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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Secretary / Treasurer, Firefighter
Years in Fire/EMS:
2 1/2
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Years With Department/Agency
2 1/2
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Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
My department along with four other departments in Cumberland County make up Team 500. Team 500 or TROT Team (Technical Rescue Operations Team) can be called out to neighboring Counties for Trench Rescues, Confined Space Rescues, Stucture Collapse, etc. Team 500 is 100% volunteer. We have not gotten alot of calls but we have great training events and look forward to serving our area in these capacities.
My Training:
Interior qualified, BVAR Awarness, HAZMAT Awarness, Elevator Awarness, NIMS, Trench Awareness, Trench Operations, CPR/AED Infant and Adult.
About Me:
I have been interior qualified for 1 year and received that training at Harrisburg Area Community College. I would eventually like to get a paid position possibly in Maryland. I am also serving my second year as Adminstrative Secretary for my company.
Day Job:
Chronsiter Landscaping
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Wanted to be part of something greater than myself and give back to my community. Once I joined, I knew it was were I belonged and now I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
When the pager goes off and you don't know what you will be getting into.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
For those of us in Cumberland County, Pa it is definately getting the kinks out of the 800mhz system. Otherwise I believe it is retaining active members in a society that is so "self" oriented.

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Awake and Sick

Posted on February 5, 2008 at 3:36am 0 Comments

I have had this crap that is going around for 5 days now. I have slept more in the last 5 days than I did in a long time. It is 3:30am and I am wide awake. The only thing saving me is the fact that I am a Landscaper by trade and I am currently laid off. I don't have to be at work tomorrow so that is good. I have missed a couple of calls due to being under the weather. I really hate when that happens. Anybody got any advice for kicking the cold/flu? I have been trying to keep hydrated and eat…


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At 9:24am on March 31, 2008, Truck said…
Yeah, met my wife down here in Texas when I was in the Army. I was raised in Elizabethtown, and we moved to Mechanicsburg when I got out of the service. She didn't like the winter so we moved back to Texas. Wasn't a bad deal, almost every medium sized city has a paid department, so I was able to get hired quickly down here, as apposed to the 2 year hiring cycle of Harrisburg.
At 6:16pm on March 22, 2008, Truck said…
Hey man, how's the 'Burg treating you? I was a Washie a few years ago before moving to Texas. Drop me a line.
At 9:12am on March 21, 2008, Chris27 said…
Hey hey buddy how are you doing?
At 4:05pm on February 5, 2008, Lyndi said…
all 6 stations added we run about 900-1000 calls a year although its a rather small town, we are fairly busy, but lately its been quiet. anyway be safe!
At 2:23pm on February 5, 2008, Teryn said…
I loooved Pheonix. My mom's job transferred us to Columbus when I as in high school. I want to go fight fires in Cali, ideally. Looks like you're just as sick as I am, I haven't gotten out of bed in exactly five days either. I don't have any advice, but if anyone tells you anything good send it my way. I've drank so much Gatorade and Theraflu in the past week but nothing feels like it is helping.
At 10:17am on February 5, 2008, Frederick Pettengill Jr. said…
Hope All is Well With You and Take Care....Fred
At 12:59am on February 5, 2008, Larry Jarnagin said…
Hey Kevin - Welcome to FFN from Tennessee! Saw you've got HazMat Awareness - and want to invite you to where we spill hazmat info, training ideas and info. that will help us be better prepared to respond to incidents involving hazardous materials. Stop by if you get the chance and stay safe out there!
At 8:56pm on February 4, 2008, Jim aka Bick said…
At 7:14pm on February 4, 2008, Shrop said…
Welcome to the Nation Kevin. Stay safe out there and God Bless.

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