EMT, Basic Vehicle Rescue, Farm Rescue, Water Rescue(I and II), Trench Rescue(I and II), Structural Collapse(I and II), Health and Safety Officer(NFA), RIT, RICE, Advanced SCBA, Hazmat Ops(proboard), rigging for rescue(basic/advanced)...etc
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
My dad ran with the fire department and you signed up when you were old enough.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
knowing right away whether I made a difference or not
Top Issues Facing Responders:
money, training and finding/keeping good people to help people who are having a really bad day
Mark, your comments on my cribbing post today were outstanding and helped reinforce the more salient points if the post. While few actually commenting, many more just read and learn from the posts. What you wrote helped with clarifying things. Thank you fir helping me teach others. Stay safe, Mike Schlags
Thanks for joining the web's new social network JUST for firefighters, EMS and first responders.
In just three months, we're approaching 7,000 members, 20,000 user-submitted photos, almost 1,000 videos, countless new groups forming, over 1,000 forum discussions, new blogs posted hourly, new job postings and connections to all of your fire service news, plus alot more. And this is just the beginning!
Be sure to update your profile, stylize it, create your own unique identity on the Nation!
You can help us grow. Invite your friends and co-workers in the emergency services to FirefighterNation.com. Just use the 'Invite More' link in the userbox at the top right of the site, e-mail every firefighter you know and tell them about the new site -- or add a bulletin to your Myspace or Facebook profile!
Check out the Groups tab and join any that are appropriate -- such as your state's group -- or start your own.
Want to find friends? Quickly find other members who you may know, simply go to the search box at the top right of every page on the site, type in a keyword such as your city name, and among the search results will be highlighted member profiles.
And remember it is easy to upload Photos to the site in bulk (including mass uploads from Flickr), start your own photo albums, share videos by uploading or pasting embed code from YouTube, Google Video and more. Be sure you check out our Featured Photo Albums showcasing a sampling of apparatus and incident photography submitted by users these first few weeks.
Plus get the latest fire service news, bloggers and news video from the 'News' tab or the latest firefighting and EMS employment opportunities from the 'Jobs' tab.
Thanks again, and check the site daily for new pics, videos, members and more! Feel free to post any questions or comments on my profile page at http://www.firefighternation.com/profile/webchief or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. GROW YOUR FRIENDS LIST ON THE NATION QUICK BY INVITING ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO THE SITE!