Ray Crane
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17 years in the service & 14 with one department (Gone)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Morriss Apr 19, 2008. 34 Replies

Rescue Truck needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bambi Sep 27, 2007. 11 Replies


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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Training Officer, EMS Chief / Division Head, Firefighter / EMT-Basic, First Responder
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Orleans Fire & Rescue
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Oolitic Volunteer Fire Department
Orange County Emergency Management
Orangr County Dist 2 Fie & Rescue
My Training:
Instructor I
Advanced Interior Attacks
Confined Space Rescue Technician
Trench Rescue Operations
Ventilation Expert
Incident safety Officer & Health and Safety Officer
EMT-B/ First Responder
Swift Water Rescue
Search and Rescue
Meth Lab Tactics
Day Job:
French Lick Resort & Casino Secuity/EMT
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To help people in their times of need. Fighting fires is one thing I'm really good at. I got into EMS to help my department expand and found that I enjoy this as much as putting out fires.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
When people are still alive and knowing I made the difference.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
The Fire Service is starting to move faster at getting safer and more efficient but the money doesn't come in fast enough for the smaller Departments to keep up on the required training.
The EMS training is very good except where an EMT-B is not trained or allowed to do things that a child could do, examples: take and read blood sugar readings, give insulin. We need to be trained harder and given a lot more responsibility to help patients on the scene.

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I'm back

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 6:08am 1 Comment

In January of 2008 I was kicked off of a scene and my Fire Dept because of false accusations by my best friend and his new best friend, but thats okay, I'm not bitter anymore. In November a couple of Firefighters that I had worked with in the past approached me and wanted me to come work for them as a paid volunteer at Orleans. The town had just hired one as Administrater and the other as Chief to fix and reorginize the department. It's been great, in just 5 months we've doubled the number of… Continue

What drives me to be a firefighter/EMS responder

Posted on October 8, 2007 at 11:13pm 0 Comments

I started out 17 years ago when I was with a friend of mine and our town started flooding and I took him to the station to start rescue operations. The Chief asked if I wanted to help, so he give me a pair of boots and I jumped on the back of the truck and have been hooked ever since. Through everything I've been through since I've always had my brothers and sisters right there when I need them most. I love what I do…


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At 7:55pm on April 30, 2008, Jerry Moore said…
just want to say hi
At 2:44am on April 4, 2008, angie the fire/resqmom said…
I love your pic that you have. Where did you find it? I'd like to put that on a shirt.
Thanks & STAY SAFE
At 1:19pm on October 11, 2007, Bruce Carrico said…
no problem I think the career guys who think they are god because they are certified an vols are not always certified. I was a vol. for years. I back my brothers and sister nomatter their status. Glad to see that you added me. Be safe and watch your crew . If i can help with anything let me know. i got alot of cool trainings to do. just let me know.
At 9:54pm on September 24, 2007, Chief Terry Mills (Ret) said…
Ray, drop me a note when you can I may be able to help you get a rescue. My family is from French Lick, even though I'm here in Mississippi. Let me know what you need.
At 7:10am on September 10, 2007, PEDRO.T said…
At 2:03am on September 10, 2007, Bulldog16 said…
Thanks for excepting the invite..Hope all is well and be safe...

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