David Jacobson
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new old guy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norm Tindell Feb 7, 2014. 4 Replies

New to the site old to the fire service.I have been on the volunteer Fire Dept for more than 25yrs.We have a very low call rate.The dept not usually running no more than 30 total calls per year. 1/2…Continue

 

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Feb 10, 2014
Norm Tindell replied to David Jacobson's discussion new old guy
"It's good they have experience in the fire service, but there's way more to being good chiefs that knowledge of strategy and tactics. If they are good leaders and are not arrogant your department will benefit from their service. Make it…"
Feb 7, 2014
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Feb 7, 2014
David Jacobson replied to David Jacobson's discussion new old guy
"Both guys have been on the department for more than 4 yrs. The youngest one of them was on another department before he came to us.They have gone to all state and regional schools for extra training.These guys are not wet behind the ears. I am 53ys…"
Feb 6, 2014
captnjak replied to David Jacobson's discussion new old guy
"This is the problem with filling positions via elections."
Feb 6, 2014
Norm Tindell replied to David Jacobson's discussion new old guy
"I have 2 fresh assistant chiefs now. Neither have been an officer before.   I'm in the "old guy" category. I might be hesitant to follow a newly elected Assistant Chief who's never been an officer before. Why not have them…"
Feb 6, 2014
David Jacobson posted a discussion

new old guy

New to the site old to the fire service.I have been on the volunteer Fire Dept for more than 25yrs.We have a very low call rate.The dept not usually running no more than 30 total calls per year. 1/2 of those calls are medical assist since we are also first responders.The nearest hospital is 15 miles away. I am currently on my 2nd time around as chief. I have been an officer of some sort on the dept for at least 20 of my 25 yrs.I have 2 fresh assistant chiefs now. Neither have been an officer…See More
Feb 5, 2014
Fireyladd - Chief Sharp left a comment for David Jacobson
"Welcome to Firefighter Nation David.  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. Chief William Sharp- Retired Brookings Fire / Rescue Living in…"
Feb 5, 2014
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Feb 5, 2014

Profile Information

What State do you live in?
ND
Type of Organization
Volunteer Fire Department
Job Function
Fire Chief/Commisioner
Years in Fire/EMS:
to many to count at least 25
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
FAIRMOUNT FIRE DEPARTMENT
Years With Department/Agency
25
My Training:
EMS 1st responder. We try train to FF1 & FF2 levels but our state does not require it.
Day Job:
electronics/applaince service
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
As a kid dont we all want to be firemen
Why I Love Fire/EMS
its a love/hate relationship
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Volunteers Training and of course money.

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At 3:58pm on February 5, 2014, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation David.  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.

Chief William Sharp- Retired

Brookings Fire / Rescue

Living in Alaska

 
 
 

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