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    Default Cool Video From Iraq

    Found this in the Federal/Military Forum and thought that it might get more views here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz26ODGoQto
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    Very awesome video, those Brothers have some big cahonies. Never thought I'd see a kevlar and bullet proof vest as standard issue PPE.

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    Default Real Brass ones!

    I takes alot to be a firefighter.....But a heck of alot more to do it in Iraq!

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    Now that was cool, good find RFRD.
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    Great video, I know those guys are getting underpaid for the risk they are taking over there. Last I heard for civilian FF's to go over there in the past, it was like 90-100g/yr. A seasoned FF can make that in the US in a year.

    Great video, and its nice to see the Iraqi's being friends with americans and thanking them. Something we dont see enough of on the news. All we see is the hatred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lieutenant516
    Great video, I know those guys are getting underpaid for the risk they are taking over there. Last I heard for civilian FF's to go over there in the past, it was like 90-100g/yr. A seasoned FF can make that in the US in a year.
    Remember, that is tax free. And also recall, that in certain areas of the country you can earn $100,000 a year. But here in the Southeast you may only make in the mid $20s or into the $30s to start.


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    Come home safely boys.

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    Wow they truly are heros as well!! We think our days are full of gloom sometimes...look at what they are going through!! Good on ya boys!
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    I guess I should have posted this thread on here. Not many people looking at it on the Federal Forum..... THANKS RFRD....

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    Gotta have balls the size of church bells! Looks kinda fun too and the experience of a lifetime. Very Cool video.

    Stay safe guys and keep your head down!
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    I'm young and stupid, how would I go about getting a job over there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPFDRum
    Now that was cool, good find RFRD.
    I concur. Nice find.

    I especially appreciated seeing the Thank you's from woman and children and the boys in harmony with some of the guys of Iraq.
    Good stuff.

    God love 'em for having the heart and guts to go over and make a difference. Come home save.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lieutenant516
    Great video, I know those guys are getting underpaid for the risk they are taking over there. Last I heard for civilian FF's to go over there in the past, it was like 90-100g/yr. A seasoned FF can make that in the US in a year.
    I think our top-out salary for a firefighter is $38,000. Top-out for captain is less than $50,000 I think. While I agree that $100k is underpaid to be shot at... Most of the firefighters over there aren't taking pay cuts to make the trip.

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    Well I know in this area, after 7 years you top out at 75,000/yr, and thats not even the highest that i've heard of.

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    That 75,000/yr is not tax free.
    Great video but scary. My husband has been in Iraq for 2 years. Im glad I didnt see that video when he was heading out 2 years ago.

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