Leader

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse

Firehouse.com Forum Rules & Guidelines

Forum Rules & Guidelines

Not Permitted or Tolerated:
• Advertising and/or links of commercial, for-profit websites, products, and/or services is not permitted. If you have a need to advertise on Firehouse.com please contact sales@firehouse.com
• Fighting/arguing
• Cyber-bullying
• Swearing
• Name-calling and/or personal attacks
• Spamming
• Typing in all CAPS
• “l33t speak” - Substituting characters for letters in an effort to represent a word or phrase. (example: M*****ive)
• Distribution of another person’s personal information, regardless of whether or not said information is public knowledge and whether or not an individual has permission to post said personal information
• Piracy advocation of any kind
• Racist, sexual, hate type defamatory, religious, political, or sexual commentary.
• Multiple forum accounts

Forum Posting Guidelines:

Posts must be on-topic, non-disruptive and relevant to the firefighting community. Post only in a mature and responsible way that contributes to the discussion at hand. Posting relevant information, helpful suggestions and/or constructive criticism is a great way to contribute to the community.

Post in the correct forum and have clear titles for your threads.

Please post in English or provide a translation.

There are moderators and admins who handle these forums with care, do not resort to self-help, instead please utilize the reporting option. Be mature and responsible for yourself and your posts. If you are offended by another member utilize the reporting option. All reported posts will be addressed and dealt with as deemed appropriate by Firehouse.com staff.

Firehouse.com Moderation Process:
Effective immediately, the following moderation process will take effect. User(s) whose posts are determined by Firehouse.com staff to be in violation of any of the rules above will EARN the following reprimand(s) in the moderation process:
1. An initial warning will be issued.
2. A Final Warning will be issued if a user is found to be in violation a second time.
3. A 3-day suspension will be issued if the user continues to break the forum rules.
4. A 45-day suspension will be issued if the user is found to be a habitual rule breaker.
5. Habitual rule breakers that have exhausted all of the above will receive a permanent life-time ban that will be strictly enforced. Reinstatement will not be allowed – there is no appeal process.

Subsequent accounts created in an effort to side-step the rules and moderation process are subject to automatic removal without notice. Firehouse.com reserves the right to expedite the reprimand process for any users as it is deemed necessary. Any user in the moderation process may be required to review and agree to by email the terms and conditions listed above before their account is re-instated (except for those that are banned).

Firehouse.com reserves the right to edit and/or remove any post or member, at any time, for any reason without notice. Firehouse.com also reserves the right to warn, suspend, and/or ban, any member, at any time, for any reason.

Firehouse.com values the active participation we have in our forums. Please ensure your posts are tasteful and tactful. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
See more
See less

Telling your kids........

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Telling your kids........

    When to a car vs. semi crash yesterday afternoon. Kid driving the car did not make it.

    I thought at first that I did not know the kid, someone said he was and out of stater, but that was not the case. Local hometown kid it turns out.

    Found out this morning that he was my daughter's swim coach for two years. Not good news.

    She is only 7 but never forgets anyone or anything, so I am inclined to tell her that he was killed. I have no doubt that she will ask where his is next summer, maybe before that. She loved the kid, and always looked forward to seeing him at ball games and swim lessons. She would search for him until she found him type of thing.

    My wife would rather not tell her, I mean she is 7 and all that. My problem is that she is very smart and I think she is going to find out anyway, sooner or later.

    She lives on a farm and knows about life and death, been to a couple of funerals too, including her great grandmother whom she adored.

    What do youse guys think? Should I let her find out on her own, maybe she wont ever find out? I kinda doubt it.

    I know I cant tell her anything about the wreck, but she knows that I went.

    Do you think I should tell her?
    The fire service is about service to our fellow man.
    There is a trust that must not be broken and we are the keepers of that trust.
    Captain Dave LeBlanc

  • #2
    I'd tell her. just on the off chance she hears it somewhere else. It's way too hard to shield them with the technology level we have. Her age may shield her somewhat but she may have friends/classmates who will hear it from their older siblings. News about death travels at an incredible pace for some reason.

    Comment


    • #3
      Would you tell her if you were NOT on the fire department? I'd let that be my guide.

      I tend to agree with Capnjak

      Comment


      • #4
        And (even though it might not have been a factor) reinforce why you always want her to wear her seat belt.
        ?

        Comment


        • #5
          Tell her. It will be better for her to deal with her emotions with you and your wife in a comfortable setting than finding out on the playground or where ever and not know how to react or reacting hysterically.
          Crazy, but that's how it goes
          Millions of people living as foes
          Maybe it's not too late
          To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

          Comment


          • #6
            Well, I never got the chance.

            I have mentioned before that I live near a small town, so news travels fast you know.

            Not too bad this time. Once word got out they asked all of the ministers in town to come to the schools once the teachers made the announcement to the classes. The ministers then answered questions that the small kids had. They had councilors available for the bigger kids.

            The school seemed to handle the situation pretty well. My daughter has some questions, but nothing too serious.

            Pretty fair job I would say.
            The fire service is about service to our fellow man.
            There is a trust that must not be broken and we are the keepers of that trust.
            Captain Dave LeBlanc

            Comment

            300x600 Ad Unit (In-View)

            Collapse

            Upper 300x250

            Collapse

            Taboola

            Collapse

            Leader

            Collapse
            Working...
            X