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    I also posted this on a previous thread about this.

    1st. How many of you who are AGAINST were JR/EXP?
    2nd. How many of you who are FOR were JR/EXP?
    3rd. Was he covered by the fire dept workman comp insurance?
    4th. Did he have accidental insurance throught the fd?

    I started as a jr when I was 14 and after my first 1st year i was covered by the fd insurance and got FREE accidental insurance through the fd. Also I WAS ONLY allowed to work grass/hail bail fires and severe weather. I was also REHAB on structure fires and what not. I was not able to do FULL duties until I was 18. Oh and by the way im 25.

    If he did have insurance and or was covered by the fd workmans comp then I would have to AGREE that he WAS a ff.

    However if none of the above is true it doesn't matter. We should ALL have some respect for him wanting to help others, wanting to do something that he was interested in, and most of all we should be PROUD to call him a fellow brother!!!! Weather he is classified a CHILD OR NOT!!!

    THATS JUST MY .02.
    Last edited by FIRE508; 01-24-2007 at 05:39 AM.

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    Chris Kangas deservres to be honored... at his FD.

    Brookhaven can put a memorial in his name, or start a scholarship in his name.

    14 year olds do not belong anywhere near a fireground. There is no need for them to be responding to calls on bikes, or have parents drive them there.

    If your FD depends on children for response... then your FD has a real problem.

    Rep. Curt Weldon (PA) has been a longtime champion of this nationís fire service. He supports the Kris Kangas case - we should too.
    Not to sound harsh... I know that Curt Weldon supported firefighter issues... but he is a politician, and it was an election year...
    ‎"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."
    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIRE508 View Post
    I also posted this on a previous thread about this.
    Then why not stick to that thread. Now we have 2 about the same topic to keep track of.

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