"The weirdest thing I have seen was the time we were toned for assistance for a double structure fire with entrapment. When we got there, the origin house was fully involved. When we got it knocked down and found that we were then in search and…"
"One thing we do to further reduce the dust is to have one man spraying the blade with soapy water(we keep a pump sprayer in each rescue truck beside the Sawzall). This not only cuts down on the dust, but also provides a non-flammable lubricant for…"
"Ours was established in 1952. I've been told that the original building was 1 bay with a bar next door that kept gas in the first truck. Back then, the guys couldn't afford to put a new battery in that truck, so they had to push the truck…"
"Ours is still under construction. We're fitting a 2007 F350 crew cab (Lariat Outlaw, no less!)with a 250 gallon skid unit. We still have some electrical work to finish up, and we have to get a gasoline tank made for the pump, plus a few odds…"
West Virginia mandated first aid/ CPR, basic fire suppression, First Responder, EVOC, EMT-B, Driver/pump operator.
Some college, but never graduated. Experiencce in driving apparatus as a backup led me to obtain my CDL and start a new career as a truck driver.
Local linehaul truck driver
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Family tradition, plus I felt a calling to help my fellow man.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I consider it to be my Christian Ministry to help my fellow man. Also, I'm the third generation of my family to serve. My grandfather started way back in 1937, with my dad, uncle, and cousin all following.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
I feel that our biggest problems are the lack of willingness of the public in general to volunteer their time and the resistance of employers to work with our volunteer responders.
Lee, saw your post on college educated FF, and wondered did someone suggest to you that you could get experience in EMS to bolster your nursing studies, or did you decide that by yourself? We are encouraging local high school students to join and get free training and hands on, with similar suggestions. Good luck in your studies!
Hi there Lee; I’m 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. If I have not added you as a friend, it’s because I have reached my Max and I am waiting for members to reply to me.
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My address is:-
Leo J. Cartwright
246 Kay Street
AUSTRALIA Cheers Leo
Lee, 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.