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    E_man9RFD
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    Question If you could be an exchange firefighter, where would you go? (Out of the US)

    If you had the chance to be a firefighter for a couple of weeks in any city or country in the world, besides the USA, where would you go? Pick a couple of places, and say why you would go there.

    My choices, Ireland, Austrailia, and St. Petersburg, Russia.

    Ireland, because I'm half Mic, Austrailia, because I think it would be neat to see how they do it down under. (Plus I'd like to see a fire engine with a stearing wheel on the wrong side of the cab!) St. Petersburg, because I've always wanted to go to Russia.



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    lumpy649
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    I do have a little Irish in the mix, so Ireland would be an interesting choice. Australia would also be great, in fact I've often wondered what my chance would be of getting hired if I were to apply to a major department in say Sydney or
    Melbourne...

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    FyredUp
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    Australia, no doubt about it.

    Always wanted to go there. Doing what I love while there would make the whole thing come together.

    Take car and stay safe,

    FyredUp

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    TruroFAO
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    Tokyo Fire and Rescue...
    175' ladder companies...


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    LtStick
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    If givin the chance I'd go to England or Austrailia. I'd pick England because, I think it would be interesting to fight fires in a place where royalty are still very important part of the cultar. It would also be nice to check out how there trucks differ from the ones in the USA.
    Austrailia would just be an awsome place to see how they fight fires. It would be great to talk shop with people of different parts of the world. It would be great upportunity to get a different view of things. It would provide a new out look on things.

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    D.SCHWER
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    Tahiti?

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    MFFJoe
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    London or Glasgow. Both are big, busy departments. You would be surprised at the number of multi-alarmers in the UK. The rigs are very ergonomic and laid out with common sense in mind. The underground hydrant system would be interesting to see.

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    Fire Line
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    Liverpool, Merseyside Station. One of the oldest and busiest stations in the UK.

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    E_man9RFD
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    Hmmmm.... Most of us would like to go "across the pond" or "down under."

    Anywhere else?


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    "In all of us there are heroes... speak to them and they will come forth."

    "In order for us to achieve all that is demanded of us, we must regard ourselves as greater than we are."

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    MFDLtBock
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    If I participated in an exchange program I would like to go to Australia. I've always wanted to go there to see the great coral reef and the outback. Plus the weather has got to be better than that here in Ohio.

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    CFD14
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    Ich mochte Auf Deutcshland gehen, bitte. (Germany, please. for you non-German speaking Brothers and Sisters.)

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    Engine 101
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    Some where in Frace or maybe lUsern Switzerland

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    FLAME5
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    It would be a toss up for these three places, Rio De Janeiro, Puerto Rico, and Cabo San Lucas Mexico
    For the women no doubt!

    [This message has been edited by FLAME5 (edited 03-12-2001).]

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    F52 Westside
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    My choices would be Ireland, Australia and France

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    SRVFD2
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    WHAT A QUESTION!! Think I'd have to pick Maui or Kawaii!! (Don't know how busy their depts. are - just know they're beautiful places!!)

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    ggtruckie
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    England, Ireland, Austrailia, Austria, France. Thats about it. It would be interesting to see jow other countries do to job.

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    FPOfficer308
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    Probably anywhere in Europe. I would like to figure out what we are lacking in the field of fire prevention, therefore making our fire incidents much greater in the good ol' USA.

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    Althea Forhan
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    Ireland all the way! Particularly the Castle Island area. Two other possibilitys would be Scotland and Greece.

    Althea

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    Eng522ine
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    How about Italy? Anybody wanna look for a Ferrari fire truck??

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    E_man9RFD
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    Never though about Italy... Hmmm...

    I heard that they run fire boats in Venice.

    Funny that no body chose Canada.

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    "In order for us to achieve all that is demanded of us, we must regard ourselves as greater than we are."

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    J.E.Beall
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    I've never done an offical exchange but, I've done ride alongs in places like South America, Phillippines and once in France. All's I can say is them boyz do it different.

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    Icerader
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    Tahiti!!!!!



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    OLE
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    Tahiti, Cancoon, etc......Any place warmer than northern Iowa

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    st34ff
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    Down under would be a cool place. I would like to see the "johns" flush backwords. England would be another place cool. (and as an added bonus I don't have to learn another language. Lord knows I have enought trouble with English!) It would be neat to see hows things are totaly different and the same in the other countries.

    Kyle

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    PMThor
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    The Bahamas! I've been there a couple of times and seen the old equipment they have. Andros Island, the biggest island but has the smallest population, uses equipment that is really outdated. I would love to move there and help to update and modernize the entire system. Plus it is gorgeous and who wouldn't want that..

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