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User currently offlineJalto27R From United States of America, joined May 2004, 857 posts, RR: 15
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 927 times:

Any firefighters here on A.net? I'm a junior at Audubon's Station 1-1, in New Jersey. Hopefully when I turn 18 I'll get into my county's firefighting school, and finish before college starts up. I know I've seen a few pictures of members that were firefighters, so I was interested in how many of you guys are out there. All comments welcome.

Mike

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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 912 times:

I'm not a firefighter, but I've been a medic for nearly 27 years. EMS is in charge of rehab at fire scenes and our department responds to all fires, so I've done a fair amount of support services.

Mark


User currently offlineJalto27R From United States of America, joined May 2004, 857 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 894 times:

Mark,

Completely forgot to ask that too. I would love to be an EMT if my town allowed it.

Mike


User currently offlineAtco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 888 times:

From the other side of the pond!

Looking to join the Ambulance Service very soon, hoping to get on a Trainee Paramedic Course in Summer 2006...

Regards,
Tom



Hey, you want to go out for pizza and some sex? What, you don't like pizza?
User currently offlineAir2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 877 times:

I was a firefighter/EMT when I lived in Ky. I volunteered for my local, medium sized combination fire department. When I resigned, I was a command qualified captain. I rode as battalion chief ever 4th week.

It was (is) an experience I will never forget and miss more than I thought I could miss anything. The area I live in has fully paid fire departments. So, I wait until I can move into another area where I can join up and work my way through the ranks again. Of course, I may be too old by then.

Any questions, feel free to ask.


User currently offlineAC777LR From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 487 posts, RR: 41
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 867 times:

I have trained a few firefighters on driving trucks for the City of Waterloo at one time. I have concidered becoming a full fledge fire fighter for my local region, I know here in Canada they pay is much highter then in the USA for FFs.


Member since April 2000
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 858 times:

There was an article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal last year bad-mouthing the LVFD. Some high seniority FFs make over 100k per year (with ample overtime).

There was one follow up letter to the editor also saying how dare FFs make that much.

My take: Shit, if they run into burning buildings, they deserve 100k.


User currently offlineJFKspotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 448 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 846 times:

I'm a firefighter/EMT w/ an all volunteer dept. here on Long Island in NY. We operate out of two stations with an E-One engine, two brand new, 2005 Seagrave quints, and an E-One tower ladder, as well as two EMS first responder vehicles. We share an ALS ambulance with a neighboring dept.

User currently offlineMagnetass From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 837 times:

FF/Medic, Houston area....spent a spell in Iraq working for the worst, most corrupt and completely inept organization on earth.....no not the CIA, Wackenhut services, as a FF at Balad AB.

Now back to the ol' grind serving the ingrates and system abusers who make a tough job damned near impossible.


User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 830 times:

I am about to join one of the local volunteer fire dept's here in Florida. I dunno how it is in other places, but down here you dont have to be certified in Firefighter 1 or 2 to be a volunteer. The VFD will pay for your certification, however you cant enter the "hot zone" unless your certified. They will also pay for Firefighter 2. I plan to do both certifications which will also compliment my Law Enforcement Standards.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineIwantaBBJ From Switzerland, joined Jun 2002, 775 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 812 times:
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Volunteer firefighter since 1992... In fact, I had an alert this morning and was on duty until 30 minutes ago, due to severe flooding in my village... 5 houses had been hit hart and you are so helpless when that water pushes in... You're speechless when you stand in someone's livingroom with water up to your a..

Water went down a few centimeters and some of us were sent home, but there's more water supposed to come in later tonight and then the phone will ring again...

Mike


User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 811 times:

Quoting Jalto27R (Thread starter):
Any firefighters here on A.net?

Let me know once you have found out...

Quoting Jalto27R (Thread starter):
I've seen a few pictures of members that were firefighters

... Oh yeah, and feel free to show me those Big grin



Not drinking, also isn't a solution!
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 805 times:

Quoting Jalto27R (Thread starter):
Any firefighters here on A.net?

Yes, as a moderator I have to deal with flames every day.  Wink

By the way, here in Germany is it usually so that all volunteer firefighters are alcoholics, it that a worldwide occurrence or a special German thing?

Patrick


User currently offlineIwantaBBJ From Switzerland, joined Jun 2002, 775 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 801 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Alcaholics? *hicks*

Never heard of that  Wink

Mike


User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 45
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 794 times:

My brother is a firefighter and has been for around 7 or 8 years now.


Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 791 times:

Quoting Capital146 (Reply 14):

shouldn't you be at work?


User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 45
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 780 times:

Quoting Pilot kaz (Reply 15):
shouldn't you be at work?

Like that ever stops 90% of people on here from posting? However, you realised I am a good boy and that being at work means.......I am paid to work! My excuse is that I am on holiday this week. Big grin



Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13943 posts, RR: 63
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 774 times:

Almost for 20 years volunteer in a heavy rescue platoon of the Technisches Hilfswerk (technical aid service) of the German federal civil defense. Our main job (back during cold war) was to locate and rescue people from collapsed buildings after air raids and to restore the vital infrastructure (roads, bridges, water, gas, sewage, electricity mains, plus providing emergency communications (more a job of our signals units), using military style engineering equipment, but, being non-combatants in accordance with the Geneva convention, without weapons. During peace time we assist the fire brigade in big disasters (wild fires, floods etc.). Also our NBC decontamination units help a lot during hazmat accidents, using their equipment to decontaminate areas. Our organisation also had units to provide emergency housing (tentage, camp beds) and food (field kitchens) for displaced people.

www.THW.bund.de

Jan


User currently offlineJalto27R From United States of America, joined May 2004, 857 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 746 times:

Quoting FlyAUA (Reply 11):
Quoting Jalto27R (Thread starter):
Any firefighters here on A.net?

Let me know once you have found out...

I think they've done it for me.


Quoting Jalto27R (Thread starter):
I've seen a few pictures of members that were firefighters

... Oh yeah, and feel free to show me those

I'd be going through the archived Self-Picture threads for days.

Quoting IwantaBBJ (Reply 13):
By the way, here in Germany is it usually so that all volunteer firefighters are alcoholics, it that a worldwide occurrence or a special German thing?

Hehe...I would like to think that's an "international" sorta thing  Wink

Mike


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