Gretchen Nolan
  • 49, Female
  • Merrimac, Massachusetts
  • United States
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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Merrimac Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Amesbury Fire Department, dispatch
My Training:
Firefighter I/II certification, Basic/Advanced Arson Investigations, Vehicle Fire Investigations, Electrical Fire Investigations, Pumps and Hydraulics, Basic Haz Mat, Flashover Simulator, Basic Confined Space Rescue, Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, Associates Degree in Arts (General Studies), EMT-B
About Me:
I spread myself way too thin and it cuts into my availability to respond to calls.
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I actually wanted to be a cop, got a job as a police & fire dispatcher, and BAM fell in love with the Fire Service
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Nothing else gives me that kind of high! I just love helping people.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Fatigue. Boredom. Zero to Sixty in 2 seconds. People being stupid and unsafe. Tunnel Vision.

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At 7:57am on September 14, 2008, Joe said…
Hey Gretchen...stay safe!
At 11:32pm on September 12, 2008, Mike Barry said…
Hey, got the msg about Sunday... Leave me the address on my email and I'll check my schedule and let you know, should be a great time! Bring a Gas mask you said??? :)
At 10:25pm on August 29, 2008, Bobby Shelton said…
Hey Gretchen, isn't your department in the WMD videos?
At 2:10pm on August 25, 2008, Mike Barry said…
Don't be a Stranger! :) Mike
At 10:39pm on August 19, 2008, Phil Ferris said…
Finally someone else who admits the rush of endorphins that comes along with the things we do. Glad to know you.
Stay strong, stay smart, and stay safe!
At 9:47pm on August 19, 2008, Ralph said…
Where are you?
At 1:37am on August 13, 2008, Jack said…
Hello Gretchen, thanks for the ad
At 10:01pm on August 9, 2008, Chad King said…
Hey there from Belmont, NY. Stay Safe
At 11:10pm on August 6, 2008, Ron Maddox said…
Hello and welcome to FFN. Be safe...
At 5:27pm on August 6, 2008, Jim said…
Hi Gretchen, I am a fire /rescue instructor in NC. I also teach in several other states to include MD, Penn, and Delaware. Haven't been as far as Mass yet. I have a sister and her family in w. Hartford , Conn. If you like ropes, check out the rope rescue group and make a comment on my discussions. Just sent a request. Stay safe. Jim

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