Spotted Bear is a remote duty station, about 55 miles from the nearest town. ~Gregory Widen, Backdraft I've had tons of odd jobs, but I think that I would probably be a fireman because you get to see the results of your job. The Chief will ask you some questions, Usually 3-5 of them. You can learn something new on every call you run, if you try. A 40-hour week is not guaranteed during pre- or post-season work. Believe me your peers will notice if you go the extra mile.
Skinner, chief, Daytona Beach Fla. Introduce them selves and its family again. You have actually warmed a patient with your own body heat. Depending on your skills and attitude, you could do anything from a lot of ungodly grunt work to a summer's worth of fascinating projects that will teach you more than you'd learn in three years on most other jobs. We need to train them how to act on their caring.
I would rather be known and respected for my actions of what I have accomplished, not by telling people how much I know. If you don't have kids, Christmas is not as important to you. Practical jokes are a way the shift includes you and a way that they include you. At times you will need to put the safety of the citizens and brother firefighters above yours. If you need a transfer request, ask and one will be provided. Fire treats everyone the same, and no one wants to come back one member short. I just shared how to become firefighter.
Once you're done with the academy, you must get certified by passing the state exam. When I saw the title of your blog, I thought I'd stop. You will have a crazy next couple of weeks coming up. You live at the firehouse when you are here, clean up after yourself. Some day a pin punctures it, and the result is pathetic.
The time you spend riding backwards will be the most fun you have in your career. Your annual and comp leave is a luxury. When approaching a fire scene, it is imperative to slow down three blocks before arrival. You ever cursed out someone for Armor-Alling the seats to make them look nice. You know you are an Alaskan Firefighter when it is so cold outside that you practically have to fight to make entry to keep warm. As long as you've got them on the phone, find out about signing up for courses.
You might be an Alaskan Firefighter in Small town Alaska: 911 rings into your house and your radio, you still dispatch your own calls. When you are doing reports during clean-up, even if there are none to do, will cause a lack of respect. ~Author Unknown Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety. This is required by almost every state. When in doubt, take a halligan. .
What it really means is death by ham. Twenty-five years from now you will be more disappointed by the the things that you didn't do than the ones you did. ~Author Unknown Hug a firefighter and feel warm all over. If I make a few friends along the way, Great! Just be yourself and get some practice beforehand. Make sure they are clean and soap rinsed completely.
First Responders Association is an organization formed to provide our members shared knowledge and resources based on best practices and research available from a myriad of confirmed resources. It covers you for some heart and lung diseases that you may develop during and after your firefighter career. Don't worry, you'll get in as long as you pay their fees. You never know it could save someones life. Wear your uniform with pride and look professional. ~Author Unknown Never fight fire from ego. Honey I'm on call, instead of Not tonight, I have a headache.