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    Default Portland ME Professional Firefighters

    Hey, check out the new website, tell us what you think.

    http://www.portlandfirefighters.com/

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    Looks good. the only thing I would add is which Portland.
    I am a highly trained professional and can find my :: expletive deleted:: with either hand in various light conditions.

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    Tell Capt Greene I say hello. Its great to see the union put together I site like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pfd109
    Hey, check out the new website, tell us what you think.
    Somewhere on the home page you need to mention that this is the illustrious Portland, MAINE FD. There's another Portland out on the left coast and sometimes folks get confused.
    Remember, it IS as bad as you think and they ARE out to get you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim917
    Somewhere on the home page you need to mention that this is the illustrious Portland, MAINE FD. There's another Portland out on the left coast and sometimes folks get confused.
    From the home page of the Portland FD website...

    It is our hope that this website will help keep the members of our union, and the public, up to speed on the latest in public safety communications, emergency medical services, and fire fighting. And not just in Portland or the state of Maine, but from across this country. The 280+ members of Local 740, both active and retired, are part of a proud profession and we are part of a bold organization. The IAFF consists of nearly 300,000 trained public safety providers working in the United States and Canada.
    ‎"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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    Oh sure now we gotta read stuff too.
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    I used to speak braille
    I am a highly trained professional and can find my :: expletive deleted:: with either hand in various light conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo
    From the home page of the Portland FD website...
    And not just in Portland or the state of Maine, but from across this country.
    He asked for opinions. To my mind, one sentence in the fourth paragraph is not good placement. I would work it up into the title bar or logo at the top of the page.

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    Cap'n Greene? I know a LT. Greene. PFD is cut to the bone and still gets it done.Nice page,T.C.

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    Isnt all of Maine volly?? Dind't realize Portland had paid guys in addition to the volunteers. Nice web site !

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstDueCTVol
    Dind't realize Portland had paid guys
    Yes, we even have indoor, running water in some places too.

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    FDCT,Yep, Maine has a few "paid" depts.Off the top of my head,and that will only get you part way there are: Portland,South Portland,Augusta,Bangor,Rockland,Rumford,Scarborou gh,Presque Isle,and I'm sure I forgot a few. T.C.

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    I have a buddy on in Brewer, they are career as well.

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    nice site
    how many firefighters did Portland hire the last test?

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    AHHHH Portland, ME! An excellent dept. I turned down a job offer there 8 years ago. The pay was CRAP!!! But the job is GREAT! I just couldn't justify leaving my dept. for a 50% cut in pay at the time. I love hearing about it and I'm glad you guys have a web site now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crankshaft
    nice site
    how many firefighters did Portland hire the last test?
    The last test was given about this time last year, I cant remember if the last class came from that list or the one before it. The previous test was given 3 years ago and there was at least 1 class off of that one. for a total of around 30 positions in the last 3 years. We test every 2 years. There was also a class of 16 4 years ago. There are some grumblings about a class comming up but i will believe that when i see it as we are just about at our alloted number of firefighters....as for paramedics thats another story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithA8
    AHHHH Portland, ME! An excellent dept. I turned down a job offer there 8 years ago. The pay was CRAP!!! But the job is GREAT! I just couldn't justify leaving my dept. for a 50% cut in pay at the time. I love hearing about it and I'm glad you guys have a web site now.

    The pay has gone up considerably in the last 8 years but still not great, You need to wait untill you 3rd year step before you can really start living like a normal human being again. But yes it is an incredible place to work, the guys are great and we catch a fairly decent amount of work

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    46,I TOLD you I'd miss a few.Brewer,suburb of Bangor,across the bridge,Hehe.Westbrook has paid drivers as do a few other communities.Getting interesting trying to keep up with all the changes. T.C.

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