Cisero Creek Fire in Washington County Missouri. Nearly 2,000 acres. Biggest fire in Washington county's memory. Could be seen 2 counties away. I was on this fire for 19 hours and was still not extinguished.
"Well it's supposed to snow and ice tomorrow morning. I'm thinking MVAs and possible power lines down and trees in the roadway. Hopefully it wont get that bad but ya know how it is, gotta be prepared. I tell you what I havn't caught a…"
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Help found the Indian Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. In which I was Captain. Was asked to join the Potosi Fire Protection District due to my performance on Firefighter 1 and 2 in which I made a 98% on both FF1 and 2. Became Lt. of my own firehouse for 5 yrs. which made me the first female firefighter in the Dept's 35yr. history.
I have Firefighter 1 and 2 with Haz Mat Awareness and Ops. Other training: too many to list here.
I am a mother of 3, ages 13,19,and23. I am Engaged to the most wonderful man and plan to be maried this summer. I recruited him into the Firefighting family in January. I owned my own convenience store for 8 yrs. I'm a HAM radio operator. I have my tech license. I Helped found a Civil Air Patrol Unit in Potosi.
I never thought I would ever become a firefighter. When I was 29 I was asked to help found a new Fire Dept. I accepted. After that date, I was hooked! 11 years later I'm still going at it with no plans to stop. It is now 'In my blood'.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
All I ever wanted to do is to help ppl. Saving lives is the icing on the cake. I wouldn't trade that experience for anything.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
In my experience one of the top issues facing responders is the newer cars with their multiple air bag systems and the electric cars.