Matt Lacey
  • 36, Male
  • Havana, IL
  • United States
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Traditional vs metro

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Conrad Feb 19, 2013. 6 Replies

What do you wear? What to do you like? The reason I ask is my department ,which is a 24 member volunteer department, issues metro style helmets, but you have the option of gettting your own…Continue

Forming a medium rescue unit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Lacey Feb 25, 2013. 7 Replies

My department is looking at forming a medium rescue unit. Would appreciate suggestions on tools we should purchase or brands that work better one way or another.Thanks Matt LaceyContinue


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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Havana Rural Fire Dept.
Years With Department/Agency
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About Me:
I'm third generation with HRFD and I am currently part owner of our family run heating and cooling company. I just joined the Mason county dive team a couple of months ago and look forward to expanding my horizons in that direction as well.
Day Job:
Hvac contractor
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Family tradition, I can remeber my dad comimg home smelling like fire and it was the best smell to a kid. I also have always loved the smell of our fire station. It's one of those things that I can't describe, and not every station smells the same way.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
My love hate relationship with people

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At 10:36pm on February 5, 2013, Fireyladd - Retired Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Matt. I am glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.
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It's that time of year again.

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 10:05am 2 Comments

The holiday season has begun for some of us it is colder than the look you see in a black Friday shopper's eye when they are told the products they wanted are sold out. It is also the weekend leading up to the fire dept's Christmas dinner. A time food, family, and awards. This has been a long standing tradition with good awards and not so good awards. Last year I hit a deer with our light rescue needless to say I got a couple. This year I am handing some out for the first time. I will admit…


Attempt number five at this blog- My dad and his heart attack

Posted on March 31, 2013 at 10:58pm 0 Comments

I have been trying to write this up for about three weeks now, and I even tried writing another blog to get my head geared toward writing this one. Earlier this month my dad had a massive heart attack and he almost died. He is 52 and has been trying to get into better health here lately but it caught up with him. The say he will make a full recovery and with cardiac therapy should be able to do everything he was doing before the heart attack, but his days of packing up and leading an…


It sneaks up on you.

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 4:53pm 3 Comments

Now compared to my father, my grandfather, and a good portion of the people on here I haven't been in the fire service very long. Five years officially this fall.SoI have been around just long enough to start forming opinions, and  whether they be right or not depends on who I agree or disagree with. When I joined I was 21 kept my mouth shut and trained and learned everything I could. All while taking over the family business which just made it even funner. Over the last five years I have…


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