My name is Blake. I'm a FF/EMT for the Ashton Fire Department. I've been on the department since Feb. 2008, and I have Loved every minute of it. I've made the choice to make firefighting a full-time career and would move to join them. If I do leave I will never forget my hometown department who got me started into Fire and EMS. Also I'll never forget the people that made up our department.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I joined my local fire department because it was something I could do to help people and improve my teamwork skills. I've always had fire around me, either making bonfires, hearing stories from my Uncle, or putting candles out on my birthday cake at 1yr old. I'm now planning to make Firefighting a full-time career.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Its something you dont do for the money you do because you love to do it.
I'm I guess kinda wack, cuz I almost never roll and pack hose with my gloves on unless its that cold out... Kinda dumb considering the glass and dirt specially in the attack lines Never got sliced but.. I dont recommend being dumb..lol wet LDH is more painful then Fabric too.. fo sure... lol
Nice page Blake and welcome to the mix, We share the same anniversary I got sworn in on the job February 9th 1989 was a vollie before that as well...Oh just so you know, I was draining 5 inch last week, That part never goes away :)
Blake, welcome to the Nation. Glad you decided to join the group. Your involvement and participation here is important to us all. Dont be shy, just jump in anywhere and get your feet wet. You will get out of this what you put in to it. Have fun and be safe.