Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Past: Paola, Kansas Fire Department - 9 Years
Past: Olathe, Kansas Fire Department - 5 years
Past: Plainfiled, Illinois Fire Protection District - 4 years
Kansas Fire Chief's Association
Douglas County, Kansas Fire Chief's Association
Haz Mat Ops
AA degree in Criminal Justice and Computers
BA degree in Public Admistration
Too many fire schools and in-service training to list.
Retired Assistant Chief of Police
Married for 46 years to the most understading person I know. One daughter and one son, but my wife raised three kids. She still trying with me!!!!!!!!!!!
Lecompton FIRE/EMS, volunteer, but it takes about 30 hours a week just for the paperwork anymore.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To make a difference. If I had a "do over", I'd have gone fulltime!
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Still love the job after all these years. Can't say the same about the law enforcement career!
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Training, training, training! You cannot get enough. Also, retention of volunteers. You get them trained in FF I, FF II, and as an EMT and they leave for the big city. But, it makes you feel good that you have done your part to send them on their way.
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At 10:06pm on September 23, 2010, Dave Galka said…