josh slagel
  • 32, Male
  • butler pa
  • United States
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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Years With Department/Agency
4 years total in the fire service 1 at my current company.
My Training:
Essentals of firefighting.
Basic vehicle rescue tech.
Basic rope rigging.
High angle rope 1.
Intro to RIT.
Haz Mat Ops.
Burn session/regular and advanced.
Truck company ops.
Just to name a few.
About Me:
I love firefighting and riding by bycyle hanging out with friends and playing vidio games and doing anything thats challenging.
Day Job:
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To do what i have loved all my life and to help people
Why I Love Fire/EMS
being able to help people in need .
Top Issues Facing Responders:
For volunteers is staffing during the work day

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happy thanksgiving

Posted on November 27, 2008 at 9:36pm 0 Comments

happy thanksgiving everyone.

Advice for a young guy.

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 10:00pm 3 Comments

Hey guys i wanted your advice on how to be a good fireman and on one other thing and this is for you chiefs i wanted to know what your advice is for a youg fireman who would like to be a white helmet someday .


Posted on September 3, 2008 at 9:57pm 5 Comments

Hey guys i just wanted to see how accountability is implemented on your firegrounds.

training for mva,s

Posted on August 5, 2008 at 10:40pm 3 Comments

I wanted to know if anyone had any good ideas on ways to train for vehicle accidents.

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At 9:10am on July 6, 2011, Andrew said…
Good day! I am a collector from Ukraine. I suggest you to exchange patches.
At 1:54am on March 30, 2010, SMOKEnPipesJim said…
Part 2 The attending Doc does all mechanical cardiac stuff at Yale meaning if some one does a BIpass he builds a system to keep The patiant's Blood flowing, with an Aortic issueIts like sticking your finger in the 8 inch hole in your cars gas tank, Just aint gonna 11% who suffer what I have survive BUt 10% are prediagnosed and are sent in BEFORE the anerusym bursts, Then there is the 1% who survived it bursting, and when they are brought out of they're coma they still have functioning organs and brain, because the doc thought by bringing my core tempurature down to 60 degrees asap ,they might help preserve some stuff
organs and brain power I spent a hellish month in the hospital, including having my chest spilt open and healing from that, NOw I am, still trying to settle my BP down, I have been dealing with a lot of derpression , due to the meds and nature of the surgury cardiac is extreme depressing CRap JIM
At 1:31am on March 30, 2010, SMOKEnPipesJim said…
Hey Josh , sorry I havent been on here much, lately, and when you wrote that last I had been In the hospital exactly 2 weeks. ON the 8th of October I must have been feeling not so good about 1 am I called 911 (Dont remember doing it) luckily I live 3 blocks from HQ and 4 blocks to our Local ER a paramedic engine and paramedic Rescue were dispatched FRom HQ and arrived in 2 minutes and The Transport AMR bus is also 3 blocks away.. Obviously I am a GUY, IF I called I was hurtin... They Scooped and ran and the local ER doc said get him to Yale New Haven NOW which is about 20 minutes out, when i got there MY BP was 60 /30, what had happened is I suffered from a Disected Aortic Anuerysm which means a weekness in a wall of a blood vessle, in this case MY aorta which is the largest vessle in MY body Typically you would bleed out in a few minutes BUT I didnt ..more to follow
At 10:45am on March 6, 2010, Rik Helldatshot said…
Hi Josh! ! 6 days after surgery and we're getting around pretty good! Throat don't hardly hurt this morning And Im ready for a S T E A K ! lol. I sent you a Friend request on facebook! I started a lil'local Group for our Emerald Society but its attracked alot of folks out of state,check it out! We add Pics when ever we do something and JACKSONs St.Paddys Parade on the 20th is our BIG Day! Check us OUT! You have a Great weekend!
At 10:37am on February 25, 2010, Rik Helldatshot said…
Well HOWDY Josh! Long time! I haven't been on the Firenation in a while.Gotta get back at it! Love that Leather on your Profile ! I've been off 5 weeks with a bulging disk,C6. Tuesday we decided to do a disk replacement so Monday will be my first nite in a Horse-pital since Birth! Will be a breeze but not excited about it. Hope to get a lil'more regular around here! BE SAFE!
If ya do much facebook look me up!
At 7:05am on February 25, 2010, Vanessa Stoffer said…
Thanks for adding. Things are well here in Titusville, same things different day - at least for me. How are things in your neck of the woods.
At 11:48am on February 9, 2010, Matthew Dickey said…
its been alright. haven't been on here for a year or so. but i hope to get my firefighter 2 this year and hazmat tech too. what are your firefighter training plans for this year?
At 9:48am on August 14, 2009, S.Ruble said…
I don't know how to get more people in but i did added discussions to the post. do u have any ideas
At 7:57pm on May 23, 2009, Ben Waller said…
Josh, I've been mega-busy as usual. We're around 6 weeks from the completion of our training center and still have everything else going on as usual, plus more fires that usual, so I don't have lots of free time.

I'm mostly catching up on my sleep this weekend.
At 6:36am on February 10, 2009, SMOKEnPipesJim said…
Hey josh howzit goin? last night was "myclass" 20 year anniversary party we rented the local golf course
it was perfect for a monday night... They did a typical buffet meal and booze, phew otherthen the actual organizer Iwas the last to leave... and all was good out of the orginal class of 50 we Graduated 49 we have had 3 die,(1 lodd,2 "other") Iam thinking we have like 7 or 8 that left, got canned or had physical issues and left early, we had 27 show up .. I think that was actually a fair turn out for 3 weeks planning... I got my results, The good news is I passed (through osmosis I guess) and am currently 20 on the list, the bad news is there are only like 8 so If YOU ever get on study your ass off >:P.. I actually dont care
I Like whatI do now, I act as driver and LT. and hangon too, it keeps me thinking and active physically more then just driving would and I am the senior guy on my shift 3rd in my house 2nd on my company soe everyone can

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