Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Weston Fire Dept., Weston, WV - 2013-current
Pricetown Vol. Fire Dept., Weston, WV - 1991-2013
West Union Fire Dept. Station 18, West Union, OH - 2008-2011
Browns Mills Fire Co. #1, Browns Mills, WV - 2000-2003
USS SUPPLY Fire Dept. (US Navy) - 1995-2000
USS JOHN F. KENNEDY Fire Dept. (US Navy) - 1991-1995
I've been a firefighter for quite a while -- joined on as a junior member at Pricetown Fire Dept near Weston, WV. Since then I have bounced all over the country as a firefighter with the military. Finally settled down in a great station and town, and back to just being a plain old firefighter, and no longer an officer.
Fire Suppression Systems Technician
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Been so long ago I forget why I joined initially! I joined my hometown department as a junior member and instantly got hooked. Since then I spent 8 years as a firefighter (Damage Controlman) in the Navy, and 8 years working in HazMat and emergency response with the Coast Guard. In my off time, I've tried to volunteer at a local fire dept whenever possible. Now I'm finally settled in to a great department and not planning on moving again for quite a while! Can't imagine myself doing anything else!
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Getting Volunteers to actually volunteer, and do something when/if they show up.
Getting politicians to realize that what we do is one of the most important and necessary things for the safety and well-bing of the citizens in the community, and that the Fire/EMS and Police Dept's should be the LAST thing to be cut in budgets, not the first.
If your from Weston, I am just south of you on I-79. It is right off of the Wallback exit on Rt. 36. Actually, im only about 90 minutes from there. It is a very small town. Do you know where Newton is? I am actually much closer to there. If I would put my mailbox on the other side of the road I would have to change my address to Newton.....but yeah, we are here..lol Have a great day!!!
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