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    Default I Got Ripped Off, Share Stories of Similar Experiences, Please

    Last night at about 3:15, my pager went off. This dispatcher comes on "The tone is for Guilford, a 1st alarm, respond to (address with-held) Guilford Center Road for a building fire." I jump out of bed at about mach ten and jump into my bunker boots quickly, about that point, dispatch comes on and goes "All Guilford units remain in quarters, this is going to be Guilford Street in Brattleboro." It was in their rural district and they called a 2nd alarm, requesting our tanker. Since I'm a junior, I cannot go mutual aid, so that was a bummer. Anyone top that rip-off?


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    lol... getting woken up after midnight and getting canceled halfway to being on scene. THREE TIMES IN ONE NIGHT, 2am 4am 5:30am.

    And countless other calls I've been on that were BS and we didn't even make it out of the bay.

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    I really don't feel sorry for you...
    Seats on first-due apparatus (especially engines where it is possible for there to be a full crew of firefighters) should be left for firefighters... If there's a seat available, then by all means, it's yours.

    If I were a firefighter on station with 3 other firefighters and an explorer/Jr. and the explorer/Jr. tried taking my seat or another firefighter's seat... Adios.
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    Honestly, not a rip off. You're a junior. Get over it.

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    Yep what ^^^he said^^^. You'll get plenty of calls in your career. I used to be the same way....(although I started as an adult.) I would come tearing in, throw on the gear run to the truck. Only to either get booted for a senior guy, or we'd get cancelled enroute. Now, (after MANY years..) I walk in, get dressed, walk to the truck...and I get to go...either as driver or senior guy in the back, and sometimes as officer. Give it time kid....you'll see some action....

    P.S. Maybe I'll see you at a fire school in New England sometime...you'll know who I am just by actions..

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    I'm gonna agree with the above three posters.

    There is nothing more that I can say that they havent already said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 90GFD90 View Post
    Last night at about 3:15, my pager went off.
    Why? At 3:15am, your pager should be OFF, because your arse belongs in BED.

    I'm curious- does Vermont have child labor laws?
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    I don't think he's ****ed about the mutual aid part. He's just saying he was excited to go to what sounded like a pretty big call and then it was canceled. Don't tell me that not one of you would be saying "Damn it" if that happened.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    I'm curious- does Vermont have child labor laws?
    Not to mention curfews for those under 18, and does Vermont allow drivers under 21 to be on the road at that hour?

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    I got Ripped off last night.. idk if you can call it ripped off but i was ****ed..... We got called to a chimney fire at 12 45 this morning.. and i was on the 1st truck in... The street was full of smoke... and we bypass the hydrant by 500 feet... and it turned out to be a structure fire so i ended up pulling all 500 feet of 3 inch back up the hydrant we bypassed, we actually stopped at the hydrant for about 2 seconds and took off b/c apparently he didnt think we needed one. So needless to say i was worn out 10 minutes after arriving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troysif View Post
    I got Ripped off last night.. idk if you can call it ripped off but i was ****ed..... We got called to a chimney fire at 12 45 this morning.. and i was on the 1st truck in... The street was full of smoke... and we bypass the hydrant by 500 feet... and it turned out to be a structure fire so i ended up pulling all 500 feet of 3 inch back up the hydrant we bypassed, we actually stopped at the hydrant for about 2 seconds and took off b/c apparently he didnt think we needed one. So needless to say i was worn out 10 minutes after arriving.
    You ARE kidding, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    You ARE kidding, right?

    no.... Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troysif View Post
    no.... Why?
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troysif View Post
    no.... Why?
    Hoooooo boy. If you have to ask, You wouldnt understand. Just dont plan on a career in the fire service, ok?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Hoooooo boy. If you have to ask, You wouldnt understand. Just dont plan on a career in the fire service, ok?


    If it has to do with being worn out quickly... Currently im not in the best shape of my life, and im working on that b/c i do plan on a career in the fire service. So there is no need to act the way you are, if you think there is a problem with what i said just come out and tell me, i will understand not everyone is perfect and letting someone know that something is wrong will help them, i kinda thought thats what we did around here was help people.

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    So needless to say i was worn out 10 minutes after arriving.
    That's what she said... HEYO!

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    Wah wah wah. I didn't get to go watch a fire burn. Wah wah wah.
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    You guys bitching about being tired seriously need to turn in your gear and quit. Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    He's just saying he was excited to go to what sounded like a pretty big call and then it was canceled. Don't tell me that not one of you would be saying "Damn it" if that happened.
    At 3:15 in the morning? Nope......
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsadberry View Post
    That's what she said... HEYO!
    Thanks for making me spit this Pepsi all over the mother f***ing keyboard!


    That was hilarious.





    First things first, we don't want to hear about how you were tired ten minutes into the fire. This means a few things.

    One, you need to get into shape and fast.

    Two, that you haven't realized that on scenes you WILL be tired. Now this isn't any comparison to something like BUD/S hell week, but esp in the middle of the night you are gonna be tired and exhausted, and especially on a prolonged or complicated call. You just need to get over it because all of the other guys that are out on scene with you are thinking the same thing (how nice their warm bed would feel right now, how tired they are, how sore they are from crawling around, etc) and they aren't complaining.

    And thirdly, this doesn't have anything to do with the scene, but listen to most of the guys on here. (all of the posters so far in this thread fit into that most category) Many of them have been putting the wet stuff on the red stuff for longer than you have been alive. These guys are a wealth of knowledge and experience. So if you are getting a little bit of a hard time about something, just go along with it. The forums are basically just an internet firehouse. I can guarantee that if this was brought up at my station people would be giving you crap too. Its just the nature of the beast, guys giving each other (and especially the probies) a hard time.
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