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What is your definition of an "Active Member"?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Aaron Marquez Feb 13, 2009.

 

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Lives in:
Port Jervis/Poughkeepsie
Department:
Port Jervis Fire Department
Title/rank:
FireFighter
Years of public service:
5
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
Active membership has got to be the major issue. All volly departments probably have this same problem. They have members who do not show up for anything!!
Professional Qualifications:
Still a young person but some of the qualifications I do have is basic firefighter, intermediate firefighter, haz-mat repsonder ops, ice rescue, avet, fire behavior and arson awareness, NIMs, firefighter survival. I plan on doing more training when I have time
Areas of expertise:
I'm still young so I don't have any expertise and will never be an expert because thats impossible to be an expert. I am willing to learn from people who have been around and have been through it all. Anything I can learn is important to me because it will help me better myself in the future.
Bio:
I'm Preston and I love being a firefighter. It is something that I have always want to do since i was young child. Once my dad joined I was always going to the firehouse with him and just loved it even more. I just love the rush I get going into a burning building. I am currently attending Dutchess Community College and majoring in fire science. I enjoy going to school there and if you knew me growing up in high school i am not the school type of person. I hope one day to be a career firefighter. I have taken a few test's already including the FDNY and a few departments in Virginia like City of Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta County, Rockingham County.
Web site:
http://www.pjnyfd.com/

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At 12:41pm on March 28, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
we could use your input in our Tactical Building Blocks group. We are on the side under featured groups.
This group will focus on aggressive interior firefighting. We will address tactics that increase your chance of not getting jammed up and cover what actions to undertake if you do.We will cover some big issues as well as small tactical tips
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At 11:08am on March 28, 2008, Dave Walsh said…
Welcome!!!!!
 
 
 

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