"The protech gloves mentioned earlier in the post are amazing! My dad happens to sell fire equipment so I had the opportunity to try on a lot of different types of gloves and the protech ones are by far the best for small hands!"
"I have boobs! :) Serious though, it is such a cool feeling being on a fire scene and you always have your "looky-loos". You get out of the building the your rehab or rest area, taking off your gear, and you hear someone say "oh,…"
"that's great! we only have 5 guys on each shift at our dept and often times less, so when my shift goes out to do a drill we often do it multiple times using only 3 or 4 guys, since that is more realistic. In drill we have all played all the…"
"omg! mee too! i got to do the same thing because all the guys where too big and too tall to do mod=st of the work at one of the structure fires we recently had. i got to do tons of stuff it was great! and i showed them up because i did a few things…"
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Coshocton County EMS - Paramedic
FF Level II
Part Time FF/Medic at Washington Twp Fire Dept; Part Time Paramedic at Coshocton County EMS
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I felt there was a need in my area for volunteers to be available for fire and ems work. After going through 36 hour class and my EMT-B, I can't imagine doing anything else. I'm currently a Paramedic, and just graduated from the Ohio Fire Acadamy with my 240 Fire Card.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
This isn't a job... it's an adventure.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Getting to the scene safely, providing the best, most professional care possible, and keeping up with new ideas/techniques.
"The ONLY job we have in the fire service is to GO HOME. We may have to fight fire, run EMS and train a lot in order to go home, but that doesn't change our ultimate job."
Definition of Insanity: "Doing the same things over and over again and expecting a different result."
"Lead by example: YOURS."
"If it was an emergency when they called you, it will still be an emergency when you get there."
"Professionalism is NOT a matter of pay, it is a matter of attitude."
"Listen with your ears, not your mouth."
"If you think you're going to wait for the fire scene to get on the job training, you're an accident waiting to happen."
"Make sure you arrive on the scene to do the job they called YOU to do!"
"Fire doesn't discriminate."
"SMOKE will kill you, fire won't."
"We search and search and search, and occasionally we rescue somebody."
"Carry your load on your shoulder, not a chip."
"Share the work. Accept the blame. Give away the credit."
"You have 2 ears that open and 1 mouth that closes and that should tell you something!"
Hi Brittany I must say bravo to you. every word you said is so true and no-one could ever say it better. I am a firefighter here in South Africa and would love it to swop your patch with mine. Have a super weekend JJ
Glad to see you have that done. We proly have some time before go over them. Went and order the new name plates today for the lockers and got the paint last week. Soon we will have what looks to be a remodeled truck bay.