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    Wow I am sure this guy has seen quite a bit in his time.

    http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=11972898

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    Here I go, opening up that can of worms.....
    90 is a pretty darn old age, is he able to do this anymore?
    How many other professions have 90 year olds still doing the grunt work?

    That being said, I will be the FIRST in line with a case of his drink of choice, and listen to the old war stories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLSboy View Post
    Here I go, opening up that can of worms... 90 is a pretty darn old age, is he able to do this anymore? How many other professions have 90 year olds still doing the grunt work?
    Knowing nothing about this man... I would guess that a happy glaze has been coated on this story. It says he engineers and "handles the hoses some" but stops way short of saying that he's still "doing the grunt work."

    Regardless of that, it's important to note that Hemingway, SC has a population of 500. I imagine that your idea or my idea of what a firefighter does is somewhat different than the reality in Hemingway. In a community that size -- where everyone knows ol' Herbert -- they're probably glad to keep the man who knows everything about the department around. Besides, if he's been around longer than some of them have been alive... who is going to have the cojones to show him the door?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cozmosis View Post

    Regardless of that, it's important to note that Hemingway, SC has a population of 500. I imagine that your idea or my idea of what a firefighter does is somewhat different than the reality in Hemingway. In a community that size -- where everyone knows ol' Herbert -- they're probably glad to keep the man who knows everything about the department around. Besides, if he's been around longer than some of them have been alive... who is going to have the cojones to show him the door?
    Mine would be fight fire. What's yours?

    We have older memebers on some of the volunteer organizations around here. Granted, they are not line firefighters, but like Herbert can run the truck like no other. Why would you want to show them door?
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    There is no reason to get rid of the guy. Living in the town of 500 its not like they are getting a large call volume to begin with. And the article said sometimes he runs the ENGINE thats one truck. Theres just so much to learn from guys like these.

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