S. Trotter
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  • Oakley, CA
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Captain
Years in Fire/EMS:
20
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
San Jose Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
15
Dept. Web Site:
http://sjfd.com
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Benicia Fire Department, Orange County Fire Department (Calif. Now known as Fire Protection District), American Medical Response (AMR - Contra Costa County), Regional Ambulance, Doctor's Ambulance, Lifecare Ambulance
My Training:
How much room do I have here....
About Me:
Husband, father, friend, firefighter. I'm a Christian first in everything I do, say and think. Not perfect and don't expect it from anybody else. I try and hope that you do too.
Day Job:
Fire Captain
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I love the opportunity to take care of business in the most professional way possible. I joined the fire service because I saw it as an opprtunity to work with a group of people who were as passionate about doing a great job as I am. I love my job, looking at every 911 caller with a "it's ok, no problem, we got it" kind of attitude. My motto: Treat everyone like a customer, no matter what time of day or night they need service. Blessed to be able to do what I love.

S. Trotter's Blog

DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER

Posted on May 31, 2009 at 1:00pm 1 Comment

Remember the old saying “Don’t shoot the messenger”? I was just recently reminded of the adage and how we in the fire service need to heed its meaning as much as anyone. As I was cutting up freshly felled trees on my ranch I heard a voice from my past. It was of an experience I remember as though it just happened. I was a probationary firefighter in my first full time paid position at a small department when I decided to take advantage of some down time and train on chain saw maintenance. As I… Continue

There's more to a "Parade Load" than just looks...

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 12:00pm 6 Comments

Sure a Parade Load looks great, and our employers (citizens/ taxpayers) always deserve to see that we take our job seriously. We should do everything with a maximum amount of pride and professionalism, but more importantly, a Parade Load has an important functional purpose. That rain guard should protect the hose. If hose is "bulging" out of it, then the loops just get wet, look ugly AND potentially allow hose to be grabbed unintentionally by an… Continue

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At 1:49am on May 30, 2009, Ray Gayk said…
Hey Scott, thanks for the kind words. I got your email and I will give you a call tomorrow and we talk about some ways to get your program up and running.

Thanks,
Ray
At 12:09am on April 23, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
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.


Chief William Sharp
Southern Oregon Coast
 
 
 

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