Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Strike team Officer with the Jefferson/Franklin County UASI Strike Team 5 Heavy Rescue Team
Graduate St.Louis County Fire Academy class 37, Fire Officer I-II, Mo Division Of Fire Safety and National Fire Academy Fire Officer certified, USAR Specialized Technical Rescue all aspects, Rapid Intervention tactics Instructor, Mo Division Of Fire Safety Instructor, Hazmat specialist,Mo-EMT, IFSTA Driver/Operator Instructor
I hold the rank of Battalion Chief with the Antonia Fire Protection District. As commander of the "B" shift Im in charge of our crew and the three engine houses within our community, also in charge of our USAR team within our department established by FEMA. I enjoy teaching in our county for Rapid Intervention team tactics, IFSTA Driver/Operator, and various courses within the Jefferson County Fire Academy. I enjoy Drag racing as my hobby, and spending time with my family as much as possible.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
The attraction of serving the community and helping others was a driving force for me joining the Department.
And the Fire Apparatus of course
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Whats not to love helping your fellow Brother/Sisiter
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Staffing, Departmental cutbacks/funding. Tough economical times, Generational gaps and respect within ranks of organizations.
All of my friends from when i lived in Festus are Jr. firefighters. So i mean It was a way to get with all my friends and learn about what i want to be when i am older. so i mean it was a win win situation. :) and yea i know that you all are always at our school i mean i see you all all the time. or when my friends see you all they are like hey Shawna firefighters are here. lol but like i said maybe i will see you one . :)
I am good. thank you for asking how are you. Antonia is always at Seckman where i go school lol the cafeteria always has problems with catching things on fire. lol But idk maybe i will see you one time. :)
About the two different trucks in the station... We couldn't afford to buy a new rig so the department went looking a used piece. It just so happened that this one was the closest to our specs, so we purchased it. Not only is it a working piece for us it is also a piece of history from Kentland. We have since pulled off all the stripes and are kinda doing a mini refurb inhouse. More pictures to come after it's complete.