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  • Hudson Falls, New York
  • United States
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Today is Veterans' Day (11/11/2008)

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"If Prometheus was worthy of the wrath of heaven for kindling the first fire upon earth, how ought all the gods honor the men who make it their professional business to put it out?" ~John Godfrey Saxe

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
4 years fire, 5 years army service, 3 years police dispatch
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Hudson Falls Volunteer Fire Department
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Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
I was in the army for 4 years and 10 months, of which, I spent 1 year fighting with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment out of FOB Kalsu, Iraq.
My Training:
FFI, Rescue Technician:Basic, Firefighter Survival, F.A.S.T., Principles of Building Construction:Combustible, Intoduction to Fire Officer, Handling Propane Emergencies (FASNY)
Day Job:
Police department dispatcher
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To help make other's lives better than they would be if I wasn't there to help. Also the excitement and challenge.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Helping people when they are in a great, immediate time of need.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Heart attacks being the top killer of firefighters.

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In loving memory of Nathan P. Brown

Posted on April 6, 2009 at 8:50am 2 Comments

Today is April 6th, 2009. In another 5 days, it will have been 5 years since one of my best friends was killed in action in Sammara, Iraq. His name is Nathan P. Brown and he was one of the best men I've ever known. He was the type of friend that, though he may have not had much at the time, he woud give it all if you needed it. It's been hard for me and my circle of friends that were close to Nate. Every day I feel the loss of a brother that was taken… Continue

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At 9:01pm on September 24, 2009, Craig Underwood said…
YOOO!!! whats new dude?
At 10:41pm on August 6, 2009, Bill Claus said…
Hey Eric,
Under orders again. I'm out at Ft. Eustis, VA for a month of ANCOC.
Take care bro and stay safe.
At 1:39pm on July 3, 2009, Michael S. Fitzgerald said…
Thanks! Just a little pride for the brotherhood!!!!!!!!
At 8:28pm on June 30, 2009, Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd said…

Thought you would enjoy seeing a shot taken off one of the islands off our coast called Santa Cruz Island.
At 8:21pm on June 30, 2009, Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd said…

Whoops... the below photo was shot at Coso Junction off Hwy 395, this is the photo coming out of Darwin, CA that does Mt. Whitney justice.
At 8:15pm on June 30, 2009, Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd said…

Here's a shot of a helicopter just North of Ridgecrest headed towards Fort Irwin... do you remember traveling this route? Mt. Whitney is in the background... : ) CB
At 1:50am on June 5, 2009, Tony P said…
Yes mate, the Maltese Cross picture was in a thread about what would be a more accurate name for the North American (and some other places) recognised FD emblem. And I can't think of the name that was used! The thread was started by an American who believed in adopting a more accurate name.

The 2.5 thread? I was certainly trying hard to keep things civil! I've not always been that well behaved, I must admit. I do try to behave myself though. ;-)

Things are good in my part of the country, but some rain would be nice (it's now winter). I'm losing track of how many years the drought has continued - maybe up to 13 years now.

You're in emergency dispatch eh? You would have liked that bad day we had in February - I think it was something like 5000 calls that day for fire only. Ouch. Mobile phones have been both a blessing and a curse really, we get calls quickly but we get too many people calling as well... Can't win, can we?
At 8:22pm on May 28, 2009, Michael Vito said…
Really busy, the big fire photos you saw was I though would never see this big fire again. The last time was 5 years ago in our city. The fire was so intense several fire apparatus lights melted including us our rear light strobe. Last weekend we are really beat. After a 4 hour warehouse fire, then off we go to a 4th alarm residential fire at Taguig.

Hey, great photos on your training too. Unfortunately, we don't have a LPG tank exercise. But we know, that similar thing might happen. Oh well. I'll keep you posted.

At 2:12pm on May 25, 2009, Jenn said…
Hey Eric Happy Memorial Day and HAPPY BDAY! :-)
At 10:36pm on May 19, 2009, Leo Cartwright said…
Hi there Eric, finding hard to read your profile due to the blue colour; I’m Leo from Australia, Paramedic; Welcome to FFN hope U enjoy the site and gather many friends during your stay. If you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends.
Cheers Leo

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