Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Iowa National Guard Joint Emergency Operations Center
Perry Fire Department
JOC 101 (NGB), FEMA IS-100, 200, 700, and 800, SCUBA Certified, AAS in Emergency and Disaster Management. Currently working towards my Certified Emergency Manager with the IAEM.
Currently working full-time with the Iowa Joint Emergency Operations Center for the Iowa National Guard. I'm going on my fourth year in the office and love the field of Emergency and Disaster Management. Also a volunteer with the Perry Fire Department and love getting my hands dirty. I can't stand to just work ops and coordination and never be directly in contact with the people that need help.
I work in Emergency Management for the National Guard Full-Time and I am a firefighter with Perry Fire Department. I also recently joined the Camp Dodge Fire Department here at work (military base fire department). I'm working on a degree in EDM and want to work as a Emergency Management Coordinator.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Helping those in need, knowing that what you do TRUELY makes a difference!
Top Issues Facing Responders:
People who want to claim the title "firefighter" but just want to drive the big red truck and flash the lights. You have to BE a firefighter, you can't just play the part.
Why thank you..And iowa is my home state, when done with schooling i head back to Ft. Sam for rest of training, including basic...go figure...lol...oh well. its how i had my contract set up. schooling before basic