Matthew Cosgrove
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  • Guyton, Georgia
  • United States
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need some advice on this. Its a serious matter....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mick Shelley Apr 14, 2009. 83 Replies

 

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Kacey left a comment for Matthew Cosgrove
"That's ok! I'm glad you are doing good. And staying busy too?"
Mar 12, 2009
Matthew Cosgrove left a comment for Kacey
"hi. I'm doing good, you? Sorry it took me so long to get back to you... I never get on this site anymore... lol"
Mar 11, 2009
Ryan Angel replied to Matthew Cosgrove's discussion need some advice on this. Its a serious matter....
"It sounds like ya'll need to get him gone if ur a vol. Service u should never have it that only officers can drive we have a dept. in our county that way and during the day noone from there dept responds. If this guy is alway complaining you…"
Mar 3, 2009
Charley Cashen replied to Matthew Cosgrove's discussion need some advice on this. Its a serious matter....
"I'd bring him to the carpet. You, as officer of that unit, should call his actions into question. Don't back down and let him win. Bring him into the light, even if it's just going to be you. Usually the loud mouths are that way so…"
Mar 3, 2009
Robert Patterson replied to Matthew Cosgrove's discussion need some advice on this. Its a serious matter....
"Don't leave. He's not always going to be on calls with you. You don't have to like him but you and him have a job to do. So be as professional as you can."
Mar 3, 2009
shawn replied to Matthew Cosgrove's discussion need some advice on this. Its a serious matter....
"Keep you cool bro! don't give in. And you stated that this guy has been around your dept. for two years and has been gunning for you since? Well if he hasn't gotten it, he probably wont get it. I'm sure the other see it too, but like…"
Mar 3, 2009
Chad Furr replied to Matthew Cosgrove's discussion need some advice on this. Its a serious matter....
"Stand your ground brother!!!! Do not let this idiot win. Sooner or later he will act like this around somone who has the pwer to s**t can his a**. Sounds like he is in for all the worng reasons to me. Stay safe and stay strong."
Mar 3, 2009
Kevin Benton replied to Matthew Cosgrove's discussion need some advice on this. Its a serious matter....
"I AGREE WITH THE OTHERS YOU SHOULD NOT QUIT! MAYBE YOU SHOULD TRY TALKING WITH HIM MAN TO MAN AND GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS SITUATION. AND MAYBE GO TO YOU SUPERIOR OFFICER AND FIND OUT WHY HE/SHE IS NOT BACKING YOU? IT SEEMS THAT IS AN ISSUE ALSO."
Mar 3, 2009

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Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Training Officer, Lieutenant, Firefighter, First Responder, Driver / Engineer, Other
Years in Fire/EMS:
10
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Guyton Fire Rescue
Years With Department/Agency
4 years
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Started in Englishtown, NJ. Now on Guyton Fire Rescue.
My Training:
Firefighter 1, First Responder, Structeral Fire Control, ICS (NIMS). Haz Mat Opps, Pump Opps, Extraction Tech and Instructer, Rescue Spct.
About Me:
I'm a laid back kinda guy till the pager goes off. I like to work on old cars and trucks. I also do most of the repairs for Guyton Fire.
Day Job:
A Road Tech. I'm a mechanic in a van with a fancey name!
Relationship Status:
Single
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
It called to me when I was 15 and I became a Jr. member in Englishtown. I've never left the fire service since.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love to help people.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
wow, theres a lot. from the public to some of our own...thats tough.

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the thanks we get...

Posted on January 8, 2009 at 7:52pm 7 Comments

I've been in the fire service for 10 years...Up till now I have only heard stories of stuff like this.

Two days ago I recieved a call of a pile of trash on fire and left unattened. I rode over and spoke with the homeowner. He was a great guy who had a hose out and didn't have a problem with me coming over to check up on his pile. He was there with it. His truck was parked on the side of the house, whoever called it in probly couldn't see his truck. At that point all seemed to be over, he… Continue

I PASSED!!!!

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 1:22pm 3 Comments

Okay, a year ago I applied for a position as a paid Firefighter/EMT. I went for the written test and interview...I guess I did okay on them but I didn't here back for some time...I stoped going to the gym because $ is tight...I got a call last Friday that I would have my phyical agility test on Tuesday. I trained all weekend and passed on Tuesday night. I'm still sore but have a smile from ear to ear!! Not sure what is next but I'll be ready for it!! I'll say this..I was more nervos for that… Continue

I know this has happend to others out there...kinda funny now.

