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    While reading thru the list of FDNY members, I have seen many members of the same family in the department. It would be interesting to know how many fire departments have multiple family members and in families how many serve in emergency services. My dad has two sisters. between my dad and his sisters there are 5 kids. 1=vol firefighter- Emt-I, 2-volunteer firefighters-emt's, 1-professional firefighter-paramedic, 1-police officer-emt. 4 different fire departments and 1 police department. 2 states Texas and South Dakota

  • #2
    I had 27 years service time as a member of a VFD. My oldest son is a career firefighter in suburban Philadelphia, and my daughter was a member of the Junior FD in Baltimore County... until she discovered boys...

    So... I guess one could say there was some influence...
    Remember the brothers... FDNY 9/11/01

    FTM-PTB-EGH-RFB-KTF

    I.A.C.O.J. for LIFE!

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    • #3
      I have been with my department for almost 4 years. My father is the chief (ya, I get it pretty bad sometimes). My mother does most of the other admin. work. My younger sister is waiting to come of age to join as a JR.

      Never had any problem with family getting in the way. Although, for the first little while I never did anything more then traffic and get tools. But in the last two years I have proven that it was me that made the department, and being the chief's son had nothing to do with it. It took a while, but I got through it. There was one call where I was treated differently because I was his son, but now that I look back at it, it was the right choice (Propane tanker rolled and was venting its 38 000 litres of propane. My father was IC, I was told to organize traffic, 4km away.) Later, he told me if that thing had have blown during the initial evacuation of the area, he didn't want both of us on "the list." I never thought of it at the time, I just thought of the job we needed to do.
      "No one ever called the Fire Department for doing something smart..."

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      • #4
        My grandpa retired as chief in 1980, a month after he retired, me dad joined and is still going at it. My uncle did it for awhile, and now I have been a member for two years now.

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        • #5
          3 Generations. My uncle, myself and now my son. My grandson also wants to join when he's old enough. It's in the genes

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          • #6
            Three of us-myself, father in-law, and his son. All on the same dept. Sometimes in the same rig. One nice thing is all it takes in one phone call many times to say that some one else will have to finish the steaks and tators-because there dare da was...gone, again.
            I don't get paid-the hours are terrible-but I'm doing what I enjoy, and that's good enough for me!

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            • #7
              I am an emt-in-training and firefighter in Wisconsin. My uncle is a fire/rescue Lt. in Las Vegas, and my cousin is a medic in the Ohio Air National Guard. And my boyfriend is a medical evacuation specialist in the USAF.

              We find a lot to talk about. But in recent weeks, we've been a great support to eachother!
              We're all in this together. FDNY 9-11-01

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              • #8
                On my Department, we have a lot of family members on the department. Fathers and sons, father and daughter, cousins, uncles, brothers and in-laws. A few firefighters got on the job when their Dad retired from the fire department.

                Actually , we are all family!
                ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
                Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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                • #9
                  three gen
                  my dad my uncle and me
                  my dad and me on the same rig does not happen much but when it does look out where going to town
                  2197 10-8
                  2197 10-8<br />stay safe have fun stay healthy<br />
                  nc firefighter/emt-d
                  RFB-FTM

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                  • #10
                    Grandpa was a police officer, Dad's a retired police officer, I'm a career firefighter, had to break the tradition, one brother is a police officer, the other is a correctional services officer and my son wants to become a firefighter.
                    Stay Safe - Sleep with a Firefighter

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                    • #11
                      My uncle was a captain in FDNY. I joined the volunteer fire department because of him. I also have 4 cousins in FDNY. Two are stationed in Manhattan, 1 in Staten Island, and 1 in Brooklyn. Went up in a Mack Baker Aerialscope (TL-79) as a kid at a drill and was hooked since then
                      Tom

                      Never Forget 9-11-2001

                      Stay safe out there!

                      IACOJ Member

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                      • #12
                        We have a fair amount of family in our department. Our past Chief, that retired earlier this year, and retired Asst Chief are brothers. Our current Chief has his brother as a firefighter. We have a father and son, both Captains, and our current Asst Chief has two son-in-laws. Alot of family

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                        • #13
                          My dad (god rest his soul) was a Chief Forest Warden in Virginia for the Division of Forestry, and a volunteer firefighter

                          His Brother was on the Firefighting brigade for the Philadelphia Gas Works

                          I started as a junior firefighter at Age 13 30 years ago (was also career...still volunteer)

                          My 18 year old son started as a junior firefighter at age 16 and now has his certifications as a senior member...(I am proud of him)

                          My girlfriend is a firefighter/Paramedic in Florida where we live.

                          God Bless
                          Stan
                          09-11 .. 343 "All Gave Some..Some Gave ALL" God Bless..R.I.P.
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                          IACOJ Minister of Southern Comfort
                          "Purple Hydrant" Recipient (3 Times)
                          BMI Investigator
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                          The comments, opinions, and positions expressed here are mine. They are expressed respectfully, in the spirit of safety and progress. They do not reflect the opinions or positions of my employer or my department.

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                          • #14
                            aside from my husband's uncle, who was a volunteer firefighter, I guess you could say my husband and I are first generation firefighters.

                            I often wish we came from firefighter families, since our families worry or wonder why the hell we do this for "free." Don't get me wrong, for the most part they are very supportive, but not having those "genes" in the family can be tough at times.

                            Even with all the tragedy, I would be proud if my future children wanted to become firefighters or rescue personnel.

                            stay safe,
                            Nik

                            ** remember the fallen **

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                            • #15
                              2nd Generation: my father is a retired officer in my department, my brothers were members, and my father-in-law is a retired Captain from Milford, CT.
                              IACOJ Agitator
                              Fightin' Da Man Since '78!

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