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Lives in:
suburbs of chicago
Northlake Fire Protection District
Firefighter/Paramedic -EMS Coordinator
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Finally have a grasp on the EMS side of the Fire Service. We have successfully completed one and a half years of In_house EMS. Now I am a mentor to other departments trying to save their jobs by doing the same thing.
Professional Qualifications:
Fire Officer 1, Instructor 2, FSVO, FAE, Vehicle Machinery-Operations, Haz Mat Tech A, Advance Hazmat Life Support, NREMT-P, ACLS, ITLS,PEPP,Emergency Medical Dispatcher, Union Sec/Treas
Topics you provide training for:
Instructor for Fire Service Women of Illinois, generally speaking I teach SCBA and Basic Firefighting.
Preceptor for Loyola University Medical Center paramedic students.
CPR Instructor through AHA .Lead Instructor through NAEMSE/IDPH
Areas of expertise:
SCBA, EMS Set-up and Transition. I love Truck work.
15 years total fire service experience. 6 Fulltime, 9 as a Paid On Call. Currently the Dept EMS Coordinator. Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Service Management.
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At 9:14pm on October 7, 2008, Joe McClelland said…
It was good to meet you this weekend down in Champaign. Thanks for all your help. It made it easier on us having you with John and I. I hope to work with you again.

Stay safe Sister.

At 1:43pm on July 3, 2008, Cheryl Horvath said…
Hey Brenda! Thanks for listening in on the podcast. Have a safe 4th!

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