Joseph A. Varella
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Joseph A. Varella left a comment for International 1582 Foundation
"Hello, are you still a member of FFN?  I have sent a friend request previously.  I read your post on allostatic load testing and would like to find out more information.  If you are still a member and get this you can reach me at…"
Oct 7

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Battalion Chief / Division Chief
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
North Charleston Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
Web Site:
My Training:
Fire Officer I, FF I, FF II, Structural Collapse Tech. II, Aerial Operator, Driver Operator, many more.
About Me:
41 married to Lynn for 15 years with three kids Trace 14, Claudia 10, & Jason 8. I'm very active in coaching. I coach varsity football @ the school where my kids attend. I coach B-Team Basketball, Baseball, & Softball. I enjoy all sports & have a collection of over 200 Code 3 Collectibles.
Day Job:
I'm the Special Operations Chief for my department so I work Mon-Fri.
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
It's the only thing I've ever known. My dad was a firefighter on the department I'm now with, and he died in the line of duty in May of 1973.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Like I said, my dad was a fireman, and died two weeks before my 6th birthday in 1973. It's the only job I've ever wanted to do!
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Staffing!!!!! Minimal Pay, having to take a back seat to the police when it comes to budget issues.

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At 10:34am on February 2, 2009, johannes jacobus Barnard said…
Mr Joseph I am a firefighter here in south africa and want to ask you if you will be so kind and trade your outstanding patch with mine.. be safe JJ
At 1:50pm on May 27, 2008, Michael said…
Hello Joseph
Welcome to FireFighter Nation. I hope you enjoy the website. I was woundering could I get one of those Pink Panther patches? Our Engine Company 24 is also the Pink Panther.

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