Norm Tindell
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Our approach to wildfire all wrong?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Gallagher Sep 28, 2013. 6 Replies

Stephen Pyne, author and professor, writes in this opinion piece for the Washington Post that "Our approach to wildfires is all wrong." --- a must read for those of us who work in the wildland and…Continue

Tags: interface, bipartisan, polticians, sprawl, wui

Share your most amusing cop tale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Frenzel Nov 27, 2013. 9 Replies

I saw a story in Fire Rescue about an NYPD officer who had to be rescued by FDNY...that reminded me of some funny cop stories.From today's Fire Rescue online:…Continue

Tags: amusing, funny, officer, cop, police


Started May 14, 2013 0 Replies

Happened upon an incredible video with a fire theme that was done with a new type of super high definition camera that shoots one thousand frames per second. As a result the video can run at super…Continue

Tags: slow-motion, camera, video, documentary

Tragedy Strikes Bryan, Texas, Fire Department

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norm Tindell Feb 24, 2013. 8 Replies

My heart was broken again today as I read the story here on FFN about the line of duty death and injuries that occurred Friday night in Bryan, Texas.Lt. Eric Wallace was killed and three others were…Continue

Tags: injury, collapse, LODD, death, of


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L-R: Engine 30, Tanker 30, Engine 39, Brush 35, Squad 30. Not shown: Attack 30, Brush 36 and Brush 30.
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rigging exercise during recent tech rescue training
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Our 1952 Luverne International pumper. We purchased it in 2007 from the Vesta (MN) Volunteer Fire Department.
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Profile Information

What State do you live in?
Type of Organization
Volunteer Fire Department
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Cresson Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
TX-4 Disaster Medical Assistance Team, North Central Texas All Hazards Incident Management Team, Texas State Firemen's and Fire Marshal's Association, American Heart Association CPR Instructor
My Training:
Firefighter I and II; Fire Officer I; EMT Intermediate; NFA; ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800; NIMS AH Planning Section Chief; NWCG Engine Boss; Fire Instructor
About Me:
Living the dream: Retired, married to my "Sweetie" and doing all the things I love most. Survived cancer in 2008/2009 and very fortunate to be alive.
Day Job:
retired --- at last!
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I was invited to participate in behind-the-scenes support activities at the Fort Worth Fire Department in 1989 by my very good friend Robert Burn. I quickly became addicted to the adrenaline and the comraderie during those first few years of riding out.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I enjoy making a difference in the community by helping those in need.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Resources, both human and material.

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At 7:38am on December 11, 2013, Keith Sartin said…

Thank You, for taking time out of your day to help.

At 11:25pm on October 14, 2013, Kimberly Peterson said…

Thanks, Norm for being my friend on here! I really enjoyed reading your profile and why you love doing what you do... It radiates with me. :-)  I look forward to seeing your postings in the future! Best regards! Kim

At 11:05pm on April 30, 2013, Shane Griffith said…
You're welcome, Norm! Thanks for accepting my friend request! I do enjoy the site very much and I am already learning from it! Be safe out there, brother.
At 2:14am on March 31, 2013, Jim Conrad said…

I just came in from checking heifers at midnight and cruised by your profile.  I must of had the volume up by accident and the music scared the hell out of me!  Good music though!  Anyway, greetings from Montana!  Just thirty five miles from Canada!

At 5:43pm on February 10, 2013, Veroljub Jeftic said…

You're welcome. I'm glad you accepted my invitation to friendship. I am happy that I will be able to learn something from your experience in firefighting. Greetings from Serbia ! 

Stay safe !!!

At 12:09pm on January 17, 2013, Timothy John Dodson said…

Thanks for the friends request! Hope that you are doing well. Stay safe and hope to talk to you soon.

At 3:49pm on January 7, 2013, mountain firegirl said…

At 1:36pm on September 11, 2011, Barbu-Maximilian Laurentiu said…
My respect! For fireman USA
At 3:32pm on September 7, 2011, Barbu-Maximilian Laurentiu said…
now that is coming September 11, Tor will assure our respect for heroes and firefighters vostrii Americans try so hard. To be always safe
At 4:12am on September 4, 2011, Barbu-Maximilian Laurentiu said…
I wish I could work with your equipment so that the intervention technique and as a means of individual protection. You are real!

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