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  • Helix, Oregon
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Fire Chief / Chief of Department, EMS Chief / Division Head
Years in Fire/EMS:
20 years
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Helix, Oregon
Years With Department/Agency
10 years
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
District 12A Training Association
Apple Valley City Fire Department
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
San Bernardino County Fire Dept.
My Training:
FF2, EMT-B, Instructor 1 And you get the idea, 20 years of training adds up to a really long boring list of classes and certificates.
About Me:
Let's see, I grew up as the Captain's daughter, swore to myself that I would never work in the same station as my step dad because of the headaches that would cause. But about 6mos after turning 18, I couldn't stand to not be a part of it so I joined the local PCF station where he was also a Captain. Needless to say, there were challenging times but I wouldn't change it. I met my husband of 18 years in that dept. and got my first taste of the being a firefighter. The rest is history you might say. Over the course, I've tried to give up suppression because as a Mom it can be dangerous and little ones made it difficult to respond as much as I would have liked. I went into prevention and all the while my heart ached to be back on the engines. Following my heart, I returned to the suppression end of it and continued to work hard and to learn a lot. Recently I was promoted to Fire Chief. Now I'm REALLY working hard and learning A LOT! :) So in a nutshell, there's the Cliffnote version of my story. Zip me an email if you have any questions or comments.
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
It's in my blood. My Dad is a retired Captain for the Space Shuttle Rescue Team at Edwards AFB. After experiencing the fire service through him I knew there was nothing else that would satisfy me.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
being able to help my neighbor when no one else can.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Being everything to everyone at any time and being good at it.

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At 3:19am on April 5, 2011, Danny said…
At 6:36pm on November 1, 2010, Leola Hulet said…
Hey, how have you been? Been a while.
At 12:08am on May 24, 2009, AFD said…
keeping in touch
Stay Safe okay
At 1:24pm on February 24, 2009, Danny said…
well hello there stoppen in to say hi can't believe its been so long since i talked with ya...hope things are good take care...
At 12:40am on December 25, 2008, ~*~Teela~*~ said…
Hey! Thats awesome your teachin academy!!! That would be a blast! It was great to hear from ya even though i see you all over the place lol.. Well, Merry Christmas! Talk to you soon!
At 11:34pm on December 24, 2008, Kyle Bryant said…
At 8:26pm on November 22, 2008, ~*~Teela~*~ said…
Michele!!!! How are you???? I miss ya!!! Great to see you on here! Kelly has one too and i think Kyle might also, but i haven't been on here in FOREVER so i have no idea! LOL!
At 6:50pm on October 22, 2008, Danny said…
Hey michele how are ya doing..just stopped into say hi and see how things are going.....
At 12:33pm on October 10, 2008, Mike Moncrief said…
Thanks for the friendship, God Bless Ya
At 12:15pm on October 8, 2008, Jeff Ripley said…
Hi, how was your season of fire this summer? We had a more active season than usual; crews got lots of initial attack. We're rapidly approaching structure fire season and have a new recruit session underway - no rest for training!


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