Melissa Henry
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  • Salisbury, MD
  • United States
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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Fruitland Volunteer Fire Company
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
My Training:
Fire Fighter 1, Haz-mat Ops, Rescue Tech, Currently in EMT-B.
About Me:
I've worked in Public Safety since I was 19. Started at a Police Dept. and played on the Blue team for about 5 years. Then I joined the Navy. Once the Navy was finished with me I didnt adjust well to being just a regular schmuk so I took my friend's advice and joined a FD. I love it. It come naturally to me and I plan on turning it into a career. I love the High Angle and Rescue side of things...not going to be one to go for the hose unless I'm told to. Being in the FD takes care of my adrenaline need since my "Normal" job is a bit dull. Anything else you want to know just ask me, I'm pretty easy going.
Day Job:
Hart to Heart Ambulance Service
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I became a FF after I got out of the Navy. Needed something active and challenging to do with my spare time. I fell in love with it and am in the the process of going Career.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
The adrenaline...sorry sounds selfish but its true

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At 3:13pm on May 14, 2010, adel said…
My name is Adel and I am trying to figure out what products are best for female firefighters. I have worked as a firefighter for only three years so I am just getting started. Currently I am a student at Eastern algerinne University in in the Fire & Safety Engineering Technology Program. Although I have only been a firefighter for three years I have had my fair share of small gloves that were still too big and pants that went up to my belly button! I was wondering if you could take the time out of your busy schedule to share some of your favorite/best fitting/most functional products for female firefighters. Weather it’s an awesome fitting pair of pants, A polo shirt that has sleeves that do not go down to your elbows, a pair of great gloves, or boots that have an awesome fit. It would be greatly appreciated if you could share your opinions with me. Thank you very much. Please feel free to e-mail me back at
At 8:32am on December 21, 2009, Robert said…
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At 11:58am on September 20, 2009, Chuck Gunter said…
just seen your page and thought i'd say hi.. stay safe
At 11:08pm on September 2, 2009, Loyd Dittfurth said…
oh and my reason for this career is not adrenaline its geting as close to god as i can and then walk away
At 11:07pm on September 2, 2009, Loyd Dittfurth said…
i hear maryland is like the worst state to qualify for fire depts in
At 5:19am on August 28, 2009, Dustin J. Millis said…
"The adrenaline...sorry sounds selfish but its true"

If I only responded to calls on days I was really in it to help people... I wouldnt be responding much lol. Sure I like helping others but this job is all adrenaline for me! Anybody that tells you too much different is lying. TCSS
At 9:44pm on August 27, 2009, Paul Dudan said…
im an adrenaline junkie too.good luck going towards a career in the fire service.stay safe
At 7:21pm on August 25, 2009, Rick K. said…
Thanks Melissa !!And welcome to FFN
At 9:12pm on August 17, 2009, Mark "Mo" Oddsen said…
Thanks for serving in the military and thanks for your continuing to serve.
We all have a need for that adrenaline rush (at least I think so). I can't respond anymore and that's a hard adjustment. My son (also a paramedic/firefighter) and his wife (paramedic/firefighter) presented me with a grandson over the week-end. Now I really feel old. Enjoy it while you can!
At 2:24pm on August 13, 2009, John Rulli Jr. said…
Melissa thanks for the add!!!!

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