Jessica Travis
  • 25, Female
  • Bagdad, Kentucky
  • United States
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Jessica Travis's Discussions

Emergency Services Driving Simulator

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Mackie Mar 21, 2010. 9 Replies

Are schools built safely?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fireyladd - Chief Sharp Jan 31, 2010. 6 Replies

 

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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Junior Firefighter/Explorer
Years in Fire/EMS:
1 year 6 months
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Bagdad Fire Protection District
Years With Department/Agency
1 year 6 months
My Training:
we do a little bit of everything...
About Me:
Well my name is Jessi Travis and i am a junior firefighter with bfpd. my nickname is care bear (JFF's had a camping trip and one of the advisers gave me that because my hair frizzed at 4 a.m.) Im 16 years old and hope to become a first responder in january. I would also like to become an EMT while in high school (when im 18, senior yr). I love being in junior firefighters, the people there are amazing, honestly they are my best friends. These people are the best, we might argue a little but if i needed them they would back me up. I guess its like having 4 more dads 2 more moms, 11 brothers and 6 sisters, you become family. I wouldn't trade them for the world. I recently joined an EMS explorer post in our area, it seems like an awesome program we just need to get more people interested in it, (we have 4 counting me)
Day Job:
Im a full time high school student :)
Relationship Status:
Single
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
So i could help people
Why I Love Fire/EMS
i get to come home knowing i did something useful and maybe helped someone
Top Issues Facing Responders:
careless drivers not respecting emergency personnel and vehicles on roads...

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i hate funerals...

Posted on March 4, 2010 at 11:39pm 3 Comments

i know that no one really likes funerals but today i went to a really emotional one... A junior firefighter lost her daddy tuesday morning to a massive heart attack and we as the junior firefighters went to the funeralvisitation to support her... I think it was the hardest thing i have ever had to do, even harder than the funeral for family members i have been to recently..

The man was a decorated war veteran and immediately when you walk in you see the honor guard men walking around…

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training hour paperwork problems

Posted on December 12, 2009 at 1:53pm 2 Comments

ok so in the last few weeks our junior firefighter hours have gone from being recorded on paper to being entered into the computer like a firefighters hours... i should have 60-70 hours of training but thanks to a person in my department we lost 15 separate trainings because he forgot to put the dang date on the papers.... so we dont have a date that the trainings were completed on and all we could do was throw them away... according to the fire commission i have 31 hours... I know i should… Continue

i passed my written test!!! i now have a permit

Posted on November 25, 2009 at 6:58pm 2 Comments

Well after studying my ass off i finally passed my written test for my permit!! i proabably made a poor judgement decision today after my dad wanted me to drive home from louisville!! let me put this in perspective, i live in bagdad kentucky a little town with barely any traffic and very few people and im not used to driving on a road with a line in the middle much less one with 4 lanes in each direction but i navigated the gene snyder and us 60 and we made it home in one piece!! apparently i… Continue

Driving Permit Test Tomorrow!!

Posted on November 22, 2009 at 9:52pm 2 Comments

ok so i just had my 16th birthday thursday and tomorrow i go to take the written test for my permit. Im really nervous about failing the test as im sure i would never be able to live it down no matter where i go lol... i passed 2 out of 3 practice tests so im hoping ill do ok... ive never been this nervous before lol... any tips?

college.... i need advice

Posted on November 10, 2009 at 11:07pm 7 Comments

ok so im a sophomore this year and seriously thinking about which college i want to attend... i plan on being a volunteer firefighter in bagdad when i turn 18 and a paramedic eventually.. i was wondering is eastern kentucky university a good option? i know they have a good fire science and paramedic program but i was just wondering if i should go to a traditional college, community college or just get my certifications? i welcome any and all advice...

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At 5:28am on December 20, 2009, Tommy Lewis said…
No problem any time. Anything i can do to help just let me know. stay safe and train hard
At 12:47pm on December 14, 2009, Tommy Lewis said…
I CHECKED INTO NIMS AND THERE IS NO AGE RESTRICTIONS ON IT THAT I CAN FIND. MY JOUNIORS MEMBERS HAVE TAKEN AND PASSED THERES WITH NO PROBLEMS. I CANT IMAGINE ANY DEPARTMENT TELLING YOU THAT YOU COULDNT TAKE THE TRAINING, BUT I DO NOT KNOW YOUR DEPARTMENTS BY LAWS OF SOGS EITHER. HOW EVER I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT ALL TRAINING OFFICERS ARE LIKE ME AND JUMP AT THE CHANCE TO TRAIN EVEN IF IT IS WITH ONLY ONE OR TWO MEMBERS. HOPEFULLY YOU WILL BE ABLE TOO GET SOME TRAINING HOURS IN SOON. I THERE IS ANYTHING YOU NEED HELP WITH YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME. GOOD LUCK AND TRAIN HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
At 4:52pm on December 12, 2009, Tommy Lewis said…
nims is an incident command system training program that fema has put in place in my state and i thought nationwide all emergency responders had to pass 100, 200, 700, & 800. line officers and board members 300 and chiefs 300& 400
At 8:19pm on December 8, 2009, Joe Stoltz said…
Hi Jessica thanks for the add.

JS
At 12:32am on November 13, 2009, Daniel Ruggini said…
wow yea i def misunderstood sorry about that.
At 5:31am on October 27, 2009, Michael Vito said…
Oh yeah. Glad its going back to normal. There are still some areas has flood waters mostly near our flood way area. But for me glad it had receded two weeks ago because engineering analysis says we will have to spent a wet christmas but we didn't. Well glad we are going to spend a normal Christmas here in my place. Have you seen my profile photos and my last blog? Thanks
At 3:03am on October 26, 2009, Rusty Mancini said…
Hey Jessica, The answer to your question is, if you think about it, they took out the guy before you probably because he was already down before you were. You had just gone down to where that guy was probably really low on air or was out of air, injury to him etc.., he was there longer than you were.

Now what I would of done, is called for the back up RIT team to come in and get you.
If a RIT team has to be deployed in my department, we will assign two more guys to take their place outside in the ready mode. This is for a secondary emergency if needed. So all in all we have to have four guys for the RIT team. Not an easy position to fill when your short handed sometimes.

If you don't have enough for the RIT secondary team , from the start, that's where the mutual- aid comes in to fill that role. Hope this answer your question?
At 6:33am on October 25, 2009, Michael Vito said…
Well it was an answered prayers. We have two storms passed by and we are spared so far. The last one just a little too close for confort. The guys up north are fine just got wind out of it. LOL. Thanks for the prayers Jessica.
At 1:45am on October 25, 2009, Rusty Mancini said…
Hopefully you don't need them to do a rescue. They been needed around the country on several different cases. The sad thing is they don't always get to their brother and they have to back out, and you know what happens after that. I have a video of an actual rescue here in SC, that the team saved their brother, now he was burnt bad, but he's living today because the RIT team did their job.
At 1:38am on October 25, 2009, Rusty Mancini said…
This is a must for every fire department to have while operations are going on inside. In my state it's a mandatory law. SC calls it the two in, two out rule.If you have two inside fighting fire, then there must be two outside, in case the inside crew gets in trouble. Now sometimes a department can be short handed on the start of the call. that's when you call for mutual aid to come and help be the RIT team. Not all departments do it, but they should!
 
 
 

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