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  • Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • United States
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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Driver / Engineer
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Oshtemo Fire Dept, Kalamazoo, MI
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
My Training:
Firefighter I & II, HazMat Ops, Trench Ops, Fire Officer I & II, Terrosim Awareness, WMD Awareness, Meth Lab Awareness, Medical First Responder
About Me:
Joined the fire department in the fall of 1988 when I was seeking a degree in Law Enforcement. After I learned the job I was hooked and never did finish seeking my degree to be a Police Officer.

After 20yrs on the job I still look forward to coming to work every day. Just when you think you've seen it all, something else happens and you are just amazed.

I am full time with Oshtemo serving as the Fleet Maintenance Specialist. I have seven (7) yrs experience doing fleet maintenance and love every minute of it.
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To help those in need
Why I Love Fire/EMS
that I feel I am making a difference in my community
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Ever increasing amount of medicals that are being encountered by the fire service and being creative in how to handle the responses.

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At 1:57pm on October 30, 2008, regina brooks said…
Hey Jim, I'm not too far from ya. Do you guys stay in the fd there? They don't in Greenville I just found out last weekend. It was alot of fun seeing the trucks and inside them and all. Is it a big fd there? Talk to ya later
At 4:21pm on February 13, 2008, Jim aka Bick said…
At 1:08pm on February 13, 2008, Keith Bradt SR said…
hello and welcome to FFN.stay safe out there..

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