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    Well last evening at our regular business, I was voted on to be a firefighter. After two years of being a cadet, I know have the responsibility of being a firefighter. Wednesday marks the first official day of me being a firefighter, my duties will still be limited until I graduate this June. I hope my years to come are great doing this dangerous but rewarding job.
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    Good for you Ryan. Keep up the good work partner.
    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

    Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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    congrads ryan. now concentrate on finishing high school, getting your firefighter I certification, your EMT certification, and taking as many courses and learning as much as you can.
    If my basic HazMat training has taught me nothing else, it's that if you see a glowing green monkey running away from something, follow that monkey!

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    My plan is to finish up high school, then take my basic firefighter course, then start college late next fall for Fire Service Technology. I want to take the basic class so I will be able to perform firefighter duties while I am taking my two years of college. After I get my degree in Fire Technology I plan on staying with my current Paid on call Department, and begin my journey at a few other paid Departments. I allready have at least 3 Departments in mind like...

    Sycamore Township Fire Department
    Colerain Fire Department
    Woodlawn Fire Department

    I also want to do arson investiagtions, inspections, and become a member of USAR.

    Hopefully in a few years I will be where I want to be. We will just have to wait and see..
    Ryan

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    You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. -Eleanor Roosevelt

    Lets not forget those lost on 9-11-01

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    Sorry, Ryan;
    I thought it said that you were no longer a "candidate".
    Congratulations on being a firefighter, though.
    Beats being a candidate any day!
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    Ryan,
    Congradulations !!!!!!!!! you have always kept a good level head been courteous, and asked relevant and good questions. I wish sucess in the future and it sounds like you have a good path in place to walk down.
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
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    I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
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    Another FNG! Congrats!
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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    Be good...be safe...and welcome!!!
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