Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Latham Fire Department
Initial Fire Attack
Initial Fire Attack II
Hazardous Materials Operations
Fire Protection Design
Fire Protection Installation
Fire Protection Code Review
JCAHO Life Safety Inspector
NFPA 13 & 72 Designer
I am 34 and live in Baldwinsville, with my wife and 3 kids. I have been a member of the fire service since 1994. I have held the ranks of firefighter to assistant chief. I have worked as a paid firefighter/emt for the Latham Fire Department. I have also held positions at Factory Mutual as a plan reviewer and inspector, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as the Fire Protection Supervisor and Emergency Response Coordinator. I have also worked for C&S Engineers as a Fire Protection Engineer and am currently employed by SimplexGrinnell as a JCAHO Quality Assurance Specialist. I started my career at SimplexGrinnell as a fire sprinkler installation and service manager and have been promoted to a new dual region life safety inspector that focuses on healthcare and JCAHO Accredited facilities.
JCAHO Quality Assurance Specialist
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To help people and follow in my grandfathers foot steps!
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I can make a difference
Top Issues Facing Responders:
The proper tools to do their jobs!!!! These guys and ladies are on the front lines daily and they need the best gear and equipment money can by, just like the US Military!!!!
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John, 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.