Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Past - 8 years with the Neptune Beach Volunteer Fire Dept., (Duval county, FL) 5 years with the Southwest Volunteer Fire Dept. (Putnam county, FL) 15 year volunteer with the city of Palatka FD, (Putnam county, FL)
Began serving as a Jr. firefighter with the NBVFD in 1971. Upon graduation from High School I took a job driving for a local private ambulance company, while continuing to volunteer. I obtained a basic EMT certification while attending junior college, and then changed course to begin a law enforcement career in 1978. I remained a reserve volunteer fire fighter over the course of the next 20 years, all in Putnam county, FL.
Retired in 1998 and moved back "home" to Neptune Beach. To my disappointment the NBVFD was being disbanded in favor of contracting for fire protection with the city of Jacksonville Fire-Rescue Department. I eventually purchased the last NBVFD truck, a 1975 Ford-LaFrance, and use it for public education, special events, parades, and hauling Santa Claus through the city each year. Now in my "2nd" career with the Division of Emergency Management here in Duval county.
Hi Miller ! My what a small world ! I began my Vol. F.F. career in Duval County too ! At Wesconnett Vol. F.D. Station 25 (1994) and volunteered the last two years before it to was disband. I miss JF&R as far as living in FL. If you would like to, add me to your list. Gustav is due in today !! Better go Hope to talk with you soon !!
Dawn Melody Bladel
Hows that truck comming along? Have pictures that I took in Jacksonville. And thanks for leading the way out of the city. It was good meeting you. Am sending you the Pics that I have to your E-Mail.. Frank
HEY WHATS UP
MY NAME IS JERMAINE WATSON I AM A FIREFIGHTER FOR WEST SIDE VOL. FIRE DEPT. IN ST.ALBANS,WV AND I COLLECT FIRE AND EMS PATCHES, AND I WAS WONDERING IF YOU HAD ONE FROM YOUR STATION THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRADE WITH ME. IF SO GREAT, JUST MESSAGE ME BACK IF NOT, THANX FOR YOUR TIME...MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM STATION 22
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