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    Default My turn to share some happy news

    Our department (Williamson County Fire Protection District) recently got a SAFER Grant to hire a firefighter.

    8 People initially tested for the position, 5 from in our district and 3 from out of it.

    I managed to get the job and start my first day Aug 1st.


    I seriously had come to belive I would just be a POC Firefighter and never have a shot at being a Career Firefighter in our area, Thankfully I was wrong

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    Congratulations. Now you'll get to sit back in the lawn chair and watch the planes land.
    Is this the first paid guy for your department? I'm thinking the chief is paid, or am I wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jboczek View Post
    Congratulations. Now you'll get to sit back in the lawn chair and watch the planes land.
    Is this the first paid guy for your department? I'm thinking the chief is paid, or am I wrong?
    not so sure about sittin back in the lawn chair LOL...but any how we have a total of 4 now. Not alot paid but it is a start...when ya have 7 stations it is a long road to staffing them all.

    Current paid positions are

    Chief, Deputy Chief, a firefighter that was hire last year and now me. the rest of the DEPT. is paid on call

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighter2160 View Post
    not so sure about sittin back in the lawn chair LOL...but any how we have a total of 4 now.
    4 lawn chairs???

    Congratulations! What sort of shift schedule will you work?

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    Way to go! CONGRATS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by k3twpfire View Post
    4 lawn chairs???

    Congratulations! What sort of shift schedule will you work?
    Thank for the congrats every one......


    as far as shift it is a split up schedule. I will also be covering airport flights as I am ARFF Certified.

    the worst part is I work 2 10 hour shifts on the weekends but ya have to take the good with the bad.

    but the split schedule works great as I also have a computer repair business.

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    Congratulations!
    What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about?

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    Thanks for the kind words every one......now if I can just make i through my wedding on agust 8th I will be set LOL

    should be pretty cool it is going to be a fire fighter themed wedding

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