nita
  • 53, Female
  • ruston,louisiana
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Captain, Firefighter / Paramedic (or Other ALS), EMT - Paramedic (or Other ALS)
Years in Fire/EMS:
15
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Ruston Fire Dept. in Ruston, Louisiana
Years With Department/Agency
15
Dept. Web Site:
http://www.rustonfirefighters.com
My Training:
EMT-I, Hazmat Awareness, Hazmat Operations, FFI, FFII, Driver/Operator, Fire Instructor I, Fire Officer I, ICS,
Interpersonal Dynamics of Fire Service Organizations(NFA)
Relationship Status:
Divorced
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
http://www.myspace.com/nitazachry
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I can't say I dreamed of becoming a firefighter as a little girl. I'm 43 so careers like that weren't really anything I'd ever seen a woman do, especially in the deep south. As a child, I was a well-rounded mixture of girly girl and tomboy...and I still fit that description. I get my nails done, wear makeup and love a sexy dress and heels but I also love hunting and outdoorsy stuff. I was a florist from the age of 18-28 when I decided to do something different...and boy did I !
I went to EMT school, took the FF civil service test and 18 months later, I was hired at my hometown fire dept. The dept. had never had a female so, I was breaking new ground. I began at FF rank, then engineer/driver and now I'm a Captain/EMT-I. I have been in the dept. 15 years now and plan on staying for 25years. I have not only managed to co-exist with my co-workers, I have, in fact become one of them. I never set out to change the atmosphere of the fire dept. I didn't ever want the guys to wish I didn't work there. I have thick skin, and that has helped. I'm blunt and no one has to wonder what's on my mind. I was elected secretary to IAFF Local 4019 and I am also the fire dept. representative on our Civil Service Board. I enjoy the 24/48 schedule and feel like I'm where I'm supposed to be.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Safety, better training and pay

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At 1:24pm on August 28, 2010, FRANCISCO AUGUSTO RIOS VILLALPAN said…
HELLO GREETINGS FROM SAN FRANCISCO DEL RINCON GUANAJUATO MEXICO.
THE REASON FOR MY SUBSCRIPTION TO THIS PAGE IS TO SEEK SUPPORT IN KIND OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SIZE THAT WE HAVE 12 IN MY CITY BUT NO FIRE IN SERVICE WE HAVE THE EQUIPMENT TO SUPPORT Eyas AND LOOKING TO GET THAT THANKS TEAM.

SUPPORT THE INSTITUTIONS ARE NO WALLS BUT THAT HOLDS THE PERFORMANCE OF ITS MEMBERS
At 5:49am on January 11, 2009, Feri Agriadi said…

At 3:07am on January 11, 2009, Mark Montgomery said…
Happy Birthday Nita
At 7:39am on January 10, 2009, johannes jacobus Barnard said…
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At 10:55am on August 9, 2008, prettyinpink said…
Hi Nita! Just wanted to send you a shout out! I just discovered this site and am so happy! My Husband is a Firefighter in Jefferson Parish. He's been in the service for 9 years. It runs in the family...HA!
We also have family members in law enforcement. We are so proud of every single one of them!!! I am really impressed with your extensive career.... Take care and God Bless
At 12:16am on May 11, 2008, Jay Britt said…
Yeah we all made it no problems,dont know if he told ya but but whitt passed his EMT !
At 11:38pm on April 25, 2008, Amanda Schmidt said…
hi, i saw that you are from louisana, where about is Ruston? Do you ride out on the fire trucks and ems?
At 3:57pm on April 18, 2008, KELLYVFD37 said…
SAW YOU WERE FROM RUSTIN. WE HAVE A HUNTING LEASE UP THERE OFF OF 147 AND 507. ANYWAY WANTED TO SAY HI.
KELLY
At 10:00am on March 24, 2008, Jay Britt said…
Hey Nita whats going on , i found this site and then saw ya,thought i would say hey.
At 5:16pm on February 20, 2008, Justin Payne said…
good luck with that. hope everything goes good for you. be safe.
 
 
 

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