Maureen C. Rector
  • Female
  • Washoe Valley, NV
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
18
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Washoe Valley VFD
Years With Department/Agency
Since 1992
Dept. Web Site:
http://www.artdrector.com
My Training:
Engine Ops, wildland, FF1, First Responder, EMT (past cert, need to renew) fundraisers, and various duties as assigned
About Me:
Married to a career Firefighter with NDF currently the FMO in Elko, NV, mother of 2 adult children, and run a mural and faux painting business.
Day Job:
Artist
Relationship Status:
Married
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
http://Maureen Rector
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
My 25 year old son choked on a meatball when he was two, and I felt helpless to extract the thing from his tiny throat. Fear of breaking his ribs prevented me from doing the Heimlich Manouver properly (method used back then) and finger sweeps resulted in me cutting his upper pallette.
a 911 operator walked me through the proper method to resolve the eissue. Thanks!
Why I Love Fire/EMS
The intrinsic reward of making a diference in peoples lives.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Ever increasing bureaucratic hoop jumping to remian in compliance with all the governing entities and to stay motivated.

Attitudes by paid personnel and paid staff and or management toward volunteers that discourage participation and the reward of feeling appreciatied.
Never ending policies that regulate us out of existence.

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At 12:53pm on August 27, 2010, Firewriter said…
Welcome to FFN!
At 5:54pm on August 23, 2010, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Maureen, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Have fun.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon
 
 
 

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