Jalto27R From United States of America, joined May 2004, 857 posts, RR: 14 Posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 935 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.
Air2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 885 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.
AC777LR From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 487 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 875 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.
JFKspotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 448 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 854 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.
Delta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 838 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.
IwantaBBJ From Switzerland, joined Jun 2002, 776 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 820 times:
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...
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14004 posts, RR: 62
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 782 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.