Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer, EMS/Rescue Squad - Volunteer
Firefighter / EMT-Basic, Auxiliary/On Scene Support
Years in Fire/EMS:
Just over 1
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Lyndonville Fire Dept.
Years With Department/Agency
I was voted in January 12,2008.
My first week in, I took Ice Water Rescue. I completed Firefighter 1 on May 20, 2008. I took and completed Firefighter Survival May 31st, 2008. EMT-B class started in Sept. 08 and I tested out on Nov. 08. I passed my EMT-B test and was state certified on Dec. 20, 2008.
I'll be married 7 years in October to a wonderful man I met on the internet. (Who by the way is British !!) I enjoy my dogs, painting, taking photos, reading anything about firefighting and WW II, and hunting. I am a Hunter Education Instructor and have been for 7 years.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I joined the fire service to make a difference in my community.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I feel like maybe in some small way, maybe I make a difference in someone's life.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
I think one of the top issues unfortunately, is less and less people are joining the fire service. We have a roster of 60 people and only 52 spots filled. Sadly, quite a few members on our "active" roster are not active at all. Another problem I can see is not too many members training on a regular basis. We have company training every Tuesday and the same hand full of people show up for practice. I believe if you do not practice your skills, there could be serious issues should the occasion arise and you need those skills.