My department is a small (30 employees), but rapidly growing department. I guess you could say it has the typical small department issues. I have to give credit where it is due, for the rapid growth they have stepped up and are laying the ground work for a great department to continue years down the road.
Continued respect between both parties Vol. and Career
Transition into more fire related activities from EMS
Firefighter Instructor, Fire Officer, Nat. Reg. Paramedic
Topics you provide training for:
Firefighter, Mayday FF Down
Areas of expertise:
I don't really have any expertise. I look at my self a well rounded street junkie. I have worked for small departments, med. size departments, training divsion, communications. I am still learning everyday.
My areas of pure enjoyment are:
Teaching, EMS, Heavy Rescue, Water Rescue, and working with others.
I have been involved in fire and rescue for 20 years now. 14 years career. I started as that lonely EMT riding in back. I branched off into the areas of special services (water rescue, rope, veh. extrication). I continue to this day with EMS, but have moved more towards teaching firefighters basics and safety, survival, and supervisory type work.
I enjoy everyday when I have to report in. I love the people I work with and enjoy now working again for a small department that is rapidly growing. Some of the growing pains will drive you up the wall, but when I look out the window as I drive down the to the next emergency I think "It could be worse"!
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