Robert "Red" Barger
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  • Cloverdale, VA
  • United States
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Firefighter 2

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Magnuson Feb 21, 2015. 1 Reply

I only have Firefighter 1 and Haz-Mat Ops. But ever since October of last year, I have been studying for Firefighter 2. The Firefighter 2 class I'm taking doesn't start until May of this year. I…Continue

Asperger's and Firefighting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert "Red" Barger Dec 16, 2014. 4 Replies

Coming this July 2015, I'll be a firefighter for nine years. I have Asperger's Syndrome. I love being a firefighter. It was my dream to become a firefighter and it still is my dream. As much as I…Continue

Tags: #Firefighting, #Asperger's, #Autism


Started this discussion. Last reply by Derek J Sinesi Dec 26, 2014. 21 Replies

Why is it difficult to recruit new members to be a volunteer firefighter? Could it be that new members are afraid to get chew out because they might make mistakes? Be advised. This is a no holds…Continue


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What State do you live in?
Type of Organization
Volunteer Fire Department
Job Function
Firefighter/Driver Operator
Years in Fire/EMS:
Eight years
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Read Mountain, Mount Pleasant, and Blue Ridge.
My Training:
Firefighter 1, ITR Module 1, CPR, EVOC 3, NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800 and Haz-Mat Ops certified.
About Me:
My name is Robert. I prefer to be called by my nickname, which is "Red" or Rob.
Relationship Status:
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I wanted to help people and I wanted to be an inspiration to people that has Asperger's Syndrome to become a firefighter if they choose. And I love being a firefighter. It's a calling to me.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love everything about the fire department, the traditions, the training, riding in fire trucks to fire department history.

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At 6:57pm on November 26, 2014, Fireyladd - Retired Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Red. I'm glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

Chief William Sharp- Retired

Brookings Fire / Rescue

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