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Austin Lindsey
  • 37, Male
  • Port Orchard
  • United States
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Lives in:
Port Orchard, Wa
South Kitsap Fire Rescue
Years of public service:
4 total 2.5 of them career
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
We were just approved for a grant to purchase a new Ladder truck. EMS levy that if we do not pass we will lose 25% of out budget. Yikes!!
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter I & II, HAZMAT OPPS, EMT-B, Instructor I
2nd generation firefighter started riding at 16 and became a volunteer/ resident/ part time paid at 18 for 3 different fire department. at 19 I was hired full time. I just recently joined the Puget Sound FOOLS and am learning a lot about traditions and the brotherhood of the fire service. I can't get enough of it and am truely blessed to have made friends with guys from all around the country since becoming a FOOL.

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At 11:43pm on September 20, 2009, Ben Fleagle said…
Here's to all our young brothers!!! Trying to find their way in a sea of ambiguity, misinformation, jealousy and apathy! Holdfast, little brother, HOLDFAST! If you do not keep moving forward, who will?
At 1:07am on August 15, 2008, Ben Fleagle said…
Hey Brother: Just luck of the draw. The other two shifts haven't had anything but EMS runs and lots of 'em.

I'm plum wore out. Between late night calls on duty and workin hard at home I'm nearly loco. The fires have been small, but because of the types of buildings involved, they were fairly significant. The Fairbanks bunch are fast moving and aggressive on quick knock downs. But when we get big fire, we tend to miss step a bit because we don't get them as often and are not quick to transition.
At 11:08am on August 8, 2008, Ben Fleagle said…
Do not fret yourself, hectic isn't quite the word for it. We we're tapped out to a 5th floor fire at one of the derelict high rises in Fairbanks the night I spoke with you, had an MCI drill the next day and I spent the entire one day between playing with my kids and getting ready to duck hunt, re-order books for a class coming up, plan the next FOOLS mtg, etc............ I can relate.
At 9:38am on August 6, 2008, Ben Fleagle said…
You will have a great time with Brent. Just watch out for him in the night..
At 9:13am on August 6, 2008, Ben Fleagle said…
You heard I'd be at the camp out? I'd love to be. Really!! But I've can't get away for it. Wish I could be there.

As for the other thing, my uncle in Balto. Co. Fire always said: "Observe, Evaluate, Maintain your flexibility, always bobbing and weaving and don't give the bastards a clear shot at you!"

Call if you need to.

Bobbin and Weavin' - Fleagle
At 3:30am on August 6, 2008, Ben Fleagle said…
How ya doin' Brother? I'm busy as ever. Enjoyed meeting you and your Washington Brothers at the Convention. Hope to meet up again sometime soon. Be safe.
At 12:11am on August 6, 2008, Todd McKee said…
AWE Brother! Take a look at you make the call in the group, read the topic and then read the comments and then let me know what you think. Your not the only one that has said about the screw lose! If HazMat freaks you out wait till you see what the job of none hazmat guys are! Todd
At 12:02am on August 6, 2008, Todd McKee said…
Austin Did you get a chance to look at the HAzMat Group Todd
At 11:20pm on August 5, 2008, Chad Berg said…
That's how it should be......
At 11:06pm on August 5, 2008, Sven Schievink said…
Good to see you on here Austin

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