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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic, Other
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Wilmington Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, Retired Law Enforcement
Years With Department/Agency
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Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
AuSable Forks EMS EMT Basic
My Training:
Accident vivtim extrication X2
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Tech
Fire Behavior & Arson Awareness
Fire Police
Fire Protection Device Maintenance
Fire Arson Investigation 80 Hour
Firefighting Essentials
Grass Brush and Forest Firefighting
Intial Fire Attack
Preparing for Command
Principles of Fire Investigation
Pump Operator
Ventilation Procedures
Level 1 and 2 Fire Investigator
FEMA IS-00001, IS- 00005.A, IS-00100, IS-00200, IS-00230, IS-00235, IS-00240, IS-00241, IS-00242, IS-00244, IS-00275, IS-00288, IS-00700
About Me:
Father of 2 Husband of 1. Retired from NYSDOCS at the rank of Lieutenant, Deputy Coordinator and Fire Investigator for Essex County Emergency Services. Like many of you, I'm a patch collector..
Day Job:
Business Owner, Firehouse Deli, Lake Placid NY
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To start? it was the rush, as I grow older it's because there are so many people out there that genuinely need our help
Why I Love Fire/EMS
It's part of my life and has been for many years
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Health and Safety for members

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Changing Times

Posted on January 21, 2009 at 8:52am 1 Comment

Compared to many of you I am still just a Rookie. I come from a small Department in upstate New York. I will be starting my 28th year this April. So I guess that means I have damn close to 27 years. Realizing of course that not only have times changed but we have as Firefighters, EMT's have changed as well. But my question to ponder is this. Has everybody changed? Or were we just different to begin with……

When I started it was not uncommon a couple times a week to go out and practice. We… Continue

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At 2:33am on July 11, 2011, Andrew said…
Good day! I am a collector from Ukraine. I suggest you to exchange patches. Andrew.
At 5:08pm on May 5, 2009, ROB ELLIOTT said…
hey there hi from australia how are things there he i have just started collecting dept patches and was womndering if you could send me some fire and police department patches and i will send some back to you here is my polstal address stay safe

rob elliott
8 scobie crescent
bellambi nsw 2518
At 10:54pm on April 16, 2009, Jon Strong said…
Would you be interested in trading patches
Jon Strong
1312 Ave. K
Hawarden, IA 51023
At 7:32pm on March 18, 2009, Gabe Alvarez said…
hey there chief, are you interested in swapping patches?
At 3:07pm on February 11, 2009, mike 'chevynut" himmel said…
hehe hey bill sorry about the miss communication brother no i didnt send a patch out to ya sorry brother if you would like to trade patches i will be glad to send ya one for sure im so sorry about that just let me know with your address and i will get one right out to ya stay safe and take care
At 8:26pm on February 5, 2009, mike 'chevynut" himmel said…
hey chief i added the map app but i cant figure out how to add my address on your and i sent out your patch this morning you should get it soon well please let me know that you get it stay safe and thanks for the trade have a great weekend comming up
At 10:26pm on January 31, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Not sure how to put mine on the map
At 10:51am on January 29, 2009, Joseph "Fireman Joe" Stambush said…
Hello from a snow covered Northern KY across the River from Cincy.
Hope your day is well and be safe.

Fireman Joe
At 12:08am on January 23, 2009, johannes jacobus Barnard said…
Mr thanks for the add I would like to trade a patch or two with you. be safe jj south africa
At 11:25am on January 22, 2009, Julie said…
Thank you very much! Stay safe and god bless!!

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