DJ Easter
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  • Ogallala, NE
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DJ Easter replied to Robert J. Galbraith's discussion PR Advice in the group Rural Fire and EMS Group
"Congratulations Robert, at least I hope you feel that way. I have found when it comes to PR, education is one of the best avenues. It shows you are interested in helping the people in the community, it gives you a chance to show off your cool toys,…"
Oct 30, 2010
DJ Easter replied to Matt Tolson's discussion Call Volume?
"last year it was about 450 with 400 medical"
Aug 5, 2010
DJ Easter joined Jolene Connelly's group

Fitness for Emergency Services

For those interested in fitness for Fire/EMS. Maybe you love working out or hate working out. Let this be a place for support and ideas.See More
Jul 18, 2010
DJ Easter replied to lb's discussion New to group in the group Rural Fire and EMS Group
"Welcome. I am just off my rookie year in a volunteer dept in a rural town in western NE. We are surrouned by grass canyons and corn. We have 2 pumpers, a ladder truck, a heavy rescue truck, 2 class 6 engines, a light attack truck and 2 amulances.…"
Jul 16, 2010
DJ Easter replied to Forsaken Firefighter's discussion Caption This
"LDH is stronger than I thought!"
Jun 29, 2010
DJ Easter replied to Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd's discussion Tender vs. Tanker in the group Wildland Firefighters
"Does Australia have an equivalent to NIMS?"
May 11, 2010
DJ Easter replied to Daniel Scott Elsner's discussion Biggest grass fire this season for your dept.? in the group Wildland Firefighters
"6000 acres of grass. Transformer sparked on a day with 20% RH and 45 MPH winds. Chased it for 4 hours until the rain put it out."
May 10, 2010
DJ Easter replied to Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd's discussion Tender vs. Tanker in the group Wildland Firefighters
"If it has wings, we call it a tanker. If you drive it, we call it a tender."
May 10, 2010
DJ Easter joined Jon's group

Wildland Firefighters

Wildland Firefighters are just as important as structure firefighters
May 10, 2010
DJ Easter replied to FETC's discussion 11 Minutes in the Street - MVC Subject Pinned
"Good point WestPhilly. If the van has already been lifted, any damage has been done. Lets get some cribbing to hold it up and get EMS better patient access. C-collar and backboard once the vehicle is stabilized. And of course get ALS on the scene…"
Apr 26, 2010
DJ Easter replied to ED Squires's discussion How old is too old to become a firefighter?
"I wonder if somehow in wanting to encourage someone to follow their passion, we often want to urge them on and we take some things for granted. There are quite a few posts that are telling Ed to "Go for it!". I posted one earlier. I made…"
Apr 26, 2010
DJ Easter replied to ED Squires's discussion How old is too old to become a firefighter?
"Go for it. I joined our department last year at 45. I am just finishing my EMT-B and am planning a career change when I finish my medic training in a couple of years. Your maturity gives you something 20 somethings don't have. You can improve…"
Apr 25, 2010
DJ Easter replied to Daniel Brinkley's discussion Search Rope in the group Rescuing the Rescuers
"We use 200' 9mm kermantle with reflective tracers tied hard to a solid immovable object outside. Two go in, one leading sounding and one moving the bag with the extra bottle with buddy hose. When we get to a doorway, say to an office, the lead…"
Apr 3, 2010
DJ Easter joined Mike France's group

The Back Room

This is a place where we can sit down, put our feet up and chill. Where the Boys and Girls can just be themselves. The Back Room or what most firefighters call a ''day room or rec room'' is the social point of every firehouse.See More
Mar 7, 2010
DJ Easter updated their profile
Feb 2, 2010

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Driver / Engineer
Years in Fire/EMS:
9 months
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Ogallala Volunteer Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
9 mos
My Training:
Currently EMT-B student
Day Job:
hardware store
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
My dad was a 20 year member of the local VFD and I wanted to serve the community. I didn't know I would want to make it my career.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I just do.

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At 9:38pm on December 5, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
DJ, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon
At 9:27pm on December 4, 2009, sarah arledge said…
hi DJEaster welcome to ffn hope you like it here its a great place to be. have a great night stay safe take care

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