of a man, but I wasn't afraid to post… Continue

Treating PSVT

Posted on August 22, 2008 at 10:10pm 7 Comments

I had a call today that prompted an indepth discussion with my Lt. He is a paramedic with almost 20 years experience. I am a paramedic with about 10 years experience. I would like to hear your thoughts and recommendations on this.

Here goes: The patient called with complaint of chest pain and SOB. Upon arrival, the patient was an elderly male and was found sitting in a chair. The patient was obviously pale and c/o left, lower, lateral chest pain and shortness of breath which started at 2… Continue

USS New York

Posted on August 16, 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments

USS New York



It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center .



It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft.



Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite , LA to cast the ship's bow section. When it was poured into the molds… Continue

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At 6:34pm on April 25, 2009, John Bierling said…
Hello Jim, Please consider my friendship request. Thanks, John
At 1:56pm on February 15, 2009, John Bierling said…
Sorry, that's John@IncidentMT.com
At 1:55pm on February 15, 2009, John Bierling said…
Hi Jim, Please add me as a friend and send me an email. Thanks, John
John@In cidentMT.com
At 11:31am on January 27, 2009, Brittany Thomas Sparks said…
Hey my names Britt feel free to add me if you like saty safe and god bless
At 10:46am on January 25, 2009, John Bierling said…
Hello Big Jim, I’m a retired Fire Chief and understand the importance of health & safety for our responders. I joined FF Nation to share my incredible wellness story with everyone. My life was saved because of this program. Many of us need to get healthier. If you’re interested in more information about this life changing program please send me an email at: wellness2390@aol.com
Thanks, John
At 6:11pm on January 23, 2009, Amber Podsaidlo said…
hey whats up long time no talk
At 8:02pm on December 11, 2008, Stacy said…
Hey thanks! you too! =]
At 11:45pm on November 10, 2008, Crystal said…
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MyHotComments I have not heard from you in a while! I hope that all is well and that you are having a good week! Remember a veteran tomorrow. Nov 11th Veteran's Day!

Hugs and Kisses
BE SAFE~ PROTECT THY BROTHERS
Crystal

At 10:59pm on November 2, 2008, Mel said…
Ha ha...I like to be on the other side of the lens, so I don't have many. Eventually dig some up and post them. Thanks for the compliments. Makes a single girl feel good about herself. ;)
At 4:46pm on October 23, 2008, Sarah Turner said…
Hey Jim, nice pics... some pretty rough mva's there. Thanks for the add as well.
 
 
 

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