Captain Rick McCurdy
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Feb 1, 2010
will aaron1 left a comment for Captain Rick McCurdy
"thanks for accepting my invite.i hope you and your family had a good thanksgiving.and yall have a great christmas and a happy new year"
Nov 30, 2009
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"Hey Capt. it's Robert Knott from Johnson , just seen you had a site and thought I'd say HI ,."
Feb 10, 2009

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Training Officer, Safety Officer, Captain, EMT - Basic, Hazardous Materials Team Member, Administrative Staff / Team Member
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Fayetteville, AR
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Pleasant Hills, IA
My Training:
FFIII, EMT-B, Officer II, Instructor I, Inspector I, Haz-Mat Tech, Haz-Mat Inst., Rescue Tech, National Certified Safety Officer, Arkansas State Adjunct Instructor, and a whole lot more..........
About Me:
Grew up in a small town in western Iowa. Dad was a volunteer for 30+ years until his death in 1979. Mom was a charter member of the Carrol County Volunteer ambulance service and had an Iowa EMT # <100. In 1979 Living in a suburb of Des Moines, IA I became a Volunteer. I recieved my EMT and FFI while I was there along with my first touch of teaching as I was quickly promoted to training officer. In 1986 the Banking Industry in Iowa (my full time job at that time) fell apart, I decided to do the fire fighting thing full time. I tested and was the top score on the Fayetteville Civil Service Test and was hired. I was asked for several years to go back to Iowa State Fire Extension and Teach a class on Large area Search and Rescue. I was promoted in 3 1/2 years to Captain and worked as a company officer on an engine for almost 15 years. In 1989 an organization which was made up of the regional Fire Chiefs, put together a regional Haz-Mat team of which I am a Charter member and later became the training officer for them. An opportunity to move into our training division presented itself and I have been there ever since. In 2003 the same Chief's orginization that gave our area the regional Haz-Mat Team decided we needed to develop a local area standards school. I helped create and now help run and teach at a great regional "Rookie School" with a great bunch of officers in the area. I also teach for Arkansas State Fire Academy and Arkansas Department of Emergency Services.
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
grew up in a family with Dad being a VFF and Mom EMT
Why I Love Fire/EMS
It is the same as when I started, helping people, but today it is helping our own through training.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Highrise fire fighting, Training on low or no budget, Training todays generation.

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At 10:27am on November 30, 2009, will aaron1 said…
thanks for accepting my invite.i hope you and your family had a good thanksgiving.and yall have a great christmas and a happy new year
At 11:15am on March 8, 2009, Chris Hayden said…
Well, nevermind. The Deputy Chief decided that it wasn't cost effective on fuel costs to send one person to Springdale. We have a tech refresher in El Dorado later this year and they said they are going to talk about getting a Tech class done here. I called Melissa with ADEM and had her take me off the list. Maybe next time.
At 9:30pm on February 27, 2009, Chris Hayden said…
I am looking forward to being in your haz mat tech class coming up. Anything I should do to prepare?
At 1:20pm on February 10, 2009, R Knott said…
Hey Capt. it's Robert Knott from Johnson , just seen you had a site and thought I'd say HI ,.
At 4:09pm on November 25, 2008, Amanda said…
Ok. See you then
At 3:59pm on November 25, 2008, Amanda said…
Thank you, I don't get on hear very much. So when I saw you on there thought I'd invite in. lol. How are you doing?
At 8:44pm on August 22, 2008, Robbie Snow said…
Hey from South Arkansas !!!
At 2:50am on July 21, 2008, Steven Eldridge said…
Hay Capt. I am form Palestine Arkansas. Close to Forrest City Arkansas. Have to ever been down here? It seems as if I have seen you before.
At 11:17pm on March 23, 2008, Christopher said…
Cap, how long does it take to hear back from the Red Knights? I mailed the membership package about 3 weeks ago and haven't heard from them. Should I send an email?
At 10:50pm on February 27, 2008, Dennis Morgan said…
Thanks for adding me, stay safe.

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