Michael P. Burke
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  • Fredericksburg, VA
  • United States
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Michael P. Burke's Discussions

Ground Search And Rescue (GSAR)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael P. Burke Nov 2, 2011. 14 Replies

I'm just looking  for an opinion on whether or not people think a Fire Dept. should be involved in Ground Search and Rescue?     With so many other resources on hand, should the Fire Dept. involve…Continue

What type of pumper do you have?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Chambers Jul 31, 2012. 61 Replies

I'm just interested in seeing who uses what for a pumper.  My Dept. uses E-1's Anyone using Pierce, Seagrave, Hahn, American LaFrance or others who uses what?   Just curious? Continue

6 Year old OD's

Started this discussion. Last reply by Olivia Jones Oct 19, 2011. 2 Replies

I heard a call today where a 6 year old child got a hold of an adult's medicines and ingested them.  The child was unresponsive and had to be flown in a helicopter to a better facility that can…Continue

What color is your helmet?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregory Borg Oct 23, 2011. 41 Replies

A lot of times, the role of a firefighter is determined by the color of his helmet, but accross the board there is no uniformity in establishing just who is who.  For instance in one County, a Red…Continue


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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Dept. Company # 8
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
Web Site:
My Training:
My training comes from former members of the US Secret Service who are in the private sector now and the USAF Civil Air Patrol, of where I was a 2nd Lt. CAP conducted exercises alongside the US ARMY, British Royal Marines, Fairfax County, and the Virginia Dept. of Emergency Management Services (VDEM)
About Me:
I'm the new guy. Smile! We were all there once!

My background is in high profile Security ranging from major commercial airports, to Embassy, Educational, Commercial, Residential, and recreational interests.
I have worked alongside many different law enforcement agencies in the course of my duties such as Police from Virginia State, Fairfax County, Town of Herndon, Prince William County, Arlington County, and the City of Alexandria.
I have also worked alongside the US Postal Inspectors and the Virginia Alcoholic Control Board.
Day Job:
Truck Driver and Disc Jockey
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I joined Fire/EMS because I like to be where the action is and want to make a difference in my community.

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At 12:43pm on October 10, 2011, Fireyladd - Retired Chief Sharp said…
Michael, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. 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.

Chief William Sharp
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