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Old 06-29-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 06-29-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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A job you only do for self gradification as it is very thankless

Thank you for all your years of service first and formost I have 15 years of police fire and ems dispacth (still on the job) and 13 years as a volunteer fire fighter (as our town is still all volunteer or call . You have to love the job to do it and everday is a different experience.

And to all the Veterans out there thank you as well for all your wonderful thankless service and to your families as well.

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Old 06-29-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
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I've been involved in Public Safety since 2005 when I joined the local Police Explorer Post (like the Boy Scouts, which I also am an Eagle, but for PD). I still remain on as an advisor.

Current I work as a Firefighter/EMT-Intermediate and I also assist in Emergency Management.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:58 PM   #4
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:08 PM   #5
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I'm currently a career fire medic 5 years. Been in EMS for 12 years. Long time to go before retirement.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:09 PM   #6
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Sounds like we've got some interesting stories to share.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:43 PM   #7
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Retired in November after 34 years of service with the Lubbock Fire Department. Finished up my career as the emergency management coordinator for the city. I also served for 10 years in the training division as a Captain and Battalion Chief. I still instruct in our two local fire acadamies and I am active in out Regional Incident Managment Team which assists with local and state disasters (hopefully it will be a quite hurricane season in Texas). Congratulations on your retirement
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:16 PM   #8
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This is my 25th year in EMS. Five years as an EMT and 20 as a Paramedic. I've spent 18 years volunteer Fire, 5 years full time Fire and 4 years combo Fire/EMS. This is my 15th year as EMS Technologies instructor at the local college. And still at it! Had to give up the Fire due to adult onset of asthma, but still love Public Safety. Glad to see all of the Public Safety brothers and sisters here! Congrats on the retirement!
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:26 PM   #9
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:32 PM   #10
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Congratulations on your retirement!

I have been with the Phoenix Police Department for 17 years now. The first 5 years were in patrol. The next 7 years as a motorcycle officer with the Traffic Bureau with the responsibilities of traffic/DUI enforcement and the investigation of traffic collisions. The last 5 years and currently I am a detective assigned to our Vehicular Crimes Unit where I am a criminal investigator and traffic collision reconstructionist with the responsibility of investigating serious and fatal injury traffic collisions which occur within our jurisdiction.


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