Richard L. Sparks
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  • London, OH
  • United States
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Perpare yourself for cold weather.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ralph L. Carr IV Dec 15, 2010. 24 Replies

    As a member of an Ohio fire department, our weather can be a study of extremes. We all know about the dangers of hot weather, Dehydration, Sun exposure, Heat stroke. It is pounded into our heads…Continue


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Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Central Twps. Joint Fire Dist.
Years With Department/Agency
My Training:
Firefighter II, Haz-mat ops., Rope rescue tech, Red Card, Fire Inspector, 1403, and various others.
About Me:
Well I started my career later in life than most. I was 29 when I recieved my inital certification. As most of you know it has been an adventure since. I love to train and believe its better to be versed in a dicipline and not need it, than to need it and not know it!
Day Job:
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Tired of spending my life working for thankless chuckle-heads. I came from a military family and wasnt willing to leave my kids behind to make a difference! Best decision I have ever made!
Why I Love Fire/EMS
The unknown
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Manpower, Lack of quality training for small volley, and budget restricted departments, Availability of essential equipment for smaller depts. to perform their duties safely

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At 12:49pm on December 1, 2010, Fabulous Heather Days of Summer said…
Hey Richard: Great to meet you. Welcome to FFN. We can be a fun group around here... so jump on in and enjoy the fun. Beware of the crazies on here... we all strive to avoid them. I look forward to seeing you around the pages. Be safe. Look your pictures. Heather
At 10:26pm on November 25, 2010, Mick Mayers said…
Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you are enjoying FFN so far. While you are online, feel free to come check out my blog, Firehouse Zen, which actually originated here on FFN and is now hosted by And if you are a Facebook member, we'd love to have you "like" us there as well.

Stay safe and have a great holiday season.

Mick Mayers
Firehouse Zen
At 2:14am on November 25, 2010, Roger Waters said…
Welcome to FFN Richard
At 1:20am on November 25, 2010, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Richard, 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. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon
At 9:53pm on November 24, 2010, sarah arledge said…
hi Richard L. Sparks welcome to ffn hope you like it here its a great place to be. have a great night happy thanksgiving

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