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    Default What Are Your Nicknames???

    I have 2 actually. One I got when I was in my company's explorer post. This one was "Rainman", because everytime I came around it turned into a turrential downpour. The other one I just recently got from one of the commishiner's. This was is "Rock". Because I do some silly stuff sometime (like tripping into the jump seat... Once I tried to hop into the jump seat on the way to a call once but missed the step, so I tripped into the jump seat. It was very funny so see me and my 6 foot 3 inch body rolling around in the rear cab like a beached whale trying to get up. And i assume you all know how small the rear jump/scot seats are?), so they think i have rocks in my head sometime. Hey I guess its just the wages we pay for being a probie. What are some of you nicknames???? And how did you get them?
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    One is hctrouble...which is the username I use here. It stands for here comes trouble. They call me that because they say I can sit in a room full of people, not say one word, and someone end up in the middle of an argument between two other people, or get myself into trouble some other way. It never fails with me! haha They also call me that because I have no problem speaking my mind when needed. The other is Fig Newton...my last name is Newton...guess that explains that one huh. The last one is Kitty. Got it during Fire School training...someone made a sexual comment to me and I came back with an even better one so they said I was swift like a cat and called me kitty. I don't mind any of them..and answer to them all.
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    It seems like almost everyone here has one.
    Some of my favorites are:
    Skywalker
    King Kong
    Big Moe
    Scooter
    Durwood
    Tatoo
    Chewbacca
    Spook
    Cotton

    Mine is in the above list.. It will help you that I am 6'3" and 235 lbs and hairy.

    What would we do without nicknames?
    Go big or don't go at all

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    I'm a New Englander in KY. So I'm called, "Yankee."

    We've got another guy on my shift who is the oldest "blue-shirt" on shift. So we call him, "Papaw." Kinda funny because He isn't even 40 yet.
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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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    one of my nicknames is Mumbles. I got this almost three years ago, when responding to a fire me and my father caused a car accident (but the brush truck that we were in didnt get hurt). We were pulling out of the shed the truck was in and this big truck stopped for us but this little Chevy went right up under the other truck. As we pulled out the truck stalled and we couldnt get the radio turned on so I ran about 500 yards in Work boots down to the station and went up stairs to the base radio and was out of breath by this time and I then proceeded to call the chief to tell him this but they couldnt totally understand me.
    "It's a tear from bottled-up emototions for fallen comrades. A tear for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American Flag. It's a tear for all the pain and suffering they have encountered. And it's a tear for their commitment to caring for and saving the lives of their fellow man!" From Creation of the Firefighter

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    Here's a few from our Texas F.D.!

    DIRTY- Named for putting cayenne pepper in a firefighters food and rubbing a cut jalepeno pepper on the same firefighter's tea glass.

    COWBOY- Because he is one.

    RAYDAR- Large ears.

    TOAD- Because he looks like one.

    TOMAHAWK- Slang for Tommy.

    LURCH- Heighth 6'9"

    BIG DADDY- Another tall guy.

    MASTER LICK- Asian for Master Rick.

    YETTI- I'm not sure, maybe a body hair thing.

    DOPPLER DON- An officer who watches radar.

    HOONER- Slang for "Junior".

    MOSSY DOG- Short for Moss.

    JOEJOE- I'm not sure but I can live with it.


    These are just a few that I can remember off the top of my head.

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    my nicknames are
    shortfuse
    because i tried to put the fussee used to start a training fire out
    and lille andy
    because my dad is my assnt cheif
    2197
    stay safe and have fun
    2197 10-8<br />stay safe have fun stay healthy<br />
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    My nicknames are
    Dog Fornicator- People ask me what I'm doing and I always reply F#$%~^& the dog and selling the pups
    Joker-I have a laugh like the joker in the 60's batman series

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    Well the obvious one would be the same as my login here. My last name is Hyland, so Hylander has been my nickname since I was like 10. And then during my tour in Korea I got the name Columbine, kinda morbid. I guess it was because I'm from Colorado and that place made me a little crazy. Not sure what to think about that one.
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    Way back when the football coach called me Mongo and it just stuck.

