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John D. Calamia
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  • Drexel Hill, PA
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Lives in:
Drexel Hill, PA
Upper Darby Fire Department
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Budget, Staffing, & Training
Professional Qualifications:
ProBoard/IFSAC Fire Officer IV
ProBoard/IFSAC Fire Instructor II
ProBoard/IFSAC Fire Inspector II
Proboard/IFSAC Rescue Technician
(Rope, Vehicle/Machinery, Confined Space, Trench)
ProBoard/IFSAC HazMat Technician
ProBoard/IFSAC Health & Safety Officer
ProBoard/IFSAC Safety Officer
NREMT Paramedic
PA State Fire Academy Instructor (Ropes & Rigging, High Angle Rescue, & RIT)
Topics you provide training for:
Basic Firefighting
Ropes & Rigging
High Angle Rescue
Areas of expertise:
Ropes, Rigging, & High Angle Rescue
I am a 33 year old Career Firefighter/Paramedic with 17 years experience in both the volunteer and career sides of the fire/rescue service. I am currently employed as a Firefighter/Paramedic assigned to Engine/Tower Ladder 74 of the Upper Darby Fire Department, a mid-sized combination department located just west of the City of Philadelphia. I am currently a PA State Fire Academy Local Level instructor for ropes & rigging, high angle rescue, & RIT. I am also an IBEW Union Trained Journeyman Electrician by trade. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my wife Nicole, daughter Brianna (12), son John Anthony (1), and the family dog Casey.

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