Firefighter for 24 yrs, Paramedic for 23 yrs, Promoted to Captain in 2003. Current Officer on Truck Company, Haz-Mat Technician, Structural Collapse Technician, Certified in High/Angle Rope Rescue, Confined Space, Trench Rescue, Heavy Machinery Vehicle Extrication, Rescue systems 1. Current member of Swift Water Rescue team, Swift Water Boat Operator, member of Texas Task Force 1 Swift Water Strike Team. PPE Officer for department for 8 years, NFPA 1851 inspector certification.
Born and raised in Allen, TX. Married to my beautiful wife for 13 years. I have 4 kids and 2 dogs.
Captain/Paramedic and Account Rep for GCS, Dallas, TX
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Always wanted to be a Firefighter, thank you Johnny and Roy
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love to help people and I love the adrenaline rush
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Safety, pay, retirement insurance, PPE cleaning (the silent Killer thanks to carcinogens)
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Welcome to Firefighter Nation Mike. 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- Retired Brookings Fire / Rescue