MIght as well be family

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MIght as well be family

This is for everyone who spends the majority of their time at the fire station, spends more time with fellow firefighters than your actual family, or are so close with each other at the station that you might as well be family.

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Late nights?

Started by Becky. Last reply by Timothy John Dodson Jan 24, 2014. 8 Replies

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Comment by Timothy John Dodson on January 24, 2014 at 5:24pm

I definitely spend a lot of time at our station as well. For me it is a place of refuge. The members are not like family, they ARE family to me. 

Comment by eva on November 27, 2009 at 10:52pm
i used to spend all day almost everyday at my fire dept. some people there are still like my family. theyve all helped raise me, but the drama is so bad there now the only time i go around is for class and after a call. but at my other two depts. i love all them like their my dads or brothers. They made me who i am, the best female firefighter in the county. well, my opinion anyway. LOL
Comment by Tiffanie Pettis on August 27, 2009 at 9:56am
i grew up in my fire department. born and raised there and practically lived there my whole childhood and even now. mostly all of the guys at the satation now have known me ever since i was born or atleast a few years old and i grew up with them all just like they where my actual family. we all hang out together at the station and outside the station and its great to know i have big brothers who love me, care for me, will protect me, and will fallow me into the depths of hell and back out again.
Comment by John Rulli Jr. on August 14, 2009 at 3:51pm
I feel like I live at my fire house!!!!!
Comment by Paul J. Storke, Jr. on August 5, 2009 at 11:25am
Thanks for the invite I deffiantly spend too much time at my firehouse.
Comment by Cory Deaton on July 28, 2009 at 10:21pm
Hey thanks for the invite becky. I do spend alot of time at the station either working or just hanging out.
Comment by Becky on July 23, 2009 at 11:59pm
The idea of this, Captain Busy, is or those of us who do not do this professionally. To us, it isn't work. Plus, you also need to consider the fact that 3 out of 4 members of my family belong to the fire company, so it isn't as though I never see them. My guys are not just my fellow firefighters, they have become part of my family. Maybe things are different coming from a paid guy's perspective, but to the people from my station, we know what it is to practically be family the way we are. If anyone can't understand that, then it's a shame that they'll never understand the kind of off-kilter family that is the fire department.
Comment by Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd on July 22, 2009 at 6:57pm
just to add a little perspective here... I don't think you will ever see someone on their death bed saying, "gee, I wish I would have spent more time at work..." If you have a family and you spend more time at work than you do at home, then in my opinion, you have to really take a step back and reevaluate your priorities. Your family needs you, they should always be your number one priority in life. If you have no life, then hanging at the station 24/7 is sad but what the heck, you've got nothing else going on anyway. When things get really bad, it's your family that will always be there. You cannot say that about your co-workers... because typically, they have a life.
Comment by Cliff Utt on July 20, 2009 at 11:50am
THANKS FOR THE INVITE BECKY AND YOUR RIGHT I DO SPEND ALOT OF TIME AT THE FIRE STATION.
Comment by Justyn Boling on July 20, 2009 at 6:28am
Chief told me the other day he was gonna start charging me rent.. i think its time for me to start staying hom a little more haha
 

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