"Welcome to Firefighter Nation Sconish. Its awesome you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with here. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Chief William Sharp- Retired Brookings Fire / Rescue Living in…"
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Rivesville Emergency Ambulance Service
Fire Officer I/II
Haz Mat Operations
Auto Extrication Technician
Vehicle and Machinery Extrication Technician
Vertical (Rope) Rescue I/II/III
And many, many more
Proud Father of three whose accomplishments would take far beyond the characters available to me... and also a super proud step father of two teenage boys, one in high school and one a freshman in college. I am also the "Pap" of my only grandchild, "Ryker. He lives at Camp Pendleton, CA with his Marine Staff Sergeant father and my second daughter Samantha.
Retired USMC, Retired Deputy Sheriff, School Bus Operator
An 18 year old boy who was looking for the adrenaline fix after high school... Well I found it. And if you look at my career path through life it has always been adrenaline centered.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
For far different reasons than 38 years ago... I still get my fix on the engine every time the tones drop, but EMS is ready to force me to give everything up. When I started nearly four decades ago, EVERY ambulance call was a true emergency to some level. No we are a glorified taxi service giving cab rides to welfare recipients and illegal immigrants.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
The new generation not heading to the firehouse with their Dad's and Grandpa's to learn the family business. Video games are more important than either volunteering or a career in service. The public's abuse of the EMS system. And with the diminishing pool of candidates can only be described as "poor and lacky of the necessary prerequisites to become an effective firefighter. The brotherhood is a dying breed.
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Welcome to Firefighter Nation Sconish. Its awesome you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with here. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Chief William Sharp- Retired Brookings Fire / Rescue Living in Alaska