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    Default What due your Kids due when Pager goes off?

    Hello All,

    Just wondering if your Kids have any Interesting Things that they Due when a Pager Goes off?

    My Story is this Last Saturday Night, Getting ready to go to a 40th Anniversary Wedding Reception. Standing there in the bedroom my shorts and then Pager Goes off and reports back there is a pile of Hay on fire next to a shed "3'x3' Large Squares about 60 of them" so I dash back to the bathroom tell the wife who's taking a shower that I have a fire to go to. Head to closet grab socks and a shirt sit down on the bed and put my socks on there is my 15 Month old son holding up one of my shoes for me. I tell him thanks and off I go for the station. After I had left for the fire My wife tells me he went to the bathroom and told her, Daddy Daddy, whhoooooo, whoooooo. Just wondering what others out there have happen to them?

    Other time was this last winter at 2am or so pager goes off and as I tumble/stumble my way down the stairs I hear him wailing from the crib about being woke up in the middle of the night and I feel bad for the wife who now has to get him back to sleep as I make my way down to the fire station.

    Another Guy on the department say's that his son who is 2 years old now will yell at him on his way out of the house, Go Daddy Go Fire!

    Yet another guy whos has 3 kids and 2 girls and 1 boy Ages 6,4,2 The oldest girl will tell him to go to the fire and that she will watch her Brother and Sister till he gets back home.

    Any body else Have interesting Stories out there?

    Sublime out.

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    it's "do" not "due"

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    I am volunteer ff and emt and my wife is an emt, we don't have kids, but we have a border collie who gets up and tries to herd us back to bed when the pager goes. It is usually not a big deal because one of us is usually staying behind and can grab his collar and keep him in the bedroom. But this morining we had a structure fire and she was on the ambulance so we're both going and he harrassed us all the way to the door. Since it was a fire and ems was going for stand by only she escorted the excited pup back to the bedroom. The other two dogs don't even bat an eye unless the beagle gets uncovered in the dash for the door. Very interesting post by the way, kinda fun to hear what others deal with when trying to get out the door.

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    No kids.. but my black lab goes and sits in his crate when the pager goes off.

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    I have two girls 11 and 8. When the pager goes off they run to gather my keys cell phone pager and portable. Just like my wife, all three telling me to be careful.

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    I don't have any kids at the moment, although that changes next month. Nowwww I remember when I would hear my dad's pager go off, no matter what time I would always race upstairs to see what it was.
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

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    I don't have children either, but when I was younger and I would hear my dad's pager go off, I would usually listen to the dispatch think about it, tell him to be safe if I was up enough and go back to whatever I was doing. Same with family when any number of pagers would go off for whatever. Now that I'm older it's my little cousins and my fiancee telling me to be safe.
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    I don't have kids either, but my nephews and my neices start to play fireman and resque squad. pretending to put out a fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArkansasFan24 View Post
    it's "do" not "due"

    Thank you for that information.

    Give the guy a break. He just wanted to tell us about his kid. He sounds like a proud father to me (even without proper spelling).
    Just someone trying to help! (And by the way....Thanks for YOUR help!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by THEFIRENUT View Post
    Thank you for that information.

    Give the guy a break. He just wanted to tell us about his kid. He sounds like a proud father to me (even without proper spelling).
    Come on now THEFIRENUT. He's the big educated guy who's volunteer dept isn't good enough for him.

    What a chump.
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndvfdff33 View Post
    Come on now THEFIRENUT. He's the big educated guy who's volunteer dept isn't good enough for him.

    What a chump.
    Who's the chump?,

    any way sorry for my misuse of the word "do" Me and English word usage don't get along very well. Thank goodness for book reports in HS so I could squeak by my english classes.

    Anybody else have any good stories?

    Of things that there Kids do when the pager sounds?

    thanks again Sublime out

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    Quote Originally Posted by sublimecharger6 View Post
    Who's the chump?,
    It's not you. So don't worry about it.
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

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    the wife doesnt care, the dog dosent either,............the 6 y/o wants to know if I "have" to go, the 7 y/o is oblivious also.
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    Daddy Daddy wooo wooo

    Thats pretty cool. My five year old always yells, Daddy your thingy is going off you gotta go to the fire!!

    He'll tell me too if the pager went off while I'm not home

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    I have 3 kids, 8 y/o f, 3 y/o f, and 22 month old male. If the oldest is home with me she starts getting the diaper bag ready for the babysitter to pick them up. If it's just the two little ones, my 3 y/o will start getting her brother dressed and yell as I run out "Have a good call Mommy!" The whole time I'm getting ready they are asking what I am going to and then quiz me when I get home about what happened and if everyone is alright.

    When I first joined, I had just the one daughter and she was about 5 at the time. She would come running and tell me that my radio was talking to me. So I would end up in my swim suit, flip flops and shorts for an ambulance call. How embarrassing. I had to teach her to let me know if it was fire or ambulance. So now the kids run around yelling "Fire, mommy, fire" or "Ambliance, mommy, Ambliance".

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    At my house im a single dad and when my pager goes off my daughter ( 15) grabs her radio and mind and beats me in the truck then at the station she opens the bay doors and writes the location of the fire on the blackboard. lol she grew up around fire trucks lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndvfdff33 View Post
    It's not you. So don't worry about it.
    Thanks, I didn't think so but just wanted to be sure.

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    I don't have any kids (at least none that I know of). But when I hear the pager go off, I jump up and down and get a big smile on my face.

    ...........and yeah, I'm serious; if you don't, you're lying!!!!!!!!!

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    My little girl will run and get my shoes, then wait at the door for her kiss, and to tell me she loves me and to be careful...

    My girlfriend hunts down my keys and pager and stands right next to my little girl, and does the same thing...
    Giggity - Giggity!

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    My 12 year old son tells me to "Watch out for bonehead drivers."

    My eldest daughter, 7, and her friends get all hyper and run outside to watch me respond. Sometimes if she's with me she riding shotgun in my truck to the station. Someone is there to run the radio when we leave so she stays there and watches TV till we get back.

    My youngest, 5, gets giddy like my 7 year old and also if she's with me and rides shotgun I stay and run dispatch. I can't leave her alone.

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    My two year old son was a firefighter for Halloween so he has a fire hat and bunker coat. So when the pager goes off he grabs his hat and coat and starts yelling hose. He knows we need a hose to put the fire out.. He then grabs my hand and starts saying wait. He doesn't want me to leave without him.

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    I look to the right to see if he beat me to the road ,he lives about 1/4 mile farther from the firehouse. We helped start a station about 20 years ago
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    My kids are older now (20 y/o girl, 17 y/o boy). They still do the same thing now. My daughter will go out in the garage and make sure all my gear is ready and my son begs to go with me(I let him go now). When my son was alot younger, I would let him stay in the house and monitor my pager while I would work in the yard. If we would get a run, he would come out screeming "you gotta go, you gotta go". My daughter would tell me to be careful, she loved me, and she would pray for me until she heard the garage door open. My wife always gets my radio and hands it to me with a big kiss.

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    Best thread I have read yet.....

    No kids, excellent wife. She helps me get out the door in one piece.

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    My father in law was a volunteer firefighter for many years and she tells me she and her siblings would help him find his shoes and keys and wish him well on his way out the door.

    Apparantly after years of doing this she has burned out on the helping of finding things. Instead, she corrals our crazy border collie and wishes me well and a safe return. I return that favor when she leaves on EMS calls. Unless we both go for a structure fire response...anyway, the stories of the kids are really awesome.

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