President / Administrator / Commissioner, Firefighter
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Wilson Volunteer Fire Company Lyndhurst, Virginia
Years With Department/Agency
FFI,II,III -Officer I,II- Train the trainer, ICS100,200,300and basically everything on the firefighter side of training.
Have held every office on the line officer side, some more than once, except chief's position,had the opportunity a couple of times but was satisfied with the chief we had. Went to the executive side as President for 3 years then decided it was time to let someone else enjoy the fun of the responsibility.
Production Associate for global application tooling in electronics.
Our community was starting it's fire company and i figured i would give it a try. Found out either you will love it and give it your all or just say ,no way do i want to do this. Guess i wanted to be a part of a group that makes a difference, I'm still here.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
the feeling of accomplishment and respect you can achieve for yourself and others by helping others in a time of need.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
there is never enough help and there is little incentive for the younger men and women to give their time to volunteer to do the job.