Will Manuel
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  • Kenai, AK
  • United States
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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Firefighter / Paramedic (or Other ALS)
Years in Fire/EMS:
2
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Nikiski Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
2
Dept. Web Site:
http://www.borough.kenai.ak.us/nikiskifire/
My Training:
I am a State of Alaska Firefighter 1, IFSAC Firefighter 1, HazMat-Awareness, and State of Alaska EMT-3. An EMT-3 is an EMT trained in "basic" ALS interventions, including: I.V. Therapy, I.O. Infusion, I.M. Drug Admin., Intubation and other Rescue Airways, Manual Defribillation, Cardiac Monitoring and Diagnosis in Lead 2, and a few medications. I am also enrolled in Paramedic School at Kenai Peninsula College, aka The River.
Relationship Status:
Single
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
http://www.myspace.com/willmanuel
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Family reasons. I saw how the medics worked and respected it, found that it was what I wanted to do. And fighting fire is just plain out fun!
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Coordinating the training between On-Call/Volunteer personell and Full-Time personell and training time together.

Community understanding and knowledge of how the fire and EMS systems work.

Coordinating training amongst departments with Mutual Aid agreements.

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Concusions

Posted on August 20, 2009 at 9:05pm 0 Comments

Well, yesterday as I was driving home from running a few errands a tone out for a 14 y/o girl who had flipped her ATV came over my pager. I arrived on scene to help inspect her posterior thorax and help backboard. We loaded her and went the hospital. It was the usual, "do you remember what happened that made you lose control of your 4 wheeler?" Pt, "I was on a 4 wheeler?" Medic, "yes, hun, you flipped it and now we're taking you to the hospital." Pt. "I want my mommy!" Medic, "your mom is in… Continue

First Fire

Posted on August 4, 2009 at 5:26pm 5 Comments

At 3:20 am August 4th of 2009 a firealarm was sounded over the Nikiski Fire Department radio frequency. It was what we call and Auto Aid from the Kenai Fire Department (when there is a fire in the City of Kenai our department sends our Ladder 1 either to scene or to cover their station, the same deal is contracted with their Engine 3). I hopped on board thinking, "Here's another few hours of rehab," because I have not completed the Fire Fighter 1 Academy and am still technically a medical only… Continue

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At 7:19am on January 1, 2011, Hondo said…
I hope that you have a Healthy, Happy & Safe 2011.

Stay Safe
At 6:40am on January 21, 2010, Hondo said…
Not as of yet. But, rumor has it that they are in mail this week.
At 6:56am on January 9, 2010, Hondo said…
Paramedic school and the Fire Academy...man you have been busy. We tested out both written and practical exams back in Dec. now it is just waiting on New York State to grade the written portion.

Stay Safe
At 7:15am on December 5, 2009, Hondo said…
Hey There! I hope that things are going well for you. I haven't been on the site much as of late. Lot's of studying for my EMT class. Only 2 weeks left. We have our "hands on" final on the 12th and our written final on the 17th. Man this has been a long class!

Stay Safe
At 2:27pm on September 1, 2009, Hondo said…
Hey there! I just wanted to stop by and see how things were going? And be the first one to say Welcome to September! Where did the summer go? I am getting knee deep into my EMT class now. So we will see how it goes. Any Termination dust yet? Stay Safe
At 7:44am on August 22, 2009, Hondo said…
Hey there! Just dropped by to say hello. Not too much going on here. We have our annual open house and company inspection today. This past week we had a 2 story frying pan fire. Kept is confined to the kitchen and the stove. But it was a hot hot and humid night nonetheless. Stay Safe.
At 8:16pm on August 12, 2009, Hondo said…
So one of my LT's is headed up to Anchorage and to the Kenai Pennisula for a vacation in a couple of weeks. Anything going on in Homer?
At 9:42am on August 7, 2009, Hondo said…
Just remeber there is no such thing as a rekindle. It means you didn't do you job right the first time! If the Doc's chew you out tell them to join you at 2:00am and then they can write their own paper work. That's usually stops them in ther tracks.
At 9:40pm on August 6, 2009, Hondo said…
You are right Safety is no accident. I was just talking with a friend of mine who is an EMT up in Anchorage at UAA. So today must be my Alaska day. I do miss it up there, especially this time of year. So how was your first structure fire? Any Ah Ha! moments for you? I know that there was for me during my first one.
At 9:25pm on August 6, 2009, Mark A. Duell said…
Will, welcome to CFA. I'm glad you found us. Your profile tells me your going to have an exciting and enjoyable career. Kinda wish I was in your shoes. And Alaska wow! Well anyhow, please feel free to participate in this group and keep it alive. Be safe and keep looking up.
 
 
 

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