I'm Joshua Hunter. I'm a husband, father, programmer, and volunteer firefighter. I'm lucky enough to live with my family and our dog on beautiful Fidalgo Island.
I also take on contract work. Databases, automation, workflows, integration, and websites. I really like helping businesses get their work done faster and with fewer errors. If you have a problem that needs fixing please get in touch.
Looking for a way to give back to my community I joined the Mt Erie Fire Department in 2012. I'm currently a lieutenant, IFSAC Firefighter I, EMT-B, and wildland firefighter. We handle about 300 calls per year. Mostly medical, but with a good mix of vehicle incidents, wild fires, hazmat, and structure fires.
I enjoy the training and the work. You'd be hard pressed to find a better group of people to spend the most challenging hours of your life with. Why so many of those hours have to be 3 AM, I can't say.
In addition to firefighting (nothing is more fun than fighting a structure fire) I'm also a bit of technology nerd. I write 4D for work and Python for fun. Most of my side projects are simple tools that solve a problem for myself or a family member. I've been using Python since 2005 after learning Perl and haven't found anything I like better.
When not coding or at the station I love the outdoors. Hiking and kayaking primarily. We live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world and I never pass up a chance to explore it.