James Marks
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Started this discussion. Last reply by James Marks Aug 25, 2015. 2 Replies

Hello all,My name is James and I am a volunteer rural firefighter New Zealand. I have been with my brigade for just under 14 months now and am the tenth male member of my family to join the…Continue


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What State do you live in?
Type of Organization
Volunteer Fire Department
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Waikuku Beach Volunteer Rural Fire Force
Years With Department/Agency
My Training:
Fireground Entry
Comprehensive First Aid
About Me:
Volunteer rural firefighter from New Zealand who is studying History at Honours level. I always like connecting with fellow firefighters around the world and getting to know them. Besides all that, I am the fourteenth member of my family to join the fire service and serve the community.
Day Job:
University student
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To follow a lifelong dream and to also carry on my family's tradition of firefighting service.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Childhood dream and family tradition
Top Issues Facing Responders:
The recruitment and retention of volunteers

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One down, many to go

Posted on August 24, 2015 at 1:11am 0 Comments

I passed my first rural firefighting exam on Monday night with flying colours; the next two will be occuring in the next month or so, and then I will be fully trained up go on the frontlines. 

I won't be able to enjoy summer like I used to, but the big plus side is that I will be serving my community during our lengthy fire season. 

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At 12:06am on August 25, 2015, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation James. I'm glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.
Chief William Sharp- Retired
Brookings Fire / Rescue
Living in Alaska


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