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I am active with Emergency Management and Amateur Radio Emergency Services .
I retired with 22 years as a Fire Chief with the DOD Fire Protection, U.S. Army
Where Do You Live Now? (City, State)
What Branch Of Public Safety Are You?
Chief, Pulaski County Search and Rescue Team
Emergency Management Concerns for the 1st responder in Terrorism and Disasters
Hazardous Materials Incident Response: Operations June 2005
Hazardous Materials Incident Response: Awareness June 2003
Terrorism, Preparedness, and Public Health: An Introduction June 2004
Preparedness & Community Response to Pandemics December 2005
Introduction to Terrorism Awareness October 2004
Chemical Terrorism Awareness October 2004
Pediatric Terrorism Awareness March 2005
Agroterrorism Extension August 2005
Unified Command- Awareness May 2005
Plant Biosecurity Management Course January 2005
Bioterrorism Awareness October 2004
KY ARES Emergency Communications Course Levels- I, II, III September 2003
PA EMA Emergency Management Course for Elected Officials February 2003
PA EMA The Emergency Management Services Act of 1978 February 2003
PA EMA Emergency Response to Terrorism February 2003
NYSEMO Incident Command System ICS I-100 February 2003
Licensed Tattooist, Body Piercer, Brander June 2003
Red Cross, Universal Precautions for Tattoo Artist & Body Piercers November 2008
Anthrax & Bioterrorism Awareness March 2003
Emergency Response Planning May 2005
Evacuation Coordinator May 2005
Bloodborne Pathogens June 2005
Hazardous Materials Response - Awareness May 2008
Infection Control & Blood borne Pathogen Course June 2006
Fire and Arson Investigation March 2002
Private Investigator (Advance), United States Academy of Private Investigation January 2002
Private Investigator (Basic), United States Academy of Private Investigation May 2001
NFPA Firefighter 1 Certification March 1990
Missouri Firefighter 1 Certification February 1990
Making a Difference Fire Officer's Role August 1990
Fire Attack Strategy and Tactics of Initial Company Response August 1990
National Registry Firefighter 3 Certification April 1986
Alaska Emergency Medical Technician II December 1986
Alaska Emergency Medical Technician I May 1986
Alabama Emergency Medical Technician/Driver April 1983
HAZMAT & Nuclear Firefighting Unit-2 March 1985
HAZMAT & Nuclear Firefighting Unit-1 February 1985
Heavy Rescue 15 hours June 1982
Q534 Emergency Response to Terrorism February 2001
Q318 Fire Service Supervision June 2001
Q118 Community Safety Educator October 2001
NOAA Weather Spotter (Certified) March 2005
NERRTC WMD 001 - Terrorism Awareness for Emergency First Responders September 2001
NERRTC WMD 002 - Emergency Medical Service Concepts for Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents September 2001
NERRTC WMD 003 - Basic Public Works Concepts for WMD Incidents August 2003
NERRTC WMD 004 - WMD Incident Management/Unified Command September 2004
NERRTC WMD 005 - WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders August 2003
NERRTC WMD 006 - Emergency Management Concerns for the First Responder in Terrorism and Disasters July 2006
ARRL EC-001 Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Course Level-I May 2001
ARRL EC-002 Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Course Level-II October 2001
ARRL EC-003 Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Course Level-III October 2006
ARRL EC-006 Radio Frequency Interference December 2002
ARRL EC-007 Satellite Communications August 2002
ARRL EC-008 VHF/UHF - Life Beyond the Repeater March 2003
ARRL EC-009 Antenna Design & Construction October 2003
ARRL EC-010 Technician Licensing January 2002
ARRL EC-011 Radio Frequency Propagation July 2004
ARRL EC-012 Analog Electronics December 2004
Valid Missouri Class F
National Registry of Certified EMCOMM Volunteers , Emergency Communications Specialist II , CERT# 00002 August 2006
Federal Communication's Commission Callsign, Amateur Radio Operator-Technician Class, (WØGAB) September 2000
Federal Communication's Commission Callsign, General Radio Mobile Radio Service, GMRS, (WQEM565) March 2006
Completed All of the FEMA Independent Study Courses
Notary Public, State of Missouri, #08644481 21 December 2012
Name Of Station Or Base Of Operations
Pulaski County Search and Rescue Team
Pulaski County Animal Rescue
Civilian Support Team
Faith Based Disaster Relief, Non Profit Disaster Relief, CERT, Citizen Corps, USA Freedom Corps
Welcome to the USFRA!!! I hope you will find this site informative and fun. We over many things to do. Groups to join, forums to take part in and awesome members to meet and chat with. Plus, be sure to deck out your page with tunes, photos, graphics and blog something for other to read or get to know you with. If you need help, or assistance you can always contact myself, Brian or the Webmaster Fyre for help. Any great ideas or want to be part of the USFRA team....drop us a line! PLEASE make sure you read the SOGs of the site.
Hi Gene, welcome to USFRA!
Please feel free to peruse the plethora of amenities we have to offer, including but not limited to, unlimited uploads of photos and videos, outstanding Forums, USFRA Chat, blogging as well as creating your own group or join a few others.
We have the USFRA Link directory for non profits as well as the Events calendar, where you can contribute your community events, conferences, expos, fundraisers and training schedules.
You are also able to pimp out your profile page to make it uniquely yours by adding graphics or changing themes (see my page for inspiration) if you need any help please let me know!
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for the site, please let me or one of our Admins, Helen or Brian know. We highly encourage our members to suggest features they feel will best enhance their experience here. Don't forget to invite your friends and co-workers!
Take care and stay safe!
USFRA Chief Operations Officer
***Disclaimer: The U. S. First Responders Association is an organization formed to provide our members shared knowledge and resources based on best practices and research available from a myriad of confirmed resources. This website serves as a vehicle to share this information. It is not the intent of our Association to operate for the benefit of private interests, to sponsor or endorse ANY specific agency, vendor, manufacturer or product. Nor is it our intent to support or endorse any political candidate or campaign for elected public office. USFRA is not a government agency.