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VA announces final community care regulations under MISSION Act

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5-Jun-2019 -The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the publication in the…Continue

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Texas city offers HS students basic EMT, firefighter certification options

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ST. CLOUD FIRE RESCUE FIREFIGHTERS OUTFITTED WITH BALLISTIC VESTS

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Greetings everyone,Let me introduce myself.... I'm Rev. Matthew Koscielski, most people call me Matt or Matty.I'm a Ham Radio Operator from Central Minnseota, born and raised in the heart of…Continue

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About Me
I'm a full time minister with my own ministry. Besides that I'm a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, who is a member of the International Radio Emergency Support Coalition (IRESC), Skywarn and Amater Radio Emergency Services (ARES)
Happily married to my blind date, since 1996.
Where Do You Live Now? (City, State)
Wadena, MN
What Branch Of Public Safety Are You?
Civilian
Rank/Position
Skywarn Spotter, Ham Radio Emergency Net Control Officer
Certifications
Skywarn
IS-100 / ICS-100
IS-271
IS-371
Name Of Station Or Base Of Operations
Station Callsign: KD0JZI
Civilian Support Team
Non Profit Disaster Relief
Favorite Quote
Three things will last forever--faith, hope, and love--and the greatest of these is love
Heroes
Kirby Puckett
The men and women of New York who were there during 9/11 and risked every thing to make a diffrence.
Why Did I Join USFRA.org?
Education, Basic Information, Networking, Seeking Civilian Volunteer Opportunities, Enthusiast, Friends Only
How Did You Hear About USFRA?
Google, Surfing, Stumbled Across

Rev. Matthew Lawrence Koscielski's Blog

Winter Survival 101

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 9:35pm 2 Comments

Here's something I once posted on a Truckers forum, when I was truck driving......



A little story first......

I once woked in a small Central Minnesota town and on one winters night got off work early. I started my car and head the 12 miles home. Next thing I know, the car dies. Anyone that lives out in the "boonies" knows what nights are on a deserted highway, dead, no one around for miles. Well it was 25 degrees out, a decent night for Mid January in Minnesota. I decided to… Continue

Central Minnesota town of Wadena hit by an F4 Tornado

Posted on June 24, 2010 at 8:30pm 2 Comments

On June 17, 2010 at aproximately 17:10 CST an F4 tornado ripped through the town of Wadena, MN. Devastating the entire west side, detroying over 200 homes and injuring 30+ people. Fortunately no one was killed.

I had actually just droped my wife off at work, for her shift when I heard the call over my ham radio that spotters noticed a tornado just south of town. I pulled over and watched it as it ripped the town I know in half. Got pictures of the town shortly afterwards on my…

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At 1:18pm on June 3, 2013,
USFRA Staff
Fyre Walker
said…

Happy Birthday Rev. Matt!

At 9:03am on June 3, 2012,
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Janet Liebsch
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Happy birthday Reverend..!

At 4:10am on June 3, 2012, Etta said…

Happy Birthday

At 10:05pm on June 3, 2011,
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Fyre Walker
said…
Happy Birthday Rev.!
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At 8:14am on June 3, 2011,
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Janet Liebsch
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Hope you have a wonderful birthday Rev.
At 12:08pm on June 3, 2010,
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Janet Liebsch
said…
Sunny birthday wishes from 'zona Rev..!!
At 4:54pm on June 2, 2010,
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Fyre Walker
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At 8:07pm on April 25, 2010,
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Capt. D Lewis
said…
Welcome to USFRA. Glad to have you aboard.
At 1:00pm on April 25, 2010,
USFRA Staff
Fyre Walker
said…
Hi Reverend, welcome to USFRA!
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