Training Officer, Captain, Firefighter / EMT-Basic, Driver / Engineer
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Enterprise Fire Company #1, Phoenix New York
Years With Department/Agency
Wow why to many to list! Basic& Intermidate FF. EMT Basic, Pump ops., Fire Service Instructor 1, Truck company ops, Pump service testing. Fire Officer 1&2. Just to name a very few. Take at least 2 state or national courses a year.
I started out in Phoenix about 9 years ago. I've seen just about anything you would want to ever see or not see in my short time. I have grown to love the challenge and the family at the station. They all stuck by me while i was in Iraq with the Marine Corps. And they were the first ones i stopped to see when I came home on emergancy leave. And they were there to great my whole company when we came back home.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I have always enjoyed helping others. And the fire department is the best way to help others in need.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Helping others. The brother/sister hood at the departmnet.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Lack of volunteers and money to support volunteer departments. Poeple just don't relize how much it cost to run a volunteer department and to train new members that you are never sure that they will even stay. They need to think what it would cost if they were gone and had to have a paid department in there place.