"Im Ray, Im not active Fire Dept anymore yet hope to return to the areas volenteer dept in my ara where i relocated to. At this moment im on vacation itching horribly to offer an assist to the oregon area grass fires. recently a man whom was caught…"
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Garfield County Fire District #1 12 Years.
Grant County Fire District #4 1 Year
Fire Investigation / Fire Evidence Collection
Incident Safety Officer Course
Leadership 1 2 3
Engine Boss Wildland
Type 4 IC Trainee
Hazmat Responder Operations level.
Hazmat On-scene IC Course
I-100, I-200, I-300
NIMS 700- 800
37 male been in the fire service for 20 years and loven every minute. I have done ems, structure and wildand. I enjoy fighting wildland fires cause they are fast paced and pose so many different challenges.
My grandpa was a Capt with Garfiled County Fire Dist #1 for many years before he passed away, when I was very young. So When I was 17 I joined the same dept that he was on. Alot of the guys that were on when I joined was on when he was on. They would tell me stories of some of the things he did or would do. I guess he was a big stickler on having the higbees lined up just prefectly. So I have been going strong since then. My cousin also was a firefighter for many years. So as they say its in the blood.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Helping other people and the satisfaction that you get when you know you just helped someone out.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Volunteer Recruitment and Retention.
The list goes on and on...
Good morning Danny.. Good to hear from you! Not alot going on over here on my side of the mountain. Just finished up a firefighter 1 academy, and the recruits took their state practicals on Saturday. Nice! Now I am wondering what I am gonna do with all that extra time.. ha Weather has been gorgeous, and been getting lots of spring yardwork done... Not alot of calls or fires to respond to, so its been pretty boring for that part... Worried about the summer though. Think it might be a bit on the dry side? Hmmm... How about you? How are things over Kennewich way? Do tell! And keep safe!