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  1. #1
    bob1350
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    Question Chief married to firefighter

    Is anyone else happen in the same situation as me. My wife got tired of me having all the fun, so she joined the dept. This was almost 3 years ago. I've been an Asst./Division Chief for a few years now and it becomes real interesting. There's things that go on at the admin. level that she doesn't need to hear about, but I tell her anyway because she "wants to know" and she complains. On scene, she takes everything I say personally. You get the idea. Anyone else going through this? By the way, we have married almost 20 years and are very happy together


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    Kelly Tool
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    Sounds like a situation My parents are in, My father has been in 20+ years, i joined 2 years ago and about 4 months ago my sister and mother joined. My father is first asst. chief. We hear anything and everything that goes on. But the funny thing is it doesn't bother any of us. The only problem is when my parents start groping each other it sicks out my sister.

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    Engine58
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    Cool

    I sortof understand you...my brother is first Lt and i'm just sortof a junior..but anyway I do get a little annoyed when he bosses me around and all that stuff but I get over it....But this isnt on the fire ground only at station drills. But I get over it...I dunno what else I can tell ya sorry

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    iwood51
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    Thumbs down

    I'll throw a different spin on this. We had a chief who's wife was a member, but she stuck her nose into everything. All this did was alienate the chief from the members, as the opinion was that we elected him, not his wife, and that she should butt out.

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    bob1350
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    iwood51,
    I'm lucky. Everyone on the dept. likes my wife, knows I don't treat her different. My concerns are: her always wanting to know everything, then complaining when I tell her, and wanting to talk fire dept. stuff when I'm burned out from too many meetings. Usually on scene, we're pretty much doing something different anyway

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    mark440
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    Cool

    Here is a different twist. We have a few members whose wifes are just a pain in the *****. Does not matter what the occasion is without fail we get 2-3 wives showing up and shoving their way into what ever is going on. This may be association meetings or even Fire ground calls, they are always there in the way and gossiping to the rubber neckers. For instance, last summer we had a farmer burning a field near some highway. Smoke covers the highway, we get ourselves a head on MVA with a total of 4 vehicles. Of course the farmer leaves without a trace and the women are bitching up a storm because their cars are wrecked. The Chief's wife works at a local Gas station and word spreads, but it was not the REAL story. So here a year later we find ourselves in a court proceeding about this call from info the wife made last year. There are a few unhappy campers here.

    Mark

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    iresq
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    I go to the firehouse to get away from my wife. Is that wrong?

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  8. #8
    bob1350
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    iresq,
    I used to go to the fire station to get away from my wife too. She got wise and saw how much fun I was having. Now I can never get away.

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    Neil Murphy
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    Smile

    I've been in the fire service for ...years, currently a Volunteer Captain, Training Officer, CFI, FFII...anyway, about 2 years ago my wife joined the department. It has been great. Shge really understands why I have been in it for so long.

    This is just one of the many things that we enjoying doing together.

  10. #10
    pfpchief
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    my wife does not want to be involved now (we have 5 small childern at home) but swears shes going to join when the kids are older.i dont know about that but i ll cross that bridge when it comes.by then i probley wont be the chief but you never know.right now my father (a past chief ) and my brother are involved . its a family affair

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    iwood51
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    Wow, five kids. Your department needs more activity.
    Just kidding, I've got 3 myself

  12. #12
    KIPSKI137
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    Angry

    I HAVE GONE TO THE STATION TO GET AWAY FROM MY WIFE AND KIDS,AFTER 17 YEARS MY WIFE CAUGHT ON NOW I HAVE TO STAY HOME,SHE IS IN TRAINING ALL THE TIME,AND THE DOG HATES TO BE ALONE.

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