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    Question How Old & How Long....

    Just wondering how old some of you other fire fighters are out there.. Also was wondering how long you've been in the Fire Service.


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    Well I saw my first fire back in '65 just north of Richmond. Then General Lee surrendered and I packed my mule and........


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    I'm just over a quarter of a century old. I've been at this since 10 o'clock this morning but it feels more like 9 years.
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    37 years young, I have been in since 1983 so that will be 19 years this July, not bad. My how time flys by.
    Front line since 1983 and still going strong

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    Default 36?

    Say it aint so! 36? I used to think that was old.

    15 years in and 2 horns.....

    Call me in 15 more and we'll see if I'm tooting 4 or god forbid 5 horns!

    Be Safe!

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    I'm younger than I feel most days,
    Older than my teeth,
    and the same age as my tongue.
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    31 years old

    7 1/2 yrs paid-on-call, Lt. for 3 years

    5 years career industrial FF/EMT for large chemical maker

    EMT for 6 years

    Instructor I for 1 year

    Only regret, I wish I would've started a few years earlier.
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    Talking Ages and Sages

    Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.
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    Let's just say I've been in the fire service for 32 years and you can figure out the rest!

    I started out as a child.......

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    I'm old enough to know that I aint as young as I used to be

    Will turn 30 this year and started my 13th year of service in March 02.
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    I'll be 36 in August and September will be starting 20th year.

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    This one neat to see where everyone started and see how far they have gone.

    Myself, I've been doing this for 11 years now, I turn 29 yrs old in May this year.

    Started as an Explorer for a year at age 17.

    Joined the fire dept. in 1991 after graduation of high school.

    Last 7 years as Lieutenant, 5 years as Training Officer.

    Worked part time for an ALS ambulance service for 4 years during the same time period.

    Also was full time Airport ARFF for 4 years before getting hired in the 911 Communications Center where I work full time now, starting my 4th year here. Boy, seems like there are a lot of 4's here isn't there?

    My how time flies when your having fun.
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    I was 28 when I got appointed to the Department November 1, 1981.

    Promoted to Lieutenant November 25, 1988.

    Promoted to Captain August 17, 2000.

    I've been on the job for 20 years, 8 months and 23 days as of this posting, making my age 48!

    Age is just a number..it's the attitude you take towards life that matters!
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    I will be 29 in Dec., joined the Dept. in Sept. 91 after one year as a Junior Explorer.

    AAS in Criminal Justice 1994
    2 BS's in Fire Science 1997
    MA in Poli. Sci. 2001
    And numerous fire certifications.....
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    I started at age 18.
    I will turn 22 in July.
    That will be the start of my 5th year as a firefighter.
    4 years and counting with the VFD.
    Getting near the 1 year mark as a career firefighter.


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    Turn 22 this past March.
    Puts me at 4 years and counting, and their isn't anything else I would rather be doing.

    My father is the chief... seams like I have been around the department for a lot longer then 4 years...
    "No one ever called the Fire Department for doing something smart..."

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    28.

    Started when I was 18 and in the military. Have always been a huge buff.

    Spent several years with a volly co in southern CA, then the next couple years with 2 depts in CT and am starting with a new volly co here in WA.EMT since 95.

    Also putting in apps with career depts in the area.

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    51 years old-been in the fire service 32 years.
    All my service is in the paid call ranks-last
    16 as Fire Chief. Seen a great deal of improvements
    in the fire service--but we still have a ways to go!

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    25.

    Joined the volunteer department in July of 1996 when they formed it up out here, so I guess I'm in year 5. Been an EMT since '97. Manganed to work for a small town combo department for 2 1/2 years in there as well.

    Of course, I had fought many a grass fire on our farm with gunny sacks and shovels LONG before there was an FD out here.

    Working on getting on a paid department in the Tulsa area....
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    45 years of age 25 years in service with no regrets of the career choice.

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    20 y/o. Started as a 14 y/o explorer in 1996 and got on the dept @ 18. Have been an EMT for six months.
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    I sometimes act like I'm 24, but some parts feel like they're 64, so I average to 44, which, as luck would have it, is my actual age.

    Started EMS in '74, fire in '76.

    Wow.

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    28 yrs old, been on the vol. dept. 3 yrs. Emt for 9 yrs.
    I wish I'd known how much fun this is, would've joined sooner.

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    Always interested as a child growing up ...........got on 1 month after my 18th birhtday. I am now turning 33 this year, i am celebrating 15 years of paid on call. Worked 12 years as a full-time paramedic, have been in dispatch for a year and now have almost been full circle in the Fire and EMS arena.
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    I've been on the job for 20 years, 8 months and 23 days as of this posting, making my age 48!
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    Started age 17 - 5th generation

    Moved along

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    Now feel 75 though I am younger , by a margin

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    44, I've been a firefighter for 19 years

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