Bios

Patrick    is a career lieutenant with a mid-sized urban department.  He started in the fire service in 1998 as a volunteer and has since served in training, incident safety, and suppression capacities on both sides of the fire service.  He has a graduate certificate in homeland security from Texas A&M, and is currently working on a master’s in Fire and Emergency Management Administration from Oklahoma State University.

Josh    is a career training officer with a large countywide volunteer fire department in the midwest.  He has been in the fire service since 2003 and recently graduated from the master’s program in Fire and Emergency Management Administration from Oklahoma State University.

Doug     is a career firefighter/driver, EMS compliance coordinator, newly christened investigator, and chief toilet scrubber with a small combination department.  He is currently assigned to regional technical rescue and hazmat assets.  He has been in the fire service since 2000 and has previously served in a small volunteer department and a large career department.  He tolerated previous employment in private EMS (contracted for municipal urban 911 response) as a field medic, clinical training assistant, and logistics supervisor, first with a company that disbanded and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and then for another that was sold to an out-of-state corporate conglomerate.  Doug is a relatively new father to a son who is not sure why Mommy (an ICU RN) and Daddy both come home smelling like old people.

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