G'day from South Australia
Firstly i want to say that i am not a Fire Fighter but Police Officer in country South Australia. As a general duties officer i have a fair bit to do with the local Fire Departments and can honestly say that i think you guys do an awesome job. I am 30 years old and have been in the Department for 5 1/2 years and love it. I am a mad patch collector who is just starting out in the collection world and collect mainly police patches, however Fire Department patches would not be refused if anyone has any spare ones laying around. If anyone is interested i have a few used ( but in good condition ) SA Metro Fire Service patches, so if anyone out there wants one let me know.
Also if you guys here only want Fire Fighters on your forums let me know. I wont be offended, i just wont post anymore.
Till next time be sure to stay safe and take care.