Hello my name is Edward Kiddoo. This is my first #blog. I thought a blog was different from what a blog is and that’s what it is taken me so long to write a blog. But I feel like an ad a lot isn’t think been through quite a lot of experiences since I’m now retired. I spent 35 years on the city of San Diego fire department. I am originally from Tucson Arizona but when I was a child my parents moved to San Diego, California. After my tour of duty in Vietnam, in the navy. I was ship electrician. My ship was the troop transport and deliver tanks to beaches of a Vietnam. I joined the city of San Diego fire department, 1969. I have relatives that were firemen and I thought it would be a great career. I was in the Encinitas fire department for about a year and then I transferred to San Diego fire department. I needed a bigger better situation-fired department. I was looking for reasons and more opportunity which I founded the San Diego fire department. I’ve have saved hundred of lives while I was a firefighter. As many firefighter paramedic and first responders have. We learn to react quickly to disaster in situations. I may have got this Quick response learning also from my military service. I learned about firefighting and methods prevention and technical application. I was on several specialty assignments and one of those was the bomb squad, which is one of the responsibilities of the fire department. I can tell some stories but disclosure is limited, here’s my first story. Most recently within my community senior center. I was walking into the front entranceway and this man was in the process not being able to breath he was out of oxygen and looked like he was ready to have heart attack. I called 911. I got the dispatcher to dispatch a fire department ambulance unit. He was sitting in a chair right in front of the entrance ready to collapse. He had run out of oxygen in his tank. In the meantime, there was nothing I could de except see tell tale signs of loss of oxygen. So I waited for the dispatched fire department ambulance to arrive so I could inform them of what I’ve been viewing, and his location. Because of the training a first responder, I was able to realize the problem get a fire department paramedic dispatched to the scene and replace his oxygen in the meantime. When he fire department ambulance arrived he was be taken to the hospital. I have learned a lot throughout the years. Stay tuned for more stories!