Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
McLean Co. Central District Fire/Rescue
Dept. type: Volunteer
Years with: 5yrs
highest rank: Sgt.
IFSAC FF I & II
High/Low angle rescue
Search & Rescue
Been with my wife for 5yrs two of which we have been married. Lived in Ohio Co. for the past 4yrs. We bought our house in Sept. '09 and I joined BDFD in March '10. Had been out of the fire service for about 5yrs and you just dont realize how much you miss it till you are out for a few years and get back on.
Medical waste disposal technician
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
When I was a little kid there was a paid dept right next to the library where I went alot. I used to ride my bike by there and marvel at thier trucks and thought that would be a cool job to have. As I grew up and saw movies and shows with firefighters I thought that it would be awesome to help people and to go running in when everyone else is running out. So when I turned 16 I joined my local department's junior firefighter program and never looked back. I took all the training I could get so I could learn how to help protect my community better.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love the rush you get from a good working house fire and I love to help people
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Terrorism, inattentive drivers, biohazards, and the fact that people anymore have a complete disregard for the safety of thier peers.
Hi there Shane; I would like to Welcome you to FFN & hope U enjoy this site and gather as many friends as I have during your stay. I’m Leo, a Paramedic from Victoria - Australia; If you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends. If I have not added you as a friend, it’s because I have reached my Max and I am waiting for members to reply to me.
I also collect Patches and badges and would love to show one of yours in my collection. I am looking for Police, Medical, Ambulance, S&R; Dispatcher & Fire Service patches. If U are interested, or U know someone in these groups please contact me. My Email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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My address is:-
Leo J. Cartwright
246 Kay Street
Shane, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Have fun and look around.