You really are clueless, you belong in prevention, you have proven over and over you don't have the fortitude or heart for suppression. To stretch what I said into "it's not a game" is a complete bastardization of what I said and you know it.
The fact is we should never wish for or want fires. This isn't a game. If we go, there will likely be folks that will lose something so that we can do what we enjoy.
That's why prevention and education, and not having to respond to incidents, is so important.
Is it just me, or did we have a period in which we hired or attracted a bunch of wanna-be's just here for the t-shirt and prestige?
If your in the service to hope you get to fight a fire then do us a favor and walk back out the door.
So what did you join the fire department for if it wasn't fighting fires? Something more grandiose like getting laid? Do us a favor if you don't want to fight fires and back out the door. Because that very attitude is the root of complacency. The history books and accident reports are littered with injuries and deaths caused by just that.
Were here to save lives not risk them. this aint the boy scouts this is the big league.
Then you had better get you head in the game and realize the truth of the matter, there will be fires. The sooner you grasp that, the sooner you will take it serious, do the training and gain the experience that brings you home. Until then, you are fairly useless on the fire ground. No matter how full your closet is of the latest whacker wear, or the number of lights in your car.
For those wishing for a call to happen, try doing CPR on a guy with his whole family watching knowing your not gonna bring him back. I was like you when i first joined could wait for a call.