Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Boring (MD) VFD - 1971-1974
Reisterstown (MD) VFD - 1974-1980
Odenton (MD) VFD - 1980-1983
Baltimore City FD - 1983-1985
Anne Arundel County (MD) FD - 1985-2004
EMT-A - 1974
Maryland Cardiac Rescue Tech. (CRT) - 1982-1988
U of MD Fire Service Instructor (Level II) - 1986 to Date
NREMT-P - 1988 - 2008
Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) - 1994
US Fire Officer 1 - 1996 to Date
USCG Licensed Near Coastal Master- 50T - Charter fishing, yacht deliveries, boating instruction
After becoming a Jr. volunteer at the age of 14, I felt the 'need for speed'.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Knowing I made a difference in the outcome of crisis is an awesome feeling.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Stress Management, Crisis Intervention for providers in basic training (early).
Re-evaluate the system. (QA/Customer Service approach are morale killers and are creating high turnover rates. The 'customer' is NOT always right.) What happened to 'faith' in your providers and accountability?
hey check.....sorry i have been gone for so long....just got really busy at work at a new job and havent had much time to be on here....Thanks for checking in on me I am fine...hope to talk to you soon....stay stafe out there!
hey chek......thanks for the update...i added you to yahoo messenger...i had to install it first, but i think i am going to like having that too..i have to say that i am really glad to have met you on here, and look forward to many more conversation with you..till then be safe and LOL
I really appreciate you listening and giving me you advice. I am going to have to do something about the other officers but my rank is the only thing that lets me try to keep the guy's safe. I am going to tell them at they next meeting that they need to step up and start doing things.
i will keep talking to her. I think that her biggest problem is that she has had nobody to talk to about this. I am suprised that her dept. didn't go though a debreifing immediately following that inccident.