Hello! First off let me say I am not with the department. But I want to be when I get older. I am only 14. I am writing a book now and I needed some real life stories about firefighting. You know stuff about calls,life at the station and things like that. Any and all info. is greatly appreciated. My book is called Second Shift and it is deticated to all the men and women who put their life on the line for ours. In my eyes all you firefighters will always be my hero's. You can post you messages here or email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you VERY much!!!!
Ash, one hopeful (future) firefighter
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08-10-2000, 01:17 PM #1Firefighter2000Firehouse.com Guest
08-10-2000, 04:14 PM #2Fyrball105Firehouse.com Guest
I'll be back, let me go think a little while
08-11-2000, 05:50 PM #3Danny BeebeFirehouse.com Guest
Where do we send these stories to? And will you tell how to get a copy of the book when it is ready ?
09-04-2000, 08:40 PM #4Firefighter2000Firehouse.com Guest
ok. Now it has been a while and only 2 people have emailed me with some info. as much as I appreciated it, I need some more stories. Please help!!!!!
Firefighters America's Hero's
09-05-2000, 09:59 AM #5JMP17Firehouse.com Guest
Sounds great little future Brother!
I'll send you a good one or maybe two, hope it helps out!
Follow your dreams little Bro. there's a calling in your future!!
09-05-2000, 05:23 PM #6Firefighter2000Firehouse.com Guest
Thanks JMP17 I hope to hear from you soon. By the way it's not bro. it's sis. just thought I would tell you. Thanks and hope to hear from everyone else too!
Firefighters America's Hero's
09-05-2000, 07:52 PM #7JMP17Firehouse.com Guest
OOOPs sorry! I hate when I do that! My apoligies little Sister.
09-16-2000, 03:21 PM #8Firefighter2000Firehouse.com Guest
I can't belive it! I have not had ONE story. Come on peoples I know you have something/anything to tell me!
Firefighters America's Hero's
10-09-2000, 01:27 PM #9daysleeper47Firehouse.com Guest
With a spirit like hers, I am sure that God gave her a promotion already...
When I am called to duty God
wherever flames may rage
give me strength to save a life
whatever be its age
Help me to embrace a little child
before it is too late
or save an older person from
the horror of that fate
Enable me to be alert
to hear the weakest shout
and quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out
I want to fill my calling and
to give the best in me
to guard my neighbour and
protect his property
And if according to your will
I have to lose my life
bless with your protecting hand
my loving family from strife
I never met you Ashley, but all of us here will miss you.
"When the bell goes ding-ding, its time to get on the woo-woo."
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10-09-2000, 08:11 PM #10SRVFD2Firehouse.com Guest
Thanks Daysleeper for that memorial to Ashley. All I can add is AMEN!!! And I'm sure she's now an angel who will be there to protect we firefighters!
10-10-2000, 03:05 AM #11FireBabeFirehouse.com Guest
It is so tragic to hear of the loss of any life - especially one at such a young age and with so much that she was offering to the community.
In memory of the girl who posted the 200th message in recognition of where we are all from and in support of a day to recognise firefighters' worldwide I propose that we all wear our red and blue ribbons this week. (See http://www.futureweb.com.au/edmondson/menu_iffd.html )
My sincerest condolences to one of our own ... In memory of Ash.
Lt JJ Edmondson
Clyde Cardinia Fire Brigade
I walk where the fire dances
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10-13-2000, 08:37 PM #12
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Dear Forum Posters
For the last day we have worked to verify the information in the posts by Ashley and her 'parents' that has consumed several threads.
Unfortunately, as happens on the Internet, the story has been found to be untrue...at least the tragic details.
After considerable research, we talked to Ashley's mother this evening who wanted to apologize to everyone on the forums for the energy that has been spent.
The young lady is indeed interested in the fire service and is an ace student, according to her mom, who wants to write books and be in the fire department.
However, she has not lost a brother to fire nor, thankfully, was she killed in a drunk driving accident last weekend. She is alive and well, which we hope everyone will be grateful for. Except for those details -- important as they may be -- the vast majority of her posts we believe were honest and sincere.
We are sorry this has happened, but as you know the Internet is somewhat of an anonymous
place. We are very thankful that this was not some elaborate hoax, but merely an very
enthusiastic young lady who may have been trying to find a way to quit posting on the forums with a very unfortunately worded story. Her parents had requested she not post after something similiar happened in the past, according to her mother.
Her mother assures us she has the best intentions and by her writing will certainly excel in that endeavor in the future. We expect a letter from Ashley sometime in the next few days to all posters.
Thanks for everyone's continued support. Despite this being false, had it been true you showed the incredible family that exists in the Firehouse.com Forums and what is possible for everyone to come together for a single cause ... we just hope you won't be deterred from responding and helping others in the future.
We'll assure you, just as we have done in this case, to check out any extraordinary requests or posts as quickly as possible.
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