Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Conneaut Lake Area Ambulance Service(CLAAS) Dept. 31, Vernon Central Hose Company Dept. 23, West Mead #1 Dept. 28
First Aid and CPR and AED
R & I
First Responder Awareness
PA Essentials of Firefighting
Basement fires and rollovers
Engine Company Operations
Landing Zone Operations
I am a Firefighter/EMT, I have my BVR Tech License and my Firefighter 1. I'm a former Assistant Fire Chief, Board Secretary and Relief Secretary.I work at Conneaut Lake Area Ambulance Service(CLAAS) Dept. 31 as an EMT. I have a son who I love very much. Firefighting is my passion but I have fallen in love more with EMS work. I am currently at Vernon Township VFD, I used to run with West Mead 1 for about 8 years, and I used to run with Vernon Central Hose while running at WM1 for about 2 years.
I wanted to serve my community, and feel like I've done something to give back to my community. Also I wanted to be like my father(retired Volunteer Firefighter of 38 years)and my brother(Firefighter/EMT of 16 years.)
Why I Love Fire/EMS
It's an awesome feeling when you help someone, even if it's a minor thing as a Lift Assist, to being thanked at a Fire. A thank you goes a long way in the fire service, especially since you don't get a thank you as much anymore.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Every day hazards, from homes to citizens to new vehicle technology, and enviromental incidents. Volunteer Shortage
Hi there Matt; Leo from Australia, Paramedic; Welcome to FFN hope U enjoy the site and gather many friends during your stay. If you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends.
If U are interested and If U send me your postal address via my Email I will post you one of my State Ambulance Service Badges, (patch) for exchange of one of your service patches,
My Email is firstname.lastname@example.org (LECAR1@BIGPOND.NET.AU)