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    FedFire...Man, I can't wait to get sent somewhere where they might take a shot at our "coolguy" silver suits! I only saw that kind of action at AMR Topeka You better take a trip down here to Charleston and check out how the other half lives. Take care bro
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    HEY MEDIC! Air Force guys in a foreward combat area???? They don't have sattelite TV there! So did they put you on the rescue? Hopefully we WON"T get deployed anywhere. The next one may be nasty. (Have all your shots?) Good luck down there.

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    Default "Coolguy" silver suits!

    Doesn't everybody know that chicks dig silvers! Especially the old ones with the big floppy hood! It's the Baked Potato Effect in action.

    I believe this is the longest I have ever seen a thread last on this board. Good to actually see some activity for a change!

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    Should you judge someone else's experience or training just because YOU are not familiar with it?
    Isn't that what this whole thread was doing? That's the reason that I responded. I was trying to say that we're all really the same (protecting people and property) and that we should respect each other.
    I'm sure your boys from Philly will tell you that the 'ordinance' thing is not firefighting, it's WAR. My dept. has several guys that have been called up and are over seas fighting a WAR right now. Loss of like is expected and planned in WAR, it is not expected or planned for in firefighting.
    I know it was bad news over there and have no intention of belittling the experience. My whole family is military and have served in war-time. I have much respect for all of our warriors and hope like hell that I'm never in a situation like you described. Although, I would love to see some cross training in my area. My station is about 5-6 miles (as the crow flyes) from the Charleston AFB. We could easily respond to a plan with 'ordinance' and it would take the Air Force boys about 20 min. to get to us. And until the experts arrived, we would be evacuating people and setting up perimeters. It's a different job and I respect that.

    Good luck fella's

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    Okay MO.....I'll be sure to remember that responding to a crash, or a torched building, or a vehicle extrication is not firefighting because there's a war going on By the way, there was no war declared in Bosnia...it was a peacekeeping mission. So are we firefighters now?

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    Crap........sucked into a "discussion" with a guy who's been a firefighter 4 years. I shall now leave these forums forever and do more productive things with my time. To all the fellow DOD firefighters who are out there, nice talkin to ya. Medic, good luck in the Air Force, hope you have the time of your life. That is all.
    Last edited by Fedfire; 09-18-2002 at 11:47 PM.

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    Fedfire, Do you not like sharing ideas with someone that has only been a firefighter for 4 years?

    I must renew the quote:

    When you have been in some Bosnia craphole on a crash truck, or on a Somali airfield with shot up aircraft with live ordnance coming in hard, then you can tell me about experience
    This says nothing about fighting fires. I never said you were not a firefighter. Maybe you don't feel like a firefighter for whatever reason, but I never said you weren't. One of the guys I work with was in Saudi for almost a year and he says he never saw a thing. Doesn't make him less of a firefighter. Doesn't do anything for experience either. But all of this says nothing about being a firefighter. Some firefighters go months without a fire while others may go to several fires in one shift. We are all still firefighters. Good luck brother.

    MO
    Last edited by FireFighterMO; 09-20-2002 at 09:33 PM.

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