What was the reason you joined the explorer/cadet/jr. firefighter program?
I was wondering why was the reason that you joined to explorer/cadet program? I know that many people are in it because of other family members where in the fire service before them. I was just thinking what was the reasons that others would join. Please read and respond.
My Reason for joining:
The reason that I join the fire service for my local volunteer fire department is because I live in a small little one horse town with only about 2,000 people (it is all good, i love being a country boy) and there is really nothing to do around here except the fire department and I really never had the encouragement to join the fire department untill my good friend David asked me if I wanted to join and I figured sure why not, I had nothing to loose. The first night that I was there was a big argument between the other cadets and advisors about some stuff and I thought that I would not go back but I did and it is the best thing that I have done! I have to say that it has been the best learning experience that I could ever take part in and now I can't get enough of what I do, I try to every class related to the fire service, I talk about all day in school and at home and most of all I know what I want to do with my life! I know when I graduate high school that I will become a professional paramedic firefighter. Although there is problems that are faced at the fire department I can't let them get to me and I have just jump over them because I know that this is the best thing that I can do! Why would anyone else want to do anything with their lives. I can't ride any emergency equipment yet but when I do I will know that I have made a major impact in the community and which I live and for all the firefighters that have came before me I have to give them the ultimate respect.