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Lives in:
Houston, TX
Houston Fire Department
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Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter I & II, NREMT-B, HazMat Tech, Dive Rescue, Wildland Firefighter II, BBA in Finance
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Over the course of my time in the fire service, I have found that I am not satisfied unless I am seeking ways to better myself as both a fireman and a person. This has lead to a desire to make the most of each opportunity I have to walk into the station. I hope this page, and corresponding blog, serves as a representation of my passion, as well as, being a catalyst for others to expect more from themselves;. It is something worth fighting for!
Please check out my blog: The Fire Fight

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Sometimes Less is More

The excitement that comes with a new apparatus delivery is probably second only to making a nearly impossible stop or rescuing a victim at a structure fire. After months of anticipation, you can't help but drool over flawless red paint, more flashing lights than an Academy Awards' red carpet, and diamond plating so shiny you could shave in its reflection. Add in the fresh…


Posted on October 12, 2016 at 7:53pm

Every Section Matters

It's the beginning of your shift on the engine, and you have just finished a thorough check off of your SCBA; after all, that's the most important piece of equipment you will use today. Your gear is set up for flawless donning because you "have that feeling that you're going to make one." A quick glance at the crosslays has the appearance that everything is in order, but you…


Posted on May 19, 2016 at 1:48pm

Single Firefighter Ladder Deployment

A quick search of "ground ladders" on YouTube will pull up dozens of videos showing how to deploy a ladder using any number of methods. Some videos look like they came right out of the academy textbook, some are a bit more non-conventional, and others still show a single firefighter throwing a ladder with so little effort, the ladder might as well have been a paper…


Posted on March 26, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment


On the recommendation of a friend, I read Lawrence Gonzales' book Deep Survival: Who lives, who dies, and why*. The book…


Posted on March 2, 2016 at 9:30am


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