Originally Posted by hkreck
I resently retired after 32 years with a career fire dept. and I was wondering how many public safety people we have in the FRF? (Firefighters, Police, EMS, Emergency Management, etc). I finished the job as a Captain/Paramedic served 4 1/2 years in the training division and filled in once in awhile as an acting assist Chief. I also worked for the Iowa State Fire Training Bureau for about 22 years training personnel throughout S/W Iowa. Sound off out there and let see how many of us are here.
I retired as a FAA Airworthiness Inspector assigned to a major air carrier.
While not into "physical" PS as most of you here are (no uniform or weapon, but we do have badges and U.S. creditinals (sp) allowing us access into secure areas and to perform "En Route Flight Deck inspections), the FAA mandate is to ensure that aviation activities are conducted I/A/W federal regulations in order to ensure that the flying public is protected.
I also conducted U.S. civil aircraft crash investigations in parthership with the NTSB.
So I like to think that I was also involved in PS, but from a different side.
My thanks to all of you who perform PS duties.