• 59, Male
  • East Yaphank, New York
  • United States
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Third Assist. Chief., so far so good.

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Assistant or Deputy Chief, Other Emergency Services Staff, Other
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Ridge Fire Department, Ridge, NY
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
9/82-9/84 Sea Cliff F. D., Sea Cliff, NY
9/84 to 4/86 Bethpage F. D., Bethpage, NY
4/86 to 11/86 Bellview Volunteer F. D., Pensacola, FL
11/86 to 9/87 Middle Island F. D., Middle Island NY
9/87 to Present Ridge F. D., Ridge NY
My Training:
Fire Fighter I, Heavy Rescue I, ICS 100,200,300,700,800
Fire Officer I, Command and Management, Leadership and Managment, Radiological incident response, Hazardous Materials Technician. Wild land Fire Fighting S130,s190, I100, L180, far more to list.
About Me:
25 years as fire fighter, 24 years as a Emergency medical Technician, 17 years as a Hazmat Technician. 6 years as an EMS Officer (Lt. and Captain), 6 years as Fire Officer (Captain and Lt.), 7 years as Fire Inspector and Fire Prevention Education. 18 years as Exposure Control officer. After a 7 year break back in the Captains office again.
12/14/08 I was elected into the Third Assist. Chief Position. Starting January 1st, 2009.
Day Job:
Environmental Specialist - Hazmat Technician
Relationship Status:
Why I Love Fire/EMS
It is still fun, the knowledge of doing something good for others
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Communication and Safety or the lack there of.

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At 1:22pm on January 20, 2009, Shawn said…
January 14th Lieutenant William Clotrain, Retired from Norfolk City Fire Department, Norfolk VA , My Uncle Bill, passed away. Uncle Bill rest in peace. God will surely add you to all the other Fire fighters up there to help battle the fires of hell. Until we meet again.
At 12:19am on August 12, 2008, Diane said…
yes it is! and yes he does know u i asked him! thats pretty cool! he said that i met u once before as well, but i was too little to remember
At 11:41am on August 8, 2008, Diane said…
At 2:17am on August 8, 2008, Diane said…
hi.. saw that ur from sea cliff, and that u were in the fire department with my father, he was captain of the hook and ladder company i believe in the early 80's... what company where u in?
At 9:27am on July 20, 2008, Eric T Mcvey said…
I bought it through Southwestern Fire and Safety in Jasonville, IN. I also saw one on ebay about a weeek ago for $350.00
At 11:04pm on July 17, 2008, hizzo said…
hey capt how it going up in 2 pretty good in az got a quick question could you e-mi9al me a pic of the new 10 and 9 if you get a chanch thanx capt

andrew house
At 7:36am on June 13, 2008, Larry Shugars said…
Shaw meet my best bud yogi have a greatday

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