Firefighter I and II, Hazmat Awareness, Nims 100, 200, 700, 800, 300, 400, Fire Officer I, EVOC, Emergency Vehicle Driver Training Instructor, CPR, First Aid Instructor, EMT Basic
Married with 3 step children, work full time in corrections, very active in the fire department. Work with the local elementary school teaching fire safety to children. Lieutenant with the Warren District Vol Fire Department in Hodgesville, WV.
Correctional Officer II
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I joined to give back to my community. In the past I have volunteered for other organizations, but I believe that the fire service is where my heart is and where I can do the most good.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Very Demanding line of work. A constant challenge.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Recruiting and Retention & Training
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You need to have the families are proud to be a fire fighter. This can be done by having parties that you have the firefighters and spouses, recognize recognize, recognize.
You need to be friends, billed up trust thru training, have some fun drills, you can use a game with a tethered ball. Between two posts, need to be about 12' and use it I think the name is,push ball, other team building drills, doing things in the community, have a fire clown that goes into the schools teaching fire safety, pot luck dinner once a month, hire a live band or DJ and have fun dancing at the parties, summer time have a barb-B-cue, let the children get dressed in mom or dad turnout coat and two fire hoses, Most of the parties are catered and have a price for dinner and dancing.
Hope this helps if you want more infor you can email me @firstname.lastname@example.org