#3 The age of the Department is very young. 17 members in the Department with only 5 over the age of 40, 2 others older than 30 and the remainder under the age of 26.
Certified through Pro Board as Officer III, Instructor III, Inspector II. Florida certified @ minimum standards, Officer I, Inspector I, Instructor I and Live Fire Training Instructor. Florida Certified Pump and Aerial Operator. Associates Degree in Fire Science Technology.
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What ever requested.
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Incident Command, Rural Water Supply, Search and Rescue, Vehicle Extrication. Wildland Fire Instructor.
I started as a volunteer firefighter in Virginia and volunteered for 28 years there. Served through all ranks including 2 years as Fire Chief. Worked 19 years for Prince William County Fire and Rescue where I left as a Captain, but often served as the acting Battalion Chief. Also spent one year in the communications center and one year in that department. Worked as a part time Adjunct Instructor with the Virginia Department of Fire Programs for at least 10 years. After leaving Prince WIlliam I worked for the Federal Fire Department as a Captain on Vint Hill Farms Station until it closed in 1999. Worked for a while as a Hazardous Materials Specialist on a Haz Mat Team. Relocated to Florida in 2000 and sold Fire Equipment until 2005. After moving to Florida I also joined the Land O'Lakes VFD where I served as a District Chief until December 2002 when I went to work for the City of Brooksville. I am currently a District Chief with the Department and also serve as Training Officer and Haz Mat Staff Officer on our Division of the Hernando County Haz Mat Team.
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