04-29-2011, 02:43 PM #1
- Join Date
- Apr 2011
What is it like to be a firefighter?
I'm planning on becoming a firefighter and I would like to know if I would enjoy this career. Would firefighting be a good career for adrenanline junkies?
04-29-2011, 03:04 PM #2
Have you ever attended adrenaline rehab?"I was always taught..." Four words impacting fire service education in the most negative of ways. -Bill Carey
04-29-2011, 03:08 PM #3
04-29-2011, 03:15 PM #4"I was always taught..." Four words impacting fire service education in the most negative of ways. -Bill Carey
04-29-2011, 03:52 PM #5
- Join Date
- Nov 2009
Visit some fire stations in your area
See if there is a citizen fire academy you can go through
See if there is an explorer or volunteer dept
It is not all heart pumPing action
04-29-2011, 05:07 PM #6
There are times that seem to fly by...
There are times that sheem tooo mooovve in schlooww motiooooon.
There are times of absolute boredom.
There are times of mere tedium.
There are times of absolute sheer terror.
There are times of joy.
There are times of sorrow.
There are times that you just can't wait to go to the firehouse.
There are times that you will dread to step foot in the firehouse."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
04-29-2011, 05:58 PM #7
You ever see a tour group from a mental hospital eating at McDonald's? An all male Jerry Springer Show? Something between there is station life.
Ever work with the best bunch of guys in the world that you concider a second family? Yeah it is that good.
Ever have a day with highs as high as saving a persons home, valuables, their dog, possibly their life? In the same day hit a low like performing CPR on a 10 year old who got hit by a car? It is like that.
If you have to question the job, then it is not for you.~Drew
USAR TF Rescue Specialist
04-29-2011, 08:11 PM #8
04-29-2011, 11:15 PM #9
04-30-2011, 05:52 AM #10
Moments of boredom that are broken up by sheer chaosDo not let the ghosts of our fallen brothers gaze upon you and ask " What have you done to my profession?" FTB DTRT EGH
05-15-2011, 11:11 AM #11
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