Entry Level I and II Firefighter
Wildland Fire Training
ICS-100 200 700
Haz-Mat/Terrorism-First Responder Awareness Level
First Responder Safety Training-Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Other than being a Correctional Officer during mid-day, I LOVE when the pager goes off. It's music to my ears. I love the fact that I'm helping the community and get such an adrenaline rush from it. My husband and I both are on the dept. so it makes it fun too. He is my mentor kind-of. He likes to just go and work/play and sometimes leaves me hanging. We usually go our seperate ways on the fire scene. Everyone helps each other out though. I've learned a lot throughout the years. The only thing I will not do is drive the trucks. I hate driving trucks. It's just a thing of mine. I am one that is ALWAYS eager to pack up and go in; and most of the time I do. Everyone on our dept. has their certain things they like to do and some do all. We are not an organized dept. where we all have certain assignments because we never know who is going to show up, if any. I take great pride in what I do and I will never give it up for anything.
I became a part of emergency services because the medical field has always intrested me ever since I was younger. When I was younger I thought I would be a doctor but the amount of schooling didn't appeal to me so EMT it was. I do this part-time as a hobby. My husband is also an EMT-IV Tech and a Firefighter part-time.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I like to help people who are in need.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
I think one of the top issues for our dept. is definately lack of funding for new apparatuses. We need newer trucks. We spend lots of time repairing the older ones. I just think we need to find somebody who is experienced in writing grants. That would make a huge difference.
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i have my license already ive been a first responder for 9 years already and as soon as they have an openning im getting on there, i actually have emt-basic but im not nationally registered for that so im just a first responder
yes greenville now, they get about 180 fire calls and around 350 ems calls thats very close to omro, so far i like greenville a thousand times better, one thing is we get paid omro was nothing at all, and i like the trucks a lot better and the first and only training ive been to was awesome and i learned more last night than i learned in the 4 years that i was on omro, and the atmosphere is so much more pleasent to work in, and there are no stupid rules to follow, we can pretty much do what we want without having people talk behind your back and like getting tshirts we can get what we want the dept doesnt have to approve it and like lights for our personal vehicles we can get what we want the dept doesnt require you use just the front stupid dash light that they provide, so its really a lot better now on this dept im happier, and we cover the outagamie county airport so thats another new experience so im looking forward to that, only one problem and that is that im not on first responders yet so that sucks soon though hopefully