First responders sound off thread

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First responders sound off thread

Post by Deputydave » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:12 pm

I'll start off. Been a Deputy for just over 27 years now. In addition to normal duties I've been a Firearms and Defensive Tactics instructor for just over 22 years. Several specialty instructor certifications including PCR (Physical Conflict Resolution which is a short way of saying Aikijujutsu and Systema), SPEAR, Boatman Edged Weapon Defense, Israeli Instinctive Shooting and Israeli Hisardut Defensive Tactics.

Current duty weapon is the Glock 21.3 and off duty is a Glock 26.4. Both loaded with the Gold Dot.

Who else is a first responder here?
Survival and Emergency Preparedness

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Post by Firemedic2000 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:48 pm

Firefighter Paramedic recently retired
In the Government's/Elitist eye's I'm a Terrorist for believing in the Constitution and taking an oath to defend it instead of destroying it

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Post by Keith » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:18 pm

Firefighter paramedic here too.

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Post by patw » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:21 pm

^^^Good for you brother. I have 25+ years in the f.d. but not all of the time in the same dept., so I have another 2-3 to go.

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Post by Clyde621 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:37 pm

LEO for 30 years in NC. been retired since 2000. Moved to Fl 5 years ago.

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Post by exbluelight » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:14 am

Retired District Lieutenant, FHP. exbluelight (ebl)

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Post by FfNJGTFO » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:26 am

Retired NREMT

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Post by jimmac » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:16 pm

Retired Fire LT> 20 full time 6 vol and 2 more currently running. in Fla, oh yea 7 vol with local PD

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Post by Flashooter22 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:50 am

15 year deputy here. Was a Field Training Officer for 7 years, last 4 years have been as a Violent Crimes/Homicide detective.

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Post by Miami_JBT » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:43 pm

11 years here in LE.

Started off as a reserve Got picked up full time shortly afte. Have worked the gamut between pushing a marked unit in uniform patrol, working IA, working corrections, doing protective and dignitary protection, and now I ride a desk pushing paper and investigating financial cirmes.

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