1. Tell us about yourself and why you decided to join the fire service
I wasn’t one of those guys who had planned for most of my life to become a firefighter. In fact, I had just been discharged from the US Army in February 1970 and was trying to decide what to do with my life. I ran into a friend
Success comes from being good at what we do. Success also comes from being fulfilled at the actions we are taking part in. How do we get to that end state? How do we measure it? How do we qualify it? I think about what makes me successful and how I get there. Then it hit me like Brad French hitting
In our youthful days, we relished the summer months. This period allowed us to enjoy summer vacation trips; have fun in the warm weather; delight in the long days; stay up late; sleep in; and visit friends and relatives who we normally did not see throughout the school year. As we got older, the bre
In May I moved to the sleepy little town of Morattico, where two roads intersect along the side of the Rappahannock River in Virginia. A post office, the size of a small cottage, and a waterman’s museum that celebrates the history of the area comprise our local commerce. Nightly I walk to the museum
1. How many members do you have in your department? Do you represent career, volunteer, or a combination of both?
The Orange County Fire Rescue Department has 1400 personnel that serve the residents and visitors of Orange County, Florida.
2. How many are assigned to your training division?