Lewis R. Austin
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  • Henderson, NV
  • United States
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What State do you live in?
Type of Organization
Trade or Professional Organization
Job Function
Fire Marshal/Inspector
Years in Fire/EMS:
35 years
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Diamond Resorts International-Chief Fire and Safety Inspector
Years With Department/Agency
5 years
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Past Fire Chief Concord Township, Elkhart, Indiana
Past Fire Chief Champion Township, Warren, Ohio
Past Fire Chief Scott Township, Evansville, Indiana
Past Asst. Fire Chief, Winona, Minnesota
Past Fire Prevention Specialist, Vineland, New Jersey
Past Firefighter/Driver, Marmora, New Jersey
My Training:
Firefighter 2, EMT-B, Fire Officer, Fire Inspector 2, Fire Instructor 2/3, Haz. Mat Operations, Fire Investigator, ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800, Fire Protection Specialist, High-Angle, Confined Space, Cold Water rescue, EVOC, Safety Officer and Driver Operator.
About Me:
Devoted to the fire and rescue service. Involved in firefighter training for many years and have trained hundreds of firefighters. Many of these firefighters have gone onto become Chief Officer's. Been very satisfying to have been a part in so many firefighter's careers.
Day Job:
Corporate Chief Fire and Life Safety Inspector
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
3rd generation firefighter. Devoted to help my community, to serve those in need, to assist others during disasters and emergencies.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Grew up in the family of firefighters.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Staying safe with the new lightweight construction, faster developing intense fires, accountability, retention in the fire service, education for promotion and college degree programs.

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At 8:09am on May 19, 2009, Leo Cartwright said…
Hi there Lewis; I’m Leo from Australia, Paramedic; Welcome to FFN hope U enjoy the site and gather many friends during your stay. If you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends.
Cheers Leo
At 2:26am on May 16, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Lewis, welcome to the FF Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
Southern Oregon Coast

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