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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
EMT - Paramedic (or Other ALS)
Years in Fire/EMS:
18
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Indian Rvier County Fire-Rescue
Years With Department/Agency
3 1/2
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Huntington Manor FD, Huntington Community Fisrt Aid Squad, North Shore EMS NYC, Cornell hosp manhattan, Rural/Metro Orlando.
My Training:
Firefighter, Paramedic, Now going for dive rscue
About Me:
36 y/o male married 2 children, living in Florida now. Bought up on L.I. NY and volunteered for 12 yrs with HMFD, and HCFAS, worked in NYC for 4-5 yrs through 911, moved to FL '03 (too expensive to live in NY)
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I joined Fire EMS when i was 18 yrs old to follow in my fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers foot steps.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love the work, great ppl and the experience can't be beat.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Staffing issues, Cutbacks from taxing.

James Cass's Blog

Fire school again

Posted on March 24, 2008 at 10:11pm 3 Comments

Man fire school sure was easy when i was 19 lol. I moved to Florida in '03 after being out of the FD for 4yrs. I started as a Hunting Manor FF in 92 and went until 99 when I moved out of the area. Moved to Fl and was told they don't recognize my training. I got hired for EMS where I work now and of course they merged. Now At 36 yrs old doing fire school agian. First time made it 1 1/2 months and then injured my knee and needed surgery for my MCL, ACL, bones chips. Now I have 1 week left of a 6… Continue

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At 10:39am on October 4, 2008, Missy said…
everything went fine, i will back to work on light duty on thursday. ty
At 8:28pm on May 2, 2008, Russ said…
i just read your post about going to fire school again. i can relate. (based on what we are used to on LI) florida fire school was a shock to the senses, but i made it through. anything worth having ya gotta suffer for...BTW check out west coast departments, while they arn't hiring right now, they are looking to expand...just a heads up
At 10:07pm on April 14, 2008, James Cass said…
Done Fire/Medic Cass now. Thank God!!!!!!!!!
At 9:22pm on March 29, 2008, Jamie Case said…
jimmy , it's jamie thanks and be safe
At 11:41pm on March 27, 2008, GARY said…
JUST WANTED TO SAY HELLO AND WISH YOU ALL THE BEST
GARY
At 1:28am on March 25, 2008, Rich said…
Its great to hear from former members...Man '99 alot has changed since then. Heck just about every piece of apperatus has lol. I will deff give a shout out to the boys for ya! Stay Low, Stay Safe brother!
At 5:27pm on March 24, 2008, Rich said…
Well holy crap.....Whats goin on Brother???? Hows the Family????
At 7:55pm on March 21, 2008, Jim aka Bick said…
JUST DROPPING BY TO SAY WELCOME TO FFN. I AM SURE YOU WILL ENJOY THE SITE.YOU CAN ADD ME AS A FRIEND IF YOU WANT TO, AND BE SAFE OUT THERE
 
 
 

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