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    Lightbulb New to FF, 2b or not 2b?!

    Hello all! I have recently considered a career in firefighting. I am hoping to solidify this decision in the next year. I'm looking forward to doing some volunteering, ride-outs, and talking to a few ff to see if a career in firefighting is for me. Any feedback is welcomed!
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    Complete English. Drop that 2b, lol, ur... texting short hand. Strike it from your lexicon. Even though firefighting is a career many will do without a college diploma it is still shockingly important to communicate in plain English. You will write reports that will see a court of law, patient information that will be used to assess life saving treatments and communications with local officials and the public. Nothing will make a worst first impression than a subject line in an email with cute little 16 year old girl text message shorthand.

    Good luck with your pursuit of a firefighting career. Volunteering is not needed, not even a factor in getting many city jobs here in Texas. Are you going to go to a fire academy? TCC has a good program up there in Fort Worth. There are many other great programs here in Texas also. PM me if you need some info.

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    Drew, "2b or not 2b" was a play on words with friends on shift (station 2, B shift), apparently the humor was not noticed.
    Last edited by Whatitah; 10-07-2013 at 08:58 PM.

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