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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    If you are in fact an explorer, then you have no need for a pager. If you won't be responding, you have no need for a pager. If you have no need for a pager you definitely have no need for the latest model pager a Minitor 5. I am not saying you are lying, but I have serious issues with you saying a fire department is asking a non-responding Junior what kind of pager he wants.

    Exactly. If your department has that kind of money, please tell them to send some of it to my department. We will be more than happy to take it. We don't even have enough radios and pagers for active interior members let alone juniors.
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    Ok. Thanks. I will ask the commanding officer tomorrow if I'll respond because 15 year olds can that I was told. Were trained on hydrants,ladders,etc..

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    I have an honest question,can you use a SCBA tank w/ mask with contacts?

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    YOU CAN'T. It is against child labor laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior22 View Post
    Why does everyone need to be rude, shouldn't you guys be glad I'm getting into the service and I'm taking it seriously?
    Why? Because your question has all the earmarks of trolling.

    If you're legit; good for you. Learn whatever you can. Quietly. When you're 18 and ready to be a firefighter you'll have better questions worth answering.
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    Get your hot popcorn here. Cold beer here and for our younger crowd - grape lolipop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior22 View Post
    I have an honest question,can you use a SCBA tank w/ mask with contacts?
    noooooooooo he's not trolling, not at all.
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    Well, I mean, if he doesn't have a pager how will he know when his table is ready?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tajm611 View Post
    Well, I mean, if he doesn't have a pager how will he know when his table is ready?
    since when do they give table pagers out at Mcdonalds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior22 View Post
    Ok. Thanks. I will ask the commanding officer tomorrow if I'll respond because 15 year olds can that I was told. Were trained on hydrants,ladders,etc..
    What kind of effed up department has 15 year olds responding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior22 View Post
    I have an honest question,can you use a SCBA tank w/ mask with contacts?
    I wouldn't, the negative pressure created by the positive pressure may just slide those contacts up and over your eyeballs. This could sever your optic nerves, rendering you blind.

    Don't let these guys bully you little bro. Get that pager, listen to the various calls. Picture where each incident is. When you're ready, and old enough, you will be able to respond. It's not your fault that your department most likely got a SAFER grant and purchased too many pagers. It's not your fault that some white shirt decided to give them to everyone.

    So accept the pager, throw ladders, open hydrants, roll hose, clean under the running boards, you can do this!!
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    Whats with the age requirement anyway? They should lower that standard, volunteers need all the help they can get, even if it's just a 15 year old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tajm611 View Post
    Whats with the age requirement anyway? They should lower that standard, volunteers need all the help they can get, even if it's just a 15 year old.
    Why make it 15? Why not 12? They can ride a bike and leave home without mommy to go to calls at that age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    What kind of effed up department has 15 year olds responding?

    Why wouldn't you have 'em respond...he could free up an "interior" guy to fight fire.

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    They make eye glass kits for scba mask that work very well.

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    Do they make them for guys who can't wear scba's?
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    Okay let's recap this train wreck...

    junior22 comes on and asks which pager he should take as a 14 year old junior firefighter.

    First he says he won't be responding.

    Then he says at 15 he says he can respond.

    Then he asks about contacts and scba.

    Yeah, whatever...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rm1524 View Post
    Get your hot popcorn here. Cold beer here and for our younger crowd - grape lolipop.
    I'll take a popcorn and a beer. Does that come out of the printer or CD-ROM slot??

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    junior22,

    I want to apologize to you.

    Whether I believe your story or not is irrelevant I was unnecessarily rude to you.

    Good luck in your career in the fire service.
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    junior22 I have a question- when you are allowed to respond at 15, will you have a blue light on your bicycle, and if so, what kind??
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    You cannot respond to the station with a bicycle. You can respond at 14 with caution though. It all complys with the child labor laws,that's why we get pagers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior22 View Post
    You can respond at 14 with caution though.
    What does this mean? You can run, but not ride your bicycle? So you dont hit any curbs and fly over your handlebars or something?
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    It was something like they don't advise you to,but you may. Our rules our like this. http://upperleacockfire.org/documents/sog/Ch.17.pdf

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    This fire department allows junior firefighters (who are specifically prohibited from interior ops) to run blue lights.

    That is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rescue_1 View Post
    This fire department allows junior firefighters (who are specifically prohibited from interior ops) to run blue lights.

    That is all.
    kind of screwed up priorities. And they can pack up but not go inside , I can see that working well.
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