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Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Harvey Feb 12, 2009. 9 Replies


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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer, EMS/Rescue Squad - Volunteer
Job Function
Lieutenant, Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Eastsound, WA
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Wa state DNR. Engine leader for a type six brush engine. Highlands disrtict Eastern washington state.
My Training:
FF 2 voulunteer 10 years
EMT-b 7 year
Wildland qualified 6years
Single resource boss (trainee)
Unrestricted fireline faller
Wilderness EMT 5 years
heavy and light duty vehicle rescue technicain
High angle rope rescue technician
Trench rescue technician
About Me:
I started in the fire Service as a Volunteer firefighter for our small town department when I was a junior in high school. I have stayed with the agency for nine years minus two summers. The Summers of 2005/2006 i was employed by Washington State DNR as a engine leader of a type six engine for inital attck wild fire firefighting. the summer of 2007 I deployed to the wildfire lines only twice. Once witrh the department to a state mob fire in Wenatchee, Wa. And one two week deployment as an engine leader for a private wildfire firefighting company to the Eastzone Complex in Idaho.
Since I have joined the department I have been involved with vehicle rescue and have been promoted to LT for the rescue division and have spent the last year rebuilding our department's rescue division. We now currently have a high angle ropes team, vhicle rescue team, and have trained members in trench structure collapse and haz mat operations.
Day Job:
Business owner of Smoke Signals.
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
to help out in my community.

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Remembering 9/11

Posted on September 13, 2008 at 4:28pm 0 Comments

My sister wrote this poem the other day and she shared it with me. I thought it was so good that we shared it with our department and now I would like to share it with all in our field.


We stared in wonder

Bowed our heads in sorrow

Looked to Heaven for answers

And cursed the Gates of Hell.

We were rescued

But we were not saved

We were injured

But never cured.

They came to us

They risked their lives

They… Continue

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At 12:51pm on April 26, 2008, Brian Reddick said…
At 8:57pm on March 23, 2008, david said…
thank you for asking me to join your friends list. i added u as well rich. be safe and God bless
At 10:14am on March 17, 2008, Tom Eades said…
Hi Rich! Thanks for joining my friends list. I look forward to meeting up with you again; though hopefully next time not lying on my face in the mud...
At 1:18am on March 17, 2008, evon said…
thank you for the add. i look foreward to talking to you again sometime. stay safe and be carefull out there . best of luck always Evon
At 10:43pm on September 28, 2007, Daniel Brinkley said…
How funny is it that I know a Richard Harvey that is a member of Elkridge VFD in Howard County MD

Stay Safe
Lt Dan

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