Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Avalon, NJ EMS, currently a volunteer after interdepartment transfer from full time paid for 10 years, Cape May County OEM RESORT Team - current, Member IAFC, NFPA, currently employed as a full time fire inspector.
NJ Level 2 fire service instructor currently on staff at Cape May County, NJ Fire Academy, HazMat Tech, CBRNE Tech, High Angle Tech, Trench Rescue Tech, Auto Extrication Ops, IMS Lvl 2, NJ Fire Official, NJ EMT-B, Water Rescue Tech, Small Boat Rescue Tech.
Started in fire service 1981. Accumulating training and certifications for the last 27 years. Chief officer of department for 10 years. Fire service instructor for 20 years.
Municipal Fire Inspector
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Family connection. My father was a firefighter and his father before him.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
the ability to alter the outcomes of community emergencies.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Lack of real fire experience and realistic training, inadequate time to keep up to date in all necessary training disciplines due to wide ranging tasks and community needs, inadequate staffing (both career and volunteer), overly regimented training programs.
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