1 year pool lifeguard, 1 year surf lifeguard, 3 year loadmaster, 27 year firefighter, AA degree fire science, many, many classes of water rescue, haz-mat, wild land, rescue systems, wrote rescue operations with personal water craft and ao-wrote swiftwater boat operations for California State Fire Training. Co-wrote water rescue first responder. Years of continued research in water rescue techniques and operations.
I'm a water rescue freak. Since the fire service has entered into the water rescue I have been trying to get firefighters to respect water and its danger much like we are taught in a 24 week academy. However arrogance and invincible young firefighters don't understand that they can truly become engulfed in liquid with no oxygen and perish. So, I continually think of different training ideas and applications to apply water rescue training to bring on reality without danger.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Safe Water Rescue Operations and Training, understanding risk management.
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Hi there; I’m Leo from Australia, Paramedic; Welcome to FFN hope U enjoy this site and gather many friends during your stay. 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
If you fell like sending me one of your Service patch … don’t be shy….
My address is:-
Leo J. Cartwright
246 Kay Street
Tony, Welcome to the Firefighter 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.