Will Manuel
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  • Kenai, AK
  • United States
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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Firefighter / Paramedic (or Other ALS)
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Nikiski Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
My Training:
I am a State of Alaska Firefighter 1, IFSAC Firefighter 1, HazMat-Awareness, and State of Alaska EMT-3. An EMT-3 is an EMT trained in "basic" ALS interventions, including: I.V. Therapy, I.O. Infusion, I.M. Drug Admin., Intubation and other Rescue Airways, Manual Defribillation, Cardiac Monitoring and Diagnosis in Lead 2, and a few medications. I am also enrolled in Paramedic School at Kenai Peninsula College, aka The River.
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Family reasons. I saw how the medics worked and respected it, found that it was what I wanted to do. And fighting fire is just plain out fun!
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Coordinating the training between On-Call/Volunteer personell and Full-Time personell and training time together.

Community understanding and knowledge of how the fire and EMS systems work.

Coordinating training amongst departments with Mutual Aid agreements.

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Posted on August 20, 2009 at 9:05pm 0 Comments

Well, yesterday as I was driving home from running a few errands a tone out for a 14 y/o girl who had flipped her ATV came over my pager. I arrived on scene to help inspect her posterior thorax and help backboard. We loaded her and went the hospital. It was the usual, "do you remember what happened that made you lose control of your 4 wheeler?" Pt, "I was on a 4 wheeler?" Medic, "yes, hun, you flipped it and now we're taking you to the hospital." Pt. "I want my mommy!" Medic, "your mom is in… Continue

First Fire

Posted on August 4, 2009 at 5:26pm 4 Comments

At 3:20 am August 4th of 2009 a firealarm was sounded over the Nikiski Fire Department radio frequency. It was what we call and Auto Aid from the Kenai Fire Department (when there is a fire in the City of Kenai our department sends our Ladder 1 either to scene or to cover their station, the same deal is contracted with their Engine 3). I hopped on board thinking, "Here's another few hours of rehab," because I have not completed the Fire Fighter 1 Academy and am still technically a medical only… Continue

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At 9:25pm on August 6, 2009, Mark A. Duell said…
Will, welcome to CFA. I'm glad you found us. Your profile tells me your going to have an exciting and enjoyable career. Kinda wish I was in your shoes. And Alaska wow! Well anyhow, please feel free to participate in this group and keep it alive. Be safe and keep looking up.
At 10:21am on August 6, 2009, Brotherhood Instructors, LLC said…

At 2:15pm on August 2, 2009, Fireyladd - Retired Chief Sharp said…
Will, Welcome to the FF Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.
My Daughter and son-inlaw live therein Soldotna. He owns Peninsula Overhead Doors. Great area there. Been there several times.

Chief William Sharp
Southern Oregon Coast

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