Palmyra Chief Donaghey
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  • Clarksville, TN
  • United States
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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Fire Chief / Chief of Department
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Palmyra Vol. Fire/Rescue
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Seneca River Fire/Rescue
My Training:
NYS EF, Murry State University EMT School, NREMT Basic, Kentucky EMT-I,USDOT Inspector, ICS 100,200,300,400,700,800, Engineering 1 & 2, Firefighter 1 & 2, Extrication Cert 1, USCG Divemaster.
About Me:
I am a proud father of 3 children ages,21,19 and 14. I have a beautiful wife of 23 years, that's right 23 years!!!
Day Job:
Elec. Eng./Shop Owner
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
The satisfaction of serving the community where I live and raise my family.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love to be a part of the family
Top Issues Facing Responders:
lost time with family, vols need to balance their time and management needs to assist and understand this. stress is a factor often ignored by management, to retain vols. they must be treated like family not employees.

Palmyra Chief Donaghey's Blog

Tennessee Lawmakers one step forward and two stumbles Backward !!!!

Posted on August 26, 2009 at 12:42am 0 Comments

Tennessee has stepped into the 80's by making mandatory minimum training for vols before they can fight fire. The new law as of 6/25/09 mandates minimum training, I personally think its a large step forward but the state has allowed many counties to opt out or disregard the law. I received my first training in Navy but even that wasnt good enough for the state of NY in the late 80s. EF class was a prerequisite to setting foot on a fire engine back then. My fellas are trained in house and are… Continue

Gone to Far with keeping an eye on Probies?????

Posted on March 30, 2009 at 11:23pm 15 Comments

I recently changed policies on turnout gear provided to probies. While on probation and in training my probies will have yellow turnout gear instead of the brown turnouts that my trained firefighters use. I am not trying to humiliate the probies, just trying to make them easier to locate on scene by I/C and other personel. I think it might help keep them out of harms way and not be asked to do something over their heads. What do you think???? Would you be offended????

Power Hawk or Hydro. Extrication Equiptment??

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 12:06am 3 Comments

We currently keep a Powerhawk on our Rescue/Pumper but are considering purchasing a good used hydrolic system. The budget restrains us but I hope to expidite our extrication process. Input would be great!!

Clean SCBAs...Does anyone else other than me have a problem????

Posted on March 16, 2009 at 11:32pm 11 Comments

Seems after a structure fire everything gets packed up, but it seems my guys have a problem making sure that the equiptment used is put back clean & ready to go, and put on the rigs perfectly. dont know if I should lay it on my officers or blast them all at next meeting? ........Hope some of you fellas read this and give me some feed back.

For the first time I couldnt do my job because the p.t. was a friend.......

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 10:13pm 4 Comments

This morning at 0915 we had a page for MVA semi vs car. I knew that it was going to be ugly, dispatch had advised 1 pt trapped and it was on a stretch of road where traffic travels at 55+. Opon arrival found .. ALS unit was there before me.......they where calling the pt.........I know this car it belongs to a very close friends 22 year old son........I lift the sheet and confirm my horror.......I could not do it...... I turned IC to my captain to complete the extrication. Once I thought I was… Continue

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At 10:16pm on February 28, 2012, Jack H Sanders Jr said…

final made it back

At 11:07am on November 26, 2009, Butch McCurdy said…
Thanks Mike, Let me know when.
At 12:56pm on May 25, 2009, Butch McCurdy said…
Hey Chief I hope you guys can make it to our training saturday, it should fun.
At 10:58am on April 20, 2009, Jason Smith said…
Hey chief, just wanted say thatnks for the talk the other day. You would be surprised how much was lifted off my shoulders. Thanks again!
At 12:13pm on March 29, 2009, Jason Smith said…
WHATS UP CHIEF???? Just making sure you are still breathin!
At 12:22pm on March 17, 2009, Joe Stoltz said…
What happens to 5" on the plug at -20 degrees ???

Haha, a funny man. Actually it's now grass/brush/woods fire season here now that most of the white stuff is gone. A certain hillside still has plenty of snow and many idiots sliding down it on fibergalss sticks, but fortunately it's just outside our district.

At 8:59am on March 10, 2009, Doc said…
You're welcome. Anything I can do to keep things rolling, just hollar. Glad to see you here on FFN.
At 9:49am on February 26, 2009, Niki Hoffman said…
Good Morning Chief, Both Manny and Pete are still involved with Lakeside and both also came back to active status within the last year. Stay safe
At 6:06pm on February 17, 2009, Jason Smith said…
HEY CHIEF! I'm still breathing. Everyone is doin fine. The next event is march 14 10:30 - 3:00 I need to get with you and 02 on this. I'll give you a call
At 5:48pm on February 4, 2009, james said…
hey im still here its hard to keep a good man down lol

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