david harrison
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  • Bertrand, MO
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Grants or assistance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Rufer Sep 24, 2011. 3 Replies

I need some help with something, I live in a town of about 900 people in Missouri. The revenue we receive from taxes and so on is just about enough money to work on our trucks and buy one new set of…Continue

Should Volunteer Firefighters Get Paid for Calls?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Crabbe May 26, 2011. 82 Replies

70% of the nations firefighters are volunteers who risk their lives everytime a call goes out. Some say yes because of the risk and some say no because it was a choice made to do the job, what do you…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Patti Walz May 23, 2011. 13 Replies

Right now we are battling issues do to the continuos storms. The core of engineers wants to blow some holes in the levee to save Cairo, ILL. The Gov. of Missouri says no because it will flood 130,000…Continue


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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Other Fire Department
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Bertrand F.D.
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Drexel Fire Rescue
My Training:
Firefighter-basic, 1, and, 2. EMT, Haz-mat, weather spotter, Entry team I.C., Extrication, Officer training, CPR/AED Instructor
About Me:
Ive been a firefighter for 10 years, been a certified EMT for 2yrs.
Day Job:
State of Missouri DMH
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
At the age of 9 my house burnt down and for years I feared any kind of fire. As I got older I wanted to understand it, and then at request of a friend of mine who was a firefighter I chose to learn how to overcome that fear and joined a volunteer fire dept.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I just feel it is part of me
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Rubber-neckers slowing down fire/EMS and even injuring first responders due to not paying attention

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At 8:20am on April 28, 2011, Roger Waters said…
Welcome to Firefighter Nation David
At 6:16pm on April 27, 2011, Fireyladd - Retired Chief Sharp said…
David, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon

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