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  • JHtheFireman
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    rookie

    I'm 19 been in the FD for four years and Certified here in SC for about two years as 1152-Interior firefighter, 1 year as hazmat ops First responder, certified in auto extrication, and I am going to school for EMT-Basic, and am probably going to go on through to paramedic. ----- Just thought I'd share ;)

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  • Rednekdaddy
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    I was a paramedic for 15 years then I had to retire due to health reasons, but that has improved to the point that I'm just starting the process of getting back into the EMS field!

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  • lady_banjo
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    Am the 3rd Asst. Chief & Training Officer for a rural department in Michigan. Joined 13 years ago. (Time flies!)

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  • Niki09
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    Mom started the business, when I was 4 she became a medic. When I was 11 she sustained a back injury and then had twins, and left the business until about a year ago, now she teaches at the local college. (Between that time, she was with the sheriff & did A LOT of work with Columbine) (she wasn't a sheriff, she was a paid victims advocate) She is also with the Fallen FF and travels to meet families when there is a death. She loves the job, but can't do it anymore because of a back and ankle injury. So those who can't do, teach. Her students love her!

    Mom and Dad met at the firehouse in '92 and married in '93, dad got on metro fire dept here in denver in '95 and has been a medic with them since. He is also wildland, fema, and works for 2 private ambos and the fallen FF. Yeah he likes to keep busy... LOVES the job!

    In 2003 I went off to EMT school & joined the volunteer dept my parents met at. I HATED it, fire is NOT my thing. I finished school and stuck on the dept for a while before being introduced to law enforcement by a close friend. I was hooked and now I'm the "cop in the family" (I'm working on my degree, my dream department won't hire without one & I am also doing forensics as I find it fascinating)

    My hubby (his dad is former drug task force PD from the 70's ) is waiting on his written and will then be NREMT. He is testing with my dad's firehouse & several others. He is also working on his EKG course and a degree in fire science.

    Both of my parents teach at the local college & my dad is a CPR instructor as well. So we're pretty deep rooted in the fire dept. If it wasn't for the firehouse, my parents wouldn't have met and I wouldn't be as lucky to have the family I have now!

    god bless the rest of you! I know how hard this job can be!

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  • Diesel
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    appreciate it andy

    i was and am perfectly fine for now, and we have a really good debrief process and support system.. But I TRULY appreciate the offer. It's def not easy

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  • langloisandy
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    no such thing as a good one..

    Diesel, BTDT, all of them are bad....ALL.

    PM/Email me for my phone # if you need to debrief. (or scream/cry/bitch)

    Andy

    Originally posted by Diesel View Post
    Just got home from working a BAD double fatality... i'm wiped out

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  • Moira
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    I don't *do* trauma, never have.
    But I have come across more than a few drunks
    stumbling from their cars that didn't have enough
    sense to stay out of the dark wet road until help
    came.

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  • Diesel
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    Just got home from working a BAD double fatality... i'm wiped out

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  • Big_Saw
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    NREMT-I CCFM, Haz-Mat FR, Fire Science BS.....

    I hold the certs for my work, but don't practice full-time....

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  • The One
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    Fire Fighter/Rescue

    I once was Cert. Fire Fighter In South Carolina also a member of The Winyah Rescue squad(Land, Sea rescue not medical rescue). Must say I miss both but had to have job that would pay the bills unfortunately FF/Rescue didn't do it. I now work with quite a few different alphabet agencies, and it pays all the bills quite well.

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  • ryantx23
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    Been a Certified Smoke Eater and Paramedic for 11 years... But like Andy, I too have become a hybrid... FF / LEO combined. Currently a Public Safety Officer

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  • langloisandy
    started a topic Former Rescue....

    Former Rescue....

    All,

    A startup post...Former Rescue Squad/EMT/Training Officer for a rural dept.....I then went from Red lights to Blue lights!

    Andy
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