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Port Royal EMS; 2 years
Essentials of Firefighting Modules A(Intro. to Firefighting), B(Fireground Support), and C(Exterior Firefighting),Pennsylvania Department of Health Basic Vehicle Rescue Awareness, Ropes and Rigging, Rope 1, Rope 2, Hazardous Materials: Operations,Wildland PA-130 & 190,Pennsylvania Department of Health First Responder and CPR/AED
My name is Tyler Supplee, or whacker, Stump, or just Supplee. I am one of the biggest wackers you'll find in my area. I am still young, 17, almost 18 years young to be exact.I joined the local Fire Company at the ripe age of 14. Called the Chief the morning of my birthday to put my app. in. My family had a barn fire, only a small one, a year before and the lack of a crew on the rigs inspired me. Also I've seen them in action and liked it! I wanted to give back to my company and help the community, so I joined. I practically grew up around the fire house. Multiple family members of mine started and run with Goshen Fire Company in Chester County, Pennsylvania. I went through Essentials 2 monthes after I joined, and I also took Haz-Mat: Operations while in Essentials class. I then, got introduced to the Emergency Medical field from a friend that ran with a local paid company in Mifflintown. I joined there when I turned 16. Two months later, I was an American Red Cross Emergency Responder and putting in 6-8, 8 hour shifts there a month. I found out that I loved helping people and met new friends in the EMS that turned to family and expanded my volunteerism, if that is a word! Over a year later, I am running with two additional companies, one local(Port Royal EMS) and one 20 miles up the road(Fame), both paid. I love what I do and love helping people. I'm currently attending the Pennsylvania Department of Health EMT-B class through Bucks County Community College and the Lewistown branch of the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy. Once I get through that class and pass it, I am going to remain an EMT-B for a year or two until I get out of school and go off and attend a college with a good Paramedic program. My life goal, for now, is to get my Paramedic(EMT-P) and become an RN so I can fly!
What can I say, I love helping people out and the rush I get from it!
Some other things about me, I am a hard core Communications junky. Commercial or Amateur Radio, I just love it! I can be found by calling for KB3THS on 70 centimeter National Simplex (446.000) in the Thompsontown/Mifflintown area of Juniata County, Pennsylvania or on the TARA repeater (147.650/147.045; Tx/Rx). I'm currently using a Motorola HT750 (GP340) for communicating, both EMS and HAM, until I get a better HT. I also like to play around in the mud with my Jeep! I grew up on a farm and now I hate cows! Don't mind the work, but hate cows!
On top of all this, I am a big Car Audio junkie. Bass is my life. Music is boring without it. I install and assist in purchasing audio equiptment for anyone who asks. I'm a sucker for Kicker!!
Hey Ol'Buddy ! i ant been here much either.I look in if I get an email notification ,an I heard from you maybe 2 weeks ago! been doing a lil'vacationing,went to Texas about 3 weeks ago then down to our Mississippi Gulf Coast this weekend to look at about 4000 Hot Rods! BUT Still fighting those fires! BE SAFE an stay in touch when you can!
Hey ! Little Brother ,You hang in there , That makes you appreciate the all night sleeps and the quite shifts . We have to have those BZ shifts to stay sharp ! Hope Sandy Claus is GOOD to ya ! I'll check on ya in a few days.
Hey Man , I use to write a young lady in Harrisburg a thousand yrs ago. I've still not made it nawth of the Mason-Dixon . YOU be careful up there sportin that car tag ! yer reinforcements are all out flanked :)
All drivers in Ontario are familiar with the emergency red flashing lights and sirens on police cars, ambulances and fire trucks, and know that they are required by law to pull to the right and stop when they see or hear them coming. But not everyone is aware of the Volunteer Firefighter's Green Flashing Light.
In a large city, emergency vehicles are manned by full-time personnel, who use the red lights and sirens to get through traffic to the scene of an emergency in a hurry. Seconds count in a fire or rescue situation, and time lost enroute from traffic congestion can make the difference. For those of us in rural and smaller urban areas, we receive our fire protection from volunteers, who often respond to emergencies in their own private vehicles. These vehicles are not equipped with red lights or sirens that make them stand out from any other vehicle on the road.
When the call for help comes in, our personnel may be at their regular job, at the beach with the family or sleeping in the middle of the night. They drop what they are doing and immediately respond to the fire hall to drive the fire trucks to the emergency scene. Once the trucks have rolled, those that did not make it to the hall will continue to the emergency in their personal vehicle. The problem previously existed that regular traffic did not know that an emergency exists and unknowingly held up firefighters hurrying to the call or to the hall to get the fire trucks on the way.
To help the public identify these firefighters responding in their own vehicles, the Ministry of Transportation amended the Highway Traffic Act to allow volunteer firefighters responding to emergencies to use a light that flashed green. Gravenhurst Firefighters were one of the first departments to adopt the use of the light in the province.
The Green Light gives the firefighters no special privileges when responding to an emergency. It is used only as an identifier to the drivers of other vehicles so that they may give up their right-of-way and allow the firefighter to get to the emergency unimpeded. The use of the light is controlled by the Fire Chief, who has the authority to allow or terminate the firefighter's use of the light
The Ontario Highway Traffic Act states: 62.(16) A firefighter, within the meaning of subsection 1 (1) of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, may carry on or in his or her vehicle a lamp that produces intermittent flashes of green light and may operate the light if the motor vehicle is proceeding to a fire or other emergency. 1997, c. 4, s. 81. Likewise, the Act has this to say about others using the Green Light: 62.(16.1) No person other than a person described in subsection (16) shall operate a lamp that produces intermittent flashes of green light. 1994, c. 35, s. 1.
If you see a vehicle with the tell-tale flashing green light activated, you now know it's one of us, on our way to help one of our neighbors. Remember, the home we're rushing to save, or life we're going to rescue, could be yours, or a close friends. Please let us by!