Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
IAFF Local 1645
Salt Lake City Fire Department Relief Association
Proffesional Firefighters of Utah
West Valley City Fire Department Intern
West Valley Fire Academy 2001
Utah Fire Rescue Academy 2005 (recruit school for Salt Lake City Fire Department).
Utah Valley University, Bachelors in Emergency Services Management
I am a 2nd generation firefighter who always knew what I was going to do for a living. Married with 3 children 2 daughters and a son. I love my job and being able to make a difference in peoples lifes. I have a great respect for the past and traditon and those who have paved the road for our generation and look forward to helping pave the road for future generations.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To help make a difference in others lifes when it is the worst situation they have ever faced. I am a second generation firefighter and always knew that this is the greatest job in the world and I wanted to be a part of this big family.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
No two calls are ever the same. The big variety and challenges we face.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Staffing and layoffs
Mike, thanks for the add, I don't take them lightly ,,, I've been doing some soul searching so sorry for the long time to accept your request ,,, months ago I was warning everyone that joined FFN about an A-hole I met here ,,, but I was reminded a few weeks ago what carrying anger & vengeance will do to you, it's really not me and I got wrapped up in it because I got ripped off ,,, I was more concerned about warning people than about things that really mattered ,,,
I'd love to add you and you add me, but write from time to time, it helps me remember who you all are ,,, write about anything, life, the wife, the job, pets, an opinion or maybe a good joke you heard ,,,, i don't write much in the blogs, but do enjoy exchanging e-mails with friends when it's slow here at the station or at home during my down time ,,,
C-ya, be safe and god bless
Thanks very much for the add. I am honored to be among your FFN friends. Don't lose faith in the all the juniors and rookies on here. We must be patient and teach them what we can. LOL --- Stay safe and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
welcome to the group ,,,, it's a fun place & does have some interesting blog discussions but i also like seeing how other departments do the same thing ,,,, i also like looking at different styled apparatus's used all over the world ,,,, i'm a crash firefighter and we have some of the weirdest ,,,, word to the wise, if you trade patches be careful, there are a few people here that just want to get, then not send one back ,,,, i won't mail anything now till i have something in hand ,,,, my goal now is not to get a patch from you i do not collect them ,,,, (but i will trade duty tee-shirts from far away countries and that's how i got "BURNED", i sent the sleaze a tee-shirt & 3 patches and got nothing back ...) i'm just watch-n your back, something most of us on the job understand, it's a big part of what the brotherhood and the family is all about ,,,, if you wanna add me as a friend, great ,,,, if not, that too is OK because this message is intended to welcome and warn you at the same time ,,,, but since i have your attention, have a merry christmas too ,,,,
know what we do makes a difference, be safe, god bless and smile a lot, it will piss someone off lmao :) :) ,,,,
PS: pics, pics and more pics ,,,,