Hannah Jenkins
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Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
5 years as a volunteer, started as a junior in high school. Grew to love it, and to my parents' dismay, after completing college and teaching, applied for a position in the department and have been a career firefighter since July of 2006.
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Effingham County Fire Rescue
Years With Department/Agency
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My Training:
Firefighter/NPQ 1 & 2
NPQ HAZMAT Awareness & Operations
Public Fire & Life Safety Educator
Driver/Pumper Operations
NPQ Evaluator
NPQ Fire Instructor 1
GEMA- Rescue Specialist, Vehicle Extrication, HazMat, ICS/ECO, Infection Control, Public Information Officer
About Me:
Still live in my hometown, not too big & not too small. For those of you who can't find Effingham on Yahoo!Maps, we are just outside of Savannah,GA.
After high school I did what all good little girls do = went to college & earned my degree (BSED) in teaching. Taught in various schools close by. But when the fire department hired their next round in 2006, I applied & was hired. Effingham's first career female firefighter!
On my third year as career, but love the vols (that's where I started). Not only do we put the wet stuff on the hot stuff, we handle vehicle extrication, special rescue, high/low angle rope rescue, wilderness SAR, & respond throughout the area & state to assist other departments (lookin out for our brothers & sisters).
I participate in the fire prevention/education activities (aka "Twinkle" the fire clown), PIO, & as we joke - ANY OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
In high school, I had to have a certain number of hours for community service/volunteering. I wanted to do something other than the typical recycling collection/animal shelter stuff. I knew of a few other teens that were volunteer firefighters, and I asked to tag along one training night. The training officer found a set of gear to fit me and had me capture a burst hose line. I fell in love with it and signed up that night.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I get to drive the BRT!
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Budget & Personnel

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At 4:42pm on April 17, 2009, Robert said…
Extraordinary Career. Extraordinary People.

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At 6:52am on March 26, 2009, Kacey said…
Hey! I am great! How are you? I am hoping to join a volenteer program somewhere near home (I live in Guyton), but I haven't settled on where yet. I am also still trying to convince my parents that this is what I want to do.
At 12:40pm on January 27, 2009, Kacey said…
Hi! I came across your page, while researching firefighting. I love your page, and it made me want to join this site. I hope to become a firefighter soon. I would love to talk sometime! Hope you are well!
At 6:30pm on October 11, 2008, Charles Aldridge said…
that's right and keep safe Hannah. I put in for a fulltime position at Newton fire dept. in Newton, NC and hope my interview went well to be chosen.

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