Anyone here a Firefighter?

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    Anyone here a Firefighter?

    I just got on with our local Fire Dept. You can call me what you want, we are volunteers but the county reimberses us so much for each call we make. Its not much. So, whether that makes me a part time paid firefighter or a voluneer, i don't know.

    Last night was my first call. It was pretty exciting.

    Anyone here a fulltime, parttime, or volunteer firefighter?
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    We do have a member - FirefighterXXX - Jim I seem to recall - but have not seen him in a while.

    Bet you'll be the guy they turn to when they need extra light on the scene!
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    We do have a member - FirefighterXXX - Jim I seem to recall - but have not seen him in a while.

    Bet you'll be the guy they turn to when they need extra light on the scene!
    I was quite impressed with level of luminosity at the fire last night. One thing they are not without is light.
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    I spent over 10 years as a volunteer. I got reimbursed under the "points" program which ended up being a couple hundred dollars a year. Nothing to sneeze at. It was one of the best 10 years of my life and hope one day soon to go back to it when my paying job schedule allows me to attend the trainings.

    I'm always willing to talk about this stuff.

    Here's one of the better websites on the subject - http://www.10-7.com/

    It has a great humor section as well. Good luck friend.
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    I am a Firefighter, and my Wife and I are in a class for our EMT-B.

    Per your description I am a part-time paid FF. My department covers over 82 square miles and is bordered by two other counties so we have mutual aid with various different departments. Yes that’s a big area (over twice the size of the next largest district in our county), but we are in a rural area with a population of only about 1800 people. In addition, we only have about 120 fire calls per year, YES per year.

    All I can say is, stay alert, take all the training you can, learn from the "older guys", and stay safe.
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    Thanks guys. I'll check that site out. Our dept gats only about 150 calls a year.
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    Former Vollie and Career. Now I work in a fire station, but no firefighting, just EMS/ambulance.

    What do you call a firefighter that shows up after the work is done?





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    Retired two years ago after 20 years volunteer firefighter/EMT. Last eight as Asst. Chief. Over 75 square miles of lake resort area. Three stations. Did paid Ems for a while.

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    Welcome to the forum, AsstChief. Glad to have you here.
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    Sort of...

    I used to work in a panelboard factory in my immediate post-high school years. They organized each production crew into a fire crew. I was responsible for deploying the hose and then being the nozzle man.

    We actually had a few fires, one pretty serious, in the three years I worked there, but our main job was containment until the FD got there.
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    You firefighters are real heros. Thank you for your service to our community.

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    I am proud to say that my son is a firefighter/paramedic with the Monarch Fire Protection District in Chesterfield, MO. Has been with them for almost one year now. Before that, he was a paramedic in East St. Louis, IL for about 2 1/2 years. Glad to see him working in a "less dangerous" location.
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    Chris,

    I'm still here... but now that I'm out of college... I have less tiem, and after working at 12 hour shift, I'm just exhausted, and ready to go to bed.

    I still lurk around (like now) and I really miss talking to everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    Former Vollie and Career. Now I work in a fire station, but no firefighting, just EMS/ambulance.
    Sounds familiar.

    Being a dense suburban service, about 80% or so of our calls were EMS. As with every service, we usually got an engine or truck as a manpower piece for many EMS calls.

    Or, as we used to call them, "paramedic helpers". They love that......



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    Hello

    Welcome to the fire service.
    I'm a firefighter and Paramedic, full time and paid, working with a combination department. I started as a volunteer, my agency hired me, put me through school, gave me cool toys to play with.


    The gun stuff is just daycare to keep me off the streets.

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