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The War on Public Safety continues...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Waller Jun 12, 2011. 31 Replies

Additional cuts to FEMA, right on the heels of the tornado in Missouri and the wildfires in Texas. …Continue

Good news for 9/11 responders!

Started Apr 22, 2011 0 Replies

Responders claiming benefits for injuries or illness suffered during 9/11 will be first screened by the FBI to make sure they aren't on the Terrorism Watch List!…Continue

Tags: Politics

LODD in NSW (Australia)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aussie_Wildfire Feb 6, 2011. 3 Replies

A NSW Parks Officer and firefighter was killed by a treefall mopping up after a bushfire.  This is a very common cause of injury and death in Australian bushfires.  The trees are often hollowed out…Continue

For all you cat lovers out there...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Dec 19, 2010. 1 Reply

The family cat saves the day! …Continue


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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
NSW Rural Fire Service
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
PGFD Prince George's County Maryland, USA
College Park MD
District Heights MD
My Training:
Fire, HazMat II, EMT-B
About Me:
American expat living in Australia. Grew up in Prince George's County Maryland, now living about 30km from Sydney. Back home, my department was entirely urban, here we are mostly bush fire, it's very different, but a lot of fun doing a new thing.
Day Job:
computer security guy
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I joined because I love the excitement. I stayed in because I enjoy making a postive impact.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Chicks dig it!
Top Issues Facing Responders:
The heavy focus on firefighter safety is starting to outpace our commitment to the public. We need to be prepared to risk our lives a little for property, and a lot for life.

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At 8:38pm on April 7, 2011, Eddie Crombie said…
I saw your comment Shoot me an Email. Eddie C
At 4:25pm on February 21, 2011, Rachel said…

Stay Safe!!
At 5:59pm on January 13, 2011, The World Fire Safety Foundation said…
Hi Vic
Great to see we have someone else from the land of Aus on here. Thanks for adding me as a friend. The rain has stopped up here and the sun is actually shining again!
At 2:46am on October 24, 2010, frans said…
thanks for the learning...
At 9:44pm on October 8, 2010, Fabulous Heather Days of Summer said…
So Vic: you think you want to be my friend... hmmm... are you sure? I can be a lot to handle! Are you by any chance, SDA ? I saw that you served in College Park, MD - isn't that an SDA town? Well great to meet you officially. I look forward to seeing you around the pages. Stay safe and keep in touch. Heather
At 3:36pm on August 8, 2010, Chris Moore said…
yea thanks seems like it i did not expect all the comments on it lol
At 7:51pm on August 2, 2010, Liz O'Neill said…
Hi Vic
Well you may have an opportunity to participate in a big HR up here if it goes ahead. Rumour has it, it will be in Spring. Will kep you in the loop if I get word.
At 2:12am on May 27, 2010, ROB ELLIOTT said…
hey vic how are things whats been happening with you latley hey i am just starting my own motorsport fire company called trackside fire emergency and i am looking for firefighter to volunteer for my team if your intrested let me know so i can send you the application in the post hey do you have structal gear if not what you have is ok mate
At 2:03pm on May 26, 2010, Rafael Szabó said…
thanks for the add ! Greatings from Hungary! Stay Safe!
At 10:55am on May 6, 2010, Jack/dt said…
Fight the good fight, for whatever it's worth.
Have a good one, mate.

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