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  • punxsutawney
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Damon Dyer Aug 13, 2008. 22 Replies


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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
President / Administrator / Commissioner, Safety Officer, First Responder
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Scandia VFD Russell, PA
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Clarendon VFD
My Training:
Firefighter essentials, emta, emtb, first responder, hazmat awareness, structure burn to many others to list
About Me:
was an emt for oveer 20 years, til i got injured at work, so i have to settle being a first responder, i have good days and bad so i can't do alot
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
to help others
Why I Love Fire/EMS
being able to help others
Top Issues Facing Responders:
i feel the government is getting to involved training and all which is necessary but, making it hard to get funds, thus making the volunteers have to work harder at fund raising, also i feel if a department gets a grant they shouldn't be eligible for a few years to let other departments to get some funds

Looking for a newer Firetruck

We are a small fire Department in Northern PA, Outside of Warren PA, we currently run with the following equipment, a 1972 international fleetstar 1000/1000, a 1992 freightliner 1000/1000, a 1991 ford 550 rescue truck, and a 1992 ford ambulance which is going to befor sale real soon as we only have 2 emt's and noone beating the door down to join so we are qrs status now, if interested let me know, but, we would like to find a good used truck with 1500/1250 pump poly tank freightliner or equivilant with 5 man cab, scba seating, other options ? can't get fema grants have some funding set a side if you have one or know one let me know please as our 72 isn't going to last forever

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Posted on September 15, 2007 at 4:04pm 1 Comment

I know I'll catch alot of flack for this my first blog, but, here it goes. I think the courts, should look into putting the less offenders into the fire service .take and give them some guidence, training, i know the really bad ones can't be alone, and if they have a bad record even after 18 their records aren't esponged at least in PA, but, even if they can do community service such as cleaning the hall , washing the equipment, doing the odd ball jobs, maybe they can talk to some of their…


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At 3:02am on March 29, 2008, Tonia Himes said…
just dropping bye to say hi..have a wounderful weekend.
At 12:27am on September 22, 2007, Amanda Dunlap said…
Thank you very much for the request and I hope your daughter does get involved in the fire service and I hope she does well. Good luck to your son as well as he advances in your footsteps.
At 11:13pm on September 18, 2007, bonnie said…
Thanks for welcoming me Byron,,Have a safe week....
At 12:14am on September 18, 2007, jerome mcclain said…
you be safe too brotha. thanks for the add request
At 9:57pm on September 17, 2007, Tyler said…
thank you
At 9:56pm on September 17, 2007, Tyler said…
thany you
At 7:41pm on September 15, 2007, Jessica said…
about 2 1/2 hrs north of his hometown.
At 10:18pm on September 14, 2007, Meri said…
thanks for the add!!
At 10:22am on September 14, 2007, Carol said…
Thanks for the add and the comment Byron! Stay safe!
At 9:59am on September 14, 2007, Heather said…
Well I am not sure what I did to deserve the you go girl..but thanks for the props...have a great weekend!

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