Matthew Voges
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  • Mc Gregor, TX
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Matthew Voges's Discussions

What Kind of Extrication Tools Do You Have?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob McCartney Jul 14, 2010. 5 Replies

George Hurst is the Father of the hydraulic rescue tool. The "Jaws of Life" is a trademark name for the tools he founded. He came up with the idea as larescue points out, for use in motor sports. The…Continue

Is a Degree Really That Important to the 'Old School' Firefighter?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Kmetz Apr 15, 2010. 26 Replies

I get my love for the fire service from my dad that has been fighting fire for 28 years and is planing on retiring in 4 years, he is a LT for a full time department in KS and can get his CPT because…Continue

Knowing what happens

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Rulli Jr. Feb 23, 2010. 18 Replies

The other day I was talking to my wife on the phone and she told me she was waching The Unit and they had a morter attice on it, and she couldnt under stand why I was mad about it. Well it comes down…Continue


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Type of Organization
Other Fire Department
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Texas A&M Foret Service
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Valley Center VFD, Wichita Sedgwick County Fire Reserves
My Training:
S-130/190(Red Card,Wildland),S-133,S-131, Wildland Dozer Operation,S-211, S-212, S-290, S-232, S-234 NIMS 100/200/700/800/300/400
About Me:
I am a second genaration Firefighter. My dad has been fighting fire for 30 years and is still going strong. So you could say it is in my blood to be a fire fighter.
Day Job:
Wildland Firefighter
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Misted placed TX Firefighter

Posted on February 21, 2010 at 10:41pm 3 Comments

The other day I was talking to my wife on the phone and she told me she was waching The Unit and they had a morter attice on it, and she couldnt under stand why I was mad about it. Well it comes down to this, the less she knows about what happens here the better off she will be. Just like in the fire service there are just some things you dont tell your wife or husband. It isnt so much that you are hiding something from them, it come down to there are just some things we cant tell them. I mean… Continue

Mist placed TX Firefighter.

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 10:12am 0 Comments

It has been about 3 months since I have seen my family and freinds and about 6 months since I have ran on a call, and it is driving me nuts!!!! I had the honer of talking to some of the Camp Stryker Firefighters, and they love it here and think it is kinda fun. They are lucky thoug, they havent seen the side of war that I have, but I am geratfull that they are here. The modow of about every Fire Department here is "Protecting Thouse Who Protect Freedom", and it is gerat just to talk to them.… Continue

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At 6:35pm on January 26, 2012, Nikki Cowperthwait said…

  That's a thought I will store away, for sure! Thanks for the info!

 I had a meeting today with my fire team leader. I will be an engine boss trainee this coming fire season. One step closer to that permanent position!!!!  

At 9:00pm on January 25, 2012, Nikki Cowperthwait said…

Thanx for the "friend"!!!!! Talk to you soon!!!!

At 6:45am on July 6, 2011, Andrew said…
trade patches.

Good day! I am a collector from Ukraine. I suggest you to exchange patches.
At 1:55pm on January 23, 2011, Larry Silva said…
Hello from Tacoma sister used to be a volly with Potter Co. Thankyou for your service overseas and stay safe.
At 6:59pm on August 23, 2010, Edmund Ford Power 3rd said…
Hey. I like your bak round because I have the same thing on my car.
At 2:46am on August 5, 2010, Fabulous Heather Days of Summer said…
Hey Matt: Nice to meet you. Look forward to chatting with you. Be Safe. Heather
At 10:17pm on July 17, 2010, Charcy Kinney said…
Are you aloud to get care packs. My Fire Department would love to send you some. Also if we could exchange patches that would be nice. Let me know .
At 5:49am on July 14, 2010, Ringold15 said…
Thanks Ill take it to heart but what if the roof is load bearing?
At 9:41pm on July 13, 2010, Ringold15 said…
once again that was a class being suppervised and we had both cribbing and jacks.
At 11:52am on July 13, 2010, Ringold15 said…
Sir if you will take a closer look that car is stableized, we tryed to push it over and couldnt. (oh by the way that was a class.)

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