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    Post The type of people around firehouses

    Ok, Mongo's rant got me thinking...

    For fun, let's list off the different types of people you can always find around a firehouse:

    (not numbered in any particular order)
    1) The guy looking for hidden meanings (from Mongo's post)

    2) The guy who knows EVERYTHING (even better than the instructors at the academy)

    3) The guy who sticks his nose into everything
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    Hey you forgot one,

    The Rescue Randy with the Batman EMS Utility Belt, the emergency lights on his personal vehicle, and three radios and a pager (just in case he doesn't hear one of the others)


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    1) The guy that takes offense to everything and always says, "I'll just quit then!" and then never does.

    2) The guy that doesn't let anything get to him. (Need more of this guy).

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    The firehouse is a lot like a lighting store....you have your spotlights, that shine in one area, your chandeliers and floodlights, that shine over a wide area, rough service bulbs that perform all the heavy duty grunt work and can take the abuse, and then you have your share of 4 watt nightlight bulbs, which shine as little as possible and like to stay hidden in the dark recesses of the firehouse!
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    Good one Captain Gonzo!
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    You can't forget the :

    1. "book smart street stupid" guy/gal- You know the guy/gal who is smart as a tack, but couldn't apply it to save his/her life

    or

    2. "dumb ox"- the guy/gal who has a heart of gold and will try to do anything you ask, but has difficulty sometimes.

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    Hey Gonzo, you forgot the christmas light bulbs that only come out once in a while.

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    In my department we have a couple of members that I call the "cooks". They are called that because they love to stir the pot and sit back and watch. These are the first people to complain however if they are the targets of rumors or being busted on. There is another type of member called the want a be. These are members that are trying to live up to their fathers reputation ( ie. a heavy drinker, superfireman, or know it all).
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    What about the three-way bulbs (versatile), the black light (strange), and the burned-out bulbs (should retire)? And what about those little pen lights?

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    Don't forget my personal favorite:

    The ones that keep the couch from floating away. Lazy SOB's.

    "Oh well, we are going to train? but I need to go pick up the pizza I am about to order"

    then there is also the salty dog:

    "Back in my day...."

    yea you know the story it happened before the greenhouse effect so it snowed every day and somehow the mountains moved a back then to so they were always walking uphill.

    Then there are the A holes like me:

    "Well chief if we change the test to quiz them on the soap operas then everyone would pass."

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    you guys forgot one of the most important people:

    the prankster
    If your going to cry about doing the job you signed up for do us all a favor and quit, there are plenty of dedicated people standing in line for the best job in the world.

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    doublepost - oopsy!

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    don't forget the "knife-n-forkers" (a.k.a. "free-loaders")

    - these people will always show up for a free party, meal, trip, dinner, etc.




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    1) the couch cook - who stirs the pot from their well worn couch

    2) Look at me's - they have done so much in their own eyes.

    3) The snake - lies and starts rumors while smiling to your face

    BUT they are not all bad

    4) The work horse - The one that keeps going till the job is done never asking but deserving of praise.

    5) The Energizer - They keep working and working just because it needs to be done.

    Need more of the later and less of the first.
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    Or the one's who say " That's a stupid idea. We don't need to do that." to anything that someone else comes up with.

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    How about the guy who thinks he has to voice everything he has to say across a county wide radio broadcast? You know what I mean the one that stops by the station when there is a call and grabs a portable and talks on it county wide just to exercise his LIPS.
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    most deffinately the book smart street stupid guy. he has all kinds of certs that says he knows exactly how to do it and will tell you all about how it`s done, but don`t ever ask him to do it on the scene, hopefully he`s not even on your truck that day

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    The people found around the firehouse are, with a few exceptions, the greatest people in the world.

    Guys that can't wait to get it on and guys that work harder at avoiding work than what the work would require.

    We've got the run of the mill you guys are talking about and tree huggers, Wyle E. Coyotes (Super Genious idiots), STANs (toppers)...

    The fire service, career and volly, is undoubtedly the most diverse work force in the nation: Drs, lawyers, elected officials, self maded millionaires, laborers, fry cooks, mechanics, techies, educators, paper boys, janitors, Christians, Muslims, Jews, JW, LDS, cops, waiters and waitresses, mail men and femail men, engineers, playwrites, you name it, they're here somewhere.

    The people around the firehouse come from, go back to and stay in all walks of life and for career guys, one out of every three days and vollys maybe three hours once a week plus calls, we all put our backgrounds and differences aside and come together for one purpose. And from the rich to poor, GQ to slob, each member is willing to lay down their life for their brothers and sisters and fellow man regardless of the differences betweem them.

    They my be shining starts, shiftless losers oir anywhere in between, but around the firehouse you'll find the cream of each crop.

    People around the firehouse are my family, even the analyzer.
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    Personaly I like the mood swingers. ****ed one minute and happy as a clam the next. Its funny. Also the guys that sit in the office all day long reading the paper and never saying a word. The only time you hear them speak is on scene. I also like the members who have been with a department for some time but never show up, and then get ticked when a new guy is on the truck.
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    This one is a rarity, but have seen a few of them in my day. We'll call them the PARAKEET.
    It's a guy/gal you explain something to on one side of the rig and he/she runs around to the other side and tries to explain it to someone else to prove how smart they are.

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    What do you guys call the one with the funny BROWN RING on their nose?

    "Ahhh.... Let ME get that for ya Cap.... Cause ya know...... noboby else will!!!"

    OR, another:

    "I'm glad I thought of that! Oh, you were close.. but it takes someone like...ME to get it right"
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    The "I have done it all and seen it all and am the most qualified" even though they only have a totatl of 20% for calls and drills.

    The "I don't like this that or that and for that matter I don't like you or him or her and the way you look smile act talk or the way the truck looks or runs or that you have yellow gear and I don't" even though most of the problems at the firehouse are started caused and created by this very same person.

    OR how about the "Did you hear what this one did, said, wants, or needs" even though this very same person is the one that is always crying to the Chief.

    My favorite are the lazy SOBs that don't pull their weight, screw up everything they touch, and complain constantly that no one gives them credit for anything...when in reality we do give them credit..credit for being the Department A-hole of the month! "I am not completely useless I can be used as a bad example" - this is what their gear should read!

    The guy that has to embellish every story he tells, or lie to make it sound good, but when you call him on it, you become public enemy number one and they try to get you in trouble.

    And last but certainly not least...the people that never speak up when they should but will be the first to stab you in the back when you walk away. I love these guys! They hate me! I have no problem confronting these jackasses and telling them to keep their pie holes shut until they grow a set of balls big enough to say it to my face. These guys are the ultimate trouble makers at the firehouse.

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    There are also the double standard setters, you know 'em, you cant do that because, then they do exactly what they told you you couldn't do. Or, they sit there and complain about something and then do exactly what they just got done complaining about.
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    Lewis - thanks...forgot about them too. Personally I speak my mind at the firehouse, regardless or whether or not I offend someone - I am sensitive to feelings but I still make my opinion known - and other than that I do my job and keep my nose clean. We have a whiner, trouble maker, and attention wanter right now all going full force at the firehouse and I want to smack each of them right upside the head. None of them look good, or are appreciated by the rest of us that pull our weight. I am not perfect..hell I make mistakes, **** people off, etc. but I am adult enough to admit it and take responsibility then move on. Some of these guys don't won't and never will. UGH! The joys of volunteering! haha
    Never forget those who went before and sacrified to make us better and stronger as a fire service and a nation. 09-11-01 forever etched in time and our memories. God Speed Boys!

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