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Hello all. I am new to the Fire Engineering community and am looking forward to sharing information which will not only help us stay safer, but maybe even put a smile on our face.

As a 24-year veteran of the fire service, I have had the opportunity to work as both a volunteer and career firefighter. In the US Coast Guard, I practiced maritime firefighting as well. No matter where I've worked, lessons are there for the taking. As a career firefighter, I've never forgotten where I came from. I know that being a volunteer firefighter has its own challenges, and accomplishments.

My primary job is as a driver for Engine 23 for the Muskegon Fire Department. In future writings, I'll share some of my experiences and ideas for fireground operations as a first-due pump operator. Since our department has as many as 12 firefighters per shift, and as few as 9, our pump operators have found it necessary to multi-task while setting up for a fire attack.

I'll keep you posted...or is it blogged?

Stay safe and low.

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