• 65, Female
  • Northeast OH
  • United States
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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Emergency Management, Other Response Agency Type
Job Function
First Responder, Emergency Management Coordinator/Staff, Auxiliary/On Scene Support, Other Emergency Services Staff
Years in Fire/EMS:
My Training:
NIMS 100 & 700. Core Disaster Life Support, Basic and Advanced Disaster Life Support, Psychological First Aid. Just recently completed CERT training.
About Me:
I've been a nurse for almost 15 years now, decided I wanted to get more involved in my community. Joined my county's Medical Reserve Corp as a way of fulfilling that interest.
Day Job:
Relationship Status:
Why I Love Fire/EMS
The feeling of knowing that you may have made a difference in someone's life or current situation
Top Issues Facing Responders:
In some areas of the country, there is a definite lack of funding for emergency services as well the proper equipment to serve the communities and in some cases lack of community support

Karen's Blog

Remember Memorial Day. . .

Posted on May 18, 2008 at 9:30pm 1 Comment

Memorial Day, coming up on May 26, is not, as some may believe "the official kick off to summer".

Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day began in the Civil War era, when women would decorate the graves of the fallen soldiers. It was officially adopted as Memorial Day in 1966 by then President Johnson. The traditional Memorial Day is May 30, but it's fallen victim to those "Monday holidays" and is now the last Monday in May.

Many people seem to have forgotten the real meaning… Continue

Disheartening posts. . .

Posted on April 12, 2008 at 8:31pm 11 Comments

Just over a year ago, I wanted to find a way to help and support the community in which I live. I joined my county's Medical Reserve Corp as a way of "helping out". I joined this forum a few months back to gain additional knowledge and feedback for responding to community wide emergencies, so far, most of the information I've read here has been helpful and extremely insightful.

Today though, as I was browsing through the groups on this forum, I came across one particular group… Continue

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At 2:21pm on October 22, 2008, Pam B said…
Great page!!! tried to add you as a friend and it had "hiccups" in the system...add me if you want. :) Take care!
At 3:23pm on August 20, 2008, Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd said…
My wife is a nurse, working now for public health but before that in the local trauma center ER. If I can ever share information or be of assistance, please don't hesitate to give me a shout. Where are you located? I'm in Santa Barbara... : ) Stay safe, Mike
At 12:01am on August 14, 2008, Tiger Schmittendorf said…
Hi Karen -

I'm exploring other volunteer organization structures and I'm curious to know more about how your county's MRC is organized, trained and deployed.

Any light you could shed would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Stay safe. Train often.
At 5:56pm on March 7, 2008, Brenda Taulbee said…
Hi Karen
Hello and thank-you for your welcome.. You have a great day and stay safe
At 1:17pm on February 27, 2008, Paula said…
Hi, Karen just stopped in to say Hello stay safe, Add me if you would like.
At 9:13pm on February 26, 2008, Ed 1802 said…
Yew big time Browns fan. Move to New York in 1977 but still love the Browns the Tribe and Ohio State. Stay safe
At 8:25pm on February 26, 2008, Ross said…
Welcome from Maine stay safe and healthy
At 3:19pm on February 25, 2008, Wendy said…

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