• 30, Male
  • Edwardsville
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Combination
Job Function
Junior Firefighter/Explorer
Years in Fire/EMS:
Currently I am getting ready to take my national test for EMT-B, and 2 yrs as an explorer.
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
(Edwardsville, IL) Edwardsville Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
2 as an Explorer
My Training:
Our department does a lot with explorers, so I am fortunate enough to have the men and women that do the real stuff everyday teach me. I have been to the Illinois Fire Service Institute for the past two years, Ameren UE burn tower 1 yr, and Elsah burn tower 1 yr, I have been taught basic fire behavior, forcible entry, ladders, ropes, water supply, extrication, saving our own, etc. On the medic side I have taken the EMT-B class and have yet to take the national test. My explorer post meets and trains every 2 weeks, this past training was a ropes class and test followed by a tag line practical.
About Me:
With the real guys, I have been able to ride along for over 200 hours with them, and I also assist in training while I am there. I am basically the B for the FD I clean trucks, and Help out keeping the house clean.
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Well my uncle is a firefighter in Brooklyn Park, MN and I have wanted to be a firefighter for as long as I can remember so when I finally met him and got to see his station, I was totally awe struck, and now that is what I am going for.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I am neither, but pulling out of the station on the fire truck hearing those sirens start up.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
I think there is still one major issue, and there will always be this issue and that is keeping everyone safe. Some problems are through lack of training or not sufficient training, but other problems just happen and there are things that can't be done, so I think safety is and will always be the issue.

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Posted on August 31, 2007 at 1:11pm 0 Comments

Anyone in the fire service, knows the three letters, FNG well at the moment that is me at Firefighter Nation, I would like to hear what you guys think of the site, and leave me comments or questions about what I am doing or should be doing so lets see the advice you can give the FNG.

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At 11:39pm on January 31, 2009, Stan Lewis said…
Hey man. I am the adisor for Post # 3499 in Marissa. Welcome to the nation. My name is Stan Lewis and I am new to this site. I am looking for friends to talk to about FF. I am an instructor for FSI. You can view my profile to get initial info. I look forward to hearing from you. Any of your friends that might also be willing to talk to me, please let them more, Thanks
At 5:04pm on March 31, 2008, Trish Kelly said…
DUUUUDE havent been on here for a while and I miss your ass='(...ill call you when im at pops this weekend there is SOOOOOO much to catch you up on=)!!!!!!!!!!!
At 2:13am on February 29, 2008, Finchie said…
Yeah I have been on a while Its pretty neat I like it.
At 12:08am on February 29, 2008, Mike Picchioldi said…
Good to see you on here Finch.
At 10:07pm on February 28, 2008, Mike Picchioldi said…
Hey Finch!
At 2:49pm on February 2, 2008, turk182 said…
checking in with all my friends hope you are well and stay safe.
At 10:08pm on January 8, 2008, Tyler Staicoff 670 said…
.hey wats up im not a explor but im a junior like the same thing yea my dept. lets us do alot of stuff did u take your first responder yet?
At 12:07am on September 20, 2007, tommy oliver said…
At 12:29pm on September 17, 2007, turk182 said…
hope all is going well and stay safe
At 5:52pm on September 11, 2007, Trish Kelly said…
heyy babe haven't done this in a while;-)...Love u

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