View Poll Results: How long have you been in the fire srvice?

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  • Less than 1 year

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  • 1-5

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  • 6-10

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    Default How long have you been involved in the Fire Service

    I've been involved with L.L.V.F.C since 1995 when ym father joined, i hung around everytime they got a call and always helped out, I have gained alot of respect from the members there with me today.
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    14 years this September. I joined in 1991 as a cadet.
    Proud Right-Wing Extremist since 1992

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    23 and counting.
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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    Joined in 1980. Served 22 years; 14 as chief.
    Last 3 years have been as a fire district trustee.
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    Probably longer than most of you have been living.
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    6 weeks as of this coming wednesday
    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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    Since 1970

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    17 years.

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    17 years

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    9 yrs

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    4 years as a FF; 10 as the wife of a FF; 6 as a "honey can you help me..." Typed my Arson Investigator Father's reports through my teenage years. All bits and pieces of fringe involvement until I took the plunge.
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    Appointed to the Dapartment November 1, 1981.
    Promoted to Lieutenant November 23, 1988.
    Promoted to Captain August 17, 2000.

    23+ years on "da job" and still enjoying it!
    ‎"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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    Got on December 19, 1995.
    Got my EMT June 5 1996.

    Lieutenant 1999
    Captian 2000

    10 years on and still havin fun.
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    Started on a stuent-run college fire department in 1979. Joined the student-run college rescue squad in 1980.

    So that makes ..... 25 years and change.

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    Rescue (EMS) for 5.

    Fire for 4.

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    6 Years as an active FF (Not Counting a few yrs as a Jr/Explorer)

    2002 Appointed Training Officer

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    DrParasite Nice Avatar Rookie , where'd ya get it?
    I have no ambition in this world but one.. That is to be a Firefighter! The position in the eyes of some may appear to be a lowly one... It is a nobel calling

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    17 +....got on 10/87.promoted to Lt. 1992, Captain 1996, Asst Chief 10/98.....
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    18 years as a vollie. Asst. Chief since last year.
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    14 years
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    9 years, but I was a groupie/buff/PITA for 10 years before that. I bet Firehouse didn't have many younger subscribers than me.

    Thank goodness some of those guys knew how to channel my energy and convert me into a productive member of the service. I know that if I had a kid come around the house that behaved like I did then I would find it real hard to not string him up in the hose tower.

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    Started as a Junior Firefighter at age 13 in 1971. Volunteered in that department until 1999.

    Started as career firefighter (still volunteered) in 1979 and worked there for 20 yrs.

    Then 1.5 years with federal Govt fire Department

    Moved to Fla and volunteered for 18 months

    Now back as a career Firefighter (Lt.) in Fla.

    So that makes me 34 years total......
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    5 years come August for fire.

    and just passed 3 years for EMS in February.

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    Total of 47 years. I think I'm gonna get to like this job.

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    Default Re: Re:

    Originally posted by SmokeEater1
    DrParasite Nice Avatar Rookie , where'd ya get it?
    Well, it looks exactly like a window sticker that I have for my car. and since I believe I qualify to display it, I just stole yours and put it up there

    oh, and I joined the FD as a junior in 1998, got my EMT in 1999, and have been a senior FF since 2000.
    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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