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  1. #21
    Lewiston2Capt
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    I use the term firefighter, though someone in my dept. in a misguided attempt at being PC used the term Fire Person. I think those are the mythical beings made of fire.


  2. #22
    dmstreet
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    I use FF, but most of the public I have met and deal with still call us "firemen", including my mother, who loves to brag about me to her friends! Old habits die hard even in these times of PC.

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    Volunteer Captain
    Maryland City VFD
    Anne Arundel Co. 27
    Laurel, MD

  3. #23
    hagerff/emti
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    Firefighter is what were called here.

    isnt there a song called: I'm a Fireman that's my name???

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    REAL HEROES WEAR SCBA'S NOT CAPES

    We will eat smoke and pull out bodies as long as they continue to build them. Just once I would like them to ask one of us how to build it!!

  4. #24
    Joaquin Homen FFPM HMR-9
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    For eighteen years I have been proud to be called a firefighter...The reason, I am lucky and honored to be paid to save lives and protect property...Not,as one mentioned, to stoke a boiler or start book fires to keep the masses in check....As to PC...This has never entered my mind and I really don't care what someone wants to be called,it's how they do their tasks on the job. Stay safe and keep the faith. :rant: jack

  5. #25
    BTFD11-19
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    Talking

    HOSEMAN, PLAIN AND SIMPLE!

  6. #26
    trumpeter75
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    Firefighter! "firemen" work for the railroad in a locomotive.


  7. #27
    fieryred
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    I have heard the term "fire person,fire woman"...give me a break! I am a fire fighter and will be a fire fighter until I hang my boots up. We all wear the same uniform, it shouldn't make a difference.



    These views are mine alone and may not reflect the views of the department I work for.

  8. #28
    CousinVinny354
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    I am not PC, and I always was around FDNY firehouses when I was growing up. I say FIREMAN, unless I am kicking it to one of the female fire fighters. According to Microsoft Word, Firefighter is 2 words, FIREMAN is recognized, firefighter is not. If Microsoft says fireman, I am a fireman. there are also firechicks. My friends call us fire dudes and the people in the ghetto call us FIREMANZ.. "Hey firemanz"

    No matter what we call ourselves, we are all brothers and sisters.

    Be safe

    Primo Vincenzo

  9. #29
    Nick SBFD 6
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    Until this was posted I don't think i've ever noticed what I say in conversation, I use both Firefighter and Fireman without any care for PC or Whom I may be talking to, the fact of the matter is, people know what you mean by both and all of the Politicly Correct people in the world need to find a tree to hug and leave us normal folk the heck alone!!! Where do you keep your trucks? a fire house or a fire station? sounds like a silly question doesn't it? The bottom line is who cares? Not this fireman.

  10. #30
    Les.H
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    Call me what you want, as long as it's not late for tea. I'm being paid to be a Firefighter by my employer and my contract states that.

    Ian, the answer to Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which paper will ignite.

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    www.crowthorneinfo.co.uk

  11. #31
    iwood51
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    Originally posted by hagerff/emti:
    Firefighter is what were called here.

    isnt there a song called: I'm a Fireman that's my name???

    It's called The Fireman by george Strait, but it has nothing to do with fighting fires, it's about him putting out his old flames. Circa 1985 if I remember right.

    Thanks Les I didn't think anyone notice my Trivia question


  12. #32
    Fyrball105
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    Ok I too, have not noticed which I use most often, depending on who I'm talking to or where I'm at> Not getting in the PC stuff, or what Webster says> (my dad was a fireman, at school he works at, also served as chief at fire dept.) Don't be knocking fireman, as far as what I call myself, the kids at the school, I teach fire prevention at call me "fireman Chris" and that's good enough for me

    [This message has been edited by Fyrball105 (edited 01-25-2001).]

  13. #33
    firecadet613
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    It doesn't matter to me....but normally I say firefighter.

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  14. #34
    snowball
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    Personally, I dont' care professionally,I use the term "Firefighter". My co-workers sometimes call me "stupid", or many other names that I wont' mention here. I have many names for them in return( all in fun).
    I think I'll go with the Spanish term "BOMBERO" that sounds pretty cool.

  15. #35
    R1smketr
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    Any one of us employed (or volunteer)are known as a "Firefighters", but it takes a little more to be a "Fireman"!! Just a thought.

  16. #36
    Jake295885
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    Cool

    Call me a City Fireman.....R-1 you are exactly right.....There are lots of firefighters here but only a few firemen.

  17. #37
    RS-1Alum
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    I'm pretty sure there were firemen long before there were boiler workers, Navy dudes and railroad workers. What ever floats your boat or your outfit says....but I won't change it for a female. When people are judjed by there peers on my job the simply say..."yeah, he's a good FIREMAN."

  18. #38
    Skidz
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    WHAT do they call me at work?

    SKIDZ


    SKIDZZ

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  19. #39
    ArmyTruckCompany
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    "Combustion Suppression Engineer"

    HA!

    I prefer firefighter!!

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  20. #40
    windham3
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    I usually say firefighter. I don't really care which is "PC", I just think it's a better description of the job.

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