Erik Wood
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  • Auburn, KS
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Shawnee County Fire District #2
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
6 years in the military as firefighter/EMT. 5 years of part time employment with American Medical Respons as an EMT and CEU Instructor.
My Training:
I am currently a nationally certified FF1, FF2, Hazmat Opts, EMT, Fire Service Instructor II, EMS Training Officer 1 & 2. Military Firefighter Training, Hazwoper, Maritime Firefighting, Maritime Firefighting Instructor.
About Me:
I am a 14 year veteran of the fire service. I started in the military as a maritime firefighter, after I got out of the military I joined my local combination fire department. I have risen through the ranks from firefighter, to recently promoted Captain and department Fire/EMS Training Officer.

I have two wonderful children, one of which is with me in the picture I have posted as my profile picture. In addition to my fire service activities, I am also a master mason (past master of Topeka Lodge # 17).
Day Job:
Is there anything other then being a fireman?
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I started in the Fire service because my uncle, and grandfather were/are (my grandfather died and was a Captain with Cederdale Fire/Rescue, and my uncle is currently a Battalion Chief with Cederdale Fire/Rescue) fireman in Washington state.

I have always wanted to help others when they are int he most need.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
The brotherhood.....the friendship....and helping others with a great group of guys.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Shrinking budgets....increased call volumes....and a extreme shortage of qualified and dedicated personnel.

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Getting volunteers to attend training.....

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 7:57pm 13 Comments department has had the probably not so uncommon issue of not being able to get folks to training. No matter what the training is over....or how exciting I try and make it I just can't seem to get some people to attend. I have asked what I could do to make things more attractive....and I get no response.


Its to the point now where the Chief is considering putting people on a probationary status until they can start attending training on a regular…


The Blizzard of 2011......

Posted on January 31, 2011 at 2:57pm 5 Comments

Its case the temps in the teens, ice and snow had already told you....and now for the second time in almost two weeks the weather forecasters are predicting the storm of the century here in the wonderful midwest. With ice falling now...and over a foot of snow with 40mph winds to follow I look out the window from the day room.....see the ever depressing sight of my fellow citzens driving as if it were summer. I know I had better get a nap the next 36 hours are likely to… Continue

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At 3:51pm on February 2, 2011, sarah arledge said…
hi Erik Wood welcome to ffn hope you like it here its a great pLACE TO BE HAVE A GREAT EVENING STAY SAFE TAKE CARE
At 11:35pm on February 1, 2011, Brotherhood Instructors, LLC said…

At 1:19am on February 1, 2011, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Erik, 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.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon
At 7:21pm on January 31, 2011, Sarah said…
Welcome to Firefighter nation!
Stay safe!

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