I have completed Firefighter I and now study to become a medic.
I moved to Medford from Weatherford, OK in 2006 with a degree in accounting and took a job with an accounting firm in Enid, OK. I decided last year that I wanted to get involved with this community and had an interest in firefighting although I had no knowledge of the displine. The course for Firefighter 1 was offered shortly after I started and I took full advantage of gaining all the knowledge possible.
I've been married for 10 years, 11 this June, and have two teenage step-daughters and one 3 year old toddler of my own. Yep, you guessed a house full of women. I figured if I could manage a household like this firefighting should be easy.
I currently still hold membership with my church in Weatherford , Servants Heart Community Church.
I enjoy getting in the gym and staying in shape, and can't wait for the next fire call. I really have a passion for this career field and am constantly striving to learn more to be the best that I can be.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Passion to help people, and always as a kid dreamed of being a firefighter.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I always would drive by the scene as regular citizen, but I've always wanted to be on the scene first hand.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Our biggest issue being a volunteer department would be the funding for equipment. We do the best we can with what we have, and we get the job done, but there is other equipment out there that would be very helpful to the department. You just have to choose what is absolutely necessary, take care of what you have, and hope for a nice grant the next year.
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Hello Clayton..sorry I am a little late in responding. Although the Thirtymile Fire was my last fire, I stay very busy! You may wish to read about me in the book by John Norman Maclean, The Thirtymile Fire, and also Angel Promises Remembering the Youngest Firefighter, by Katherin B. FitzPatrick. Have an awesome week and stay safe out there!--Karen Lee and Friends
Thanks for stopping by! Awesome website. When you get the chance be sure to pick up the book about me, "Angel Promises," www.karenleefitzpatrick.com or read about me in "The Thirtymile Fire" by John N. Maclean. See "Cards of Death." Luv your pics!--Karen Lee and Friends
Hi there Clayton; My Add File is full so I can't add you at the moment until others reply. I am Leo from Australia, Paramedic; Welcome to FFN hope U enjoy the site and gather many friends during your stay. If you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends.
I also collect Patches and badges; If U are interested and If U send me your postal address via my Email I will post you one of my State Ambulance Service Badge, (patch) for exchange of one of your service patches,
My Email is email@example.com (LECAR1@BIGPOND.NET.AU) and/or my address is:-
Leo Cartwright J.P. 246 Kay Street; TRARALGON; Victoria; Australia; 3844
Clayton, welcome to the Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy just jump in anywhere and get your feet wet. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.