Posted on July 6, 2008 at 9:46am 2 Comments

Okay, last nite at 2045hrs my engine was heading to the local highschool to do a fire watch for the fireworks... We had a full engine of members and our girlfriends/wives/kids. We also had sevral personal cars just incase we had a call. Well, just before the school we get a medical call for a young girl who fell from 12 feet in the air. We just run our own cars as first responders. So we pull the engine over and myself and my capt jump out and swap from the engine to his truck (driven by his… Continue

Firefighters doing city workers jobs...

Posted on June 26, 2008 at 10:44am 12 Comments

In some of my past posts you will see my department went from vol. to a Public Safety department with the cops. We are also a combo department now M-F 7am-5pm we have part time guys in house. Our City manager (who is also Public Safety director and chief of police) has stated that the Firefighter on duty will now be doing city worker types of work like turning off peoples water, assisting in changing out sewer pipes, cleaning up yard debris, mowing public parks...ect. This is the dumbest thing… Continue

Knowing what you are doing...CPR.

Posted on June 9, 2008 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

In a CPR class its easy. Just remember 30 and 2 and your done. (okay....not that simple) However, fast forward to your first patiant by yourself. You walk in a room and forget everything. As a first responder(or new EMT) this will happen on your first few runs. It happend to me this past weekend. I was told to pratice and pratice. This all paid off on Sunday. I walked into the room and found my patiant laid out on the floor. In a blink I checked for a pulse and breath -none. Next thing I knew I… Continue

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At 6:40am on March 12, 2009, Kacey said…
That's ok! I'm glad you are doing good. And staying busy too?
At 12:38pm on January 27, 2009, Kacey said…
Hi! How are ya?
At 12:25pm on January 22, 2009, Norman E. Flanders said…
Matt, E-mail me @nrs5f@comcast.net and I will send you our SOP/SOG"s the complete set. Take it and use it to improve yours. Norm
At 5:01pm on September 16, 2008, Annie Moon said…
do you know this gentleman.docHi Matt I have change the format try this one. Thank you for your time Stay Safe Annie
At 6:24am on September 16, 2008, Annie Moon said…
Hi Matt, thank you for your reply. Left click twice on the under lined sentence Looking for this man EMS gentleman.docx, the a box will appear on your sceen, left click on open wait for a minute, whilst waiting you will see a box come up behind the one your one. just wait then the photo will come up on your screen. Thankyou for your time Take care and stay safe Annie
At 1:37pm on September 15, 2008, Annie Moon said…
Looking for this EMS gentleman.docxI am looking for the gentleman in the photo whom I believe lives in the area of Georgia. He has done nothing whatsoever wrong, nor am I chasing him for anything, but someone is operating in the UK on the pretence of being him and attempting to extort money from innocent people and I think he should know all about it. After all, this is not only an indictment on him but also on the trust people have in the EMS services (I refer to the attached photo displaying the EMS badge which has been deliberately used to promote his honesty). I know I would want to know if it was being done to me. So if you recognise him, can you please advise me or ask him to contact me directly at english.anniemoon@yahoo.co.uk or phone on 00 44 1566 770 751. If you or the gentleman in the photo would like to call me, I am happy to call you straight back and I will give him all the details on this matter. Stay Safe Annie
At 8:35pm on June 4, 2008, Donnie Johnson said…
Thank you, I am going to do the best that I can. I live in a small town of less than 2000 people and main street end at someones drive way so you the idea how close everyone is in this town.
At 9:10am on May 25, 2008, Tim said…
thanks for the comment Matt, I was very frustrated as you saw in that post after getting the immature posts that I got, I was simply looking for advice on how to deal with the individual not not looking to get affermation that i was right. Anyway thanks a ton for the advice, and stay safe out there!!!!
At 9:01pm on May 8, 2008, Jim Seargent said…
Thanks for the words and the sentiment. I'll suggest the backcracker.
At 8:15pm on May 7, 2008, Marie said…
thanks :)
 
 
 

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