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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    Why are you looking at the fireman so weird??

    Oh, and put your hand down, you can go potty just yet.
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    I made 2 kindergardeners in one class start crying... they got freaked out with the turnouts and SCBA...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFurtman View Post
    I made 2 kindergardeners in one class start crying... they got freaked out with the turnouts and SCBA...
    Way to go, tough guy!
    Seriously bro, I did fire prevention the other day with my dept, and heres a tip.

    Take off your lid and gloves, and get down on the floor and play with the kids. Click on your flashlight, let them "try" your lid on (hold it on their head). I eventually became a jungle gym for a group of kids who were initially scared of me,
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLSboy View Post
    Way to go, tough guy!
    Seriously bro, I did fire prevention the other day with my dept, and heres a tip.

    Take off your lid and gloves, and get down on the floor and play with the kids. Click on your flashlight, let them "try" your lid on (hold it on their head). I eventually became a jungle gym for a group of kids who were initially scared of me,

    I did exactly that.. took off my gloves, knelt down beside the kids.. (funny.. i grew up with the teacher btw.. she used to live next door and was the same age) As the teacher explained that i was just like them i came off air, unbuckled my helmet, and got out of my gear.. After i was out, i let the kids try my helmet and mask on, and let them touch almost everything.. (I had just washed my turnouts, so there wasn't anything nasty on them) and answered questions about the stuff.. in the end they were all happy and weren't scared anymore.. Thanks for the suggestion..

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    You got it Bro.
    I liked playing with the kids. I dunno who wanted me to stay longer....me or the kids?!
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    it was alot of fun.. I feel ya on playing with the kids.. we had a good time and everyone was excited to see us.. at the end of the school day one of the girls in one of the earlier classes came up and gave me a hug as she was going home. Kinda cute and funny. (No.. she's too young.. ya pervert..)

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    Default Here's a pic of me:

    It's not the best picture in the world, but it shows me working as the driver-pump operator. 2x 3" hoses hooked up with one yet to be inflated.

    http://www.vaasanvpk.fi/gal/kurssi/K...007%20(29).JPG

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    Damien....

    Had to bust your balls on that pic.....LOL


    I do something similar, I start out by having them watch me go from my dress uniform to putting the stuff on and watch me "change uniforms" Then I get right next to them and they can touch me, play with my flashlight, listen to me breathe, and I point out that they can still see my eyes in the mask. That seems to make it easier for them to watch me get dressed then see my eyes too.

    No matter what, you will always have a kid or two that doesn't want anything to do with you and gets scared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bum291 View Post
    I was not aware of the picture being taken; To see me smile, just look at my avatar
    Does your helmet have a pull-down visor inside it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by volfirie View Post
    Does your helmet have a pull-down visor inside it?
    Yes, it has. It's a rosenbauer heroes helmet. Visor can't be pulled down when wearing the mask.

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    And the thread died. So I'll just kill it a little more with a better picture of me:
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    Visiting another station and doing some training there, lots of fun.

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    You need to give your kid his helmet back.
    Logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead.

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    Im new here and noone knows who I am, but for you older guys....lock up your daughters...

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    After a mutual aid fire one town over. I'm second in from the left.....with the mustache haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneWheel View Post
    Im new here and noone knows who I am, but for you older guys....lock up your daughters...

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    Well Sonny I assume that was a joking. In the event you were not, Iím posting a picture of my lovely daughter, Hertha. Take a good look cause itís Hands Off Buddy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by confire View Post
    Well Sonny I assume that was a joking. In the event you were not, Iím posting a picture of my lovely daughter, Hertha. Take a good look cause itís Hands Off Buddy!
    Giggity giggity!!

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    You look a little whupped there Chief. Long night?
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    A couple from the Orlando Fire Conference, 2008.

    And the much talked about pink hood!
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