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5years Army prior to joining the fire brigade
My training includes Stage 2 heavy road accident rescue and Breathing Apparatus support van operations which include entry/exit control, air line trolley operations and stage 2 BA board control.
I'm a very active person outside of work. On my days off I'm generally outside helping mates out with home projects or just hanging out. I do taekwondo in my spare time and I generally travel a fair bit when I'm on holidays.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I wanted to have a more stable life than what the army had to offer but I still wanted to serve so I applied for the fire department.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Every day is different and I have the ability to make a difference in someone else's life
Top Issues Facing Responders:
The increasing amount of medical assistance required and the level of training needed to cope.
Training and keeping up to date with current firefighting techniques, especially compartment fire behaviour training.
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Matt, I am retired now a year. However, I do recall friends who were part of firefighter exchanges. I am sure there are programs out there, I am just not connected anymore. This is a good place to post that question however. Good luck Brother.