Thank you for being who you are and caring enough to read and learn more about ways to make your department better. Remember to take a moment during the 2010 Fire/EMS Health, Safety & Survival week to review what you can do to make your next EMS run safer. Be safe everyone and thank you for serving!
RYAN PENNINGTON, a Firehouse.com Contributing Editor, is a firefighter/paramedic with the Charleston, WV, Fire Department. He is currently assigned to Station 7 and a member of the West Virginia Task Force 1 USAR team. He has over 15 years of combined fire, rescue and EMS experience. Ryan is currently a West Virginia State Instructor 2, Hazmat Technician, and Certified Fire Officer 2. Ryan was a guest on the Engine Company Operations in Today's Buildings podcast on Radio@Firehouse. You can reach Ryan by e-mail at Ryan33@suddenlink.net.