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Started this discussion. Last reply by chek435 Feb 25, 2009. 18 Replies


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Type of Organization
Emergency Management
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
35 (Retired 2004)
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Boring (MD) VFD - 1971-1974
Reisterstown (MD) VFD - 1974-1980
Odenton (MD) VFD - 1980-1983
Baltimore City FD - 1983-1985
Anne Arundel County (MD) FD - 1985-2004
My Training:
EMT-A - 1974
Maryland Cardiac Rescue Tech. (CRT) - 1982-1988
U of MD Fire Service Instructor (Level II) - 1986 to Date
NREMT-P - 1988 - 2008
Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) - 1994
US Fire Officer 1 - 1996 to Date
Day Job:
USCG Licensed Near Coastal Master- 50T - Charter fishing, yacht deliveries, boating instruction
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
After becoming a Jr. volunteer at the age of 14, I felt the 'need for speed'.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Knowing I made a difference in the outcome of crisis is an awesome feeling.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Stress Management, Crisis Intervention for providers in basic training (early).
Re-evaluate the system. (QA/Customer Service approach are morale killers and are creating high turnover rates. The 'customer' is NOT always right.) What happened to 'faith' in your providers and accountability?

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At 5:01pm on November 3, 2008, Amber Crotty said…
How are you? Thank you for the request.

At 12:09am on February 25, 2008, Jojo said…
Thank you
At 10:41am on February 16, 2008, Regina Tribley said…
hey check.....sorry i have been gone for so long....just got really busy at work at a new job and havent had much time to be on here....Thanks for checking in on me I am fine...hope to talk to you soon....stay stafe out there!
At 2:35pm on February 2, 2008, turk182 said…
checking in with all my friends hope you are well and stay safe!
At 8:03am on January 17, 2008, Regina Tribley said…
hey chek......thanks for the update...i added you to yahoo messenger...i had to install it first, but i think i am going to like having that too..i have to say that i am really glad to have met you on here, and look forward to many more conversation with you..till then be safe and LOL
At 6:03pm on January 16, 2008, turk182 said…
I really appreciate you listening and giving me you advice. I am going to have to do something about the other officers but my rank is the only thing that lets me try to keep the guy's safe. I am going to tell them at they next meeting that they need to step up and start doing things.
At 6:52am on January 16, 2008, Regina Tribley said…
i will keep talking to her. I think that her biggest problem is that she has had nobody to talk to about this. I am suprised that her dept. didn't go though a debreifing immediately following that inccident.
At 2:32pm on January 9, 2008, Michael said…
Best of luck with your book Chec. With my 17 years in the BCFD I have my share of stories people would NOT believe!
At 10:45pm on January 8, 2008, Michael said…
Chec, I did my share on Medic 8 and 17 in my rookie days. I see you did some time at Reisterstown, do you remember Jimmy Bitz? I think he was a member in the late 70's
At 3:36pm on January 8, 2008, Joel Swanson said…
Welcome to FFN, Chek435!
Have A Super New Year as well...

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