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Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
effingham county fire rescue
Years With Department/Agency
2 months
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Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
i was a member in florida iaff, florida spacecoast fools, worked for marion county,volusia county and city of palm bay fire depts,was a member with polk county fire rescue as a volunteer,and worked for american medical response as an emt-b.
My Training:
i am currently certified as a state of florida firefighter 1,2, EMT-B, cpr, and NPQ 1,2, firefighter.i have florida state fire collage courses in fire officer one,fire inspector one,fire apparatus engineer,haz-mat awareness and operations,some tech rescue courses,florida division of forestry courses,fema courses, evoc courses. i am taking my gema test for ga state cert for ff,retesting for my nremt-b, and emt-i in the spring.
About Me:
i just moved here to the state of ga,to work for effingham county fire rescue,re married 3 kids with one on the way with 2nd wife if you want to know more just read my face book page, and from there you can acess my myspace page as well.
Day Job:
probationary firefighter with effingham county fire rescue ga monday thru fri 7am to 5pm
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
i know it sounds corny but to actually make a difference and help people and serve my community plus i like the challenge in it both fire and ems and i can serve my community and country with out having to go to war.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
to help people and the comradery if any of brother and sister firefighters
Top Issues Facing Responders:
manning and equpiment issues with county and city agencies reducing both and risking both citizens and personnel just to buy a $ 4,000.00 hammer and toliet seat,and pay scales which reflect on cost of living vs. insurance ,with cities and counties going with the lowest bidder for health and family insurance,costing the employee higher co-payments,and deductables,and the good ole boys system of government

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At 4:44pm on December 3, 2008, John Bierling said…
Hi John, I am a retired Fire Chief and I now have a wellness business that I am focusing on improving the health and wellness of our emergency responders. My email address is, please send me an email and I will send you additional information. This is very important to your physical and financial health. Thanks, John
At 7:28am on December 3, 2008, Leo Cartwright said…
Hi there John; Leo from Australia, Paramedic; Welcome to FFN hope U enjoy the site and gather many friends during your stay. If you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends.
If U are interested and If U send me your postal address via my Email I will post you one of my State Ambulance Service Badges, (patch) for exchange of one of your service patches,
Cheers Leo

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