Well, I guess I will start out by telling you a bit about myself.

I am 26. I started my career at the FF academy and was there for 18 months. I spent 6 of those months with a fire department. I then joined the Navy as a Damage Control FF, which is what I do now. I am currently my ship's fire marshal. And I can honestly say that I have faught more fires in 6 months on the department than 4 years on the ship. So it's good in a way that I feel I am doing a good job at keeping my ship safe from hazards, but there is nothing like fighting a blaze. So I hope to get back into civi firefighting sometime soon.

I hope I can gain a lot of knowledge from all of you, and I would love to hear a few good FF stories too if I get the chance.

Thank you.