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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Yes, I am OK with a trained 16-year old being a backup position (not the nozzle) under the supervision of senior personnel on a fully involved car fire. And I have no issues with him/her being switched out and on the nozzle for overhaul.
    What I just read from your comment is "Yes, I am ok with a child to be preforming these task as long as there is a baby sitter there to watch them."

    That "babysitter" needs to be helping the adults save lives. That child needs to be at home or school.

    I read the PDF Junior posted about the depts rules. We NEVER allow Junior members to leave school. and if you are still in high school, even if you are 18 years old you are a junior and DO NOT LEAVE SCHOOL for any reason. But this goes back to juniors do NOT get pagers or gear. It also goes back to juniors do NOT respond to fire calls.

    So for example. If you are 17 or younger, you do not respond to calls because you are a junior. If you are 18, you are no longer a junior, unless you are still in high school.


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    I wanted to say to certain person(s) in this thread. A firefighter is never off duty. You take this job 24-7-365 paid or not paid. So to make climes such as
    "yes, when I'm not on-duty and not operating as a volunteer in either of my districts, and not eligable for workman's compensation coverage for medical bills and lost wages,..."

    makes you not a firefighter in my book. You are a t-shirt hero. Only do it when it is in the best interest for you.

    Small example. A week ago I was coming home from out of town. A guy was driving like an idiot, passed a lady in a no passing zone, then did several "break checks" until he locked his brakes and she hit him. I was directly behind them. I pulled off, turned on my 4-way flashers, called 911, got my safety vest out of the gear bag in the trunk and started to check the drivers. I informed dispatch of their condition and preceded to direct traffic. Now here is the clincher. 1) I was "off duty" as I had informed our chief I was going to be out of town that day. 2) I was not only out of my district, I was out of my state. Did that mean I wasn't a firefighter and should not be concerned with human injury? No. I am ALWAYS a firefighter. The state patrol was thankful for me being there. Shook my hand and took my statement. I stayed for an hour and a half directing traffic for them.

    Someone posted in here before something I liked. I am not a volunteer firefighter. I am a firefighter volunteer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Just out of curiousity, what would you suggest that members who take your advice and act out of district do to pay the medical expenses not covered by personal insurance, assuming they have it, if they get hurt while performing as such? What you suggest they do to pay the bills if they run out of vacation or sick time at thier place of employment, or worse, have no vacation time to take?
    Just out of curiousity, what would you suggest that the families of the people you are not helping do when their loved one dies and they find out you could have helped? Or better yet, what do you suggest that your conscious do...oh never mind.

    Are you for real? Seriously. Is this a game or a joke? I can't imagine anyone joining the emergency service profession and think the way you do. Wonder how you would feel if you had to be taken to the ER and the doctor said "Aw heck, I just went off duty. Just leave that steel bar in his chest till the other doctor gets here." Or how about you are on a plane and having an heart attack and there is a doctor on board, but, shucks, he's out of his district.


    Now I see why Junior has taken to you so well, with your attitude o fnot wanting to work off duty, and his attitude of,

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    LETS ALL HOPE THE NEXT FIRE YOU GO IN, YOU DONT COME OUT!... YOU DONT DESERVE TO LIVE ANOTHER SECOND, YOU DONT DESERVE TO BREATH ONE LAST TIME!
    you both would make an awesome team in a fire house...


    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. I would be missed way to much.
    By who, your cheering squad? I doubt the people that are tryign to work would miss you being in their way.

    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Yup.
    It's a good thing you understand that injuring a volunteer has the potential to cost him, and more importantly his family, a lot of money, especially if he is injured operating out of his district where his department's medical insurance and workman's comp policy would likely not apply.
    It's a good thing you understand that it is all part of the job that you signed up for. You are a firefighter FIRST. Everything else comes 2nd.

    Oh BTW. Does your personal health insurance know you are a firefighter? Aside for the high rates, They WOULD IN FACT cover your medical needs if you were injured. Unless you have crappy coverage.



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    Can this thread be locked to please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireInTheShire View Post
    Can this thread be locked to please?
    I second that motion.
    Also how is someone who has been banned posting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller337 View Post
    I second that motion.
    Also how is someone who has been banned posting?
    good question lol just noticed that

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireInTheShire View Post
    good question lol just noticed that
    Yet another consequence of political correctness, no one is ever really BANNED, that wouldn't be "NICE".

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    Both he and his buddy was banned this morning. Look at the time stamp on his last post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Both he and his buddy was banned this morning. Look at the time stamp on his last post.
    What was Kenny's infraction? Could it possibly have been that both he and Junior shared an IP address?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    What was Kenny's infraction? Could it possibly have been that both he and Junior shared an IP address?

    His language
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    If someone has been banned, should they be responded to??
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    The volunteers that always shout I am on duty 24/7/365 are delusional at best. NO ONE is on duty 24/7/365. Ever had a few beers? Then you best not respond, hence off duty. Out of town, out of stat, out of the country? Then you are NOT on duty, you may act at an incident within the scope of your training, but you are most assuredly NOT on duty.

    Further add to that those 24/7/365 vollies that simply don't respod sometimes for whatever reason...you know the big game is on, family is over for a get together, the hubby and wife are bowling, or the call just doesn't sound cool enough. So if you are claiming being on duty 24/7/365 and you don't respond is that a cause for legal action because of a breach to perform? You see that is how ridiculous it gets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireInTheShire View Post
    Can this thread be locked to please?
    Locked, stake through the heart, silver bullet, SOMETHING........LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnightnPBIArmor View Post
    Locked, stake through the heart, silver bullet, SOMETHING........LOL
    You forgot the garlic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    If someone has been banned, should they be responded to??


    Why would you? They won't be able to respond back. They are history, unless they crawl back in under a new name.
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    I was wondering how long it would take to ban the little twerp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
    I was wondering how long it would take to ban the little twerp.
    AAWWW. Thats very sweet of you to care so much but, they didn't ban me,they kicked Kenntheyardbreather off.
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    1986 called. It wants its pager back.
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    Junior 22 was the little twerp.
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    Not sure why I received a week suspension. Guess my PM to FyredUp went overlooked.


    Quote Originally Posted by Miller337 View Post
    AAWWW. Thats very sweet of you to care so much but, they didn't ban me,they kicked Kenntheyardbreather off.
    Son, you need to grow up and learn some respect. That reply makes you no better then the little twerp.

    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    What was Kenny's infraction? Could it possibly have been that both he and Junior shared an IP address?
    That would be impossible since he is in PA and I am no where near there.

    Hate to re-bump this dying thread, but it has been a week since I could answer.

    Carry on.
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