Im a Firefighter III, HazMat Tech, Instructor I, and First Responder. Im working on my fire officer I, EMT-B, and Extrication Tech. After I have those three, ill work on getting my fire arson investigator and FAE.
I joined the fire service in April of 2002. I was a volunteer for 3 years before I became a fulltime firefighter in December of 2006. I became a Captain in Dec. of 2007. My dept works 24-48 hour shifts. I spent 14 days down in Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina. Since then I haven’t been on any major deployments.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Been around it since i was a lil kid.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love that no two days are the same.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Money issues. it seems that the departments that need the equipment aren’t getting it.