kristen
  • 38, Female
  • FLORIDA
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
EMS Chief / Division Head, Captain, EMT - Basic, First Responder
Years in Fire/EMS:
6 YEARS IN
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
FLORIDA FIRE DEPARTMENT
Years With Department/Agency
6 YEARS
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
HAVE BEEN WITH THE FFD THE WHOLE TIME.
My Training:
EMT BASIC,
OTHER SMALL CLASSES HERE AND THERE
About Me:
I STARTED OUT IN JUST FIRE, AFTER TALKING TO OTHERS IN THE DEPARTMENT I BEGAN TO BECOME INTERESTED IN THE EMS PORTION OF OUR DEPARTMENT. I WENT FOR MY EMT AND THEN GOT A JOB AS A PAID EMT IN ANOTHER TOWN. I AM CURRENTLY THE EMS CAPTAIN FOR THE FFD. I WOULD STILL RIDE FIRE IF I HAD THE TIME AND PROPER TRAINING, BUT EMS HAS SORT OF CONSUMED MY LIFE AT THIS POINT.
Day Job:
PAID EMT
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I JOINED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT BECAUSE MY CURRENT CHIEF USED TO BE MY BUS DRIVER IN HIGH SCHOOL, HE TALKED ME INTO JOINING AND I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT. IT WAS THE BEST CHOICE I EVER MADE AND I WOULDNT CHANGE IT FOR ANYTHING......THANKS BILL
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I HAVE TO SAY THE THING I LOVE THE MOST IS THE RELATIONSHIPS I HAVE GAINED WITH MY FELLOW FFD MEMBERS, THE FRIENDSHIPS AND SUPPORT IS UNMATCHABLE. MY COMMUNITY ALSO MEANS ALOT TO ME AND ITS GREAT TO BE ABLE TO BE A PART OF SOMETHING THAT LETS ME GIVE BACK.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
THE BIGGEST ISSUE I SEE IS THE LACK OF VOLUNTEERS THESE DAYS, PEOPLE JUST DONT HAVE THE TIME OR THE DRIVE ANYMORE!! .......EVEN ALOT OF THOSE WHO DO VOLUNTEER THIER TIME, THE DEDICATION IS JUST NOT WHERE IT SHOULD BE. I AM SURE EVERY DEPARTMENT HAS THAT GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE THERE DOING EVERYTHING, WHILE OTHERS COME AROUND WHEN ITS GOOD FOR THEM. I THINK THAT IS THE BIGGEST AND MOST FRUSTRATING PROBLEM!

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At 10:06pm on January 17, 2009, Mark Montgomery said…
Happy Birthday Kristen

I hope you have a great day and a wonderful year.
At 5:16pm on January 17, 2009, Dennis Brown said…
Happy B-Day Kristen from the jersey shore
At 9:07pm on April 5, 2008, ZACH said…
hey how are ya im sure u kno theres a florida fire department up my way here in montgomery co well anyways lol stay safe
At 8:39pm on March 24, 2008, wmason said…
hello how is everything? how was your easter ? welcome to firefighternation.
At 8:31pm on March 24, 2008, kevin stewart said…
HEY KRISTEN NICE TO SEE SOMEONE FROM ORANGE COUNTY
ON FFN I AM FROM THE SALISBURYMILLS FIRE DEPARTMENT
OVER BUY WASHINGTONVILLE CHECK OUT MY PAGE OH AND
ALSO I AM FROM THE MOUNTAIN LODGE FIRE COMPANY ALL
THE SAME DISTRICT
At 9:08pm on March 21, 2008, Jerry Moore said…
just wont to say hi
At 5:56pm on March 19, 2008, Coach said…
Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. In addition to the relatively cool videos and fire scene photos, there are numerous groups, discussions and chat available.

If you have never had the opportunity, take a minute to explore firefighterclosecalls.com and the secret list. This is a wonderful web site to explore and learn from the mistakes of others. It is also, sadly, a roll call of those whom have made the ultimate sacrifice, in their service to their communities.

We have all joined the Public Safety Community for a variety of our personal reasons. Some of us are paid, while others volunteer. Many are firefighters, while others enjoy the EMS side of the house. We have active firefighters, line officers, chiefs, administrative officers, and a number of old timers who have seen most of the mistakes already made at least once. We have firefighters with many many years of experience, and others that, well, don’t. All are welcome here in The Nation. We welcome your input, just as we hope that you learn from the experiences of others.

Personally, I have 31 years service to the local fire department. I have held most line officer positions, and some administrative as well. Now part of the Old Guard so to speak, I am less inclined to go charging into where others are trying to escape. Instead, I choose to monitor the fire scene closely, attempting to ensure the safety of all on the fire scene.

I welcome you to the FFN. Here we all share one common goal.....

Everyone Goes Home
At 7:09am on March 18, 2008, Joseph said…
hello, how are you? how's the rehab going. LOL well talk to you later and take care. be safe...
At 9:58pm on March 17, 2008, scott kauhn said…
welcome to ffn stay safe and have a great week
At 8:08pm on March 17, 2008, Jim aka Bick said…
JUST DROPPING BY TO SAY WELCOME TO FFN. I AM SURE YOU WILL ENJOY THE SITE.YOU CAN ADD ME AS A FRIEND IF YOU WANT TO, AND BE SAFE OUT THERE
 
 
 

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