The morning of Aug. 13, 2004, had firefighters throughout the Tampa Bay area of Florida taking the final steps to prepare themselves, their homes and their community for a threatened strike of Hurricane Charley. The storm, a Category 2 hurricane packing winds over 100 mph, was expected to head...
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Bill Wade has been involved with the fire and EMS services since 1973. He has been with Tampa, FL, Fire Rescue since 1981, where he has served as a firefighter, paramedic, tactical medic, hazardous material technician and is currently a captain assigned as the department’s public information officer. He serves as part-time faculty with the Hillsborough Community College EMS program. Wade has a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of South Florida.