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Lives in:
Branford Ct.
Department:
Milford Fire Dept.
Title/rank:
Lieutenant
Years of public service:
1999 began volunteering in Branford, 2006 began working in Milford
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
Bachelor's of Science: Fire Admin.
Minor: Criminal Justice
FSI-1, FO-1, ISO, Pump Ops, Aerial Ops, Technical Rescue: Trench.
Licenced Paramedic

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Firehouse Bullies

Looking back on childhood memories, most can recall our parents telling us “if you work hard enough, you can do anything you want.” Our family’s encouragement is what sets up the fundamental understanding of “if you want something bad enough, all it takes is courage and determination and your possibilities are endless.” This premise continues as we proceed throughout our lives; teachers keeping us on the right path, coaches pushing to reveal our full potential, and friends encouraging us to…

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Posted on August 25, 2017 at 9:00am

Training - "The Collapse Pile"

Training – “The Collapse Pile”



Within the fire service, it is essential for every member to be “jacks of all trades and masters of all”. Fire suppression, technical rescue, EMS, Hazmat, etc; the list of our roles and responsibilities continues to grow each year. It is mandatory we stay in a constant state of readiness. At the start of our tour, we must ensure we are prepared to perform any task that may present itself. With that said, the various tasks we perform have different…

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Posted on June 2, 2017 at 8:00am

Training - “Check the Roof”

            When firefighters begin their careers, formal training starts with either a trip to the Academy or a Firefighter One/Two class.  It is these institutions which provide basic knowledge and where the groundwork is set.   After the foundation is poured, it is up to the individual firefighter to go back to their department and decide what standard of career they will…

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Posted on February 17, 2017 at 8:00am

The Rookie Doesn’t Know a Trade!?!?!?

Since the beginning of my fire service career, there’s been a concern I’ve heard time and time again, “we just don’t have the tradesmen coming on the job like we used to”. Stories are told about how “back in the day”, each of the various trades had representation in the fire service. Prior to getting hired on a department many members grew up in more of a “blue collar” environment. Children followed the footsteps of their parents and learned the family trade. If your parent was a stonemason,… Continue

Posted on October 25, 2016 at 12:30pm

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