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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Come back when you get an education grow up and we will explain it to you.
    Yes, "mates."
    Such as friend, amigo, ami.


    Relax.
    I'll type proper English to the best of my ability now.
    So, please.
    May you resume?


    Quote Originally Posted by arharris83 View Post
    Just to clear up the whole Military Firefighter thing first. Yes ALL Branches of the military has MILITARY FIREFIGHTERS. I know this because I happen to be one in the Army Reserve and have been for the past 6 years. All Military firefighters (Airforce, Army, Army Reserve/National Guard, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard) all go to the same School in San Angelo Texas (Goodfellow Air Force Base). Going the Air Force route will get you the Airport Side of firefighting (god I hate those potato Suits).

    Join the Military because you want to serve your country and get a trade while doing so, don't join because you want to get a job outside the military (wrong purpose). I know of several people that have gotten hired on City Fire Departments because of their Military Experience and Training (Specifically Firefighting). If you go the military route you will get Firefighter 1-2, Hazmat Awareness/Operations, Aircraft Rescue Fire Figthing (ARFF) National Certifications. You will also get first responder (medical) but there isn't much you can do with this so it's kind of a waste of time. The school is 4 months long so it goes by pretty fast.

    I have something on my background (DUI almost 4 years ago) that is making it difficult for me but I went a step further and went through Paramedic school so hopefully that will help me out sooner than later. Plus a lot of departments if you make it through the process will give you 5 extra overall points. Good Luck and I do recommend the Military route but then again I am biased! haha
    Thanks.

    Sigh.
    I'm not joining the Military just to get in & out for FireFighter.
    I'm joining help my process as a FireFighter. If the Military asks me be FireFighter for them. Of course, I'm going go for it.

    Wow, 4 months in Texas. Interesting.
    Paramedic school can wait for me.. For the moment.
    Quote Originally Posted by ffbam24 View Post
    You're young. One day you'll understand.
    Doesn't mean I can't be taught while still be young.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agavegrove View Post
    I'll throw one in too.

    Get un-used to it. It looks stupid. It makes you look stupid. Like it was said before, the fact you keep doing it and acting like it's no big deal makes you look even stupider. If you disregard such detail on a forum, what kind of details will you disregard checking out your EMS bag? Or going over the fire truck?

    Maybe the military would be good for you. They'll slap some maturity into you.
    If that is how you set your view(s). Okay.
    I have my stuff prepared beforehand & thanks for aiding.

    Maybe? No...It shall.
    Quote Originally Posted by tcd View Post
    My advice is to immediately dump the habit of using apostrophes all over the place and start writing correctly. You've been called out on it multiple times in this thread and you're still doing it. There's a reason for the criticism.

    Will you "forget it's there" when writing reports, essays, etc? Even though this is the WWW, and spelling and grammar are all too often given low priority, that doesn't mean it's okay to perpetuate it, especially when seeking advice on such an important subject. Proper grammar and punctuation indicate attention to detail, seriousness of thought, intelligence, and maturity, all of which would be considered positive traits in someone seeking to pursue a career in the fire service, or any occupation for that matter.

    That's not to say mistakes can't be made and everyone should have perfect spelling or grammar. Errors will occur, and that's okay if the intent was to write correctly, and the individual is willing to learn from them, but it's the knowing commission of such errors and fallback on excuses of "it's just the internet" or "that's just how I write" that essentially undermines the individual doing the writing and distracts from what they're trying to say.

    That's my .02.
    No one asked me to stop.
    Now, that I've made my return & see it all.
    I shall.

    Quote Originally Posted by laddermonkey76 View Post
    ...busts him on his lack spelling/composition skills. It took longer than I expected.

    Number, if you're going to talk to professionals about getting into a profession and being a professional yourself: Write like you are professional. It's just a good habit to get into.
    Yes, sir/ma'am.

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    I suggest you take an english class before you do anything. You're sounding more and more stupid every post you make lol.

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    You are now officially a troll.
    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arharris83 View Post
    You are obviously still joining the Army for the wrong reason ... Please don't join if that is the case. You will remind me of a guy from my sister unit that is getting deployed in a year that is freaked out because he didn't join for wars he joined for the benefits which will get you someone killed just like it would on a fire ground ...
    Not joining the army. Navy or AirForce from the looks of it now.


    I'm not sure why you compared a War to a Fire Grounds.
    When the War is much more intense & more training & such.
    I'm not freaked out over stuff like that.
    Thanks for your consideration, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickIF View Post
    I suggest you take an english class before you do anything. You're sounding more and more stupid every post you make lol.
    English*
    Tsk.
    If you're going insult someone's doing.
    Try not be a hypocrite.
    That is what I'll suggest to you.
    Edit: No. It isn't a suggestion.
    Just moral code you should be living as.
    Have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ffbam24 View Post
    You are now officially a troll.
    Good luck.
    You are now officially of no use to me anymore.
    Good Luck being useful to someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number14 View Post
    Not joining the army. Navy or AirForce from the looks of it now.


    I'm not sure why you compared a War to a Fire Grounds.
    When the War is much more intense & more training & such.
    I'm not freaked out over stuff like that.
    Thanks for your consideration, though.
    You would fit in great in the Navy!
    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

    Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number14 View Post
    I'm not sure why you compared a War to a Fire Grounds.
    Probably because you have no experience with either one.

    In a combat situation or on the fireground, a single decision or action can kill you or worse, someone else. If you get involved with something without being fully prepared for it, then the chances of this happening rise dramatically. That was the point.

    Quote Originally Posted by Number14 View Post
    When the War is much more intense & more training & such.
    I would not automatically make those assumptions, especially without any experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    You would fit in great in the Navy!
    Not in MY Navy!

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