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    Default Hi: Firefighter from Scotland saying hello!!

    Hi all,

    17 years service, Road Traffic Accident, USAR, Rope Rescue specialist.

    Our brigade Extrication team are WRO champions:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...al/6123914.stm

    Just found these forums, very intersting, lots of good info here.

    Been looking for a change for a while, looking at going to Australia or the US, but despite the fact I have many skills to offer, it looks like the USA may well be difficult to get into?.

    I know Grant Mishoe ( sp? ) posts here a fair bit, if you are looking Grant, I was one of the Scottish firefighters you coversed with via email etc, during our pay dispute in the UK, when you highlighted our plight on SCONFIRE.

    Best regards,

    Gaz.


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    Welcome from down the A1 in Northumberland.
    United Kingdom branch, IACOJ.

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    Welcome to the site from Ontario Canada
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

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    Kia Ora from just a tad further, Aotearoa or "Land of the Long White Cloud"

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    Welcome from Queensland, Australia!

    You mentioned wanting a change, not sure if you mean a full time job or a 12mth exchange. I know QFRS (queensland) has an exchange program up and running, not sure what is required.

    pm me if you would like me to check anything out for you.

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    Thanks for the welcome fellas, its appreciated.

    Landy, thanks for the offer of help. Kinda thought about an exchange but not really sure if thats what I want to do. I will look into it.

    The US is where I would really like to look into, although from what I have read in a few other threads on here, its almost impossible to break into from the UK because of the restrictions placed upon entry to and working in the country. A pity, but those are the rules I guess.

    A couple of our guys from my brigade have done it recently and one of them is out there in Aus now as a full time firefighter as a result of the exchange. Cant remember where abouts he ended up, but he was an ex-member of the same extrication team that won the WRO.

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    Gaz,
    Props brother! Hows it going?! Email me direct at gmishoe@sc.rr.com
    Always remember the CHARLESTON 9

    Captain Grant Mishoe, Curator of History
    North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum
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    www.legacyofheroes.org
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    www.sconfire.com

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    Hi Grant,

    Nice to hear from you again.

    Well, since we last conversed, after 9/11 and the London bombings, my station has become the "hub" for USAR ops in our area.

    A couple of the guys have been over to Texas to train and report back to cascade the training down to us at station level.

    We are all on level 2 of Rope Rescue and I'm about to embark on a rope rescue instructors course this year.

    Small world indeed!!!.

    I'll shoot you off an email soon.

    Hope you are doing well, Sconfire site still looking good!!!

    Best regards,

    Gaz. ( Gaz30k_at_aol.com ).

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