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fate of a fire dept

Started by kirk elliott. Last reply by david sullivan Jan 8, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by Rhys Emery on June 8, 2011 at 12:23am
hey can a brother get some prayer? memorial day was rough i went to arlington to visit friends i lost while deployed to Iraq. and found out the next day that my cousin who was stationed in Afghanstan was killed the sunday before. so i reenlisted and im shippin to afghanastan in september so if you could pray for my family we would like it very much. stay safe and my heart and my thought are with all of you!!!
Comment by Roberta Torres on May 31, 2011 at 3:35am
hello new here .......this site is so awesome
Comment by david sullivan on February 19, 2011 at 9:20pm
Comment by wampa on October 1, 2010 at 2:32pm
Hello for All Im Chilean Firefighter !!!!
Comment by Patti Walz on October 1, 2010 at 1:51pm
Hello my name is Patti and I am pleased to join your forum. I volunteer for a small rural station and I am proud to be able to help those in my district. They were there for me when my house caught on fire just after final nspection (ironic huh), and I will forever be grateful to the guys who were on scene. I have learned a great deal since moving to my community and joining the local fire department. It has helped to bring a new found respect and admiration for Firefighters and EMT's. I think I am blessed with the best crew ever and I am looking forward to many years of being with the fire department.
Comment by Bob on September 26, 2010 at 11:25pm
What does that mean???
Comment by Bob on September 26, 2010 at 11:18pm
When I was a little kid all I wanted to be was a FF, to ride the big truck, put out the fires and belong to the Brotherhood. I never thought I would need to face victims of a serious crash, or the elderly man in cardiac arrest with his family standing by watching and hoping , all the time I new there was no chance of survival. It is normal to feel the way you are and if you didn't feel this way, it may show a sign of something deeper. I strongly advise you to seek out the CISD team from your area to get this burden off your shoulders. These terrible experiences will not go away on buried in the depths of you mind only to creep out during the next experience you have and will make it worse for you each time. I only say this because each time I have that experience happen to me. Talking to trained individuals is good for your overall health. Good luck my friend. Bob from Wareham
Comment by kirk elliott on September 23, 2010 at 9:05am
hi my name is kirk. i pleased to be appart your goup ,thanks for having me.
Comment by Fireauction on July 5, 2010 at 11:54pm
I volunteer up in central Maine. Etna fire/rescue. We have interstate 95 running through our town. Most times it's easy in easy out, other times you have to deal with stuff like that. We are a small dept. that utilizes mutual aide from adjacent towns. We deal a lot with "other depts" MOst of the men are good people, but you'll always get the fools that think death is "Sweet" Sorry to hear about your experience. Excercise a little more, that helps.
Comment by Forsaken Firefighter on May 5, 2010 at 12:40pm
I agree that on a scene every one should be professional whether they are full time or volunteer. At my dept. we do not use ten coeds but when still have ways of letting everyone know what we have over the radio so the people out in scanner land do not know what we are talking about. As far as fatality's go, I know at first it is hard to deal with and I think the best thing to do is to talk to some one. Over time I have grown some what cold to death.... Yes it still depresses me a little but I just think to my self "death is a part of life, when it is your time there is nothing you can do" If you feel you need to talk to some one Rob I would recommend some one who is in the same field of work and has been there, I do not take things home with me because I do not feel that my family should have to share my burden.... When I get home from something like that I just hug my wife and daughter. My family does not need to know the things I have seen.
 

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