The men and women of Long View Fire
Department form a highly qualified team
dedicated to providing the community with
first quality fire protection services. As is
still common in this and many other parts of  
the country, volunteer and paid on call fire
fighters are the majority and are relied upon
heavily by their respective communities.
While these individuals are occasionally
criticized by "arm chair quarterbacks," it
should be noted that they are held to the
same professional standards as their paid
counterparts. They contribute numerous
hours each month, training, attending
meetings, assisting in apparatus and station
maintenance and of course, fighting fire and
performing other community services. Their
personal sacrifices save the tax payer,
untold amounts of money every year.
Few fire fighters consider themselves to be
heroes. Full time, part time or volunteer,
they get up in the morning, put their pants
on and go to work, just as other Americans
do every day. The Hollywood glamorization
of the American fire fighter is simply that.
Fire fighters do not walk through flames.
Nor are they fearless. An experienced, well
trained fire fighter knows that he or she
can burn or suffocate just as easily as the
public they are charged with protecting.
Therefore, it's critical that all personnel be
adequately trained to analyze and evaluate
each situation quickly but carefully before
taking any action.
We're proud of our fire fighters and their
efforts to attain and retain various
certifications which enable us to provide a
superior level of service to the community.
Below is a complete list of our personnel
and some of their basic qualifications.    
     
Personnel
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Personnel
Certifications
200
Chief Eric Shepherd
Firefighter II, Firefighter Instructor, NIMS 400, NIMS  
Instructor
201
Captain Barry Sigmon
Firefighter II, Driver/Operator Pumps & Aerials, EMT, NIMS 400, RIT, Chief 101
202
Captain James Strickland
Firefighter II, Driver/Operator Pumps & Aerials, Firefighter Instructor, Fire & Life Safety  
Educator III, Fire & Life Safety Educator Instructor III, NIMS 200, EMT, Chief 101
203
Captain Michael Cates
Firefighter II, Driver Operator, Firefighter Instructor, EMT
204
Captain Jerry Sherrill
Firefighter II, Driver Operator pumps & Aerials, Technical Rescue,
205
Captain James Brinkley
Firefighter II, Driver Operator Pumps & Aerials, Technical Rescue, EMT, NIMS 400, Fire &
Rescue Instructor
206
Engineer Bruce Long
Firefighter II, Driver Operator Pumps & Aerials, Firefighter Instructor, Driver/Operator:
Pumps Instructor, EMT, NIMS 400, Fire & Life Safety Educator
207
Engineer Steve Kanipe
Firefighter II, EMT, NIMS 300, 400, Driver Operator Pumps
208
Engineer Pete Weinrich
Firefighter II, Driver Operator Pumps & Aerials, EMT
209
Engineer Robert Bishop
Firefighter II, Driver/Operator Pumps & Aerials, NIMS 400, EMT
210
Jerry Cates
Firefighter II, EMT
211
Chris Hicks
Firefighter II, EMT
212
Coy Knight
Firefighter II, EMT
213
Garrett Huffman
Firefighter II
214
Michael Ford
Firefighter II
215
Todd Sasser
Candidate
216
Casey Browning
Candidate
217
Chad Houston
Firefighter II, Driver/Operator Pumps & Aerials, Firefighter Instructor, Driver/Operator:
Pumps Instructor, EMT, NIMS 400
218
Dennis Hardin
Firefighter
219
Jose Campuzano
Candidate
220
Dallas Pooley
Candidate
221
 
 
222
Adam Morris
Firefighter II, NIMS 300, EMT-Intermediate, AHA-CPR Instructor, Paramedic JFIS 1, D/O
Pumps, NIMS 400
223
Todd Shoebridge
Firefighter II, Level II Instructor, Fire Officer 1 & 2, RIT
224
 
 
225
James Hollowell
Firefighter II, Driver/Operator Pumps, Driver/Operator: Pumps Instructor, EMT
226
Lipton Tsang
Firefighter
227
Dallas Tester
Firefighter Candidate
228
Loren Hoke
Firefighter II, EMT
229
Gauge Hoke
Firefighter
230
Jake Teague
Firefighter Candidate
231
Tyler Keener
Firefighter II, EMT, Technical Rescue
232
Chris Riley
Firefighter II, EMT
233
Anthony Sexton
Firefighter Candidate
234
Jennifer Henson
Firefighter II, Fire Instructor, EMT
235
Deanna Knapp
Firefighter Candidate
236
 
 
237
Scott Willis
Firefighter II, EMT
238
Trenton Greene
Firefighter II, EMT
239
Ryan Strickland
Firefighter II, EMT, D/O Aerials, FLSE II, WIldland FF