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Dan Fuller
  • 42, Male
  • Minot, ND
  • United States
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Lives in:
Minot ND
Minot Rural Fire Department
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Professional Qualifications:
NDFA Firefighter I & II
NDFA Fire Service Instructor I & II
NDFA Tester
NREMT- Paramedic
Hazmat Tech
Topics you provide training for:
Rapid Intervention Teams
Forcible Entry
Water supply
Areas of expertise:
I am by no means an "expert" in any particular area of firefighting. I don't think any of us can be called "experts" in this day and age, with everything evolving almost daily. I do, however, stay informed on the fire service, as much as I can, and I am always updating my classes to reflect the most accurate methods and information.
I am from Danvers MA, I joined the US Air Force fresh out of high school and completed 8 years active duty. Which is 4 years more than I had planned on, know.... the war broke out. I parted ways with the USAF in June 2007. I got a job with Community Ambulance in Minot ND as an EMT, and started my paramedic program that fall. In August 2007, I was hired on to the Minot Fire Dept. Now I do both jobs.

I am married, my wife Samantha is from Bismarck ND, so we decided to stay here until I got out, but we stayed here for my jobs. We have two children, ages 1 & 3. It's a handfull, but I keep my part time job to one or two shifts a week, so I am home 3 days a week or so. I also have 6 years with the Minot Rural Fire Dept. I am a lieutenant there, and I do most of the training for the dept. I am also thinking of starting my own training company, based on some recent inquires about the new Edition 5 Essentials text. We'll see what happens...

Dan Fuller's Blog

The New Year

It is only 7 days into the New Year and it's been a wild ride! We've had about 30 inches of snow in December and another 4-6 inches in the last seven days. It is currently -19 F out. That's right, -19F! It is supposed to get to -10 F today as a high, and -30 F as a low tonight before everything warms up to 30 or so by Saturday. And I've forgotten my gloves at home. Great. We have changed the way we do things a little at work. For the FD, we split the city up and cover all medical / service… Continue

Posted on April 12, 2010 at 11:31am

Nothing has changed

It has been really quiet lately. Which is good, because it has given me time to get some hunting in, check that - ALOT of hunting in. It is also bad because you know sooner or later you will pay for it.

We had a routine structure fire the other day. It was pretty small, contained to the grill and exhaust system at a local restaurant. Lots of grease built up in the hood, air filters, and exhaust fans. The workers activated the class K system prior to our arrival, but there was so much… Continue

Posted on April 12, 2010 at 11:29am

I'm changed

There are few things experienced in this job that leaves more of an impact on you than losing a pt. I've lost probably just as many as any other medic out there. You can lose a pt to anything, heart disease, cancer, COPD, sub-dural bleeds, respiratory arrest... well, you get the picture. When you lose a pt to trauma, however, it changes you. Every one you experience changes you. You learn that human beings can die in some of the most horrific ways imaginable. After today, I can tell you I have… Continue

Posted on April 12, 2010 at 11:21am

Surface to mass ratio, pyrolysis, and Barbie bikes...

I went into Station 1 today with strict orders from my wife, if there is a vacation spot open, take it. When I got to work, I shaved, ate breakfast, and listened to what the off going crew had done during the shift. A car accident, a fire alarm, and an unknown type of alarm going off at a local fast food establishment within 5 min of one another. Fire trucks were scrambling all over the city at 2 am. When they got to the fast food restaurant, a loud alarm was emitting from the dish washing… Continue

Posted on April 12, 2010 at 11:19am

First Day of my new Blog

I am committed to the fields of Emergency Medicine and Firefighting. I enjoy learning about the field, and in turn educating those in the career field about new technology, or techniques. And I also enjoy teaching the basics. I feel the best way to enrich EMS and Firefighting is to educate those who want to learn, to give the newest among us a solid base for them to expand on for the next 20 or so years. Our experience is leaving. I see it here, and I hear of it all over the country. Someone I… Continue

Posted on April 12, 2010 at 11:15am

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