Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Spencerport Ambulance, Colonie EMS, Waterford Rescue Squad, Cobleskill Fire Department, Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps
New York State Basic Firefighter, New York State EMT, New York State Fire Police, Ice/Cold water rescue certified.
I started out when I was 16 as a youth squad member of the Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps in Commack, (Long Island) New York. While I attended college at SUNY Cobleskill, I volunteered for the Cobleskill Fire Dept Rescue Squad. I moved to the Albany area where I volunteered for the Waterford Rescue Squad where I was a driver. I then moved on to the Town of Colonie, NY EMS Dept. I volunteered there for 7 years, getting my EMT certification. I then moved to the Rochester, NY area and volunteered for the Spencerport Volunteer Ambulance for 2 years, then moved to Brighton, NY where I currently volunteer as a firefighter, and I also am a member of the fire police. I keep my EMT certification current and also assist on EMS calls with the career staff when needed.
Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be involved in the emergency services. The show Emergency! was one of my biggest influences. I also grew up in Suffolk County, NY where it was all volunteer fire departments and ambulance corps.
By the way, being a fellow Emergency! fan as well, I love the pictures brother! Fire Station 127...where it all happened! Did you get a tour while you were there? Any interesting facts passed on to you about the station or the show? Great pictures!
Yes, I am a former Long Islander! Was a Member of the Northport Fire Dept for 4 years and my father was a 30 year member and past Captain of the Engine Co down there. I moved to Richmondville my senior year of High School and served 11 years and made Lieutenant in the FD and Lt and Captain in the Rescue Squad. I now serve in Cobleskill where I moved to when I met my wife, she is a member here as well so I moved to Cobleskill. Stay in touch and have a great week brother.
Brian "Moose" Jones