Tom Horton
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  • Canute, OK
  • United States
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What State do you live in?
Type of Organization
Volunteer Fire Department
Job Function
Training Officer/Training Chief/Instructor
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Canute Volunteer Fire Dept
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Higgins Volunteer Fire Dept, Higgins,Tx 6 yrs
Crash Rescue-Clinton-Sherman Air Base 4 yrs
My Training:
FFII,Fire Officer I,EMT,Fire Instructor II,
About Me:
Started in the Fire service at 15 yrs old as Radio operator,at 16 started making runs on truck,at 17 made Lieutenant/Driver, at 18 EMT,at 28 Capt/Instructor, at 32 Clinton/Sherman Air Base Crash/Airport FF, 34 Oklahoma State University Fire Service Training Field Instructor,also Fire Chief at Canute, 36 Training Officer at Canute,left Clinton/Sherman, 50 In House Instructor/FF/EMT at Canute
Day Job:
Project Lead ConocoPhillips
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Love and Desire to help others as well as give back to community
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Being able to help others at the worst times in their lives usually.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Funding,People who do not understand we are there to help, not bring harm to them. Not many people want to get involved anymore because of liability issues.

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At 3:03pm on December 10, 2013, Cristina Welch said…

We are such a great family though. Everyone knows everyones wives and husbands plus their kids. Its awesome. The Bbqs at the Captains houses are bomb! Plus we throw birthday parties and help our community as much as we can. It pays to go to the CSD meetings. We just learned about some people that didnt have phone service. They were complaining about what if we had an illness of some sort or elderly people not getting care because the lines were down. The meeting was the first we have heard about it.  So my department and I are going door to door and doing welfare checks to get involved. It should be neighbors, but we dont mind. Anything to help. That means if we know what their medical history is then we can help them better. I have been on this department for 8 months and love every bit of it. Try to never miss a call. Although for about 5 days been down with a cold/flu/sinus infection,  but feel better today, so im back on call. Love our training as well. We are working through our FF1 booklets. I have learned so much. Its awesome.

If you come by Newberry Springs and blink, you might miss it though lol

At 2:48pm on December 10, 2013, Cristina Welch said…

Newberry Springs California. We are a small volunteer department too. About 20 of us I think. 

At 12:16am on November 29, 2013, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Tom.  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- Retired

Brookings Fire / Rescue

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