FF1, Hazmat tech (nh3),ics100,fire dept managment, fire ground managment, notation, confined space rescue
I joined the Fire Dept. 7 years ago after a friend pestered me enough to join, he was the Chief at the time. At first I had no interest at all in this proffession, but I am sure glad he did. I now live, breath and sleep firefighting. It takes up more time than my day job, however I wouldnt want it any other way. 3 years ago I was promoted to Deputy Chief, along with a new Chief, and am now a member with the MAFC, Manitoba Association of Fire Chiefs. Since then we restructured the Dept, along with new members, which have contributed strongly. We now have more of a budget, new equiptment, more training....more of everything.But no need to stop there. The process of learning and making things better should never stop.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
At first it was from a friend pestering me to join
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love the rush of a call, the orinized chaos of a scene, the teamwork and dedication, but most of all, the feeling of helping people through a rough time or experience. Thats the greatest reward
Top Issues Facing Responders:
the world is changing. with small communities, knowlege, training, resources and funding is always hard. being on top of the game isnt easy......train train train....ask everyone for all kinds aof tips,solutions,ideas....
Do you have have a patch coming my way? I sent you my FD patch some months ago. I have not received your patch nor have I heard from you.I would appreciate receiving your patch I would hate to think you will not be sending your patch. Being Chief ofyour Department and a member of the MFCA, I am looking forward to you doing the proped thing and will send your patch along.
Please asvise me when you will be forwarding your patch.