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New person from Colorado

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FireRanger939584, May 29, 2008.

  1. FireRanger939584

    FireRanger939584 Monkey++

    I posted a little reply in the check in thread. However I decided to post this thread with a little more about myself. I am 25, married, one 3 y/o daughter, with another kid on the way. I currently live in Loveland, Colorado and I work overnights doing security at a hi-tech company in Fort Collins. I guess that I have always been into preparedness to some degree since I was a cub and boy scout. When I turned 14 I joined a local fire company as part of their pre-cadet program and a local search and rescue explorer post. The SAR gig really opened up my eyes to being prepared (hey it looks bad if the search team gets lost). I thought it was crazy that people could be so blind, stupid or whatever to go into mother nature without a care in the world thinking their cell phone was all they needed for a "day hike". Anyways, I enlisted as a reservisist with the military and I think that gave me some great experiences and training. I know I learned alot about myself anyways from being in it. I kind of always knew that the government cannot take care of all its citizens in the event of a large emergency from being involved in emergency services. However Katrina was a real wake up call for me. So now I am out getting prepared and roaming the internet learning what I can to better prepare myself for the unpredictable future.
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Welcome aboard, Fireranger939584. Like as not, you'll find new ideas here to go along with the stuff you already know. Please tell us what all blunders have been made that activates SAR, we might just be making those same mistakes.
  3. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    A good welcome to the forum.
  4. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Welcome Aboard
  5. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Welcome to the Board!
  6. FireRanger939584

    FireRanger939584 Monkey++

    It's not what we the SAR team did, it was seeing human behavior during our disaster recovery missions and how unprepared some people can be when it comes to the wilderness. One incident for example is a pizza delivery guy drove through a flooded out road and got swept away just to deliver a pizza. Come on the pizza being delivered is not worth taking a chance like that.
  7. thepatriot1976

    thepatriot1976 Resigned Membership

  8. CBMS

    CBMS Looking for a safe place

  9. LondonCalling

    LondonCalling Monkey++

    Hello & Welcome FireRanger939584
  10. alice1rn

    alice1rn Monkey++

    Welcome to the forum from an RN in Loveland!!!
  11. Gnarly

    Gnarly Authority Questioner

    Welcome to the forum from an RN in Western Kentucky!
    ----Gnarly aka attitudeRN [troll]
  12. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Welcome aboard
  13. andy

    andy Monkey+++

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