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  • Bettendorf, IA
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter / Paramedic (or Other ALS), Hazardous Materials Team Member, Other
Years in Fire/EMS:
9 Fire 15 EMS
Dept. Web Site:
http://5 years
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Colona Fire Department 1999-2000Erie Fire Department - 2000-2006Rock Island Arsenal Fire Department - 2004- Present
My Training:
Driver/Operator Pumper
Driver/Operator Aerial
HazMat Tech.
Hazmat IC
Fire Instructor I & II
Fire Officer I, II
Fire Inspector I
Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist
PEER Assessor for Commision for Fire Accreditation International
Illinois Paramedic
BLS Instructor
ACLS Instructor
PALS Instructor
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
http://15 EMS / 10 Fire
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Grew up around it

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At 7:22pm on October 6, 2010, desmondfaith said…
GREETINGS FROM juliet..........................
My name is miss juliet viewing and going through your profile address today has made me to became intrested in you,i will also like to know you more,and i want you to send an email to my email address so that i can send you my picture, for you to know and see whom i am.
Here is my email address(juliet500bacon@yahoo.com) believe we can move from here!
I am waiting for your mail to my email address above.
(Remeber the distance or colour does not matter but love matters alot in life)
PLEASE I WOULD LIKE YOU TO GO DIRECT TO MY EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW TO CONTACT ME NOW..............................................................
At 2:23pm on September 3, 2008, Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich said…

Our grandson will be TWO in October. Man; it goes by fast.
He loves talking (?) on the phone.
At 1:52pm on September 3, 2008, Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich said…
Send a brochure. It seems like something is going on that weekend.
Where were you last Saturday?
We had two teams in the golf outing at Erie.
Took 3rd and 4th place.
My team shot 5 under.
Good to hear from you.
Take care.
How's that baby?
At 10:17am on August 12, 2008, Brian said…
Things are going ok here.
Will try to write more a bit later...just got done with a 72 hour shift and I am headed out to get some work done.
Here is a little info about my world:


Here is some of the first memorial clips coming out of our recent Line of Duty Death.
There are some views of the scene, funeral and other footage.
Being on the call and being the crew to receive Ryans body from the scene has taken a very personal nature to this call for me. Ryan worked for a neighboring department and he and I had sat together at a training session the shift before.

We did not work Ryan. He was shot in the head as he got off the fire truck to fight a car fire. He died instantly.
It was an ambush. 2 police were also shot, one critically.
We arrived on scene minutes later and shots were still ringing out.
He lay in the street along with several firemen who had to take cover under their truck. SWAT brought in armored vehicles and rescued the live firefighters who were pinned down by the gunfire. They then went and brought Ryan out to us. He layed there for about 2 hours before being brought "home".
After a lengthy standoff (10 hours) the shooter lit his house on fire and then shot himself in the head.

I was tasked with notifying Ryans parents, since I have prior experience with this. I also was the coordinator for the fire service funeral.
117 fire engines, 77 command vehicles (does not include police) in the procession with over 1000 firefighters attending the services.
It was an amazing tribute.

During a recent review - found out that our ambulance was in the hot zone and it is beleived the shots fired on our arrival may have been intended for my partner and I.
When we arrived we were under the impression the shooter was shooting from the house in a southward direction - was not till later we found out he was actually shooting northbound, toward us. Guess you never know. It was kind of weird...I have never been shot at before. We took cover behind our ambulance, but were not pinned down.

Hope all is well with you - things are status quo here. We just ordered another ambulance from Foster Coach. Probably wont be here till January

For all in the business - please stay safe!
At 7:33pm on August 8, 2008, Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich said…
Nice to see you over here.
How's the job going?
Hope to see you jump in on some of the discussions.

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