Liz Chase
  • 33, Female
  • Kensington, CT
  • United States
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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Kensington Volunteer Fire Rescue
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
CT- TF 1 (Urban Search & Rescue Team)
My Training:
CPR/ AED, EMT, AEMT, PEPP, HazMat Ops FF1, FF2, basic pump ops and many, many, many training courses in EVOC, ECO, LCO, safety & survival, ICS, EMS, and other emergency responder classes.
About Me:
I'm a 24-year-old EMT-I and Fire fighter... both volunteer. I worked in Hartford for Aetna Ambulance for a few months and am planning on pursuing a career as a fire-medic and eventually moving to Arson Investigation.

I'm short and fun and I'll prove ANYONE who doesn't think I'll make a damn good fire-medic wrong...

I love fire fighting, I love proving to skeptics that a short, 5'3" Asian WOMAN can do the job of a firefighter and I love proving to myself that I can do things even I thought I couldn't.

I'm a firefighter/ EMT for my vol. fire dept. and I'm an EMT- I and FTO for my ambulance corp. Between both vol. jobs, I commit a minimum of 40 hours per week to station duty and am on call every "free" night I have and most of the day to respond to either department.

I'm in school for a B.S. in special studies- emergency services which is focused on courses related to fire science and paramedicine. I then plan on pursuing my Paramedics license/ A.S. and an A.S. in fire science before moving on to an M.S. in fire science.
Day Job:
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I grew up with fire fighters and EMS in my family. I loved what they did and have wanted to join them since I was 2. Now I have, and I couldn't be happier.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
it's exciting... it's fulfilling... it's freakin awesome!
Top Issues Facing Responders:
1) If we have all this new technology that's suppossed to keep us safe, why do we kill the same # of firefighters every year???

2) Violence against EMTs/ medics- increase of violent EDPs/ ETOHs & drug abusers

3) Safety of responders on roadways

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Liz Chase's Blog

Sources of Strength

Posted on August 23, 2008 at 1:10pm 0 Comments

So I'm a short (5'3") Fire Fighter/ EMT and I get a lot of crap for my small stature. Hell... half of the crap I get I started.... I can take my punches... I can go with the flow and laugh at myself and admit when I can't do something... and I can dish sarcasm and retorts back as well.

I posted a blog a few days ago about how what somebody said to me had really gotten under my skin... I wasn't looking for sympathy or anything... just posted it as an anecdote of some of what's… Continue

Uncertain Scholastics

Posted on August 22, 2008 at 7:14pm 0 Comments

I'm supposed to be graduating from college this year... Logical progression... I graduated from Northwest Catholic HS in 2005 so I should be graduating college in 2009... but following a very difficult first semester at Manhattanville College leading to a medical leave of absence and a transfer to a different college, I knew I wouldn't be graduating "on time."

I've changed my major several times... I transferred to Central CT State University in Fall of 2006 and since then have gone… Continue

Don't "Honey" Me...

Posted on August 22, 2008 at 9:30am 10 Comments

So I just joined Kensington Volunteer Fire Department... I've been waiting since I applied in February for this... actually... I've been waiting since I was 3-years-old for this day to come. The day that I could finally count myself as a firefighter... the same as my cousins up in New York. I had achieved my goal.

So in Kensington, we along with the other 3 fire companies in town were given a grant to get brand new turn out gear... which meant everyone had to be fitted. No big deal,… Continue

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At 11:06pm on February 7, 2011, Mark Fuqua said…
Hey Liz, Thanks for having me as a friend.Hope you have good week. STAY SAFE AND KEEP IN TOUCH.
At 12:08am on February 7, 2011, Fabulous Heather Days of Summer said…
Hey Liz - Welcome to FFN. There are 2 Single Fire Fighter groups on here - one which stays more active. So come join us there as well. Another great group to join is the Chief's Back Room Crew - where we stir up a lot of mischief. See you around the pages. Heather B
At 9:19am on April 11, 2009, SMOKES said…
hey Liz , how are you? cool you JOINED EMS BE SAFE NOW LIZ.
At 12:58pm on August 25, 2008, Hendra Tjen said…
hello liz
At 4:57pm on August 23, 2008, firechief911 said…
stay safe out there
At 9:17pm on August 22, 2008, Don Sims said…
Welcome to the nation from the mountains of E. TN.. Stay safe and have a great weekend.
At 7:22pm on August 22, 2008, ROB ELLIOTT said…
hello how are you today my name is rob elliott i am just dropping a line to say hello
At 5:49pm on August 22, 2008, Liz Chase said…
Thanks for the welcome everyone!
At 2:50pm on August 22, 2008, Brian Gilbert said…
At 9:07am on August 22, 2008, Robin Inman said…
Hi Liz and welcome to's a great place for info and chat. Take care and stay safe.

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