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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnVBFD View Post
    Look, for the young people reading this.

    There are three crowds to every debate. The two extremes and the center. YOU have to choose where you belong.

    As human beings, most of us have it ingrained in our heads to take care of each other and help our fellow man. You have the choice to either do that or not. However YOU ultimately have to be the one to live with yourself and the decision you make. 95% of the people on the planet will usually do everything in their power and ability, no matter what the danger, to provide aid and comfort to their fellow man.

    You see it time and again. As an example, there are thousands of images throughout the history of the camera of US Serviceman, both home and abroad, giving their food to other people who are without, and not while in a time of war either. There are thousands of stories daily of someone, somewhere lifting a finger and putting them self at risk to help someone else.

    The occupation demands that you place yourself in harms way in some way shape or form. It is up to YOU to TRAIN DAILY, LEARN DAILY, and be open to new idea's all the time. It is only with training and practice will you learn what is acceptable and what is not. As much as one person here insists on viewing life as BLACK OR WHITE only, there is a huge GREY area in this field. No two fire's are going to be alike, no two scene's. That daily training and learning will help guide you to make the choice that fits that situation.

    You want to minimize your "risk" in the fire service? Start again by training daily. Continue with exercising daily and watching what you eat. See your doctor annually to make sure your body is fit. Be smart and use common sense. As you learn you will begin to identify the extremists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnVBFD View Post
    Look, for the young people reading this.

    There are three crowds to every debate. The two extremes and the center. YOU have to choose where you belong.

    As human beings, most of us have it ingrained in our heads to take care of each other and help our fellow man. You have the choice to either do that or not. However YOU ultimately have to be the one to live with yourself and the decision you make. 95% of the people on the planet will usually do everything in their power and ability, no matter what the danger, to provide aid and comfort to their fellow man.

    You see it time and again. As an example, there are thousands of images throughout the history of the camera of US Serviceman, both home and abroad, giving their food to other people who are without, and not while in a time of war either. There are thousands of stories daily of someone, somewhere lifting a finger and putting them self at risk to help someone else.

    The occupation demands that you place yourself in harms way in some way shape or form. It is up to YOU to TRAIN DAILY, LEARN DAILY, and be open to new idea's all the time. It is only with training and practice will you learn what is acceptable and what is not. As much as one person here insists on viewing life as BLACK OR WHITE only, there is a huge GREY area in this field. No two fire's are going to be alike, no two scene's. That daily training and learning will help guide you to make the choice that fits that situation.

    You want to minimize your "risk" in the fire service? Start again by training daily. Continue with exercising daily and watching what you eat. See your doctor annually to make sure your body is fit. Be smart and use common sense. As you learn you will begin to identify the extremists.
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    Originally Posted by JohnVBFD
    Look, for the young people reading this.

    There are three crowds to every debate. The two extremes and the center. YOU have to choose where you belong.

    As human beings, most of us have it ingrained in our heads to take care of each other and help our fellow man. You have the choice to either do that or not. However YOU ultimately have to be the one to live with yourself and the decision you make. 95% of the people on the planet will usually do everything in their power and ability, no matter what the danger, to provide aid and comfort to their fellow man.

    You see it time and again. As an example, there are thousands of images throughout the history of the camera of US Serviceman, both home and abroad, giving their food to other people who are without, and not while in a time of war either. There are thousands of stories daily of someone, somewhere lifting a finger and putting them self at risk to help someone else.

    The occupation demands that you place yourself in harms way in some way shape or form. It is up to YOU to TRAIN DAILY, LEARN DAILY, and be open to new idea's all the time. It is only with training and practice will you learn what is acceptable and what is not. As much as one person here insists on viewing life as BLACK OR WHITE only, there is a huge GREY area in this field. No two fire's are going to be alike, no two scene's. That daily training and learning will help guide you to make the choice that fits that situation.

    You want to minimize your "risk" in the fire service? Start again by training daily. Continue with exercising daily and watching what you eat. See your doctor annually to make sure your body is fit. Be smart and use common sense. As you learn you will begin to identify the extremists.
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    I agree with John vbfd - dont hide from adverisity - raise your level up to meet it. There will always be times we cant overcome the problems , but if you have studied and trained to the absolute best of your abilities , you can hold your head high.
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    Can I just say I've never been on television before?

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31FFTx6AKmU

    Hardly relevant to the topic....but then again, this thread derailed 14 pages ago.

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    We have a winner! And I must say, this thread has turned into a VERY silly party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF View Post
    And I must say, this thread has turned into a VERY silly party.
    -Blue lights are stupid
    -solid bore nozzles
    -leather helmets
    -red fire trucks
    -pick head axes are stupid

    -Oh, and interior firefighting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    -Blue lights are stupid
    -solid bore nozzles
    -leather helmets
    -red fire trucks
    -pick head axes are stupid

    -Oh, and interior firefighting.
    -Do u guyz let xplorers ryd tailbordz
    -Minitor IV's suck
    -I am Irish & therefore special
    -I have so many tools in my bunkers that I jangle like a plumbing class at a vocational school
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
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    I was gone for roughly 6 days and this turd is still going???

    Nice webteam, real nice. NOT!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
    I was gone for roughly 6 days and this turd is still going???

    Nice webteam, real nice. NOT!!!

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    See what happens when you leave???
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    Default People doing the right thing

    Great to see that there are people willing to help in harms way.

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    Despite the best efforts of those who say that it is not their responsibility to assist their fellow human beings in extraordinary and dangerous situations, there are those men and women willling to step up to the plate.

    To quote Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee...
    E'nuff said!
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    Personal choices.

    It all comes down to personal choices.

    And despite my best efforts, there are those that can't seem to stop poking with a stick and simply let it go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Personal choices.

    It all comes down to personal choices.

    And despite my best efforts, there are those that can't seem to stop poking with a stick and simply let it go.
    *groan* You are such an azzhole. This isn't all about you. No one has mentioned your name for quite a few of the last bunch of posts. Why don't YOU take the initiative and stop commenting (poking with a stick.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Personal choices.

    It all comes down to personal choices.

    And despite my best efforts, there are those that can't seem to stop poking with a stick and simply let it go.
    You're finally correct. Most of us chose to be firefighters and do the job.

    You chose to put on a snappy uniform and look for ways to avoid the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Personal choices.

    It all comes down to personal choices.

    And despite my best efforts, there are those that can't seem to stop poking with a stick and simply let it go.
    Talk about poking with a stick. Damn near everything you post is done with the intent to incite, agitate, and **** people off. You have been told repeatedly that you are so far off the mainstream that it is ludicrous. You have been told your overzealous safety nonsense is not what the fire service is about. You refuse to accept that to do this job properly you simply cannot guarantee 100% safety. Of course we can operate safer, but 100% safety is a ridiculous expectation if you do any interior firefighting or search and rescue in buildings actually on fire.

    I have said it before and I will say it again. You are a masochistic attention whore. If no one mentions your name, you have to interject some idiotic comment, or play the victim, just so people will pay attention to you. I bet you were the kid whose Mom had to always have cookies or candy out so kids would come over to play with you.

    If your personal choice allows you to stand there and let someone die, someone burn to death right in front of you while making no attempt to save them, I pity you, and frankly I am sickened by you. When untrained, unprotected, civilians show more compassion, and guts, than you do that should send a clear message that there is something seriously wrong with you and your thought process.
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