Series by-Allen Watts
EMS Week is a very important issue and awareness for the public. First responders are on the top of this list and we intend to cover a few series of articles highlighting the greatness and valiant service that these departments provide to the public.
Greenwood Franklin and White River Township have some great Fire Departments. As well as Whiteland Volunteer and other volunteers like Amity.
What does a first responder mean? In all cities including Franklin that means that Franklin Fire department has divided the city in three sections. Each apparatus in that sector will be the first responder in that area. In case of an emergency arises.
But to you it can mean the difference in life and death!
As to what level that included that would mean the highest possible care based on the needs of the situation.
First responders have a great deal of responsibility to the public and Franklin Fire Chief John Henderson holds that responsibility on top priority of seriousness.
EMS Week has taken the time to recognize the people who service the public and offer help. Often the help may include a disaster or life-threatening situation.
Franklin Fire Fighters are of the highest caliber and offer to the public, a professional, well trained organization of fraternal professionals. The 48-professional fire fighters in Franklin are well trained to do professional jobs, in most any case that a first responder may encounter.
Greenwood has a fantastic department under the tutelage of Chief Sipes. For the purpose of simplicity we will talk of Franklin in this article.
The fire fighters are constantly gaining training and experience to better their professional level of service. Often the additional training that many fire fighters receive, are done on a volunteer basis and more importantly on their own time.
Chief Henderson is adamant about the new 911 call center and the benefits of the computer system being installed. Response time will be reduced and the possibility of human error will be reduced to a minimum.
Franklin Fire fighters just had (17 FF) finished high level extradition training. This was all on the Fire Fighters OWN time, according to Chief Henderson. What does this mean to you?
You will be able to know that if a situation should arise that you need such training experts to get you out of a car or maybe farm machinery. You will have the very best rained people taking care of your well being and possible survival. The bottom line is that this people will have the expertise to possible be in the scene and save your life from an otherwise disastrous situation, and can save your life.
The abilities and accomplishment of a fire fighter is not limited to just fires. The fire fighter today needs resources to deal with other things. A situation like a chemical fire could turn a controlled situation into a disaster, if the fire fighters did not have the proper resources to know how to properly treat such a chemical fire.
When you think of resources that a fire fighter might need you must think of what they may respond to form any dispatch call. They might have to answer a drowning victim or a person stuck into a farm bailer machine.
Fire fighters today are more versatile than ever before. They must be prepared to address situation from water rescue to house fire to even extrication of a person in a auto accident or preventing a chemical fire from exploding into a nova.
Franklin fire fighter are seeking to become a source for the community, Meaning they want to become the community resource that others want to learn from. They want to learn and train and share knowledge, so every fire fighter in the area knows how to respond under any situation.
To be a Franklin fire fighter you must be ready and prepared to be the very best you can be, yes, that may be a borrowed term form the U.S. ARMY, but it rings true in our community of first responders.
First responders such as Fire Fighters, Police, EMT ambulance personnel, Emergency rooms, Doctors residents. They all are part of a bigger picture that you should be proud to have within our community.
When you pass an Police officer, Fire Fighter or ambulance EMT on the street or in a grocery store, as all of us have. Take a moment, shake their hands and just say, “Thanks for being YOU”.