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Ron Givens
  • 37, Male
  • Cape Coral, FL
  • United States
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Lives in:
Cape Coral, FL
South Trail Fire District
Firefighter/Paramedic/Acting Engineer
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Staffing, Ladder Company Ops, RIT, Closest Unit Response, ALS, FF Safety & Survival, Extrication
Professional Qualifications:
Co Founder of Facebook training page SUAT "Shut Up And Train"
Florida Instructor 2
Florida Pump Operator
Live Fire Instructor
Areas of expertise:
Nobody is an expert, but I consider myself well knowledgable in search techniques, VES, hose advancement, tactics, RIT, extrication and medical.
I started as volunteer in NJ for 4 years in 2002. I served as Jr FF and then became FF when I turned 18. I moved to Florida in January 2006. Went to EMT and Fire school and became a nationally registered FF/EMT. I now work for South Trail Fire District in Fort Myers, FL where I am on my to becoming a Sr. Firefighter. I have been there since 2008. I am an acting Engineer, and now a Paramedic. I am also Florida Fire Instructor 2, Live Fire Instructor, and Pump Operator.
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At 10:13am on July 9, 2008, Anthony Avillo said…
what's up ron?
hope u find this site effective for your trainng needs
If u can't find it here, u can't find it
At 2:32pm on June 13, 2008, Ron Burkhardt Jr said…
Good to see you on here get some pics huh. Especially of the other day. Remember you may be on the job in Fla but your still our freshfish!
At 2:09am on June 13, 2008, David Ebel said…
Hi Ron,

Please allow me to introduce you to our special site for responders. It was designed for firefighters and other responders by responders. It is a great place to meet and have fun, join discussions and forums, play games and just have fun on good days. When you have a "bad call" it is a safe place to vent, debrief or let it all out to others that are there for you. Many of those here are trained in CISM and are peer counselors. Others are skilled at even more knowledgeable levels ... all here for you or your friends when needed. With over 25 years of firefighting and chaplaincy I can appreciate the need for as sight that is safe and helpful

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Chaplain David Ebel
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At 9:28pm on June 12, 2008, Steve Gooley said…
Welcome to the New Jersey Group. Make sure you invite your fellow New Jersey Brothers. This is your group so feel free to pass on some knowledge, start or join any discussion, or if you’re looking for a place to vent, vent away,

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