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Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

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Lives in:
Wasilla
Department:
Central Mat-Su & Greater Prudhoe Bay Station 2
Title/rank:
Captain
Years of public service:
15
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
Recruitment & Retention.....heard of this before?
Professional Qualifications:
A desire to serve without the expectations of reward.
Topics you provide training for:
Auto X and S-212 top two, firefighting and safety topics.
Areas of expertise:
The ability to tell a man to go to hell and such a way that he looks forward to making the trip.
Bio:
Timber faller for 15 years got into fire service in 92 with the Central Mat-Su Fire Dept, did two years at Alyeska Marine terminal as a FF/EMT. Work on the North Slope as a HSE Superintendent and served as a Captain on the Rescue Squad, then stepped down to FF (current). I am also currently a Captain at Station 61, EMT III, FFII, State Instructor, Rescue Trainer, Instructor in many Safety topics. 6 year Chapter President of the ASFA (retired), TERC regional judge.
Proud parent of Koby and Mackenzie, and husband to a vicious (but a babe to me) State Forestry Admin in Palmer.
Web site:
http://www1.matsugov.us/cmsfd

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