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    One year ago I joined Dodgingtown Volunteer Fire Dept. in Newtown CT. We are one district of a huge five district town. We get about 150 calls a year. Currently we have about 30 members 10-15 of which frequently go to calls.

    We have a 1987 Maxim 1500gpm pumper, a 1991 Volvo chassis E-one Body 2800 gallon tanker, a 1980 chevy 1 ton chassis with a 300gpm minipump that we use as our brush truck, and finally we have a 1989 ford f-350 ambulance body rig that we use for our rescue truck.

    The rescue truck is the one to which i have been assigned on as an engineer. I do all the weekly and montly checks, clean the truck, organize the and test the tools, recomend repairs and upgrades, as well perform some basic maintenance functions.

    In september i started taking my EMT class. I just took the practical test and am scheduled to take the written a few days after my 18th birthday in february.

    I am sheduled to take fire one from april to june and hopefully our dpt will be sending 3 or four of us to the CT fire academy this summer for a few day classes.

    I am very excited to continue to help my department which has, due to many resons, become stagnant over the last few years. I am hoping firehouse.com will give me opportunities to expand my extreamly small and limited knowledge base.

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    Not the end of the earth but I can see it from here...


    Welcome aboard, DFD! I had typed a nice long welcoming schpiel but lost it when I tried to post. I don't feel like typing it again....

    I will re post this link....It's humorous but there's a lot of truth to it...

    Chief Dwayne LeBlanc
    Paincourtville Volunteer Fire Department
    Paincourtville, LA

    "I have a dream. It's not a big dream, it's just a little dream. My dream — and I hope you don't find this too crazy — is that I would like the people of this community to feel that if, God forbid, there were a fire, calling the fire department would actually be a wise thing to do. You can't have people, if their houses are burning down, saying, 'Whatever you do, don't call the fire department!' That would be bad."
    — C.D. Bales, "Roxanne"

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    that link was funny and true. Good call dmleblanc. Thanks for the welcome

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