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Shawn Donovan
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  • Mt. Juliet, TN
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Lives in:
Mount Juliet, TN
Franklin Fire Department, Franklin, Tennessee
Firefighter, 6B
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
Michigan FF I and II
Tennessee FF I, FF II, FOI, FOII, Fire Instructor I, Fire Apparatus Operator, Fire Safety Officer
Areas of expertise:
Northern sarcasm
I am originally from Clinton Township, Michigan (northern suberb of Detroit). I have been in the fire service since 1999, when I started with the Orion Township Fire Department in Lake Orion, Michigan as a Paid on Call Firefighter. In 2002, I moved to Tennessee to begin a career position with the Brentwood Fire Deparment. After promoting to the rank of Engineer at BFD I decided to once again move to the Franklin Fire Department in 2005. I am currently working as a Firefighter on B-shift, Station 6, protecting the East Side of Franklin. I am also involved currently with organizing a company of Firefighters in Mt. Juliet, TN called the Mt. Juliet Volunteer Fire Company. The MJVFC when operational will to utilized to assist with manpower to the Wilson Emergency Management Agency (WEMA).

Other organizations I am involved with include the IAFF Local 3758 Franklin Firefighters Association and a member of the Local Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Leatherhead Society (FOOLS), Middle Tennsee FOOLS, which I am a charter member of.
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At 1:39pm on January 25, 2010, John Barrett said…
HONOR THEIR SACRIFICES is raffling a Brand New Personalized Phenix TL2 Leather helmet(s) to continue to provide financial support for our mission of providing the fire service with a free to use and easy to access line-of-duty-death lessons learned database. We are hopefully just weeks away from unveiling our new website and when that happens we will be eagerly searching for information from around the country to add to it. This new effort will require another marketing campaign (and this will require some additional funding).

You can purchase the raffle tickets online at our website: (top of the page, click on the raffle ticket)...or contact John Barrett or Jason Brooks directly.

For detailed information about the helmet, go to our homepage and click on the picture of the helmet for a PDF version of the raffle flyer.

Finally, this helmet is fully NFPA compliant (comes with goggles) and will come with personalized leather shield (front). We will also include one of our HONOR THEIR SACRIFICES helmet stickers with it so that you can tell others about our mission while you wear your new LEATHER helmet.

Thank you for your continued support...please encourage your friends to join our Myspace or Facebook group and support our cause...we can't HONOR THEIR SACRIFICES without YOU!

Take care and be safe,
John Barrett
President / Founder
At 10:31am on September 15, 2008, Jamie Barnes said…
I'm going to turn in the app. for FOOLS to Capt. Wild when he comes back from vacation. I'm looking forward to it. It has been talked up since I've been at FFD. On a side note, I'm originally from Michigan. Most of my family is in the Kalamazoo area.
At 3:23pm on July 30, 2008, Charlie Harkins said…
Not much new with me. Just chaseing the Grand Baby.
I gave Mitch the info you sent me,he also want's me to send his e-mail address, so here it is. along one for a short guy.
Well take care, give Jen & Andy a hug for me.
At 9:32am on July 1, 2008, Shawn Donovan said…
who John Berling? I haven't gotten anything from him
At 8:40am on July 1, 2008, Charlie Harkins said…
Hi Shawn,
Looks like a great site,it could even teach an old man
like me something.

By the way, is this John Berling guy up front, or just trying to sell me something.
I want to know before i give him my e-mail address.
At 10:08pm on June 27, 2008, Ben Marler said…
Hey, Bo. thanks for the Mid Tenn FOOLS site. Great idea. I'd also like to say that it's not really sarcasm; more like hardheadedness that won't let you not put in your two cents. Well...that may be sarcasm.
ps-like the Irish green page.
At 12:06pm on June 27, 2008, Blake Nelson said…
Yes it is.
At 6:25pm on June 26, 2008, Greg Wild said…
I would simply like to confirm your area of expertise.
At 1:18pm on June 23, 2008, Greg Wild said…
Another article this am in the paper. Looks like all your hard work will pay off soon.
At 11:50am on June 23, 2008, Ben Marler said…
Hey, you Irish mutt! Good to see you.

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