Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Central Crossing Fire Protection District, Shell Knob, MO; Cox Health EMS, Springfield, Mo: Emergency Medical Dispatcher
FFI, FFII, EMT-B, HazMat Awareness & Operations, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator-Pumper, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator-Aerial Apparatus, Missouri Division of Fire Safety: Fire Service Instructor I, NIMS 100, NIMS 200, NIMS 700, NIMS 800, Intro to wildland fire suppression, Aircraft Firefighting Techniques for Structural Firefighters, The Art of Reading Smoke, Fire Cause Determination, Dynamics of Emergency Vehicle Response, Emergency Response for Electric Hybrid Vehicles, Missouri Division of Fire Safety: Fire Inspector, Red Cross CPR Instructor for the Layperson, MUFRTI: Responding to Propane Emergencies, Nationally certified Emergency Medical Dispatcher, Missouri Division of Fire Safety: Fire Officer I, Missouri Division of Fire Safety: Fire Investigator
I am a third generation firefighter. My Grandfather retired from the old Ballwin Fire Dept, now Metro West, outside of St. Louis. Then was the Fire Chief for the Central Crossing Fire District in Shell Knob, MO for 31 years. My father has only been a volunteer, but has worked on an ambulance for several years now. So being around it all my life, it is in my blood. I became a volunteer in 1994 when I turned 16, and after many moves finally became a full time firefighter for the City of Republic in January 2006.