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How can we add more Rescue to our FIRE and RESCUE?

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Who is using the PASSPORT accountability system?

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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Other Response Agency Type
Job Function
EMT - Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
Less than 2
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team (IMERT)
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
I start fire school on February 9th.
My Training:
June 2006-EMT-B/D, NREMT-B/D
CPR/AED for Healthcare Providers (AHA)
IMERT Boot Camp
IMERT Disaster Preparedness
ICS 100, 200, 700
WMD Basic Concepts for EMS
Bioterrorism for Health Care Providers
Decontamination Procedures (CDC Updated for 2007)
CDC Standard Precautions
Radiological Emergency Awareness
Landing Zone Safety
Extrication/Disentanglement Procedures
About Me:
I received my EMT-B/D license in June of 2006 in Illinois after passing the NREMT. I currently serve as a Basic Life Support Specialist with IMERT (Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team) as well as being on the medical support teams for IL Task Force 1 (USAR) and the Illinois Terrorism Task Force. I am currently working on my Master's degree in Disaster and Emergency Management at the American Military University, where I am also pursuing graduate level certificates in Homeland Security, Counter-Terrorism and Logistics/Intelligence.
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Why I Love Fire/EMS
Helping others in distress
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Lack of cohesiveness and professionalism as well as the hit and miss approach to EMS education. I am very involved in working toward a national EMS curriculum with protocols to be identical in all 50 states.

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At 9:17pm on September 30, 2008, Alex White said…
Hey, I seen your post on the Gladius Flashlight and was wondering if you had a link to it...
At 1:16am on September 25, 2008, Walter Messer said…
just wondering if you finished your book,superstitions and traditions
At 2:50pm on March 17, 2008, Mike Dettman said…
Where are you going to school? Rockford? Give me an add.
At 4:24pm on March 16, 2008, ron said…
no prob. we r located at 8th and clinton st. by the High School R1,E4 stop by
At 11:05am on March 6, 2008, Eric said…
WOW 2 years lol no wounder ok man thanks for the post lol
At 3:52pm on February 29, 2008, Kevin Bacco said…
Thanks for the add. Stay low.
At 11:00am on February 28, 2008, JimWinsor said…
Thanks for the add.Much appreciated.Stay safe.
At 4:20pm on February 26, 2008, Karen said…
Thanks for adding me, and thanks for the response on the discussion I started, very valuable and interesting information indeed. I too, live in an area where most of the fire and EMS services are small and mostly volunteer.
At 11:27am on February 8, 2008, Jacob Luffman said…
Thanks for proclaiming being a Squirrel, I know exactly how you feel. I started this group just to lighten up some rookies and experianced alike with some good humor, great stories and maybe by accident some use ful knowledge. Welcome to the Fire Squirrels, start up a discussion or post comments or even some video or pics if youd like, whatever intrests you. Good and Bad discussions are welcome here. All of EMA is welcome here. From my family to yours have a great day. JT unit 1671
At 4:48am on February 4, 2008, R. Mellen said…
Thanks for adding me, take care.

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