Skip Decker
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  • Moneta, VA
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Training Officer
Years in Fire/EMS:
46 years
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Smith Mountain Lake Marine Fire Rescue
Years With Department/Agency
11 years
Dept. Web Site:
http://SMLV.com
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
West Milford Vol. Fire Company 35 years
My Training:
Currently Instructor with Virginia Fire Programs, Safety Officer, Ropes, Extrication
About Me:
Enjoy working with people, especially seeing the younger generation come up within the ranks. Enjoy learning new things, you are never too old to learn!
Day Job:
Division Manager for Solid Waste Management, City of Roanoke, roanoke, VA
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
My father was a charter member of West Milford Fire Co. back in '44. Always ran with him to calls before I was able to join legally at 13 years old as a junior member.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Training, Training, training. If you don't use it you lose it. Older members think that they know it all and stop relearning only to find themselves in trouble.

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At 11:05am on December 14, 2010, Roger Waters said…
Welcome to Firefighter Nation Skip
At 10:27pm on December 12, 2010, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Skip, 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
 
 
 

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