California Firefighter I, II and Certified Fire Officer, Chief Officer, Fire Instructor III
Topics you provide training for:
I manage the Training Division for a 150+ personnel department.
Areas of expertise:
Structural firefighting, fire ground pumping, extrication, command and control, management, and level I instructor.
I joined the Fire Service as a Reserve in 1983. I have been employed full time since 1988. I have held the ranks of Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain and Battalion Chief. I am a Registered Instructor with the California State Fire Marshals Office and am a Department Training Officer. I don't really like working days but I love the Fire Service, and I am trying to do my part to reduce Line of Duty Deaths.
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Enjoyed your recent article in Fire Engineering regarding RIT. One aspect of RIT that is seldom addressed in getting in service. As a F/F in DC I recognized a capability gap in getting in service fast and safely with my RIT. I developed a RIT kart, (TURK) Turnell, Universal, Rescue, Kart. It’s a fast and simple way of deploying the RIT basket. Guys love it because it’s simple. I have not approached the west coast yet because I'm not sure how they deploy their RIT. Take a look at our website and let me know what you think. My contact info is on the website. www.turkrescue.com
Man my doctor upped my pain killers to morphine pills. So now I'm on morphine pills, norco pain killers, vicodin, xanax and soma. I feel like I'm in a constant la la land. This sucks. No pain, but still sucks feeling this way.
That is crazy about the college thing lol. Yeah, I've been on the pain killers for a while now, since the original injury. Sometimes I stop taking them for a week or two and I feel myself get kinda shaky for a day or two, so I won't be taking that many. I've decided I will be returning to the service after my physical rehab, so most likely the summer of next year.
Hello there, I see that you posted in the past about CAFS. I have posted a reply on another thread. Please check it out. Please feel free to contact me with any of your questions. I believe that I can help you out.
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