Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
20 years Montgomery County (MD) F/R (Paid)(Retired)
FF1,FF2, Haz Mat Tech, Hz Mat Ops, Chief Officer's Seminars, Pump Operator, Eng Co Fireground Ops, Ariel Apparatus Operator/Trk Co Ops, Vol. Tech Ops, EVOC (all thru MFRI), EMT-B/CPR Cert.
Past Vol Chief (70-73), currently Superintendent of Machinery. Member of Red Knights M/C MD 1 Chapter( Senior Road Captain). Founder of the Red Helmets M/C Ride (Honors all Firefighters killed in the line of duty). Ride goes to the Natl Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Emmitsburg every Oct. (www.redhelmetsmcride.org).
Member - MD State Firemens Assoc, MD Fire Chief's, International Assoc of Fire Chiefs, MD Fallen FF Memorial Commitee. Ride a H/D FF bike with a "9/11" theme graphics
3rd generation. Mr Grandfather was a fireman and Chief in a small volunteer dept in Lily Dale, New York. A summer community near Buffalo. My Dad was a Police Officer with Hyattsville City (MD) Police Dept and was a Life Member of Branchville VFCo
Why I Love Fire/EMS
the thrill of it all
Top Issues Facing Responders:
safety and coming home alive. Too many (approximately 100+) firefighters each year are LODD. Recruiting and retaining volunteers is also a major concern for all volunteer departments.
Hi Tom, i read somewhere else that the chapters down south did not want Pa. to be part of this, they said it was sountern chapter thing cause the question was raised why are there no Pa. chapters having a run. So i never looked into past that. I was thinking about maybe riding down once i knew our calendar, will let you know.
Thanks for the add. We appreciate your support of the burn camp...it is a huge success that benefit these kids. I like the design on your bike. I went to Salisbury, NC last week for the FF funerals and met a few of the Red Knights from NC. Nice guys...take care and stay safe