"One question. Where the F@*# are their Air Packs? Guys were coming out coughing after breathing that crap. What in the world do we have to do to make guys understand that smoke and the crap in it will KILL YOU DEAD!!!! Quit trying to be the big show…"
"Now for Dessert.
Yes, I cheat on this one. Take 2 large frozen MRS. SMITHS Apple Pies, I like the ones that come with the Gram Cracker Crumbs, thaw both pies out first. Next, dump both pies into a large mixing bowl and add 1 cup of…"
"First off something simple.
Chicken and Rice-
Take 5-6 large chicken breasts and place them in a large pot of water and boil them until cooked. Once done, remove them and cut them into medium to large chunks. Then place the chunks of chicken into a…"
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Woodrow Volunteer Fire Department - 1.5yrs
I am 35 yrs old and I have been a member of the FWFD since January of 2004. When I'm not working at the station I still drive semi's on my days off for a long-haul refrigerated company. I run local, delivering and picking up loads. I am married with two children, a son who's 8 and a daughter who's 9 weeks.
I started out as a volunteer firefighter just south of Lubbock, Tx and then found out that Fort Worth was hiring, so I tried and luckily enough made it. I love every minute of it, I enjoy helping people on their worst days and the simple thrill of not really knowing what the day/shift will bring since everyday is something completely new and different.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
The Unknown of it all
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Right now, the biggest issue nation wide is simply the hope of being able to keep our jobs with the way the economy is and the way cities are cutting financing.
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Howdy, Don. Don't recall if we've met. I used to hang out at 31's quite a bit and also used to produce videos for Friends for Fort Worth Firefighters with Robert Burn. Haven't spent much time at any FW stations lately, though. Stay safe up there.
Hi there Don; I would like to Welcome you to FFN & hope U enjoy this site and gather as many friends as I have during your stay. I’m Leo, a Paramedic from Victoria - Australia; if you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends. If I have not added you as a friend, it’s because I have reached my Max and I am waiting for members to reply to me.
If you feel like sending me one of your Service patch … don’t be shy…. I am looking for Police, Medical, Ambulance, S&R; Dispatcher & Fire Service patches. If U are interested, or U know of someone in that collects please contact me. My address is:-
Leo J. Cartwright 246 Kay Street; TRARALGON; VICTORIA 3844; AUSTRALIA
Don, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Have fun and look around.