John Tshudy
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  • Lancaster, PA
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Fire Chief / Chief of Department
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Southern Manheim Twp Fire Company
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
My Training:
Pro Board FF1 & 2, Instructor 1, Officer 1. PA DOH Vehicle Rescue Tech, PA DOH First Responder, Water Rescue, Rope, MCTO P-T,Haz Mat Ops, Leadership 1-3,
Arson Investigation, Engine & Truck Ops,Flammible Liguids, ICS 100,200,300,400,700,800, Safety officer, Pumps, Foam Tech, Pa DOH Special Vehicle, Confined Space and some more.
About Me:
40 yr old Male married with 3 kids. I work at a local hospital in Pulmonary. I enjoy traveling, the beach and Native American History as I am part Navjo Indian. I served briefly in the Marine Corps until a illness. I have been with my department since I was 14 and have held the position's of LT, Capt, AC ,DC, now Chief for the past 4 years. My department runs about 1200 calls a year, 400 as a QRS and 800 Fire\Rescue,we run a Rescue, Engine and QRS.
Day Job:
Pulmonary Equipment Tech for local hospital
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Started at 14 yrs old because my neighbor was a Volunteer Firefighter and I used to listen to the scanner with him and watch him run out of the house going to a call and I thought to my self this is great.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love the feeling it gives me to know I helped someone in need.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Less manpower to deal with ever increasing call volume as well as trying to find the time to continue to train attend meetings raise money and a family all at the same time.

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At 12:18am on July 11, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Chief, Welcome to the FF Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy. 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.

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