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Spencer L. Garden
  • 52, Male
  • Tulsa, OK
  • United States
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Spencer Garden - Tulsa Fire

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Lives in:
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tulsa Fire
Training Officer
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Apparatus Response and Safety
Emerging/Growing EMS Concerns
Potential adoption of Patient Transport
Safety Issues - (seatbelts, heat related issues, fire tactics, etc.
Professional Qualifications:
12 years fire service experience
MS state fire school smoke diver graduate
B.S. in Public Relations
Associates Degree in Fire Protection
8 + years experience as a Fire Paramedic
Disaster Relief Volunteer to Long Beach, MS - Hurricane Katrina
Firefighter Combat Challenge Veteran
Topics you provide training for:
New Fire Cadets - Essentials of Firefighting 4th Ed.
Thermal Imaging Class
Rapid Intervention Class
Calling the Mayday Class
Introduction to the Fire Service for fire cadets in training
Paramedic response & actions
Vehicle Extrication Class
Forcible Entry Class
Areas of expertise:
Fire Attack Operations
Fire Service Foundational Training
Started the fire service in 1996 with a smaller regional fire department. Began with the Tulsa Fire Department in 1998. Was a member of the Tulsa Firefighter's Combat Challenge Team in 1998 and 1999. We ran the relay and the individual events. Attended Paramedic school through the department in 1999. Volunteered to go through the State of Mississippi Smoke Diver course in 2001. Volunteered for Hurricane Katrina relief effort in October of 2005 - 1 week tour-of-duty at Long Beach, MS, Fire Dept. Promoted to Fire Equipment Operator in July of 2006. Tested and acquired Training Officer position January 1, 2008 to present. I have 4 boys 2-17 that keep me busy along with my love for the job.

Spencer in Tulsa

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At 12:49pm on February 23, 2009, Nelson Ojeda said…
Hi Spencer!

How have you been?
At 6:44pm on November 24, 2008, Jenn Ross..aka "J-RO" said…
Have you talked to Mark yet? just let me know what time to meet and where.
At 6:43pm on November 24, 2008, Jenn Ross..aka "J-RO" said…
Spencer, I'm on for the 5th. I don't know if you got my message. I'm up here in this cold place of Vermont. I'll be home tomorrow. Actually I was planning to go to it. Now I'll know some one there. I'll buy lunch, cause I was going to ask you out for lunch that day..LOL great minds think alike. I came up with a idea. I think you'll like.
At 9:58am on November 20, 2008, Spencer L. Garden said…
hey man i really appreciate the sfd translation. shoulda known. i was pretty sure capt. marlar and caldwell knew ya. they are awesome instructors and glad to be paired with them. hope to meet ya soon. sounds like we may at one of jen's dept. functions. take care.
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At 10:06pm on November 13, 2008, Nelson Ojeda said…
Hi Spencer,
Just wanted to know how have you been... we need to go out some time. We are getting ready to take that mayday class to Chile and we have more and more Departments from different Latin American countries signing up for that. Thanks for your support.

At 7:24pm on November 11, 2008, Jenn Ross..aka "J-RO" said…
Thank you so much for the invite. I really enjoyed it last night. I was impressed, and That takes alot Keep up the great work. Talk soon
At 5:37pm on November 6, 2008, Jenn Ross..aka "J-RO" said…
Graves huh?????????? you forgot who taught me everything.....they don't call me FRY's little sister for nothing.......Jenn
At 3:23pm on November 6, 2008, Spencer L. Garden said…
we worked the flashover simulator for half of the cadets on last friday and we'll work it for the other half tomorrow morning. It is a great learning tool. Observation of fire and smoke behavior is very cool. Plus just the general being close to the fire and heat is exciting to me. love it.
At 9:07pm on November 1, 2008, Nate Morgans said…
When is the FDIC?

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