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Firefighters

A group for Firefighters!

Members: 48
Latest Activity: Sep 10

Fir Na Tine

Welcome all Firefighters, First Responders, and supporters!

Discussion Forum

How many firefighters are out there?

Started by Jacob DeWees. Last reply by Brian Bartelt Jan 4. 14 Replies

Any of you gents in the fire service?

Tags: firefighters, firefighter

Leather Lid

Started by Chet Hand. Last reply by Chet Hand Nov 17, 2013. 8 Replies

I recently picked up a new Lid and just put it in service.  I had used a Bullard LTX for over 5 years prior, but noticed that they have a tendency to crack on the back and sides of the bill.  After…Continue

Burn - The Detroit Firefighter Documentary

Started by Ian A.. Last reply by S. Peterson Jun 1, 2012. 1 Reply

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI261NDLWlMA poignant look at Detroit; I can't wait to see the whole thing. It seems to be less about FD…Continue

Tags: film, fire, detroit

Firefighter II certification

Started by Ian A.. Last reply by John Thomas Apr 20, 2012. 3 Replies

I'm going to be spending some time out of district this fall; does anybody know the best way to get a firefighter II certificate (particularly in the greater Chicago area) if it isn't through your…Continue

Tags: firefighter, certification

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Comment by Chuck Smith on October 11, 2013 at 11:04am

FF/EMT-LP/Eng in Canyon Lake, TX.  3 volunteer departments in VA, LA, and TX.  2nd paid dept.  Best job in the world.

Comment by Pat Newbold on October 31, 2012 at 10:52pm

Was a member of an all volunteer fire department for 32 years and hung up my boots in '08. I miss it dearly, but knew it was time. My father taught me that when I first joined up. Just wish it wasn't so emotionally painful.

Comment by BOFH on May 30, 2012 at 9:31pm

I am a member of the local Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service in Western Australia. I passed my practical assessment this week, I have my Bush Fire course next weekend and assuming I pass that I can go to fire calls.

It's the manliest thing I've ever done & it's great being involved with such a selfless group of people who give up so much of their own time to serve the community.

Comment by Chet Hand on May 4, 2012 at 11:08pm

Just joined AOM and the Firefighter's group.  Still getting used to how the forums work.  Probably the farthest north Firefighter... Fairbanks, Alaska.

Comment by John Thomas on August 7, 2010 at 1:28pm
One other thing, someone should write to get RED ADAIR featured on AOM. You can't get more manly than he was! Gutsy, technically-brilliant, good speaker, and unique.....
Comment by John Thomas on August 7, 2010 at 1:26pm
Hey I just joined AOM and the fire fighting group.
I'm not a fire-fighter, Im a fire protection engineer. This past fall, I for professional development took a 1-week maritime firefighting course. All hands on, real fires, high-rise machine rooms, industrial fires, etc. Lots of fun, and I will take more hands stuff.

For shure the experience made me a better designer, and can communicate better with the AHJ's.
Comment by A Barton on July 3, 2010 at 12:20am
Yep full-time paramedic and P.O.C. FF...
Comment by Jason Barker on June 15, 2010 at 7:51am
IAFF L-841 New Bedford Ma.
Comment by Jacob DeWees on April 3, 2010 at 8:08pm
Thanks for joining!
Comment by Sasha on April 3, 2010 at 6:44pm
Not FD, but am big supporter of first responders and would like to be part of your group.
 

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