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View Poll Results: What piece?
Engine 85 62.96%
Ladder 30 22.22%
Rescue 33 24.44%
Ambulance 20 14.81%
Other (describe) 19 14.07%
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:41 AM   #21
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Only 5 truckies on here so far?! I've been on many different crews but I love the truck company operations.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:06 AM   #22
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I am envious of that
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:09 PM   #23
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Engine 2468 until July 11th, then I retire from firefighting.
congratulations, i suppose? I hope it was a good run for you
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:15 PM   #24
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I was a volunteer for 7 years in Mays Landing, NJ. Everyone qualified for the engines,cascade & ladder truck. There were five companys covering the largest land area in NJ. Hamilton Twnsp, Atlantic County,115 square miles. Each station had it's own array of specialized apparatus, above the base equipment of engines, etc. Left when I moved to FL.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:28 PM   #25
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Currently not working due to injury, but this was our first out 4WD Type 1. Needed a friggin' ladder just to climb into it

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Old 07-27-2010, 10:36 PM   #26
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Currently not working due to injury, but this was our first out 4WD Type 1. Needed a friggin' ladder just to climb into it

sure looks tippy! i'm not a firefighter by any means... but i'm currently trying to get a job at a pierce dealership and get my fire apparatus evt (emergency vehicle technician) certification
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:43 PM   #27
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Can I put both Engine and Truck? I do 2 months on the Engine then 2 months on the Truck in a dual company house.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:46 PM   #28
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sure looks tippy! i'm not a firefighter by any means... but i'm currently trying to get a job at a pierce dealership and get my fire apparatus evt (emergency vehicle technician) certification
That would be an interesting job. Yeah, the engine was pretty tippy. Trying to find a couple videos of it...
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:05 PM   #30
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I am going into the California Highway Patrol academy
kinda off topic sorry

but im looking for a career path, either firefighter or police officer, and im starting to lean toward firefighter. But since youve done it but are going the other side. whats your experiences and why are you leaving if i may ask
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:11 PM   #31
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You know what firefighters and police officers have in common?
Growing up they both wanted to be firefighters.
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:50 PM   #32
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I ride anything I'm told, I'm Hydrant right now but I drive as well, the younger guys (10 years or less) rotate between Hydrant and Driver, I love my job!!!



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Old 08-26-2010, 03:43 PM   #33
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engines and brush trucks! FTW!



i have been a volunteer for a year and a half with Nueces County ESD #2 (Flour Bluff Vol. Fire Dept). im commissioned in the state of texas with my ECA cert. and i just finished EMT-B class. looking to get a job with a city department here pretty soon, or take a paramedic class.
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:53 PM   #34
My Other Truck is an Engine
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I'm a Lieutenant with the Lubbock Fire Department in Lubbock, Texas. I work at Station 5, which has an engine, and a brush truck and tender that we cross-staff on an as-needed basis. I've been on the department for 16 years and at #5 for about 8.

Our department has 16 fire stations with 3 more on the drawing board. 15 engines, 4 trucks, and 2 (soon to be 3) battalion chiefs. We serve about 225,000 people over around 120 square miles and make around 20-25,000 runs a year. We first respond on medical calls, but the county EMS does all of the transports...for now. Our station also backs up the airport station, so everyone here is ARFF-trained.

I was a firefighter for two years in the Air Force Reserve in Colorado Springs, prior to getting hired by Lubbock.
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:59 PM   #35
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engines and brush trucks! FTW!



i have been a volunteer for a year and a half with Nueces County ESD #2 (Flour Bluff Vol. Fire Dept). im commissioned in the state of texas with my ECA cert. and i just finished EMT-B class. looking to get a job with a city department here pretty soon, or take a paramedic class.
If you're interested in coming to sunny west Texas, I think Lubbock is testing in February or March.
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:46 AM   #36
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Rescue 1 and Engine 1
I was 2nd Lieutenant Medical Officer so my primary was Medical, but Rode Engine plenty in the Capt Seat.
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:48 AM   #37
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You know what firefighters and police officers have in common?
Growing up they both wanted to be firefighters.

Do you know why got created Firefighters?

So Police Officers can have Heros :-)
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:01 PM   #38
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Engineer at Texas City Fire Department L1259, I drive a 2001 E-ONE (Eng 21) and rotate on a box (Medic 20) we also have a water rescue boat 22Ft zodiac. I also ride the capt seat when hes off.
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:10 PM   #39
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:47 PM   #40
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Engineer on Rescue...not by choice. Went from FF on an engine, then got promoted and have to do 6 months in rescue. I just passed 2 years!
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