    Had to add the fire_99 on the end for FH.Com because somebody stole my handle.
    It's only my opinion. I do not speak for any group or organization I belong to or associate with or people I know - especially my employer. If you like it, we can share it, you don't have to give me credit. If you don't, we are allowed to disagree too (but be ready to be challenged, you may be on to something I'm not). That's what makes America great!

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    Mine is Gonzo...it's not only a nickname but a state of mind. On my group, we have Quincy, Gabby, Chewy, the Ball, Blip, Franko, the Head, GoGo, Ma, HalfTour, Bundy, Yardstick, Peckdog, Double N, Poof, the Rock and Waldo...although just about everyone asnswer to @$$hole!
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    we were going to a call one day and the driver ask me to find the street on the map. so i found the street on the index got the location numbers and told him to start heading in the direction of another firehouse, that i thought i was near... well needless to say i was wrong and we went in the wrong direction.. so i am the great navigator MAGELLAN
    9/11/01 forever in our hearts

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    I have 3 nicknames. In Delta Fire department I'm "Missing In Action" because there was a brush/car fire in front of my house and when my Deputy Chief showed up he had my bunkers and everything but ... I wasn't home!
    In Chena-Goldstream fire department I have two names: "HurryUpMichelle" because no matter how hard I try I'm always lagging behind everyone. All I hear is, "Hurry up Michelle!" and the other nickname is "DamnProbie!" which is acctually a joke between me and my Deputy Chiefs in both Delta and Chena. They'll say, "DamnProbie!" under their breath as I prance into yet another screw-up.
    Probie Name: HurryUpMichelle!!

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    This is actually Althea's Mom (can't remember my password). My nickname is Rainwoman because I know more stuff about more stuff than most people, ranging from the top ten selling womens' fragrances in the U.S. to the many uses of carbon fiber, to what poet laureate was a conductor on the San Francisco Municipal Railway to production specs for HDPE pipe...
    Althea is called The Cadet because she's the only one we have, and frequent references are made to Cadets being seen and not heard, so she takes it out on the forums.
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    At one time one of my co-workers daughters used to call me Garfield, as in the cat, because when I was up to no good I would get the S**t eating grin on my face. Thanks Heather

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    I have had several, some retired, others not. Here is a few

    Wub- Came from High School football coach. usure of what it is or means, but is by far the most popular one.

    Moose-- If you seen me you would understand.

    BDA-- Short for Big Dumb Animal. See Moose.

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    this is a list of all the nicknames on my department.

    Papa Smurf (our chief) Grows a beard every winter that is pure white.

    Rubley (assistant chief)

    Porky (Captain) Dad was a pig farmer

    Spike (Leiutant) Has Spiked Hair

    Freak (Safety Officer) This is mine

    Meat (Engineer/FF) Big Guy you dont want to mess with

    Wookie (FF) Tall Female FF Nickname is from movie Star wars

    Private Pup(FF) He is joining the military

    Baby jar (FF) Private pups little Bro
    Barry Butrymowicz FF/EMT

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    All right, here our some of ours.

    Bubba - That's me. Basically because their was a bubba before me and I kind of look like a bubba

    Porkchop - He looks like he would enjoy his porkchops

    Slack - His name is Jack and sometimes he slacks off.

    Captain Bringdown - That's what Porkchop calls our captain when he gets shot down on a request.

    Fidget - He's going a mile a minute and gets fidgety a lot.

    There are some others that I will not post here...

    [ 07-04-2001: Message edited by: scrapper ]

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    My nickname is Dickey. It's been with me for all 15 years I have been in the Fire Service. In fact, I'm known by Dickey with other departments around the area rather than my real name.

    It all started when I was an explorer. Our Assistant Chief was a "large" man. He got a joke in his mailbox of having the "Dickey Do Award", this means that your belly sticks out more than your dickey do! Since I am a big boy as well, I was called Dickey Do Jr. and over time the Jr. part went away. I even have firefighter plates on my truck that say "DICKEY". At first it bothered me a bit but now I'm known for it and respected for it. Hell, everyone has to have a nickname right?

    Oh, by the way, it's not true what they say!!


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    We have a member who seems to suck the life right out of you. We call him "Cryptonight"
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