• 41, Male
  • Columbia, South Carolina
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Engine Company, Station Mottos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Cox Dec 10, 2009. 11 Replies


East Coast Redneck

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Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
11 years
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Columbia Fire / Rescue, Fort Jackson Department Emergency Services
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Southwest Fire Dept, Jacksonville Ems/Rescue
My Training:
FF1 and had Emt but it run out on me and lots of other valuable training that i have recived over the years way to much reall describe
About Me:
I have been in emergency services since 1998 i joined a volunteer fire dept as a junior firefighter, the reason i did was to get my foot in the door in the fire service, i dont know why i wanted to do it my only guess would be that i have always wanted to be a fireman since i was knee high to a grass hopper and never got over the stage of big shinny things that make lots of noise and go fast lol, but i can tell you that i love the emergency services and i dont think that i will ever get out of it completely and or could live my life with out it i love helping people in thier time of need and i dont care about the thankyous and what not its just a self gratification knowing that i did a good deed and made someone elses life in shamble a lil better.
Day Job:
Federal Police Officer, Fort Jackson SC,
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Becasue i love helping others and putting thier needs above mine and i always wanted to do it since i was knee hight to a grasshopper
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Being able to help others in thier time of need and not thinking twice bout it
Top Issues Facing Responders:
the challenges in obtaining gear and training since the stuff changes every day and not revciving enough money to pay us for what we do and or buy equipment to helo us in our everyday working
Hey yall and welcome to my page im still working on it so just bare with me. but any how nice to meet yall im Brandon Edwards i am from Jacksonville North Carolina (GO HEELS) well any how i have been in emergency services since 1998 and now i am in the United States Army as a police Officer what a change i tell ya Firefighter From 98-05 and then a Police officer from 05-present lol, well anyhow like i said welcome and nice to meet yall if you have any question just ask ill answer to my best well have a good one yall hear and come back gain now..

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Columbia Firefighter's Save Dog

Posted on November 14, 2009 at 5:29am 2 Comments

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Fire gutted a home off Two Notch Road in Columbia before the fire department got the fire under control around 4:00pm Friday.

It happened on Knightbridge Road, according to Columbia fire officials. Firefighters say no one was home when the fire started, but there was a dog in the house.

His little wet nose can breathe fresh air now, but one-year-old Teddy nearly died of smoke inhalation while stuck alone inside the smoke-filled… Continue

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At 11:25am on April 8, 2010, Meaghan Gruenwald said…
love your tattoo!!!
At 10:05am on January 12, 2010, Ina Dummann said…
nice pics......and warm greetings from germany
At 10:21am on October 19, 2009, loretta said…
great tat
to be so close but so much older
At 12:17pm on August 30, 2009, Zachary Lyons said…
yeah when i went and talked to them at half moon at station 5 i noticed there helments were kinda backwards cause i have always had a black helment and i am used to SCOTT and MSA air packs i think they said they use survivor air or something like that.. i haven't ever heard of it.. so i am gunna have to do some research
At 11:45am on August 28, 2009, Zachary Lyons said…
i wanna check out the city station and the base stations.. i checked out half moon they seem like a good bunch of guys
At 6:24am on August 27, 2009, Zachary Lyons said…
yeah i live on gum branch in rain tree so that would be great if they put of a new station there.. and i am already govt. employed and have clearance on the bass from the navy and stuff cause i work at the air station our job is about 80 million... and i know alot of them govt people first i would like to go over there and check out the station ya know
At 6:38am on August 26, 2009, Zachary Lyons said…
i live right down the road from half moon, write now i am just up here for work i have decided if i want it to be a permanent move yet.. cause right now were at the Marine corps air station... I heard jacksonville and Camp Lejune are hiring so i am gunna look into that
At 12:11am on August 15, 2009, Bulldog324 said…
well good luck there young blood i hope you have great career like i did and enjoy it.
At 9:34am on July 21, 2009, Leslie Sewell said…
thanks for the add..
At 8:03am on February 16, 2009, FireCat said…
Thank you for the request. I hope you had a great Valentine's day. TCSS


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