Tom Porter
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  • South Carolina
  • United States
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Tom Porter

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Parker District Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
City of Newberry Fire Dept.: Volunteered for 2 years while I was in college. This is where I started my career at.
My Training:
OSHA FF, IFSAC Firefighter 1, Auto Ext. Haz-Mat Ops, Haz-Mat Tech, STICO, F.L.A.G., Rescuing the Rescuer, Rope Rescue Ops, Confine Space Entry and Rescue, Truck Company Ops,Pipeline Emergencies, PPV Training, EVDT, Pump Ops, Aerial Ops, NFA Calling the Mayday, IS-700, IS-800, IS-100, IS-200, DOT First Responder, lLeadership III,
About Me:
My name is Tom and I'm twenty-five years old living in Greenville,SC. I am a full-time firefighter at Parker District and volunteer at Duncan Chapel Fire Dept. I grew up in the fire service watching my dad. He's a Battalion Chief at Boiling Springs. I have a twin ( we dont look alike) who is a firefighter at Greenville City. When I'm not at the fire dept. I love to go play sports, especially golf. Hanging out with my girl Rachel who is one of my biggest supporters. I love her so much! I love the fd humor when hangin around the guys, the home away from home. Also having fun helping out the youth at church. Thank God for letting me do what I love everyday.
Day Job:
Fulltime Firefighter at Parker District.
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Family business: My dad, brother and great uncle are in the fire serivce. Its a rush running calls and fighting fire.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Fighting Fire and running calls
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Building construction, extrication on new vehicles including hybrids, new diseases, physical fitness, overall new firefighting tactics dealing with technology now.

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At 6:41pm on December 3, 2008, Zachary J. Crutchfield said…
Hey buddy! i work wiith you tomarrow! you better be ready....
At 6:55pm on October 24, 2008, Firehouse Dolls said…
Welcome to FFN
At 12:13pm on October 24, 2008, Todd Duncan said…
Hey man, I appreciate the add form a "hometown guy" how is life in g'town? we will probably be there in sometime around thanksgiving. stay safe

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