View Poll Results: Did a TV show/movie inspire you to join the fire service?

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  • Emergency!

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  • The Towering Inferno

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  • Backdraft

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  • Third Watch

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    Default Did a TV show/movie inspire you to join the fire service?

    Before you joined the fire service, did a certain television show or movie inspire you & cause you to realize what you wanted to do with your life? And if so, what about it inspired you?

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    Default With out a doubt...

    Emergency baby....they rocked. LA County Fire (http://www.lacofd.org) is still on of the best, HANDS DOWN!!!

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    Flashpoint...........I mean Backdraft, sorry.

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    Third Watch

    I shouldn't say it inspired me, but it did add a little "fuel to the fire" so to speak. I've thought about becoming a FF since I was about 16. I tend to watch a lot of movies and TV shows that involve fire-fighting, so I don't know if it actually inspired me, or if it's just my strong interest.

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    EMERGENCY! I still can hear 51's tones in the back of my head.

    Hmmm, brettbouk, any relation to the recently banned boukca? You sound like him.

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    304, I think it is boukca. If so, welcome back!
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    Default What about Captain Kirk?

    I mean William Shatner...




    I'm a child of the 80's... what can I say?


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    LOL i am with FHandz 17 it was
    Flashpoint...........I mean Backdraft, sorry.
    nahh.. but in all honesty it was my father doesnt most kids at that age wanna be just like there dad?
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    Default Re: What about Captain Kirk?

    Originally posted by Resq14
    I mean William Shatner...


    Rescue 911 was a good show for kids, but I only saw 1 person die on there. And they were an organ donor so it helped other people live. It never showed the senseless death caused by a drunk driver. Children playing with matches and burning their house down with a brother or sister still inside.

    If all you wanted to see was the happy endings, then it was good.
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    Though I voted EMRGENCY! and I still love that show, it was a firefighting documentory that actually got me very interested in the fire service. It was on late at night and about Wildland Firefighting with CDF-California Department of Forestry.
    Two weeks out of High school, I was hired and the rest is history. It will be 20 years this July . My how time flys by.
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    Wasn't any TV to watch, so it musta been somethin' else......Stay Safe....
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    i must say that there wasn't a TV show or movie that inspired me to become a firefighter. my motivation was my dad, whose birthday was yesterday. he was a volunteer firefighter in the town where we lived for a time being. my grandfather and brother-in-law were firefighters also. my wife is pregnant with our first child and if she/he decides to become a fourth generation firefighter then i would be extremely happy. if not then i'll still be extremely happy.
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    A so called friend of mine talked me into it and I still dont talk to him. Its been 25 years.
    wellsfr
    We've been doing so much for so long with so little. We can do almost anything with nothing.

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    Default CHiPs and Emergency

    ...were the only two shows that I really watched. I tried the police thing so to speak and didn't really didn't like to see that side of people. I prefer the helping side of things.

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    Default Hears one not mentioned !!

    How about the show CODE RED with Lorne Green and Adam Rich i think it was cool to watch little Adam want to help out and get involved and of course EMERGENCY, although i was more fascinated with the Engine Company operations then the squad..Just my 2cents worth












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    Well...ya see, when Gonzo and I were kids.....we used to go the the ol' cinema. (Pronounced Thee-ay-ter)...The Silent Movies. They had these wonderful black and white, moving images of firefighters...flickering on a large screen....accompanied by organ music. We used to run and chase the Steamer....when we heard the horses and whistles coming out of the fire station.

    Nah...I'm pulling your leg. I grew up watching Gerald McBoingBoing and Ding Dong Bell. No wonder I'm a Looney Tune!
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