• 47, Male
  • Pocahontas, Arkansas
  • United States
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Arkansas Firefighter - In - Training

Profile Information

Type of Organization
EMS/Rescue Squad/Hospital EMS - Paid
Job Function
EMT - Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center EMT, Paragould, AR
Years With Department/Agency
Just started
My Training:
Currently a fire science student at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas, AR. I will be graduating in May, 2009. Just recently started working as an EMT at AMMH in Paragould, Arkansas.
About Me:
I am single, and almost finished getting my AAS degree in fire science. I am currently qualified as a HazMat Technician and as an EMT in the state of Arkansas, and once I graduate, I am open to going just about anywhere.
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Like many little boys, I wanted to be a firefighter. Many years later I joined the Air Force and served 8 years. I have been trained as a respiratory therapist and have dealt with many emergencies in a hospital setting. Firefighting is something that I've chosen to do, not something that I grew up knowing or something that was thrust upon me. I want to continue helping people, helping them by saving their memories as well as their lives.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
honor, duty, helping people, pride in civic service
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Training and Finances for more personnel, better wages, and equipment

Christopher's Blog

Final Semester

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 10:17pm 2 Comments

I finally have a few months left to go. This semester, my final one before receiving an Associate's of Applied Science degree in Fire Science, I am taking Criminal Law, Terrorism and Homeland Security, Firefighter II, Firefighter Safety and Survival, Concepts of Physical Fitness, and Emergency Vehicle Driving Operations. Once I graduate, however, I have no idea what I'll be doing or where I'll be doing it. It may be here in Arkansas and it may not be, just depends on where the jobs are located.

HazMat Technician

Posted on September 23, 2008 at 8:22pm 0 Comments

Last Friday, I completed Hazardous Materials Technician training for the state of Arkansas. The next and last off-schedule course I will need (plus completing my college degree in fire science) is wildlands training, which is in October. Once I graduate in May, I will be ready to take the FFI and II exams.

Another step taken ...

Posted on April 24, 2008 at 11:14pm 0 Comments

This month, on Tuesday and Thursday nights, we had our structure and exterior fire classes. So, I'm now certified in both exterior fires and structure I and II. This fall, probably in October, we will complete Structure III and IV. It's also possible that in September I will take a HazMat Technician course, if the rest of my classes will allow it.

The structure fires were very interesting and exciting. I performed various tasks, including pump operator, backup team nozzle man, attack… Continue

One Step Closer ...

Posted on April 7, 2008 at 4:52pm 2 Comments

Yay me!!!! I've taken and PASSED my NREMT!!! Now on to finishing my fire science degree!

EMT Test

Posted on April 5, 2008 at 1:47am 2 Comments

Well, after having to reschedule due to the floods, my NREMT test is just around the corner - April 7th.

Wish me luck!!!

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At 10:20pm on May 4, 2009, josh tompkins said…
hi christopher- just wondering if somethins wrong with single ff's of ffn? everytime i try to check it out im just getting a blank screen with the group members and page heading, no discussions or wall posts. thanks
At 8:42am on March 9, 2009, Captain Rick McCurdy said…
It usually takes about a month, but I have not delt with the international for some time.
At 12:29am on January 13, 2009, Fire Chick said…
no prob
At 7:25am on August 29, 2008, MotleyMel said…
Are you on any kind of volunteer dept?
At 5:44pm on May 15, 2008, Brian said…
Thanks for the add! Stay safe!
At 2:16am on May 10, 2008, Missy said…
UR welcome and you stay safe as well , Dont be a stranger ttyl.
At 2:49pm on May 2, 2008, Paul Montpetit said…
Chris, no offense taken...we sort of got on the sure seemed that the young lady had waited and then expected others to do the work....and if you can't handle it in training then yuo sure as heck can't handle it in the real world.....Take care Brother and Stay safe...ALWAYS keep the faith..........Paul
At 9:15am on April 30, 2008, Jenelle said…
Thank You! : )
At 6:04am on April 16, 2008, Just me said…
At 7:24am on April 9, 2008, Just me said…

Thanks for the add on

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