FF, Haz.Mat., AED, Search and Rescue, Nims, IC, EOC Interface, Auto Extrication. Flood Prepardness, Terriorism, Wildland FF
My husband and I established the Polk Co. VFD in 1973.
Quit 6 day a week office job to become a FF and Sec. for County FD., with approx. 200+ trained FF's and in 1992 became EMA Director, position I still hold.
EMA Director/FD Secretary
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Established VFD in 1973
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Self Satisfaction of being able to help someone in need.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Funding for training and equipment. Need training facality bad due to being Volunteer FD, Firefighters cannot leave paid jobs for month at time to do training out of town. This is my next goal.
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Patricia, 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.