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Jim Byers
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Lives in:
Lewisville Tx.
Lewisville Fire Department
Firefighter/Paramedic............Honor Guard Commander
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
My department has meny issues that we take to hart everyday. They start with safety, training and mentoring. this starts at the top and goes to every person in the department
Professional Qualifications:
intermediate Firefighter
Intermediate Fire Instructor
Paramedic instructor
Topics you provide training for:
I am a classroom and a live fire flashover instructor
Areas of expertise:
I am not a expert at anything there are a few topics that I might know more about then others
I live and work in L:ewisville Tx. I was a vol firefighter for 13 years before I got hired by Keller Fire Rescue where I worked for 4 years. I then went to work for Lewisville Fire Department where I have work for just over 6 years. I am the Honor Guard Commander here in Lewisville and I am sure that there are some great Honor Guards around this country but I will stack my guys against any of them

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At 12:17pm on February 5, 2009, Roger Groves said…

It was true Honor and privilege working with you at the funerals for or fallen brothers in Kilgore. Your commitment to honoring these brothers shows your dedication to never forgetting a fallen firefighter. If you ever need anything in the future give me a call and we will be there. Hope to see you at the Symposium Lewisville is hosting, if not me then some of our Honor Guard members will be there.
At 10:01pm on September 8, 2008, Brandon Woodward said…
Hey Jimbo...Just a word of encouragement...Any company will be better having you on the roster. It is an honor to have someone of your caliber on the board, and we look forward to having you.
At 8:30am on May 5, 2008, Mark Lee said…
Yea, I missed being able to get over there. Trying to figure out where we are at with the new responsibilities and all. I saw a short you tube video performance in front of the hall that was pretty cool.
Hope it went well and I look forward to seeing you guys soon...
At 10:14am on May 4, 2008, Tiger Schmittendorf said…
Thanks Jim -

That's great to hear that we're not as crazy as we thought we were. LOL

I'd greatly appreciate it if you could send me any supporting materials from the symposium.

Thanks in advance.
At 10:18am on April 17, 2008, Jeff Patterson said…
Thank you for getting back with me. Great plug for the Chief's book. I've been meaning to get it anyway. Take care....
At 11:58am on April 13, 2008, Jeff Patterson said…
Thanks for the kind words. If I could guess on your friends from Clearwater it would be Doug Swartz and Pete Georgantas? I was the Special Ops Chief responsible for the Honor Guard and a member of the Honor Guard. I've got a question for you? Chief Lasky mentioned a dedication program for new apparatus. Any chance I could get a copy? We are putting some in service and wanted to start this tradition. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
At 9:07am on April 7, 2008, Christi Haymore said…
I forgot....Yes I am one of the founding members of Sun Coast FOOLS.
At 9:03am on April 7, 2008, Christi Haymore said…
If you mean Seminole in Pinellas County, I am 45mins south. I'll look into the name, it doesn't ring a bell, but I am awful with names. I reconize people and just say "I know you" :)
At 10:55am on April 4, 2008, K.T. Pettijohn said…
I am a member of the Terre Haute Fire Dept honor guard. we currently have 5 members, and wear the Departments Class A's with the only thing different is red shoulder cords, and an honor guard badge are added. we are currently trying to build with our new administration, we had almost 0 support from the last administration. We are looking to a lot of other departments right now, trying to come up with some procedures, and rule for what type of funerals get what services. its great to hear a little about other departments. K.T. Pettijohn
At 3:46pm on March 27, 2008, Tiger Schmittendorf said…
Please do Jim. Let me know how it goes.

Lead them back to the blog to leave some feedback.

I'd love to attend the symposium but don't currently have the means to do so.

Best of luck. Stay in touch.

Stay safe. Train often.

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