Patrick J Cronen
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  • Harrisburg, PA
  • United States
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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Newbie July 09 Probational Fireman
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Rutherford PA Fire Dept Engine Co 45
Years With Department/Agency
4 years
Dept. Web Site:
My Training:
HazMat Ops
CPR and General First AId
Evoc Driver Training
Electrical Training
About Me:
I am a 43 year old living my childhood dream..I am having a blast. I am a member of Rutherford Engine Co. 45.. I am the first Bagpiper in the department.
Thanks to all my brothers at the station for helping me learn.
Day Job:
service technician for rehab company. I build custom wheelchairs
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Finally living my childhood dream....I have so much respect for fireman..I have always wanted to do this and I felt it was time..I am enjoying myself so much..Thanks to all the Guys at station 45 for helping me learn.
I had a few heroes growing up and they all seem to be Fireman and policeman.. A family friend Joe Kelly gave me his badge at age 5 and I was hooked and destined to be doing this.. I finally got tired of saying I wish and I now say I am.. And I love it..
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love helping my community, I always wanted to be a fireman since I was 5 years old. I used to go to all the Fire stations looking to see if they had a pole. They are my Heroes.
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A prayer for a young Firefighter who passed away today...

Posted on May 1, 2012 at 11:21pm 0 Comments

R.I.P. Kyle McGetrick

A Fire Fighter passed away in Barnegat today. He wasnt the prototypical Fire Fighter. In fact he was just a young boy, far too young to leave this world. This Fire Fighter wasnt very big in stature, but took the words Courage and Bravery to a whole new level. Today Kyle kissed the face of God when he passed away. He is now an Angel, who will be remembered for not how he passed away, but how he lived. I know the special Fire Fighter section of…


i carry...

Posted on January 11, 2012 at 6:18pm 0 Comments

Top left jacket pocket. Radio...
Bottom left 4 pair medical gloves,
Inside jacket left safety vest , bible...

Right pocket, safety goggles
Hanging resque gloves.

Pants left pocket resque wrench
Hazmat flashlight
Extra rescue gloves

Right pants
Fire gloves
20 ft safety cord w carabeaner

Wondering how to improve training for non EMS responders like coaches and staff at parks and sports games.

Posted on June 29, 2009 at 8:58pm 9 Comments

Tonight we had an incident at a local recreation league. The kids are playing basketball and we had a 13 year old go up for a rebound and got pushed very hard and twisted upside down landing on his head.. I knew immediately that we had a situation on our hands. The child never got up from the fall..

I stabilized the neck and tried to keep his as still as possible. He had minor blood loss from the back of the head. As I was holding his head, I also put light compress on the head to control… Continue

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At 7:57am on July 6, 2011, Andrew said…
trade patches.

Good day! I am a collector from Ukraine. I suggest you to exchange patches.
At 8:10am on September 2, 2009, Sarah Turner said…
lol not a problem
At 11:56pm on August 31, 2009, Sarah Turner said…
Looks to me like you figured it out! Not bad for an old guy! If you don't like it there, try putting it at the end of the very last question in your questionairre thing there..
At 1:13pm on July 8, 2009, Chuck Nondorf said…
I got your patch yesterday. Thank you so much. That is the best looking patch in my collection so far. Thanks again for the trade.

At 1:14am on June 30, 2009, Chuck Nondorf said…
That would be fine with me. Let me know what your address is and I'll send you my patch. My address is below.

Capt. Chuck Nondorf
Concordia Fire Dept.
P.O. Box 603
Concordia, KS 66901
At 7:07pm on June 29, 2009, Chuck Nondorf said…
I was wondering if you would be interested in exchanging patches? If so let me know. I am very interested.

At 9:56pm on May 4, 2009, Tracy Nornhold said…
Thanks Pat! The new house is great. Almost hard to believe we've been here almost 2 years! How is the pipe band? I miss playing, but just don't have the time to commit to practicing right now. I do get out my practice chanters every now and again.
At 12:47am on April 12, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Patrick, 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.
Love the Pipes Ladd.

Chief William Sharp
Southern Oregon Coast
At 12:08am on April 12, 2009, Denise Co 29 said…
Welcome to FFN from Berks County, Pa. Stay safe

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