Robert "Red" Barger
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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

Volunteerism

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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Robert "Red" Barger replied to Derek J Sinesi's discussion Tee-Shirts some wear
"I wake up, eat three times per day, perform my duties as a firefighter and sleep. Two things, I don't kiss anyone's ass and I help people. I really don't care if anyone kisses my ass. As it says, my job is to save the public's…"
Jun 11, 2015
Jason Magnuson replied to Robert "Red" Barger's discussion Firefighter 2
"Study up on the FF II sections of Essentials. Foam is part of it. I understand Crash Scene Management is also part of it but not in Essentials. I'm taking FF2 now and thru the IFSTA and Resource One, you can take quizzes and tests wich is very…"
Feb 21, 2015
Robert "Red" Barger posted a discussion

Firefighter 2

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 already read some chapters about Water Supply, Rescue and Extrication, Communications, Fire Prevention and Evidence, Fire Control, Fire Streams and I've touched up on Incident Command. But I'm hearing that some of the questions on the Firefighter 2 test is also Firefighter 1 related. Also the…See More
Jan 26, 2015
Derek J Sinesi replied to Robert "Red" Barger's discussion Volunteerism
"David,       In Don's defense he never stated any such thing. I did. It really doesn't matter paid or not bad firefighters make the whole fire service look bad. I really wasn't trying to turn this into a career vs…"
Dec 26, 2014
Chris Moyer replied to Robert "Red" Barger's discussion Volunteerism
"I hope he does...but doubt it unfortunately."
Dec 26, 2014
Derek J Sinesi replied to Robert "Red" Barger's discussion Volunteerism
"Chris, Hope someone from your department is going to go talk to him. It would be a shame to loose a guy to a girlfriend. Like Don stated he should run from her there's others out there."
Dec 25, 2014
Don Catenacci replied to Robert "Red" Barger's discussion Volunteerism
Dec 25, 2014
Don Catenacci replied to Robert "Red" Barger's discussion Volunteerism
Dec 25, 2014
Chris Moyer replied to Robert "Red" Barger's discussion Volunteerism
"Just had a kid quit tonight because his girlfriend was mad he went on a structure fire and it took a while to get the rig back in service. She thought it should take less than 20 min. 5 guys to wash hose, repack hose, clean scba's, refill…"
Dec 25, 2014
Derek J Sinesi replied to Robert "Red" Barger's discussion Volunteerism
"Don, I will have to agree with you. I have good friends that are career firefighters and they are darn good at what they do. Two of them are on my Volunteer department also. Career firefighters are the same as volunteers you have good ones and some…"
Dec 24, 2014
Don Catenacci replied to Robert "Red" Barger's discussion Volunteerism
Dec 24, 2014
Zachary Wolf replied to Robert "Red" Barger's discussion Volunteerism
"Derek,     Here is an example of the career vrs volunteer battle being started by the career folks,   A department near me was a combination department for probably about 20 years (knowing they have been at least since 2000 when…"
Dec 24, 2014
Bobby replied to Robert "Red" Barger's discussion Volunteerism
"Yeah, i probably should have been a little more general being on a grander scale is both. My example is local, & some old wounds. Hopefully with new leadership they bury the problem."
Dec 23, 2014
Derek J Sinesi replied to Robert "Red" Barger's discussion Volunteerism
"Bobby, Normally the battle of career vs volunteer keeps going on due the the volunteer side. Not always but most of the time. One shouldn't be to hard on the career guys. They are smart enough to get paid for doing the job. We both do the same…"
Dec 23, 2014
Bobby replied to Robert "Red" Barger's discussion Volunteerism
"Here's some of my thoughts: I agree that time is a big factor as it related to personal financial stability. Another is increased time demands for training and certification requirements. I've seen where the battle of career vs volunteer…"
Dec 18, 2014
Robert "Red" Barger replied to Robert "Red" Barger's discussion Asperger's and Firefighting
"It sounds like she wanted to be a firefighter so bad. I stuck with it. It doesn't matter if anyone in the fire service likes me or not. All I ever wanted to be is a firefighter. There should be some sort of support groups in general in the fire…"
Dec 16, 2014

Profile Information

What State do you live in?
VA
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
One
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:
Single
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
http://https://www.facebook.com/Red147
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 - 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.

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Brookings Fire / Rescue

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