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About Lance Vinson (5 Articles)
Lance entered the Fire Service in 2001. At that time he was working at a large uniform delivery service company, and decided to enroll in the local fire academy. During that year he became a member of a rural volunteer fire department. Following graduation from the fire academy Lance began his first career assignment working as a firefighter at a DOE facility. He worked there until 2005. In April 2005 Lance lost one of his friends in a LODD from falling out of a moving apparatus while responding to a structure fire. Following that event, Lance left the DOE facility, and began working for the municipal fire department which his friend had been empolyed. He is currently a Lieutenant, with close to 10 years experience in his current city. Lance's views on safety, tactics, culture and education continue to evolve, and he hopes to be able to make positive impact on todays fire service.

Eleven Years Ago

April 23, 2016 // 3 Comments

Eleven years ago, the Amarillo Fire Department was forever changed. Eleven years ago we wept, we hoped for good news, and we prayed. We prayed and hoped that the brother, who [...]

My Brother’s Keeper

September 4, 2015 // 3 Comments

The fire service is a very special field. Those of us that work in it know this, and those aspiring to enter the field hope to find out. I don’t think I have ever talked [...]

Firefighting Is Fun

February 13, 2015 // 2 Comments

On September 11, 2001, I was a student in the Fire Academy of my local junior college.  Having gone through EMT school and passed the state test, I was very excited about [...]