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    Do you guys share loofahs at your firehouse, or does each guy have their own?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    Do you guys share loofahs at your firehouse, or does each guy have their own?
    They probably gang shower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    They probably gang shower.
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    why take a shower in the first place? If Joe Public don't like the way I smell, his wife sure will.
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    christ.....there's ANOTHER one?
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    Thank god I read this.

    For a moment I thought you were only supposed to shower every 24 days and that was why we always kept the bay doors open...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    They probably gang shower.
    Powdered soap...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
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    christ.....there's ANOTHER one?
    I'm not like those southerners on highway 80.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREguy2011 View Post
    I'm not like those southerners on highway 80.
    that remains to be evaluated
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    They are all probably soap droppers and pickers uppers too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREguy2011 View Post
    I'm not like those southerners on highway 80.
    Damn yankees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    They probably gang shower.
    Nope.

    Single stall that barely fits one.
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    Sounds like you need a fitness program, not bigger showers
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    Quote Originally Posted by tajm611 View Post
    Sounds like you need a fitness program, not bigger showers
    Nope ,,,, When the station was built there was a single paid firefighter on duty and no parish medic crew, so just a small, single stall shower was installed in a very small space as that was the only area available.

    A multiple stall shower is in the plan if we ever build a new, larger station.
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    Does someone who is sick enough to call an ambulance really care how you look or smell??? In 38 years of doing this, I don't know of any complaints about how I look or smell when on a call. I have never had a complaint about how I look or smell while in my turnouts and scba fighting a fire either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Nope ,,,, When the station was built there was a single paid firefighter on duty and no parish medic crew, so just a small, single stall shower was installed in a very small space as that was the only area available.

    A multiple stall shower is in the plan if we ever build a new, larger station.
    What do you plan on doing in there that requires more room than a normal, single person shower? There should only be one of you in a stall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcjack View Post
    Does someone who is sick enough to call an ambulance really care how you look or smell??? In 38 years of doing this, I don't know of any complaints about how I look or smell when on a call. I have never had a complaint about how I look or smell while in my turnouts and scba fighting a fire either.
    You must have never worked with anyone that smells like a farm animal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcjack View Post
    Does someone who is sick enough to call an ambulance really care how you look or smell??? In 38 years of doing this, I don't know of any complaints about how I look or smell when on a call. I have never had a complaint about how I look or smell while in my turnouts and scba fighting a fire either.
    Generally agree.

    However, when I was working 24's for a private ambulance company there was an expectation by the management that personnel would take a shower at least once during the shift, preferably in the early evening if run volume permitted. Part of the reason was that since part of waht we did was non-emergent response and transport with much more interaction with family and nursing home staff.

    On avearge each crew did 15-20 runs per shift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tajm611 View Post
    What do you plan on doing in there that requires more room than a normal, single person shower? There should only be one of you in a stall.
    ..As compared to a larger multi-person shower room.

    Ya know, this is getting old fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Ya know, this is getting old fast.
    Take away your son's computer then, he's the one who brought it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Take away your son's computer then, he's the one who brought it up.
    You have absolutly no idea how funny that comment is .... Honestly, it really is.
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    uh-oh - you and me agree on something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    uh-oh - you and me agree on something.
    And me as well....
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    I have a question; what are the rules on having facial hair when firefighting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfn View Post
    I have a question; what are the rules on having facial hair when firefighting?
    That will depend on your department, but i dont know of too many departments that allow facial hair greater than a moustache. Beards interfere with the seal of your facepiece.

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