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    Looking to propose to the girlfriend and want to do something firefighting related. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks

  • #2
    Have a "fire alarm" at her workplace, when she exits the building, you are there, on one knee, with the ring. Just make sure EVERYONE that needs to knows about it. Meaning, the owner/boss of the building, a coworker so she comes out the right door, your Chief, etc....
    "If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles."
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    • #3
      That's a good idea but she's a nurse at a hospital and I don' t think the fire alarm would go over too well?

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      • #4
        You could always have her called to ID a body in the Emergency room. When she goes to remove the blanket that is covering you, pop open your eyes and hold up the ring. Hopefully once she's done recovering from a near heart attack, she'll say yes.
        Tom Warshaw
        Station 13 (Bethel)
        Sumter Fire Department

        "Scientists believe that the world is composed mainly of hydrogen because in their opinion, it is the most abundant element. I however, feel the earth is composed mainly of stupidity, because it is more abundant than hydrogen." - Frank Zappa

        September 11, 2001. We Must Never Forget.

        In memory of Thomas Sabella, L-13, FDNY


        All opinions stated are my own and do not reflect the opinions of my department or any organization I may belong to.

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        • #5
          I don't know that you could bend over far enough to retrieve the ring from where she'd stick it, if you pulled something like that.
          Steve Gallagher
          IACOJ BOT
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          "I don't apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Steamer
            I don't know that you could bend over far enough to retrieve the ring from where she'd stick it, if you pulled something like that.

            HAHAHAHA good answer Steve!

            On that train of thought ... hiding the ring in a bedpan might not be too good an idea either

            I don't know enough about the workings of a hospital to know what to suggest. Off hand ... page her to somewhere in the hospital it would be logical for her to get paged to, and be there waiting? The old stand-by: raise and climb the aerial up to a window and have her co-workers conspire to get her to be nearby and knock on the window to get her attention? Do the windows open up? OK I suck at this. LOL

            Maybe Rook will chime in; I'll email her the thread.
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            • #7
              ROOK reporting...

              This will take some incident pre-planning but if you really want a firefighting theme:

              Find out when her lunch break is.

              Show up, and escort her to the lunch room. Right inside the door will be an honour guard of fellow firefighters, axes forming an arch. Pick her up, carry her under the arch. At the far end, put her down and propose.

              OR

              Have Sparky take her by the hand and lead her to where you are waiting for her on bended knee.

              Of course, there is always Plan B:
              Forget the firefighting thing entirely and just propose from your heart and soul. When you think about it, firefighting really doesn't have anything to do with love, does it.

              Definitely NO FIRE ALARMS!
              They are far too disruptive in a health care setting and basically it could be construed as an abuse of your position.
              Last edited by ROOKIELZ; 11-22-2006, 11:40 PM.
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              • #8
                Go with Rook's Plan B...

                Everything else is just whackerish.
                ‎"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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