kari (kat) kotara
  • 43, Female
  • Lubbock
  • United States
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Type of Organization
EMS/Rescue Squad/Hospital EMS - Paid
Job Function
Firefighter / Paramedic (or Other ALS), 911 Operator/Dispatcher, Other
Years in Fire/EMS:
fire training only in academy; EMS longer than I can remenber
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Lubbock EMS
Years With Department/Agency
five plus
My Training:
ACLS certified instructor, Texas certified instructor, BDLS certified, IFSAC seals all firefighter categories, military background, RN
About Me:
I work alot and enjoy what I do. I am currently with both a city and county service hoping to getting onto the fire department here someday. I also work at the hospital in the ICU
Day Job:
paramedic, instructor, and RN
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To help others
Why I Love Fire/EMS
It is the best job in the world you get to see the best of people and the worst
Top Issues Facing Responders:
EMS being seperated from fire, bridging of paramedics and nursing or the other way around, decrease amount of responders and decreased volunteers

Kari (kat) kotara's Blog


Posted on January 1, 2010 at 3:45pm 1 Comment

Hello to all hope that yall are all doing well. Sorry been really busy here of late but I am back on a system. So I am trying for the fire department again this year. Happy Holidays to all.


Posted on August 16, 2009 at 1:34pm 1 Comment

Sorry that I have missed some messages lately. I have sold my house and had a great deal of work to finish not counting that I still have to work all the time but things seem to be on the up and up. The next test for the FD is coming up so time to get started. I am going to kick the CPAT butt this time. Hope everyone has been good, stay safe, and have a wonderful day.

Just a thought

Posted on July 14, 2009 at 1:23pm 0 Comments

I think that it is the heat down here but some people think that they are above the law all the time. Well it is going to get interesting folks. To the peeps-peace, hydrate, and be safe


Posted on March 29, 2009 at 9:03am 2 Comments

Thanks to all those who sent me emails and prayed with me during this very critical time in my life. For those who want to know. I did pass the written exam and now to the next phase CPAT!! Three weeks everyone pray. Have a safe day

Sorry in advance

Posted on February 27, 2009 at 9:21am 2 Comments

Okay guys its down to the wire and I need to study so I will not be able to post or talk at least for the next month. I REALLY want to get onto the fire dept down here so no excuses. I will be back in a month. Everyone stay safe.

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At 2:13pm on January 2, 2010, Tommy Lewis said…
Good Luck Kari
At 4:09pm on March 12, 2009, johannes jacobus Barnard said…
Hi Kari its me again. I just do a follow up to find out if you still wants to trade patches with me. be safe jj south africa
At 1:59pm on February 26, 2009, johannes jacobus Barnard said…
Hi kari sory for the delay in answer your letter. I would like to have both and will send you 2 back in return. I just come back from cape town where I was on holiday and now I have a 1001 letters to answer back. My address is:

JJ Barnard
P.O. Box 4267
Aston Bay 6332
jeffreys bay
eastern cape
South Africa

stay safe and I hope to hear from you soon
At 10:22am on February 15, 2009, Tim Smith said…
hey Kat!!!! Just wanted to say HI and thanks for being such a great supporter of the fire service in Lubbock County as well as in TEXAS!!!!! Good luck on the fire test, you will do well. Tim
At 3:52pm on February 7, 2009, Kirk D. Baughman said…
hey kari how you doing? been busy down in lubbock? we are dry up here and we had about 6 or 7 grassfire in the last two months. stay safe.
At 12:55pm on February 1, 2009, johannes jacobus Barnard said…
Hi kari my name is johannes and i am a firefighter here in south africa.Will you please be my hero and trade your stunning patch with mine. be safe JJ
At 1:49pm on December 31, 2008, Dennis Brown said…
Hi Kat happy new year to you from the jersey shore
At 10:29pm on August 24, 2008, kari (kat) kotara said…
Hey everyone sorry to be so behind been real busy. Hope that everyone is doing well. Congrats to my fellow medic/firefighter Shane for getting into the national fire academy. Thats all for now stay safe out there guys and gals
At 9:25pm on August 5, 2008, Kirk D. Baughman said…
hey kari just dropping by to say hi. stay safe.
At 11:31pm on May 14, 2008, Bill Heizer F/F E.M/T.-P said…
Welcome to FFN from Amarillo Texas. Enjoy the site and stay safe.

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