Ed Laugesen
  • Male
  • Weirsdale, FL
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Battalion Chief / Division Chief
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Casselberry Fire Rescue, Casselberry Florida
Years With Department/Agency
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Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Started with the volunteer service of Marion County Florida in 1975, trained volunteers 1978 - 1989 and assisted with the start up of a department 1981. Managed a small rural private EMS service for several years.
My Training:
EMT, Paramedic, Florida Fire Standards, Fire Service instructor, Florida Certified MPO, Florida Law Enforcement Standards, Multiple Fire Service management classes, Hale pump certified, High angle rescue/rigging (old certification, just not new papers). Versed in Building construction, retired Master Electrician, Versed in all aspects of vehicle operation and maintenance.
About Me:
Currently 61, married to a wonderful woman (second time around) 2 children of my own and 2 from my wife. 4 wonderful grand-children (One boy from my son, and two girl and a boy from my wifes daughter)
Looking to retire and explore the part of the world I haven't had the priviledge seeing yet.
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To help the community and to serve the public
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Gives me a sense of fulfillment
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Public support, funding, and the biggest of all teaching the new kids that it isn't all glamour and praise. Treat everything you touch or come in contact with as if it were your own. You have to earn the public"s respect and you can lose it with one stupid idiotic act.

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Emergency Driving and the number of crashes

Posted on February 23, 2009 at 3:38pm 2 Comments

I would like to see if there is anyone out there who feels that we just aren't getting the message out about response habits. Wether in our private vehicle or in a department vehicle why is it that all common sense seems to just disappear when people get behind the wheel to respond to a conceved emergency. It seems that at least once a week there is another vehicle crash involving some one responding in a car or truck, and it isn't just a Firefighter thing either. Just today there was an… Continue

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At 6:38am on February 19, 2009, Leo Cartwright said…
Hi there Ed; 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 lecar1@bigpond.net.au (LECAR1@BIGPOND.NET.AU) and/or my address is:-
Leo Cartwright J.P. 246 Kay Street; TRARALGON; Victoria; Australia; 3844

Cheers Leo

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