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How many firefighters/EMT post here?

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Ducken, May 2, 2008.

  1. Ducken

    Ducken Luxury Box Luxury Box

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    I was just curious if I was the only one or not, So any FF/EMTs chime in with which Dept you belong to.
     
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  2. USArmyFinFan

    USArmyFinFan Maximum Effort

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    I am a medic, does that count?
     
  3. pocoloco

    pocoloco I'm your huckleberry Club Member

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    not I, but I really admire the work they do
     
  4. texasPHINSfan

    texasPHINSfan New Member

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    i put out bush fires.
     
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  5. Ducken

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    Sure :up:

    I had just never seen anyone here or at FH talk about being a FF and thought I can't be the only one, so I figured I would have a look see if anyone else is.
     
  6. dolphindebby

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    I'm not, but my son is a firefighter/paramedic. He's a sargeant in Fairburn, GA.
    I'm very partial to FF's and any of our safety workers. Their all my heros, ESPECIALLY my son.
     
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  7. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Currently taking a Emergency Medical Technician-1 (EMT-1) certification course here at the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care in addition to regular classes. Hopefully, I can get to work soon after I graduate and in between applying to med school.
     
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  8. dolphindebby

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    Good luck to you. To me, you've picked a noble profession.:up:
     
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  9. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Thanks! I hope I can get into UCLA's EMT program once I pass the certification test. It'd be great to get a head-start in saving lives while I wait for medical school decisions and maybe I'd even get to work alongside future admissions officers/instructors in addition.
     
  10. dolphindebby

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    My son is always going to different classes to up-date his skills. I don't think any one knows just how hard our FF/paramedics work. He loves the firefighting much more than riding the ambulance.
     
  11. Ducken

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    Good luck with your classes:up:. I just finished with the class room work for the NREMT-B I have the practical test in about oh... an hour. Not sure how you class is set up but ours is a little over 180 hours, and has been on of the toughest things I have done in my 25 years in the fire dept.

    And dolphindebby you should be very proud of your son. IMO anyone who chooses to pursue FF/EMT are a special breed no matter if they are career or volly.
     
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  12. JCowScot

    JCowScot So funky the dead dance Club Member

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    My wife was an on-call FF here in FL for about 4 years. She was going for FF2 when some personal issues w/ some of the guys at the station came up, so she decided to move and change professions. Got some other family/friends that are in/have been in both professions, but not me personally.

    :sad: Sorry Duck, that's about as close as I get... Mad respect tho, mad respect.:up:
     
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  13. Zeke0123

    Zeke0123 message board ******* Club Member

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    Im an Industrial Firefighter.. its not anywhere near as altruistic as other firefighters :up:.
     
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  14. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    The one I'm taking is on weeknights 4 hours every weekend and one weeknight for the whole quarter. Yea, it's a very tough class and a lot of people don't realize the amount of work one has to go through. Good luck on the practical.

    Agreed 100%.
     
  15. Ducken

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    I passed my practicals! Now I have to take the written NREMT exam and I will be finished. If it is close to the written final exam for the class then I should do fine with it. The practicals was very nerve wracking!
     
  16. SICK

    SICK Lounge Moderator

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    i want to be a fire fighter, i just dont know how to go about getting started, should i just go talk to the people at a station? Any advic?

    Also i respect the hell outve every single one of you! For everything you do, hopefully i can post on here one day that iam a firefighter also!!!!
     
  17. Ducken

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    The fire dept in your area paid or volly? Either way stop by the station and talk to the guys. If it is Paid then find out where to get an application and what you need in terms of education and what is required as far as the physical fitness. And in our area at least if you want to join (Volly dept. there is only 1 paid dept. in Delaware) they should have a application. Like I said either way stop by and talk to the guys. Good luck, and I hope that you do make it. And one more piece of advice, don't get frustrated if you do not get hired the 1st time, some of the paid guys I have talked to over the years said it may take 2 - 3 times to get on.
     
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  18. SICK

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    thanks so much for the advice bro!!!! I think they are paid, i know of some volly depts around me, but they are not that close.....so i will just go and talk to the fellas and see how i go about joining the crew....thanks alot man for the well wishes!!!! :hi5::up:
     
  19. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Congrats!
     
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  20. dolphindebby

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    I guess you could say I'm more than proud of him. He's worked so hard to get where he is. He's received some commendations also. I really worry about him some times, but I usuaully just say a prayer for him and his buddies. He's also become a deacon at our church. I'm very proud and blessed by that. :yes:
    DD
     
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  21. Ducken

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    Now that is awesome to become an elder at his church. :up:
     
  22. NJFINSFAN1

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    Grew up around it, my dad is a fireman and a fire Marshall. In fact I stopped the line of firefighters in the family. My dad is not happy about that, but its seems my 17 year-old son may start up the tradition again.
     
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