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Timothy Overly
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Profile Information

Lives in:
Van Etten, New York
Elmira Fire Department
Fire Captain/Paramedic
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Budget (or lack thereof)
Professional Qualifications:
Nationally Certified Fire Service Instructor II
NY State Fire Instructor II
Municipal Fire Instructor
Haz Mat Specialist
NYS A-EMT Paramedic
NYS Fire Officer I
Topics you provide training for:
Scene Support Ops
Firefighter I
Firefighter II
Haz Mat 1st Responder Ops
FF Survival
Truck Company Ops
Rescue Technician - Basic
Intro to Fire Officer
Fire Officer I
Incident Safety Officer
Principles of Building Construction - Combustible
Fire Behavior and Arson Awareness
Live Fire Safety
Confined Space Awareness and Safety
Areas of expertise:
Fire Suppression
Haz Mat
Confined Space
I began my Fire career as a volunteer for the Van Etten Volunteer Fire Dept at age 17. I was an active member there for a little over 9 years. I held various Asst. Chief positions for the last 6 years there with the exception of my deployment for Operation Desert Shield/Storm.
I began my employment as a Career firefighter in Feb 1995. I served on Engine and Truck companies but spent most of my early career on the Rescue Unit. In 2000, I became a NYS AEMT-Paramedic. I was assigned as a Lieutenant on the Rescue,upon my promotion in 2003, until the unit was deactivated during our most recent manpower cut. Since then, I have been assigned to Engine 5, where I am currently the House Officer for that Station. This station was built in 1911 and once held horse drawn units and is the oldest active station in our county. As needed, I also am assigned to the Truck company to cover as Acting Captain.
I have been a State Fire Instructor since 2004,Municipal Fire Instructor since 2003, and am an instructor at the New York State Fire Academy for the Recruit Firefighter Training program.
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At 8:15pm on April 6, 2008, Michael Rude said…
Thanks for joining the group Tim! I look forward to the knowledge u have to share.. If u are ever in Indy look me up...stay low and safe!!

At 7:50pm on March 7, 2008, Timothy Overly said…
Thanks for the add.
My favorite Haz Mat Acronyms:
IDLH- I Don't Like Haz Mat (How most FF's Feel)
SUPAC - Sneak Up, Peak Around Corner
CHAOS- Chief Has Another Outstanding Suggestion
At 7:38pm on March 7, 2008, Todd McKee said…
Thank you for joining the HazMAt Group! Please let me know if you need anything. Feel free to visit my site at

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