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Steve West
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  • Greenville, NC
  • United States
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Greenville Fire Department
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Dedication, Pride, Loyalty
Professional Qualifications:
• I have been a volunteer firefighter with #9 Township in Jasper, NC 1998-Present
• Employed with the City of Greenville as a Firefighter/EMT 2001-Present
• Certified Fire Instructor 2001-Present
• North Carolina Paramedic certificate received 2004
• Member of the Greenville Urban Search and Rescue Team 2005-Present
• SAFE Teens Instructor 2005-Present
• Paramedic with the Town of Winterville 2005-Present
• Letter of Accommodation for Life saved during fire 2005
• Member of Greenville Fire /Rescue hiring committee 2006-Present
• Truck Company Instructor Train-the Trainer Certified 2006
• NC Breathing Equipment School Graduate FALL 2007
• National Fire Academy Certificate Firefighter Safety mayday Training 2007
• National Fire Academy Certificate Firefighter Hands on Training mayday 2007
• Recertified Fire Instructor OSFM 2007
• Rapid Intervention Team Instructor 2007
• Recertified North Carolina Paramedic October 2008
• Promoted to the Rank of Fire/ Rescue II 2008
• FEMA Certifications ; IS-00005, IS-00100, IS00200, IS-00200FW, IS-00700, IS-00800
• Home Sprinkler System installation Technician 2008
• OSFM Fire Officer I Portfolio Approved January 2009
• Throughout my childhood I was involved with the Boy Scouts of America in which I attained the rank of Eagle Scout. I am very much still involved with the Boy Scouts today as a Scout Instructor.
• I am a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church
• I am involved with the Special Olympics of North Carolina as a Coach and supporter for kids and adults with special needs.
• I am a member of the North Carolina Masons where we assist children at the Oxford orphanage.
• I am a member of the North Carolina Sudan Shriners where we help crippled and burned children.
• I am a member of #9 Township Volunteer Fire Department.
• East Carolina University Athletic supporter 2006- Present
• Eastern NC SAFE Teens instructor
• Firefighter Survival Instructor
• Rapid Intervention Instructor
• Committee member for Firefighter Survival
Areas of expertise:
Truck Company Ops
Firefighter Survival
Brotherhood & loyalty

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A Firefighters Glove

A Firefighter's Gloves hold many things, From elderly arms to a kids

broken swing, From the hands they shake and the backs they pat, To

the tiny claw marks of another treed cat. At 2 am they are filled

with the chrome, From the DWI who was on her way home. And the

equipment they use to roll back the dash, From a family of 6 she

involved in the crash. The brush rakes in Spring wear the palms out,

When the wind does a "90" to fill them with doubt. The thumb of… Continue

Posted on May 6, 2009 at 7:58am

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At 3:27pm on July 17, 2009, Frank Ricci said…
Steve, I will be away till the 27th. I am taking a break from all the press and DC politics over our case. Please call me on the 27th or after. I would love to help you out. 203-285-4907
At 4:22pm on May 1, 2009, Mark C Glass said…
Capt. kay said it best today, we have hoesmen and then we have firefighters. Problem is there are more of them than use and that's a damn shame
At 9:15am on April 28, 2009, Mark C Glass said…
Thanks for the invite BROTHER

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