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Joshua M. Sanders
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  • Franklin, Tennessee
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Joshua M. Sanders replied to Joshua M. Sanders's discussion Pride and Ownership....Where'd it go?? in the group The Volunteer Fire Service
"Gentlemen, Thank you all for your input on this issue. I apologize for the tardiness of this message, but certainly encouraged after reading your thoughts. Jay, You make a great point and I think that you are very right. And Joe, I definitely like…"
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Nov 5, 2009
Dan Rice replied to Joshua M. Sanders's discussion Pride and Ownership....Where'd it go?? in the group The Volunteer Fire Service
"FF Blaker, Send me a message sometime and maybe we can talk about some of the issues you’re having with you company officers."
May 20, 2009
Dan Rice replied to Joshua M. Sanders's discussion Pride and Ownership....Where'd it go?? in the group The Volunteer Fire Service
"Lt. Sanders, As has already been stated this is a problem that is most definitely effecting each and every department in one way or another. The biggest thing that must be stressed is make sure you keep your love for this job even while struggling…"
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Franklin Fire Department
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
NAFI Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator, Certified Fire Inspector I, Tennessee Firefighter I, Tennessee Firefighter II, Tennessee Fire Apparatus Opperator, Tennessee Fire Service Instructor I, State Certified Vehicle Extrication Instructor, State Licensed E.M.T.-IV , Tennessee Smoke Diver, Swiftwater Rescue Technician II.
Topics you provide training for:
Firefighting Essentials, Vehicle Extrication/Rescue, Firefighter Survival, Fire Cause Determination, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Fire Safety Education.
Areas of expertise:
Fire Origin & Cause Determination, Rescue Company Ops, Vehicle Extrication, Fire Safety Education
I began my fire service career with the Williamson County Rescue Squad in Franklin, Tennesse in 2002. A medium size volunteer department providing fire and rescue services to a large county. After attending four semesters of college I decided that the fire service was the career that I desired.

Shortly after returning to my hometown of Franklin, I received my first paid firefighter job with the Smyrna Fire Department in Smyrna, Tennessee. I worked with SFD for about a year and a half gaining experience and education. It was after this period of time that I obtained the job I'd been waiting for since I began in the service. I recieve a postion from the Franklin Fire Department.

I spent Four fantastic years with this great Department. I worked in a couple districts during that time, mostly on Rescue Companies. I am very rescue/self-rescue oriented and consider my-self to be very motivated and progressive in my career. I enjoy teaching very much and look for evrery opportunity to attend training myself and improve my knowledge. In November of 2009, Career and personal reasons afforded me the opportunity to continue my career in East TN. November 21st marked my start at Rural/Metro Knox County Fire Department in Knoxville, TN as a Firefighter/Paramedic. I have really found myself settling in quickly in my new home.

My passion and focus in my fire service career has been and continues to be Fire & Explosion Investigation. I have been working in this area for about 4 years and was formerly the B-Shift Fire Investigator for Franklin Fire Department and Williamson County.

I continued to remain active with my home department (the Williamson County Rescue Squad) until my departure in Nov. 2009 after 7 years of service and held the rank of Lieutenant.


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At 10:44pm on July 9, 2008, Jack Sorrells said…
The good Word!
At 10:11pm on June 25, 2008, Ben Marler said…
What's up, little buddy. How's business on B shift?
At 5:06pm on April 20, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Take a look and sign up to our group we could use your input. Tactical Building Blocks & Air Management
This group will focus on aggressive interior firefighting. We will address tactics that increase your chance of not getting jammed up and cover what actions to undertake if you do.We will cover some big issues as well as small tactical tips
At 3:16pm on April 20, 2008, David Rhodes said…
Welcome to the Smoke Diver group. I see you have met our ambasadors, Sorrells and Sanchez. Thanks for your imput. Please tell your fellow TN Smoke Divers to join in.
At 4:04pm on April 17, 2008, Greg Wild said…
Welcome my friend!

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