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  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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RESCUE: removing from danger (adapt and overcome)

Profile Information

Type of Organization
EMS/Rescue Squad - Volunteer
Job Function
Administrative Staff / Team Member
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Carolina Rescue and EMT
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Lake Junaluska FD
Beesons Crossroads FD
South Fork FD
Cooleemee FD (retired)
Smith Reynolds Airport FD
Forsyth Rescue Squad
Winston-Salem Rescue Squad
Cooleemee PD
Alleghany Co SO
Forsyth Co SO
Winston-Salem PD
My Training:
Instructor for 14 years: IFSAC Level II, NFPA 1001 Firefighter I & II, NFPA 1006-Technical Rescuer, Vehicle and Machinery Rescue Specialty, Ropes Specialty; Structural Collapse Specialty, Confined Space Rescue Specialty, Trench Collapse Rescue Specialty, Agricultural Specialty; Farmedic, Emergency Rescue Technician, Rescue Systems I and II (Light and Heavy Structural Collapse), Citizen’s Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Teen CERT, Campus CERT, CERT TTT Instructor and AgriSafe for the Agromidicine Institute at East Carolina University.

Certified: Firefighter II, Emergency Rescue Technician, SARTECH 3, Haz-Mat Ops, Office of Domestic Preparedness WMD NBC Ops/ Command, Structural Collapse Technician- FEMA USAR, Collapse Structural Specialist- NASA USAR; former Emergency Medical Technician for 30 years
About Me:
Experience: Charter Member of N C Task Force-1, Urban Search and Rescue Team (NC EM TF-4), former Logistics’ Manager for NC TF-1, and a line officer with Forsyth Rescue Squad; Deployed to Hurricane Floyd and the Tornado in Stoneville, NC; served on the NFPA 1006 Rescue Technician Validation Committee in NC, and a Firefighter with the Cooleemee FD. Also a Technical Rescue Advisor for the Carolina RS and fourteen years in law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff and an Assistant Chief of Police.
Day Job:
Fire / Rescue Instructor
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
http://MySpace: rsqinstructor Yahoo: rescuehead99 or techrescue@ear...
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Got interested as a teenager, loved learning new things, and working with my hands. As I learned and understood how important serving others was, I really got excited. This is now the reason I still am involved and it has become a big part of my life.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Events are constantly changing, usually never the exact same twice. Training and learning new things from instructors and students alike. Enjoy teaching students,especially new brothers and sisters to the fire service.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
1. 400 years of heritage impeded by progress.
2. This is my sandbox, and you cann't play in it ?
3. New firefighters being told that "you know that department up the road... they don't have crap, know crap, or cann't do crap.. why would we want to train with them ?

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If your standing on the edge, your in my way!

Posted on June 30, 2008 at 10:30am 1 Comment

Don't be a watcher, get involved. That means you have to pick up a rope, tie those knots, and build a system or two every week until it becomes natural to you. Other wise your one of the 80 percenters who stand around, playing at tying your part of the system, and eventually pass your part to someone else. This is a business of leaders and go getters, that are self motivated. Ask someone to pull a hose, throw water, or climb a ladder, and there off to the races like Dale Earnhardt (3). But ask… Continue

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At 7:53pm on January 23, 2010, Sam Smith said…
hey jim yeah that fire was a fire to learn from many things went wrong with that which where none of our companys fault. I am getting alot of certs now
At 4:44pm on June 27, 2009, Darian Stevens said…
Hey Jim,

How you been doing?
At 7:25pm on February 13, 2009, Tim Delaney said…
I don't mind if you use the pics....let me know which ones. I may have better shots. Send me the details about the class.....hopefully I can arrange some time off
At 1:46am on February 10, 2009, Tim Delaney said…
Hey Jim....sorry I didnt get back to you...I'm just getting back into the "Nation"!

The "Hot" picture was taken in an old shipping container we use for fire attack and flashover training. If you can get a hold of one it is an excellent tool for teaching fire behavior and attack streams
At 11:16am on February 8, 2009, ffemt19 said…
I had a MSA F1SF for structural firefighting but had to give it in for a Draeger 6200. Bouth come with build in face shield/eye protection.
FOr rescue i have an MSA F2 X-treme. With googles on it.

I have always a set of safety glasses in arms reach when we go to rescue.
At 2:39am on February 8, 2009, ffemt19 said…
First name is Roel.

What type of helmets do u use? Modern style or traditional style?
Overhere helmetranking signs and coat colors are regulated by national standards. So normaly everywhere in Belgium it should be so but isn't because some don't follow the rule. But most departments do.

At 11:58am on February 7, 2009, ffemt19 said…
All of us even if they have a wrap arround neck protection a nomex hood under it. Soo u are beter protected in that area.

About the orange panels on some of our coats, they are a way of indicating and fast redognition of sergeants (same as your luitenant) and adjudant (same as your captain) they are in charge of the engine.
Chiefs have complet orange coats. We have also rank indicators on ourhelmets. I'll try to put a list of the diferent ranks and indicators on my page in a few days.

About the double axle lorry, it has a wide range of use. Mostly transporting equipment from and to incident scenes.

About the cribbing, for the moment the cribbing is limited for only limited shoring but we are in proces of improving that. We use wood, and mechanical shores. We also have a basic set of Holmatro power shores in our light rescue unit.

About our apparatus, basic color for fire apparatus is fire red end for EMS it is since a few years bright yellow, before it was white for EMS.
Reflective markings are on few engines different because there was untill last year no rules about that but this changed last year and now there is a rule about how and where reflective markings have to be.

At 11:55am on February 5, 2009, ffemt19 said…
Come look @ my profile four some explication about your questions!
At 6:41pm on January 28, 2009, Asst Chief Tim Cook said…
The pic you posted on the car in the trench is cool.However,it's a ten minute job to get it out.Good training but a 24"long 6" strap and a one ton tow truck,and you wouldn't have had to drag out all those wonderful toys,hehe T.c.
At 8:29pm on January 22, 2009, Aaron Robbins said…
yea i hope i do to

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