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  • Orange VA
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ray Apr 27, 2008. 14 Replies


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Profile Information

Type of Organization
EMS/Rescue Squad - Volunteer, EMS/Rescue Squad/Hospital EMS - Paid
Job Function
EMT - Basic, First Responder
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Orange Rescue Squad Station 23
Years With Department/Agency
just started
Dept. Web Site:
Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Amery Fire Department, Amery Area EMS, Clear Lake Area Ambulance
My Training:
I am an EMT-B, entry level firefightering, medic student
About Me:
I was active with the explorers and am now assit with the Juniors at my new department. I am going to school to become a medic and hope to make a full time career out of it.
Relationship Status:
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
My mom had been it for as long as I can remember. I grew up around it and fell in love with it. As soon as I could I joined!
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I LOVE IT its hard to explain I just can't imagine not doing it.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Understaffing and lack of training in volunteer departments.

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Life is fair?

Posted on February 19, 2008 at 8:30pm 5 Comments

Today my service brought in a six year old boy who did not make it. I then went to work at the same hospital where I walked by his body several times and I begun to wonder why I put myself through this kind of emotional charade the ups and downs, When at work I walked by his body but did not know he was gone. He was alone everytime I walked by the bay and the door was closed but I did not think much of it. I am sitting here after finding out and wondering why I do it. Why have I made the… Continue

I'm a girl therefore I'm useless?

Posted on December 29, 2007 at 9:00pm 14 Comments

So this is more to vent than anything else. I am new to the fire department and am switching over from EMS. On the ambulance I am respected and trusted because I have seen the calls and been there and worked side by side with the others on my service. However, now as I join the fire department for the first time no one is respecting not because I'm new and am learning that I would at least understand but no they are not respecting me because I am a female! There is a woman who has been on our… Continue

Follow up

Posted on December 22, 2007 at 5:56pm 6 Comments

Thanks for all of you that gave advice on my post husband? I've talked to him and told him it was either me with my pager and all that came along with that or there was no me. Well it looks like I'm single again. Just thought you might like to know. Happy Holidays everyone.

Firefighter's Prayer

Posted on October 6, 2007 at 10:16am 0 Comments

When I'm called to duty god wherever flames may rage give me strength to save a life whatever be its age

Help me to embrace a little child before it is too late or save an older person from the horror of that fate

Enable me to be alert to hear the weakest shout and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me to guard my neighbor and protect his property

And if according to your will I have to lose my life bless with…


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At 10:45am on September 23, 2010, Michael J Burke said…
Hey awesome web page
At 10:32pm on June 10, 2010, mike said…
hey how u doing, how is everything going, i hope ur ok, and congrats again on getting married
At 6:18pm on January 9, 2010, Missy said…
just wanted to say that i am in shock at what all has happened with you since since the summer of 2008, mike was a very good friend of mine and you need to grow up and make things right. the only that can jusge you is GOD and i hope that ur happy of what you did.
At 12:01am on June 26, 2009, mike said…
hey JoJo, i haven't seen u in ages, and can't wait the day to see u again
At 6:42pm on January 21, 2009, John Bierling said…
Hey Jojo, I’m a retired Fire Chief and understand the importance of health & safety for our responders. I joined FF Nation to share my incredible wellness story with everyone. My life was saved because of this program. Many of us need to get healthier. If you’re interested in more information about this life changing program please send me an email at:
Thanks, John
At 4:44pm on January 11, 2009, Paresh Trivedi said…
Happy New Year!
How you got this nice song on your profile?
How I can do that?
With regards,
Paresh Trivedi
At 5:24pm on December 31, 2008, mike said…
hey beautiful how are u doing, how is everything going
At 12:13pm on December 31, 2008, adel said…
At 5:19pm on December 3, 2008, Mitch Mendler said…
I need yopur help with a 9/11 Memorial...
Here is the web address for the details about the memorial.

Can e get this request on the main web page?

tks, Mitch

Mitch Mendler
E.M.T. Firefighter Paramedic
At 12:11am on September 11, 2008, Kirk D. Baughman said…
hey jojo hope things are good for you. stay safe out their.

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