We were just approved for a grant to purchase a new Ladder truck. EMS levy that if we do not pass we will lose 25% of out budget. Yikes!!
Firefighter I & II, HAZMAT OPPS, EMT-B, Instructor I
2nd generation firefighter started riding at 16 and became a volunteer/ resident/ part time paid at 18 for 3 different fire department. at 19 I was hired full time. I just recently joined the Puget Sound FOOLS and am learning a lot about traditions and the brotherhood of the fire service. I can't get enough of it and am truely blessed to have made friends with guys from all around the country since becoming a FOOL.
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Here's to all our young brothers!!! Trying to find their way in a sea of ambiguity, misinformation, jealousy and apathy! Holdfast, little brother, HOLDFAST! If you do not keep moving forward, who will?
Hey Brother: Just luck of the draw. The other two shifts haven't had anything but EMS runs and lots of 'em.
I'm plum wore out. Between late night calls on duty and workin hard at home I'm nearly loco. The fires have been small, but because of the types of buildings involved, they were fairly significant. The Fairbanks bunch are fast moving and aggressive on quick knock downs. But when we get big fire, we tend to miss step a bit because we don't get them as often and are not quick to transition.
Do not fret yourself, hectic isn't quite the word for it. We we're tapped out to a 5th floor fire at one of the derelict high rises in Fairbanks the night I spoke with you, had an MCI drill the next day and I spent the entire one day between playing with my kids and getting ready to duck hunt, re-order books for a class coming up, plan the next FOOLS mtg, etc............ I can relate.
AWE Brother! Take a look at you make the call in the group, read the topic and then read the comments and then let me know what you think. Your not the only one that has said about the screw lose! If HazMat freaks you out wait till you see what the job of none hazmat guys are! Todd
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