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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer, Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, UK Porthcawl
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Glamorgan Fire Service Volunteers 2 Years
Glamorgan Fire Service Volunteers Paid 4 Years
Mid Glamorgan Fire Service Volunteers Paid 22 Years
My Training:
Driver, RTC Tool operater, Breathing Apparatus operater, trainer
About Me:
Joined in 1970 at 18 years of age, promoted in 1976 to leading fireman, promoted again in 1984 to sub officer in charge of the station, recent change in UK rank Structure I am now called a Watch Manager still in charge of the station at Porthcawl.
Day Job:
Fire Protection engineer running own business
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
As a kid I grew up living close to some firemen, was apprenticed to the station officer, joined up at 18 of age, caught the bug. the rest is history
Why I Love Fire/EMS
helping others
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Too much politics, Too much paperwork, managment top heavy

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At 5:41pm on January 18, 2008, Huw Jones said…
Hey Dave, just foud this guy: Brutus Hometown
Rhondda UK
type UK in the search box, interesting characters.
Have you been on the chat section yet ?
At 9:47am on January 12, 2008, Huw Jones said…
Yes, we got the photos you e mailed and I saw the ones you posted,
Brrrr, not even for the hot toddy afterwards.
We had a good one a few days ago, fully involved house, out in the country so a large tanker support job as well, and I was in work. Caught the tail end of it though.
At 9:41am on January 10, 2008, Huw Jones said…
Hey Dave,
Just posted the latest photo's on my page.
A good house fire where we did the tanker support for Brampton and a couple of car wrecks.
Be glad you guys don't have to operate in weather like that. :-)
At 8:48pm on September 19, 2007, Kevin King said…
We may well be related most of the King family originated in England, Some crossed before the revolution some after.
At 6:05pm on September 19, 2007, Huw Jones said…
An AFS Matchless, Nice. said jelously,
Tell Percy's son to join up, the more Brits the better
At 5:24pm on September 18, 2007, Huw Jones said…
Dave, have you figured out how to use this site yet?
Clicking on the letter at the top left gets you into E Mail,
Click on the picture at the side of the comment gets you to the persons page.
On the main page is the live chat room some good conversations go on there
Kevin King is a good guy to talk to, (a long lost cousin of yours)
Talk to you later
At 10:42pm on September 14, 2007, Kevin King said…
Welcome bro,Huw tells me your a pretty good sort for a limey.Just teasing bro! welcome to the crew
At 4:23pm on September 14, 2007, Huw Jones said…
Good to see you aboard Dave

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