Charles Becvarik
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  • Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Hondo Fire and Rescue
Years With Department/Agency
18 years
My Training:
Critical Care Paramedic, Firefighter Paramedic, Special Rescue Operations, Heavy Rescue, High-angle Rescue (low-angle rescue also), Swift water and open water rescue, Recue swimmer, Haz Mat Operations, Wild land Firefighter, Urban interface, Backcountry / Wilderness Paramedic, Tactical Paramedic, Operations Chief - State Emergency Operations Center, Instructor Coordinator and then some.
Day Job:
New Mexico Dept. of Health, EMS Bureau, Prog. Dev., State EMS Inspector
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I have a natural element that was pointed out to me by a couple of Firefighter/ Paramedics after watching me take care of two people that had been run down by a drunk driver while on a motorcycle. Both people were critical and had fatal injuries. I kept them alive until fire and ems arrived and transported. It was a messy scene and I was not able to identify the people and did not have time to look. When I went by the Hospital to get some scrubs to change into, I found out who they were. Two very close friends of mine that were on their way to see me. Both died. the drunk driver kept going and hid his truck in his garage and pretended nothing happened. This was a part of my beginning
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love what I do.
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At 2:28pm on November 8, 2009, Lou Sclafani said…
I created a new Group here on FFN that you might be interested in joining, Snow Skiing Firefighters. Would love to have you join.
At 6:30pm on May 4, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Charles, welcome to the FF Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.

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