we all know that it takes dedication to be a firefighter/ems/ police!.
Its difficult for the average person to understand the dedication we put forth to the community and often we face criticism from people who just don't get it!
being part of a fire department whether its a paid dept or a volunteer one takes a certain amount of character that people only find they have after they have joined.
there are those who feel alone, depressed, and often mildly…Continue
had a little vehicle rescue refresher training today to give the new guys a little practice with the jaws of life.
our trainer was excellent in explaining the different methods and options for cutting a vehicle open.
our local salvage yard happily donates car bodies for training!1534893485377.jpg
early morning fire in Eldred Pa Numerous companies and ems services responded, multiple patients transported to hospitals for smoke inhalation. traffic was routed to alternate routes due to main street being closed off completely.
no serious injuries but it was a long battle (over 4 hours) for the crews who responded!
Hats off to the guys and gals of Eldred, Port Allegany, Coudersport, Olean, Roulette. Knapps Creek, Smethport, Otto, and PortvilleContinue
Being former military I have a deeply ingrained sense of duty and commitment so I hope this doesn't drive people away, I have seen discord in different departments and jobs caused by drama llamas and the Im special attitudes! (and if anything sours my temper it's that type of Bull crap)
As far as being in a fire department you take an oath to serve and protect your department and its members, and contention in the ranks has no place there
we are better than that