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  • ChicagoFF
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    Originally posted by Pancho
    Yea I understand that you only fight fires about 1% of the time in most cases.
    Tim
    I'd quit if that were true. There are plenty of places that still work. Don't let the ems fans fool you.

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  • Pancho
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    Yea I understand that you only fight fires about 1% of the time in most cases. Anyway I can help people is fine. I just want to be able to help people. Yes fighting fires would be fun, but as long as I'm out there doing someone a helpful service is good enough for me. Plus, like you said, it beats a desk job anyday.
    Thanks and stay safe,
    Tim

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  • engineeremtp
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    Pros and cons

    for a cop- can't really answer that. Do have some cop friends- they seem to like their job.

    Firefighter (actually emt or paramedic)

    Pros: secure job, something different everyday (most of the time), beats a desk job (anyday)

    Cons: I tell my freinds this- we're basically a bunch of paramedics that fight fire once in a while. If you don't like the medical aspect-stay out of the business. This is true for probably better than 95% of fds

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  • CALFFBOU
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    We got close to the 48/96. Some day, some day...

    As for the traditional helmet. I wear a light weight one and soon to transform to the mighty Phenix!

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  • mark440
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    OMG Bou!
    Does that mean tactical tupperware & 48/96 is a pipe dream???
    My idol doesn't exist!!!

    I'm going to have to quit being a firefighter and go study the fall of the WTC...



    *Mark

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  • CALFFBOU
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    Originally posted by mark440
    Pro:
    Traditional helmets (You know it Bou!)

    Cons:
    24 hours a day (48 if you work with Bou)

    LOL...the only problem, where I work, we need to fix things. I DO wear a traditional helmet and work 24 hour shifts....Ugh!

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  • BFDNJFF
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    Originally posted by mark440
    There IS a reason for that!
    Good luck!

    *Mark
    a lot less of them..........

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  • mark440
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    Originally posted by Pancho
    Yea, it does seem as though its REAL tough to get on a fire dept.
    There IS a reason for that!
    Good luck!

    *Mark

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  • Pancho
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    Lol gee thanks for the words of encouragement...
    Yea, it does seem as though its REAL tough to get on a fire dept.
    Thanks for responding to my question =)

    Tim

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  • mark440
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    Pro:
    10 days a month (Most places)
    20 year retirement (In Utah)
    Public loves you (Until budget time)
    Brass poles
    Traditional helmets (You know it Bou!)
    Brotherhood & Fraternity to watch your 6!
    Lots of time at home or to play (That 10 days a month thing!)
    Getta break stuff!
    You can be a field doctor (Paramedic)
    Some good cooks work as firefighters

    Cons:
    24 hours a day (48 if you work with Bou)
    Cops have the 20 year retirement too
    Sleep in same quarters as a bunch of smelly, stinky, farting guys (Snoring too)
    Some terrible cooks work as firefighters
    Long hours (Running MANY calls!)
    Working in the weather for long hours
    Politics & Government
    Chiefs (Sometimes)
    Living with other people (who you DON'T love like your spouse)

    The list could go on and on... it all depends on the person you ask.

    *Mark

    PS: Be a cop, that's less competition for the others!

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  • Pancho
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    Lol...
    Soo... After all this convo my questions haven't been answered. =(
    Can anyone tell me the pros/cons of the job?

    Thanks,
    Tim

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  • mcfd45
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    Originally posted by Pancho
    I love the cold and snow. =/

    Tim
    well thats a start lol
    J

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  • Pancho
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    Lol, I see.. I've really been thinking about moving to Colorado or Minnesota once the woman finishes college.. Know anything good about Minnesota? I love the cold and snow. =/

    Tim

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  • mcfd45
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    michigan....take your left hand hold it up and i live on the knuckle on your thumb across the river from canada. or 35 miles north of detroit. and you can only do that with michigan.
    J

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  • Pancho
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    Lol yea.. kc isn't too bad... where you from?

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