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    Default Female Firefighter Netcong Fire Company #1

    Hi All. My name is Shannon and I am a firefighter with Netcong Fire Company #1 in NJ. I've been a firefighter for 4 years and really do enjoy it. We are a volunteer organization who relies solely on our membership to succeed. We run a lot of R.I.C Calls (Rapid Intervention Crew) to neighboring towns. For those of you who don't know what a RIC Team is, it is a team that is called to the scene of a fire in case a firefighter should go down while working. If a mayday is activated, so is the RIC Team. It is our job to locate and rescue the firefighter. We endure special training so that if we are ever called into action, we can do our job efficiently. Check out our 2013 Fire Video and get an idea of what kind of calls we see in my area. I have provided the link below. Please make sure it begins at 00:00.


    Please introduce yourselves as I am new to the site.

    Thank you!

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    Welcome to the Forum, SFluke. It sounds similar in our little VFD... I read recently 70% of firefighters are volunteer. It doesn't make us any less firefighters; it just means our communities can't afford to pay us!
    I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. óChief Edward F. Croker

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    Hello Shannon and greetings from right up the road in Sparta. I'm also new to the site but also new to firefighting. Great video and thanks for sharing. Keep up the great work and be safe!

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    many thanks to you and your department from rox co3! i was recently in some classes with ray jr. over at the academy
    We will risk nothing to save nothing...We will risk a lot to save a lot.

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