Rhonda Cornwell
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  • Yakima, WA
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Auxiliary/On Scene Support
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Yakima Fire Reserves rehab / air support
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
My Training:
Former nursing student, ICS 100-700
About Me:
I am a full time volunteer with the Yakima Fire Department and I head the rehab and air support unit/team
Day Job:
Full time reserve with Yakima Fire
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
A long time ago my home burnt to the ground. Unfortunately there was a very small volunteer fire department in my area and they were fighting another fire 10 miles away. We succeeded in getting our daughters out of the house but our oldest daughter was not breathing. We had several smoke detectors but not one went off. We had adopted an arson dog about 8 months prior and she saved our lives. Unfortunately she died a couple of days later. A couple of firefighters heard our call and came to our aid. They helped us to get out daughter breathing again. They attempted to save the house but we told them to let it go our
daughter was more important. After extinguishing the other fire the guys and girls spent another 3-4 hours salvaging what they could from what was left of our home. They were exhausted and hungry but they stayed with us even though their job was done. We decided then that given the opportunity we would "pay it forward " and return what was given to us.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
i love helping people especially those in need

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At 3:03am on July 12, 2011, Andrew said…
Good day! I am a collector from Ukraine. I suggest you to exchange patches. Andrew. tkachenko_van@optima.com.uа
At 10:28pm on April 23, 2011, Roger Waters said…
You Bet, Be safe Rhonda
At 9:08am on April 23, 2011, Sophia Vaughn said…
Rhonda, what an experience to go through. Thanks for your posting this. Welcome to FFN.
At 12:19pm on April 22, 2011, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Rhonda, 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
Brookings, Oregon
At 8:44am on April 22, 2011, Roger Waters said…
Welcome to Firefighter Nation Rhonda

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