What I have Brought to My Department
In this, my seventh year in my department, being in my mid 50s and all that, I have brought a talent for doing research on a wide variety of subjects, including transportation related (such as railroads, bus lines, etc.) and grant eligible items the department needs. It's part of my way of showing that there IS more to the fire service than just the front line people and their rigs and tools. There is also the group of people who do the administrative work, do research projects as I am called upon to do from time to time by my department's Secretary to whom I am her assistant. Besides all that, I have contributed a degree of reliability when it comes to attending meetings, that some of our active guys do not bother with. In over six years in my department, I have only missed two meetings and been late for one. It is a degree of reliability I take great pride in. They can count in me to be there when needed. And the best is yet to come.