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CAmden Fire Department; one year and two months
I'm a Lieutenant/ EMT currently in medic school.
I started out as a volunteer for my local department when I was still in High School. After school I took a job in a machine shop until I was 21. I turned 21 in Oct. and went to work for the Camden F.D. in Feb. A little over a year after hiring on there I tested and was hired by El Dorado fire dept. Since then I have gotten my EMT instructor certification and I have become an instructor for the Arkansas Fire Academy. I'm currently in medic school hoping to accomplish that goal and finishing off my degree so I can become a Paramedic instructor also.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Started out as a local volunteer as something fun to do in high school. I liked that so much I decided to make a career of it. So 14 years later here I am an Lieutenant at my department.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Watching rookies at there first good fire, and talking with them afterwards.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Understaffing; Rising cost of living and salaries staying stagnet or not staying up with the cost of living; The unknown factor, whats coming next and how to deal with it.
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