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    Default Medical Problems = Hiring Problems?

    Sleep apnea, strained back, previous torn right pcl, and unconfirmed left knee damage.

    Prior breathing exposures....

    Will I have problems getting hired on with all this stuff in my medical records?


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    Career or Vollie?
    "If you thought it was hard getting into the job--wait until you have to hang the "fire gear"up and walk away!"
    Harry Lauder 1981.Me on the left!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tooanfrom View Post
    Career or Vollie?

    Pay no attention. Firefighting IS firefighting, whether career or paid on call.


    Sure some paid on call depts. may be a little more lieniant, but firefighting is still firefighting.

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    What do you mean, "Pay no attention?" It is a very relevant question. The medical standards are much different for career than they are for volunteer.

    So, yes it is a relevant question.......

    Paul Lepore
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    Last edited by paulLepore; 12-07-2009 at 12:16 PM.

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    Rapidly lost interest with the "Pay no attention" bit.Until Lepore intervened. For the young mans info I have still got a pair of fireboots that were issued to me 16 years before that particular person was sucking on his mummy's starboard tit.

    The reason why I asked my question "Vollie or career" is personal to me --I did 20yrs (in a brigade that I consider one of the best in the world) one that has no vollie section. Having emigrated to NZ,which is 80% vollie based--I decided to offer my skills to my local station(firehouse). They were very interested despite the medical facts--

    1--just short of 70 yrs old with buggered knee's(crawling in a set does that to you)
    2--atrial fib heart condition
    3-diabetic
    4-cancer remission.
    5-medically discharged from the LFB due to service injury
    But however should he or anyone else care to pit their skills in operating a turntable ladder with me--bring it on.
    So you see --paid, on call, or my Uncle is the Chief of Hog Wallow --makes a bit of difference---what you failed to mention is whether the crew is good enough to fight the fire--the fire is a constant--the crew is not.
    And you my no nothing friend are a plonka
    "If you thought it was hard getting into the job--wait until you have to hang the "fire gear"up and walk away!"
    Harry Lauder 1981.Me on the left!

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