Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Previous Fire Departments: U.S. Air Force Fire Protection Specialist (ARFF Firefighter); Volunteer Firefighter with Worthington Fire Department in suburban area of Louisville Ky; also volunteer firefighter with Gosnell Fire Dept. in Gosnell Arkansas.
I'm also an Assistant Instructor for the St Louis County Fire Academy.
Firefighter I&II; First Responder; Aircraft Rescue Firefighter; EMT Basic; Fire Instructor I: Fire Instructor II;
Haz Mat Technician; Officer I; former member of a heavy/technical rescue company. Have been trained in rural, suburban, military and urban firefighting, with experience in each area. I am currently enrolled in the B.S. in Fire Science program through CSU; currently assigned to Engine 28.
I love being a firefighter. I have been assigned to engines, trucks, ARFF apparatus, and a heavy rescue squad throughout my career. I have been an instructor for STLFD Academy Recruit classes in the past; and I look forward to doing more in the area of training and instructing in the future.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I've always liked fire trucks, also the excitement and the opportunity to help others in emergency situations has always attracted me.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Putting out fires and the "brotherhood/sisterhood" of the fire service!
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Lack or firefighter training and recurring skills proficiency in the "Basics", especially Fire Behavior, Building Construction (and collapse), Water Supply, Ventilation, and Terrorism Response and Assesment. And Leadership development among Company Officers.
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Hey Nick I wanted to let you know I got my letter the other day for my chief's interview. I am pretty excited... Any word on who is going to be teaching the class. Are you going to be instucting any classes or do you not know that stuff yet?
EMS isnt too bad, just busy, always busy. Id love to be on the suppression side. I was "too smart" for this last test, so I wait. Im a big fan of my rare fire standbys I may get here or there, if someone doesnt jump it. Have fun @ the airport and have a good holiday season. Stay safe.
Sure thing Bro
I will get u a E9 patch but the water under the pumper will be brown and not blue like the first one made. And come look and see all my patches some time I have about 1000 of them and still growing. I want to hang them in the bath room because I am running out of space. The Fiance said NO