Fred Eppinger
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  • Galena, MO
  • United States
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  • Karen  Myers
  • Goentoro
  • Scott Burke
  • Melissa Eastwood
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  • Ron King (Fire Chief)
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  • Fireyladd - Retired Chief Sharp
  • Daniel Robert Garvin
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Fred Eppinger's Discussions

Meth Labs

Started Oct 14, 2009 0 Replies

Any members out there that have or might be involved at a meth lab cleanup or raid need to read this article from American Police Beat.…Continue


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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Toms River, New Jersey
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
I was an Auxilliary Firefighter at an Air Defense Missile Site in NJ. Because of my membership in a local volunteer dept, I rose to the rank of Asst Chief. Our regular department was very small and understaffed. I spent 1 month working in the station and 2 months at my regular job every quarter and of course we all responded with the regulars to any fires or alarms.
My Training:
OJT FF Training, Arson Detection and Investigation, and Engine and Pump Operations in the Air Force, Basic and Advanced FF Training in Toms River. Many Basic and Advanced Haz Mat Courses, Wildlands Training, Advanced Pump, Basic Officer Training and Instructional Techniques for Company Officers, and Fire Police Training. Also Crime Scene Investigation and Princiles of Criminal Investigation at Ocean County College. Also many weekend seminars from the NJ State Fire College
About Me:
I am 66 years old and retired in Missouri and enjoying retirement. I am very involved in the pro gun movement and on the political scene. I enjoy the shooting sports, auctioning and traveling east to see my 17 grandchildren and new great grandchild.
Day Job:
USAF Retired, DOD Civil Service Retired
Relationship Status:
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I was an Auxilliary Firefighter in the Air Force and felt a need to help my community.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Every call was a new experience

Fred Eppinger's Blog

Fear, Enemy or Ally

Posted on October 14, 2009 at 11:05pm 1 Comment

We as Firefighters, First Responders and EMS Personnel live with fear everyday and on every call.

The fear we feel for others in distress, is what drives us. That fear can also make us careless and we make mistakes. We must learn to deal with the urge to rush in and take chances. We are no good to a victim if something happens to us. That fear needs to be controlled or we become part of the problem not the solution.

The fear we feel for our own safety is the fear we need… Continue

What being a Firefighter means to me

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 10:01pm 8 Comments

I am retired and no longer an Active Firefighter,

but I am now and always will be a Firefighter. I

am a Life Member of my Fire Company.

I will eat sleep and breathe Firefighting until the

day I am called home to the Lord. I can no longer

offer my services, due to poor health, but I can and

will offer an opinion or advice where I can.

I have fought everything the Fire Service has had

to offer during my time as an Active Firefighter,… Continue

One More Time

Posted on September 13, 2009 at 4:55pm 1 Comment

One More Time

An Old Firefighter’s Request

One more time

One more time into the dragon’s lair

One more time through to the bowels of hell

One more time

Just one more time

One more time

One more time to feel the dragon’s breath

One more time to fight the Devil on his terms

One more time

Just one more time

One more time

One more time to go where mortal men fear

One more time to feel the rush

One more… Continue

Beware the Dragon's Lair

Posted on September 13, 2009 at 4:51pm 2 Comments

Beware, the Dragon's Lair

by Fred Eppinger

October 1997

Beware, all ye who would enter the Dragon's Lair, for 'tis no place for the faint of heart and only a true Dragon Slayer will survive the test.

Those who will enter and return, shall be known as Dragon Slayers, and shall live high in the minds of the faint of heart.

Those who will enter and return unscathed, shall be known as having walked with the best.

Those that have entered and not… Continue

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At 10:20pm on March 31, 2011, Goentoro said…
I'm fine. thanks and how do you too? sorry only now that I reply to your message. Sir, may I ask something related to the manufacture of Airport Emergency Procedure (AEP), I'm getting the job but I am still confused, because it is associated reference (Doc. 9137 part 7) is not so clear. thanks before
At 7:46pm on July 19, 2010, Jennifer Soper said…
My Uncle Fritz wanted me to tell you and all of his FFN friends to visit this site and tell your friends.

At 4:33pm on October 10, 2009, KERMIT said…
Hi Fred your wellcome stay safe and God Bless You and your family.
At 1:55am on October 2, 2009, Daniel Robert Garvin said…
Hello Fred!

Thanks just the same. I hope you are enjoying your certainly earned it. God bless my friend!!!

At 1:41pm on October 1, 2009, Daniel Robert Garvin said…
Good day Fred,

I am a friend of Carlos and I saw your posting on his page. I would like to ask you if you are a patch collector. If you are, would you consider a trade with me? I am in Montreal, Canada. Thank you and please stay safe!!

At 1:39pm on October 1, 2009, Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich said…
I am honored.
I like the cut of your jib.
From one jake to another.
At 12:16pm on September 16, 2009, sarah arledge said…
hi Fred Eppinger welcome to ffn hope you like it here its a great place to be. have a great day stay safe take care
At 12:58am on September 15, 2009, Goentoro said…
thank you again, I am also glad to be friends with the father, though at least a distance apart, we still can share the knowledge to make us more professional in every task we do to dedicate ourselves to the community. may God always protect us
At 1:33pm on September 13, 2009, Fireyladd - Retired Chief Sharp said…
Fred, Welcome to the FF Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
Southern Oregon Coast

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