Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Pump Operations - CPR,First Aid,AED - Intro to HAZ MAT - IS 100 - IS 200 - IS 800 - Basic Firefighting - Live Firefighting - SCBA Using It - EVOC - EVDT - Leadership I - Chlorine Familiarization - Basic Extrication - Strategy & Tactics for Company Operations
Well, My name is Michael Thornburg aka ( TANK ). I am 36 yrs old. I live in Mosheim, Tennessee. I am married to a wonderful woman who is a Respiratory Therapist at Takoma Hospital. She works really crazy hours. We have two children; boy and girl. Our son is 11 yrs old and fixing to be in the 6 th grade. Our daughter is 6 yrs old and she is fixing to be in the 1 st grade. I am currently unemployeed. I am trying to get back into school and get into the EMS program. It is not what I really want as far as a career job but it is in the same field; ( Emergency Response ). I have tried several times to get a job as a Career Firefighter but have come up empty handed.
Several years ago, ( around 8 or 9 yrs. ) there was a fire right next to my grandparents house. By the time I was informed of this information it was getting told too me that my grandparents house was on fire. When I got to their house, I found out that it was not their house but the neighbors barn next too their house. At that point I wanted to be able to try and help people from something that most people have a fear of. Sense I have been in the Department that I am in, I have responded to every call that I was able to respond to; ( in other words, where work or kids or being out of town would yeild me from being able to respond ).
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Cause it makes me feel good to know that I can do something for somebody and it gives me the chance to do something that I enjoy doing.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Never knowing exactly what we are responding to - The Public - Low Funding - Not Having Enough Personnel on Scene.
Michael, welcome to the FF Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.
Hi there Tank; I’m Leo from Australia, Paramedic; Welcome to FFN hope U enjoy the site and gather many friends during your stay. I hope all goes well in your search for a EMT course, don't give up. If you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends. If I have not added you as a friend, it’s because I have reached my Max and I am waiting for members to reply to me.
I also collect Patches and badges and would love to show one of yours in my collection. I am looking for Police, Medical, Ambulance, S&R; Dispatcher & Fire Service patches. If U are interested, or U know someone in these groups please contact me. My Email is firstname.lastname@example.org
My address is:-
Leo J. Cartwright
246 Kay Street
AUSTRALIA Cheers Leo