Doug
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  • Elkhart, IN
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Firefighter / Paramedic (or Other ALS), Other Emergency Services Staff
Years in Fire/EMS:
4
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
South Bend Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
4
Dept. Web Site:
http://www.ci.south-bend.in.us/city/departments/fire/index.asp
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Previous police reserve Elkhart, IN
My Training:
Fire 1&2, Driver/Operator, NR-EMT-I, Haz-mat tech, global awareness, Ropes awareness, collapse awareness
About Me:
I did construction for 15yrs prior to getting into the fire srvc. I still do construction...;) I love being a public servant. The people I work with are great! It is the best job in the world.
Day Job:
Fire fighter/EMT
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Life long calling that I finally answered
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I am a people person. I feel I have much to give back to the community. I also love the commeradery with my fellow public servants.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
I think the top issues facing our industry are funding for one. It seems as we are expected to do more we are given less.
The second thing, that is tied to funding, is as a public industry we have to become more accessable to our public. Most private industry listen to their "customers" in various ways. Fire and EMS has much to learn from private sector. We must learn or perish as a public entity. Govt can always out source us....

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At 12:19am on October 29, 2009, Chuck Nondorf said…
I am interested in trading patches with you if you are interested. Let me know and I will send you my address.

Thanks
Chuck
At 7:23pm on March 25, 2009, Gabe Alvarez said…
Hey hey Interested in trading patches?
I work for Daisy Mountain Fire Department, just outside of Phoenix, Az. Please let me know if your interested so i can send you one and send you my info. Thanks, STAY SAFE!!
 
 
 

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