Robert Venable
  • 50, Male
  • Middletown, VA
  • United States
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Robert Venable's Discussions

Defining "Standby"for firehouse reporting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Venable Sep 25, 2011. 16 Replies

I Need Everyone's Help!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norm Tindell Mar 8, 2010. 35 Replies

 

You never rise to the level of expectations,but you will always fall back to your level of training!!!

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Lieutenant
Years in Fire/EMS:
22
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Middletown Fire and Rescue Middletown,Va.
Years With Department/Agency
5
Dept. Web Site:
http://www.middletownfire.com
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Round Hill Community Fire Dept.
My Training:
FFI,FFII,Hazmat,Mayday,ICS,NIMS 100,200,700,EVOC class1,2,3
About Me:
Family man.I love to hunt and love the outdoors and love my family.
Day Job:
Truck Driver
Relationship Status:
Separated
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I enjoy helping others and serving my community.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
The feeling I get when I help someone,the brotherhood.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Safety and lack of proper training,recruitment and retention

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Robert Venable's Blog

I WISH YOU COULD SEE.....

Posted on December 18, 2008 at 2:04pm 3 Comments

I wish you could see the sadness of a business man as his livelihood goes up in flames, or that family returning home, only to find their house and belongings damaged or lost for good.





I wish you could know what it is like to search a burning bedroom for trapped children, flames rolling above your head, your palms and knees burning as you crawl, the floor sagging under your weight as the kitchen below you burns.





I wish you could comprehend a wife's horror at 3… Continue

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At 7:29am on April 14, 2009, Doug said…
Hi Robert, glad to hear from you, i know what you mean being busy, i'm doing the same, i have been working appro. 50 hrs a week and doing maintenance on the weekend. the weather is finally starting to get warm but rain the next two or three days. we had a grass fire and then two structure fires and of course our training goes on. glad to hear your family is fine. drop a line when you can. be safe and God Bless you and your family.
At 9:24pm on February 5, 2009, Doug said…
Hello Robert, haven't heard from you in a while. How's things going for you and your family? pretty cold here. be safe.
At 8:56am on January 27, 2009, Liz said…
Hi there ... And thanks for the well wishes with Jake!
At 9:36pm on January 26, 2009, Doug said…
Hi Robert. just stopped to say hi, and let you know that we were busy on sat. last tuesday the officers went over updating out sog's. and practiced ropes and knots. for this tuesday im going to start a program back to basic. be safe and have a good evening.
At 8:11pm on January 21, 2009, Doug said…
Robert, it sounds like your doing a real good job for the start of the new year. sounds like your organization skill are in order, should be quite interesting for your schedule of events to what your members think. hope your family is good, and stay safe out there.
At 4:11pm on January 3, 2009, Doug said…
Robert, congratulation on becoming leut. good luck in that job, and our dept has incorparted everyone goes home last year. it's a good program. we had added several policies to our dept. one is no driver is to back up with out a spotter, no appart. moves without everyone being seat belted in and all turnout gear is to be put on before appart. is moved of course except scba. I received the position of first asst chief for the 18th year and continue to be training officer along with the regular depart. office of foriegn relief and i maintain all scba equipment and my wife is still the appart. driver and pump operator and ems director for the depart. just got in from a one vehicle rollover with ejection, used the helicopter. landed the bird on the roadway shutting down the east and west bound lanes of route 6 main route running through the district. the family is fine. glad to here you and your family is doing well.
At 3:02am on January 3, 2009, Doug said…
Just stopped by to say Hi, and a Happy New Year. Be safe.
At 10:16pm on December 27, 2008, Doug said…
Hi Robert We had a great one. My grils came down and had Christmas with us. Called the son and his family in MT. all had a great Christmas. Had one call on Christmas day car fire.
At 10:21am on December 26, 2008, Doug said…
Robert Hope you and your Family had a great Holiday God Bless
At 6:43pm on December 23, 2008, Cindy Hardy said…
Hi Robert! Merry Christmas from Hopewell, Virginia!
 
 
 

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