Dave McGlynn
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  • West Point, NY
  • United States
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What State do you live in?
Type of Organization
Federal/State/Local Government
Job Function
Training Officer/Training Chief/Instructor
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
West Point Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
I have been a Firefighter since 2001. I am from NJ where I volunteered for Iselin Fire Department District 9 and made it up to Captain before getting hired as a Federal Firefighter. I am currently the Chief of Training for the West Point Fire Dept at the US Military Academy in NY. An Instructor at FDIC, Owner/Lead Instructor for Passion in Leading and the host of Networking for Success on Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio.
My Training:
Firefighter II, Fire Officer III, Fire Instructor III, Fire Inspector II, EMT, HMIC, HMT, Confined Space Tech., Rescue Technician II, ICS 300/400/700 as well as many other Fire & Emergency Services training and certifications.
About Me:
I am 35 and married to an awesome feisty wife and we have two beautiful children together.
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Why I Love Fire/EMS
The relationships, the rush, the ability to help others but most importantly the opportunity to make a positive impact.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Training and TRUE experience

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At 12:36pm on June 8, 2010, Firewriter said…
We will look forward to getting to know you in the forums!!
At 12:57pm on June 4, 2010, Firewriter said…
Hi Dave, welcome to FFN!!
At 11:52pm on June 3, 2010, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Dave, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon
At 9:02am on June 3, 2010, Leo Cartwright said…
Hi there Dave; I would like to Welcome you to FFN & hope U enjoy this site and gather as many friends as I have during your stay. I’m Leo, a Paramedic from Victoria - Australia; If you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends. If I have not added you as a friend, it’s because I have reached my Max and I am waiting for members to reply to me.
I also collect Patches and badges and would love to show one of yours in my collection. I am looking for Police, Medical, Ambulance, S&R; Dispatcher & Fire Service patches. If U are interested, or U know someone in these groups please contact me. My Email is lecar1@bigpond.net.au
If you feel like sending me one of your Service patch … don’t be shy….
My address is:-
Leo J. Cartwright
246 Kay Street

Cheers Leo
PS: let me know when you put a comedy gig on youtube...

Dave McGlynn's Blog

Networking for the Future Firefighter

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Out there today there is triple the number of people who want the job than there are “on the job.” Over time many give up, they settle for a separate career, or they become consumed with resentment towards others who got the job. The Fire Service whether you volunteer, or career is the greatest job in the world, no matter if you either are paid or not it is a profession. That being said, there is a large population of citizens and volunteers out there who want this job. With the competition…


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