Mike Yocom
  • 41, Male
  • Cuba IL
  • United States
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Started this discussion. Last reply by T.J. Apr 6, 2010. 2 Replies


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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
going on two years
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Cuba Fire Protection District
Years With Department/Agency
two years
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Im also currently a member of the Cuba Emergency Services and Disaster Agency and am there Search and Rescue Coordinator
My Training:
EMT Basic, ICS tranning, NIMS tranning, Emergency Mangement Tranning including WMD, Expolsive devices, and the list goes on Weather spotting Radar training, Cert. Scuba Diver, Cert in Ground Search and Rescue, Firefighter II
About Me:
29 just got my degree in criminal justice though im going to stay with the fire service i hope to one day work full time in a major city either Chicago or NY, i have lived in IL for the last 13 years, served in the IL Army National Guard, I love the outdoors and music and the water.
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
http://www.myspace.com/esdaguy81m, www.facebook.com/esdaguy81m
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Wanting to help people and the community and have always had a intrest in Fire/EMS
Why I Love Fire/EMS
feeling of doing something important for the community
Top Issues Facing Responders:
funding and manpower issues, also for firefighters new buliding construction

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just short of two years in the fire serivce

Posted on January 14, 2010 at 2:31pm 0 Comments

Wow its been a long time since i was here last just over a year now, Things have been nuts to say the least with me just about done with college and other things that have kept me away. well i thought i would give a update as to whats been going on with me.

First of all, i have completed my FFII course that started last Feb, took nearly a year to complete but i did it and and passed all the written test's on the first try woohoo, though i did love the course and i actually learned… Continue

Almost a Year in the Fire Service

Posted on January 30, 2009 at 6:09pm 2 Comments

Well its almost been a year since i joined the Fire Service, and its been a blast the entire year. Between the experince i have gained in the year with the various tranings my Esstinals and Basic Frefighting 101 and just the experince i have gained from the calls that i have gone on. Either it be a full out structrue fire or Grass fire or just a MVA. Sadly though i also have seen death, being my first call i went on for a very very bad MVA, where one person was DOA. So i got baptised very early… Continue

Ironic to say the least

Posted on June 12, 2008 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

Well i was going to write a update about my experince into the fire services but last monday kinda of changed that. Let see where to start at i guess i should start with this. We had been having a pretty quiet beginning of June and well End of may as well no fire calls at all well we had one but it was a very small grass fire, untill Sunday nite around 1am we got paged for a mutual Aid fire call Fully involved House fire, took us most the nite and early morning to get it knocked down and out,… Continue

The Show goes on

Posted on May 5, 2008 at 1:21pm 1 Comment

Well its been another month for on the dept. Things are awesome i am learning alot and have been able too see quite a bit of calls to learn off of. I just completed my basic esstintals class over the weekend and boy let me tell ya what it wore me out lol, but i had a lot of fun and learned alot from the class as well as myself and what i can do. im still waiting for my frist major structure fire, have seen two barn fires but no house or ect... anyways just thought i give a quick update as to my… Continue

Busy 1st month for me

Posted on April 13, 2008 at 3:19pm 1 Comment

I figure i would post a blog being i just joined this site, alittle background first though. I have only been on my Vol Dept. for just over a month Still learning the ropes im actually going to a esstential class next month. i have already been on one structure fire a barn fire, several grass a few car fires and one Accident. The Accident being my 1st call and sadly it was one of the worst one my dept has delt with in a very long time. My town is rather strange though we have two different… Continue

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At 9:02pm on December 9, 2008, Bob H said…
Hi, If there is anything I can do to be of service, please let me know. I have visited some of the area fire houses in the past and gave the guys shoe shines. Would be willing to offer this to your house if you think your guys might be intererested.
At 1:39am on November 9, 2008, Noah Sheckler said…
Hey, thanks for the add bro. I was voted onto the Good Hope/Sciota Fire department on monday, so yes, im new. I did however spend a few years on the ESDA program in Cuba. That was an interesting time. Well, have a good one, stay safe and God Bless!!!
At 9:17pm on April 13, 2008, Jim aka Bick said…
At 1:30pm on April 13, 2008, Dave, NB 9 said…
Mike, Welcome to the Nation, Brother.......... Be safe and remember to work as a team and watch each others backs. Add me if you wish.

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