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Lives in:
Apple Grove, West Virginia
Valley Fire & Rescue
Deputy Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
Professional Qualifications:
Emergency Management
NFPA 1001 & 1008 (FF 1 & 2)
NFPA 1021 Fire Officer 1 & 2
NFPA 1002 Apparatus Driver/Operator
AHA ECC & BLS Instructor
FEMA USAR K-9 TEAM and USAR Structural Collapse
US Forest Service: FF Type 2, Sawyer, Crew Boss
USDOI Basic Aircrewman (Helo-Attack, Air Tanker, Recon)
Topics you provide training for:
Emergency Management
Disaster Preparedness: Mitigation, Planning, Response, & Recovery
Rural Water Supply & Hydraulics
Forcible Entry
Farm/Agricultural Incident Rescue
Vehicle & Machinery Rescue
Areas of expertise:
Emergency Management
Disaster Preparedness: Mitigation, Planning, Response, & Recovery
Rural Water Supply & Hydraulics
Forcible Entry
Farm/Agricultural Incident Rescue
Vehicle & Machinery Rescue
As a Firefighter-EMT for 18 years, Nick started his fire service career in Charleston, SC. Nick is also a former firefighter with Battalion 2, serving on Ladder 1 & Engine 2 at Summerville Fire-Rescue in Summerville, SC, Battalions 1 & 2, serving on Truck 1, Engine 4, and Engine 1 at St. Andrews Fire Department in Charleston, SC, City of Goose Creek FD assigned to Engine Co. 8 Engine Co. 12, & Engine Co. 11, Mason County EMS in Mason County, WV, assigned to Squads 27, 28, & 29, Valley FD in Mason County, WV, assigned to Engine Co. 21, Engine Co. 22, and Rescue Co. 26. Nick is also a former Crew Boss of the West Virginia Division of Forestry's Mountain State Hotshots (Elite Wildland Fire Suppression Crew). On January 12, 2010, Nick responded to the calls for help after the terrible earthquake that struck Haiti causing over 750,000 casualties in Port-Au-Prince in just 18 seconds. He was assigned as Assistant Team Leader to DMAT Team 2 and was part of the second, 40-person DMAT team sent to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti just 12 days after the quake. He was stationed at CDTI hospital, one of only two standing and operating hospitals in the capital. After going to work only an hour after they landed, Nick's team as well as 20 French Paramedics, Doctors, and Nurses from Paris treated over 3,000 patients the first 7 days, losing only 4 patients to trauma-related injuries. Nick's team was deployed for 10-14 days and has returned several times to help with other medical missions in the country. Nick is currently an Advisor for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and co-author of Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8) "National Response Frameworks", the Strategic Foresight Initiative, and other Federal programs/projects including the Federal Interagency Operability Plan (FIOP), Community Emergency Response Teams, & Community Disaster Preparedness. He currently resides in Apple Grove, West Virginia with his Wife and three children.

Professional Affiliations:

• FEMA National Preparedness Coalition
• FEMA National Advisory Council
• FEMA Private Sector Advisory Board, Office of External Affairs
• FEMA Citizen Corps Council
• FEMA FireCorps Program
• FEMA CERT Team Program
• FEMA HAZUS User Group
• FEMA IPAWS User Group
• National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
• National Wildfire Coordinating Group
• National Wildland Firefighters Association
• South Carolina State Firefighter’s Association
• WV EMS Association
• WV Firefighters Association
• International Association of Firefighters
• International Association of Fire Chiefs
• North Florida Emerald Society
• National Volunteer Fire Council
• Fire Engineering Magazine
• North Florida Emerald Society
• National Volunteer Fire Council
• Fire Engineering Magazine
• United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
• VolunteerWV!
• Boy Scouts of America

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After reading the headlines about the US soldier who shot up Afghanistan civilians, I couldn't help noticing an irony. There is all this clamor to try this guy quickly and execute him, never mind his having suffered a traumatic brain injury...Yet this Major Hasan, who shot up Fort Hood while screaming Allah akbar,…

Posted on March 22, 2012 at 4:08pm

Haiti Earthquake 2010

Pics are FINALLY up of our DMAT Team's response to Haiti in January 2010. More to come as there are 6 vids and 240 total pics.

Posted on December 23, 2010 at 4:09pm

Chemicals on the Farm

Many farms contain HAZMAT chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, etc..

Below is a list of chemicals by trade name and common name with a health hazard and fire rating:




Trade Name Common Name Potential


2,4-D Amine 2,4-D H

2,4-D Amine 4 pound 2,4-D H

2,4-D Ester 2,4-D H

2,4-D LV Ester 2,4-D… Continue

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 11:24pm

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At 6:31pm on November 8, 2013, DALE G. PEKEL said…

Hello Nick - Thanks for touching base brother! Been busy with a lot of projects on both my volly and career FDs, but all is good. Finally able to do some hunting and get away from the job for a while, which has been a nice change of pace. Hope all is well on your end and you're not working to hard. Wishing you and yours a good Thanksgiving!


At 12:32pm on December 29, 2010, Rob Sito said…
Nick, doing good can't complain to be honest. Just trying to get things done and get on somewhere lol you know me always looking and never giving up.
At 9:03am on April 9, 2009, Greg Wild said…
Thanks for the compliment. Stay Safe Brother.
At 10:45pm on February 26, 2009, Frank Ricci said…
Thanks feel free to post what ever you want on our group, thanks
At 4:37pm on August 9, 2008, Todd McKee said…
Welcome, to the greatest training site in the world! This is where the serious trainers come together and grow as a family. I would like to invite you to visit the HazMat Group called HazMat News & Training. Feel free to share your thoughts. Todd C. McKee

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