Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer, EMS/Rescue Squad - Volunteer
Firefighter, First Responder, Hazardous Materials Team Member, Driver / Engineer, Retired
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Baltimore County, Maryland
Years With Department/Agency
4 Volunteer Companies Total Time Roughly 10 Years
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Maryland Transportation Authority Police-13 Years as Tunnel Emergency Worker- Vehicle Recovery Technician- Training Instructor- Haz-Mat Technician.
Maryland Forest Service-3 Seasons as a Conservation Aide (Forest Fire Fighter, Equipment Repair, Dozer Operator)
National Certification (Through Baltimore County) as a Firefighter II. University Of Maryland Fire And Rescue Institute as Advanced Rescue Technician, Haz-Mat Technician- Pumps and Hydraulics Certificatation. Maryland Certification as First Responder from various sourses.
Currently Disabled Due To On The Job Accident- Wish I was Still Able To "DO THE JOB"
To Help Others In Their Time Of Most Need. And Of Course The Rush Of Adrenaline (ITS A REAL KICK DRIVING A FIRE TRUCK UNDER EMERGENCY CONDITIONS, BEING ON THE NOZZLE, USING THE JAWS OF LIFE, OR REPELLING OFF ANYTHING OVER 100 FEET TALL).
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I FELT LIKE I WAS MAKING A DIFFERENCE,WHAT A RUSH
Top Issues Facing Responders:
PAY, RECOGNITION, AND THE BEST EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE WITHOUT ASKING FOR IT.
DIDN'T SEE ANY MLB, NFL, NBA PLAYERS, OR ANY ENTERTAINERS RUNNING INTO THE TWIN TOWERS. THEIR PAY BELONGS TO THE TEACHERS-COPS- AND FIREFIGHTERS. SOCIETY AS A WHOLE NEEDS A REAL WAKE-UP CALL.
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