Kaitlin Reick
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  • Clarkson, NE
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Kaitlin Reick's Discussions

Firefighting in Fiction

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ May 25, 2014. 11 Replies

As I look at the DVD copy of "Backdraft" I just bought this weekend I think about the movies and TV shows of recent about firefighters are mostly about tragedy or hardship. "Ladder 49" "Backdraft"…Continue

Safety Green T-shirts and MVA safety

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kyle Dunn Apr 15, 2014. 12 Replies

I have a question regarding the bright lime green t-shirts called Safety Green and if they would be good for a MVA scene without wearing a high visibility vest. Could you wear one under the suspender…Continue

Firemen's Funerals

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kaitlin Reick Oct 20, 2012. 3 Replies

On Friday I will be attending my first firemen's funeral service as a firefighter. We take out our main engine and ambulance and all firefighters wear their white shirt black tie and black shoes and…Continue

Fort Worth Quint 17 aerial ladder

Started Oct 2, 2012 0 Replies

Recently I was down with my uncle who works for Smeal Fire Apparatus of Snyder Nebraska and we picked up the quint 17 for Fort Worth. I was wondering if there is anybody on this site who works on or…Continue

 

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Kaitlin Reick updated their profile
Jun 13, 2014
Kaitlin Reick and Bill are now friends
May 31, 2014
Fireman8634 replied to Kaitlin Reick's discussion Firefighting in Fiction
Apr 20, 2014
Fireman8634 replied to Kaitlin Reick's discussion Fire Fighting First World Problems
"I usually don't have a problem with my gear. But one of my biggest fears is having a spider crawling on me after I'm fully donned in ppe."
Apr 19, 2014
Andy Turnham replied to Kaitlin Reick's discussion Firefighting in Fiction
"There is a British TV series about firefighters called "London's Burning" that is both accurate (or as accurate as you can expect a TV show to be) and amusing, sometimes downright hilarious.  I don't know if it is available…"
Apr 17, 2014
Kaitlin Reick replied to Kaitlin Reick's discussion Firefighting in Fiction
"I know that yes, no one calls us for happy things, and also a show of what really goes on won't be that interesting. I just made that observation mostly seeing as how our career isn't something that most people would, myself included, want…"
Apr 15, 2014
Norm Tindell replied to Kaitlin Reick's discussion Fire Fighting First World Problems
"Classic! Too bad we don't have photos of that! The only funny gear-related happening we had recently was when a buddy who was masked up turned to me and said, "What is this sh&# inside my mask???" I looked closely as he…"
Apr 15, 2014
Norm Tindell replied to Kaitlin Reick's discussion Firefighting in Fiction
"If you get a chance look up Keystone Kops (comedy about cops). Thank goodness the Three Stooges portrayed firefighters only once! Good laughs."
Apr 15, 2014
Derek J Sinesi replied to Kaitlin Reick's discussion Firefighting in Fiction
"A couple of years ago there was a film company out looking for fireman in the volunteer sector. They were looking to spend a month with any FF willing to have cameras in their faces 24/7. They still my be looking. I will see if i still have there…"
Apr 15, 2014
captnjak replied to Kaitlin Reick's discussion Firefighting in Fiction
"Who's going to watch a show about malfunctioning smoke detectors, fender benders and false alarms?"
Apr 15, 2014
capcityff replied to Kaitlin Reick's discussion Firefighting in Fiction
"People don't call 911 when they're happy.  They call because there's a tragedy going on in their life.  If you want the show realistic at all, that's just how it's going to be.  I guess there's I Now…"
Apr 15, 2014
Ron King (Deputy Chief) liked Kaitlin Reick's discussion Firefighting in Fiction
Apr 15, 2014
Kaitlin Reick posted a discussion

Firefighting in Fiction

As I look at the DVD copy of "Backdraft" I just bought this weekend I think about the movies and TV shows of recent about firefighters are mostly about tragedy or hardship. "Ladder 49" "Backdraft" "Rescue Me" "Fireproof" "Chicago Fire" all have something tragic or some sort of hardship stemming either in the background or its part of the current storyline. Why are there no comedies or some sort of show showing the REALness of our career. Yes I know about the recent addition to public safety…See More
Apr 15, 2014
Kaitlin Reick replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion Oldest Active Member
"our oldest active is 60-something with just over 10 years of service"
Apr 15, 2014
Kaitlin Reick replied to Fireyladd - Chief Sharp's discussion Word Association Game
"Page"
Apr 15, 2014
Kaitlin Reick replied to Brittany Deweese's discussion drop a word, add a word-- rescue style!
"buckled boots"
Apr 15, 2014

Profile Information

What State do you live in?
NE
Type of Organization
Volunteer Fire Department
Job Function
EMT/Paramedic, Firefighter/Driver Operator
Years in Fire/EMS:
3
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Clarkson Vol. Fire Rescue
Years With Department/Agency
3
My Training:
Pump Ops, Car Extrication, RIT, Firefighter I, HazMat Operations, EMT-B
About Me:
I was the first female cadet on my dept. and hope to find a paid department for my life career. Right now I am a the Photographer for classes, drills and fires, as well as an active firefighter/EMT and the dept secretary.
Day Job:
unemployed
Relationship Status:
Single
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
http://www.facebook.com/cupkait2013
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I've always wanted to be a firefighter especially after my uncle.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Helping people
Top Issues Facing Responders:
improper training, LODDs

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At 11:56am on July 12, 2013, Timothy John Dodson said…

Good to see you back on the site, Kaitlin.

At 8:32pm on December 10, 2012, Ron King (Deputy Chief) said…

Kaitlin, Thank you for adding me as a friend. Stay Safe!

At 11:33am on December 1, 2012, Andy Potterf said…
Those pictures were taken in Goodland Kansas by a fellow ff.
At 9:11pm on November 3, 2012, Firefighter said…
Thanks for the add.
At 4:44pm on September 18, 2012, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Kaitlin.   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.

Chief William Sharp- Retired

Brookings Fire / Rescue

 
 
 

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