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    I need not explain disease as we all know what it is, the effects, and symptoms. But what i do need to know is how to Remove it. The advice, suggestions, warnings, verbal lashings, and beatings have done nothing, and I am starting to worry if I can salvage this individual. Any advice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    I need not explain disease as we all know what it is, the effects, and symptoms. But what i do need to know is how to Remove it. The advice, suggestions, warnings, verbal lashings, and beatings have done nothing, and I am starting to worry if I can salvage this individual. Any advice?
    If you can't harness it - amputate it.

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    It's actually very easy to cure.

    First, tie the individual down to a chair securely.


    Next, remove all pagers, scanners, blue lights, etc. from the person and place in a pile. This includes decals, signs, hidden lights on their POV. Using a bulldozer, paver, whatever, run over the pile of items while the individual watches.

    Then, have their wife, girlfriend, significant other gather up all of their clothes, toys, die casts, posters, personal posessions, etc that has anything to do with firefighting. Place it in a pile, and while the wacker watches from his chair, pour lighter fluid over it all and toss a match.

    Next, program their television not to receive any wacker-related programming.

    And lastly, have the wife, children, parents, significant other re-introduce themselves to the wacker.

    If the above does not work, we have additional, alternative methods that involves voltage and body parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    It's actually very easy to cure.

    First, tie the individual down to a chair securely.


    Next, remove all pagers, scanners, blue lights, etc. from the person and place in a pile. This includes decals, signs, hidden lights on their POV. Using a bulldozer, paver, whatever, run over the pile of items while the individual watches.

    Then, have their wife, girlfriend, significant other gather up all of their clothes, toys, die casts, posters, personal posessions, etc that has anything to do with firefighting. Place it in a pile, and while the wacker watches from his chair, pour lighter fluid over it all and toss a match.

    Next, program their television not to receive any wacker-related programming.

    And lastly, have the wife, children, parents, significant other re-introduce themselves to the wacker.

    If the above does not work, we have additional, alternative methods that involves voltage and body parts.
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    I'm actually curious what examples (or signs & symptoms) of Wackeritis the individual exhibits? This may gauge the level of "cure".
    Last edited by ffbam24; 12-08-2010 at 08:00 PM. Reason: lightning fast fingers misspelling "of" as "fo" and then a little more in parentheses)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffbam24 View Post
    I'm actually curious what examples fo Wackeritis the individual exhibits? This may gauge the level of "cure".
    True. Knowing how far gone this individual is will help a "cure" be developed specifically for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffbam24 View Post
    I'm actually curious what examples (or signs & symptoms) of Wackeritis the individual exhibits? This may gauge the level of "cure".
    What if they have an antique pumper out in the garage behind the house??? Oh...shiznit, never mind I said that.
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    FWD ... I have come to many conclusions about you, however, I am now 100% convinced that you would make a terrible therapist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    What if they have an antique pumper out in the garage behind the house??? Oh...shiznit, never mind I said that.
    Well there you go, You've done gone and told on yourself Brother!

    But like they use to say on the Old GI JOE cartoons, "Now You Know and Knowing is Half the Battle!"

    BTW If/when you have time, How about another picture of that Beautiful Truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    FWD ... I have come to many conclusions about you, however, I am now 100% convinced that you would make a terrible therapist.
    About as good a therapist as a former USMC Drill Instructor.

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    Something tells me you probably wouldn't even give them a tissue ....

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    But Yellow is my favorite Color!
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    The cure is in you and others. Set an example of professionalism, I bet this individual is following an example from a mentor that he respects.
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    Usually a drill or any real work will cause temporary relief.
    I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

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    DO NOT FIGHT IT!!

    Go with the feeling. Being a wacker, farkle, buff, spark, or whatever regional name your area uses, is a positive thing. Well unless you are a wacked wacker. Then it is bad.
    “The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.” Leo F. Buscaglia

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    Last edited by FWDbuff; 12-08-2010 at 10:07 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Something tells me you probably wouldn't even give them a tissue ....
    Screaming "MAN THE F*CK UP!" in a USMC Drill Instructor's voice and the act of handing someone a tissue at the same time does not compute.

    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    DO NOT FIGHT IT!!

    Go with the feeling. Being a wacker, farkle, buff, spark, or whatever regional name your area uses, is a positive thing. Well unless you are a wacked wacker. Then it is bad.
    Wackers want to be me. Is that bad?

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    But Yellow is my favorite Color!
    And it looks fine on a jackwagon or a school bus, BUT NOT ON A FIRETRUCK YOU CRYBABY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    DO NOT FIGHT IT!!

    Go with the feeling. Being a wacker, farkle, buff, spark, or whatever regional name your area uses, is a positive thing. Well unless you are a wacked wacker. Then it is bad.
    You forgot "hoople"....
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    And it looks fine on a jackwagon or a school bus, BUT NOT ON A FIRETRUCK YOU CRYBABY!
    Ok I stand corrected! But we do have still have a Red one in the barn! Well two if you count my Daughter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ffbam24 View Post
    I'm actually curious what examples (or signs & symptoms) of Wackeritis the individual exhibits? This may gauge the level of "cure".
    Quote Originally Posted by Chenzo View Post
    True. Knowing how far gone this individual is will help a "cure" be developed specifically for him.
    They exhibit all the normal symptons, Excessive talk about their job, Bragging about the level of training/expierence they have, Constantly bringing up the fact that they are a (insert emergency wacker job) at any time, lights in the POV, buyig their own gear, and at times telling the general public they are more than what they accually are.

    Quote Originally Posted by FiremanLyman View Post
    The cure is in you and others. Set an example of professionalism, I bet this individual is following an example from a mentor that he respects.
    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    Usually a drill or any real work will cause temporary relief.
    I have tried again and again, Its just not hitting home yet...
    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    DO NOT FIGHT IT!!

    Go with the feeling. Being a wacker, farkle, buff, spark, or whatever regional name your area uses, is a positive thing. Well unless you are a wacked wacker. Then it is bad.
    Its a wacked wacker, I know its wack.

    On a Side note, I would like to thank everyone thats been spelling it wack, not whack, means alot to me
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