Jason Koontz
  • 42, Male
  • Madera, CA
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
14
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
MADERA COUNTY FIRE & RESCUE
Years With Department/Agency
2 years
Dept. Web Site:
http://WWW.STATION19.ORG
Web Site:
http://WWW.SOUTHPIERCEFIRE.ORG
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Pierce County Fire District 17
Pierce County Fire District 15
Washington Dept of Natural Resources
McNeil Island Fire
Madera County Fire
California Dept of Forestry
My Training:
firefighter 1, 2
haz-mat ops, on scene incident command
multi company incident command
wildland firefighter 1, 2
ICT 5, 4
Sawyer ops
saw boss, dozer boss, single resource boss
EVAP, EVOC, Instructor
Instructor 1, 2
About Me:
Ain't nowhere in the world I belong more than the drivers seat of a big fire rig, whether it be an engine, ladder truck, tender, brush truck, or ambulance. I love it all, and can't imagine anything better in the world.
Day Job:
Critical Care Transport EMT
Relationship Status:
Divorced
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Dad became a vollie when I was little, and his station ended up being a second family and home as I grew up. Second generation fireman, nothing else in the world could be a better fit for me.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Its the one place in the world I belong.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
1) The inability we all have to admit that while our fallen are true heroes, they're dead because someone screwed the pooch. Learning from their mistakes and sacrifices is the greatest way to honor their memories.
2) Losing the experienced firefighters we've depended on for so long, the ones that believe a firefighter is a firefighter, no matter union, paid-call, volunteer, or otherwise. The ones that believe this is the ultimate calling, and put everything into their craft. Losing them for the kids who's only interest in the job is "looking cool" and being a "hero"

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Just a thought

Posted on November 13, 2010 at 5:00pm 3 Comments

After two years here, I'm impressed. I've seen youngsters get advice on their future, ignorant questions get properly rebuked, old dogs discussing the way it was and the way it should be, training advice I never considered, and many others. But the one thing that always impresses me is when someone has a bad day. Whether its a really bad call, someone going through rough times, sickness of a friend, or just self doubt, this community comes together. The members bring their experience and…

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First Day

Posted on February 18, 2009 at 11:24am 0 Comments

Just like the first day you walk into the station, when you're excited as hell that the one thing you've always wanted is yours, coupled with the fear of screwing it up, I find myself wandering the site amazed that such a resources exists and I didn't even know it! So far, I'm impressed! I look forward to communicating with everyone, trading ideas, jokes, stories, hell even some recipes! nothing makes us stronger like cooperation and teamwork! Of course, it is really nice not to have to run for… Continue

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At 8:32am on July 6, 2011, Andrew said…
Good day! I am a collector from Ukraine. I suggest you to exchange patches.
Andrew. tkachenko_van@optima.com.uа
At 11:33am on September 26, 2009, Mandi said…
Your training and experience is very impressive!Stay safe and thanks for the add:)
At 12:38pm on September 3, 2009, Rescue_me_kimmy said…
Hey how's it going buddy. You been on any of these wildfires burning all over?
At 11:18pm on June 9, 2009, Sergeant 8 Timmy Sprouse said…
Hello Jason
I am Sergeant 8 and I was wondering if you would be interested in exchanging patches. Our company is in the process of making a shadow box to display patches from different fire and rescue companys and we would be honored to display one from you. Please let me know if you are interested.

THANKS,
SERGEANT 8
At 8:56am on May 14, 2009, Brent A. Ellis said…
Jason, In my spare time I write comedy (used to have hopes of doing stand up comedy) I have a friend who did some time in prison once and now leads a solid responsible life. From conversations with that friend when he got out and during his years adjusting to life on the outside, in part, inspired the idea for the comedy piece I wrote and posted as the blog entitled "Life Can Be Funny Sometimes". Guess I ought to stick to firefighting and forget the comedy I'm much better at firefighting. lol. Thanks for your honesty though & Be safe out there bro.
At 4:37pm on April 21, 2009, Leo Cartwright said…
Thanks Jason I will take anything you have
please include your return address
Cheers Leo.
At 12:49pm on April 14, 2009, Gabe Alvarez said…
Hey Hey, yeah bro thats cool, heres my info on the patches, ill send it out first thing tomorrow morning.
Gabe Alvarez
3623 N. 106th Drive
Avondale, Az
85392
At 11:39pm on March 20, 2009, GirlyFireFighter said…
Hey sweetheart thats for the add.. Ohio just is what it is. If you don't like the weather wait a week if you dont like your neighbor tough shit get over it or move your trailer..LOL
At 7:54pm on March 18, 2009, Gabe Alvarez said…
Hey bro , interested in trading patches? I work for Daisy Mountain Fire Department, just outside of Phoenix ,Az. please let me know if your interested
At 4:08am on March 16, 2009, Tony P said…
Our summer season was a horror. It was the one we've been waiting for , after thirteen years of drought!. I think the final death toll was 211 civilians and one firefighter. We've now had a fair bit of rain, so maybe the season has ended - we can only hope.
 
 
 

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