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Fire member daughter diagnosed with terminal cancer :(

Started this discussion. Last reply by DUST Oct 26, 2010. 3 Replies

I have just recently found out a member of our sister hall's (alberta beach hall, D2) young daughter has been diagnosed with terminal brain/spinal cord cancer. They were going to take her for a last…Continue

 

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steve hutchinson replied to kara-lee allen's discussion "VOLUNTEER" in the group The Volunteers
"totally agree paid on call or casual fits us better.  Volunteer makes us seem like we can't possibly have any training like full time departments."
Dec 11, 2013
Dennis Hiscock replied to kara-lee allen's discussion "VOLUNTEER" in the group The Volunteers
"i wouldnt trade the volunteer for paid for anything...can't put a price tag on someone's life...none of our guys here get paid for anything, its our gas, tires, ect used...sometimes its long hours, others there are days if not months…"
Feb 20, 2013
Dennis Hiscock liked kara-lee allen's discussion "VOLUNTEER"
Feb 20, 2013
KELLYVFD37 replied to kara-lee allen's discussion "VOLUNTEER" in the group The Volunteers
"i just want to say i started as a " career firefighter" and now im a "volunteer" . Ihave been a volunteer for the last 7 years, and to be honest i have gotten more training with the volunteer dept than i did as a full…"
Oct 4, 2012
Derek J Sinesi replied to kara-lee allen's discussion "VOLUNTEER" in the group The Volunteers
"Here i go with my rant! I belong to a Volunteer department. When you join a fire company, you just started a profession. This is not a hobby, and this is a job you should be taking seriously. It does not matter if you joined the City or Volunteer…"
Jul 2, 2012
Patrick J Cronen liked kara-lee allen's discussion "VOLUNTEER"
Jul 1, 2012
John F. Levers II replied to kara-lee allen's discussion "VOLUNTEER" in the group The Volunteers
"We are professionals and we are train the same as are brothers that are paid or in some cases better"
May 14, 2012
Robby Stables replied to kara-lee allen's discussion "VOLUNTEER" in the group The Volunteers
"We run a combination department. Our Cheif and Deputy are paid and we have 4 full time career FF one at the hall all the time. The remainder of the department is POC 26 of us. We call ourselves volunteer but we get paid per hour while on scene…"
May 13, 2012
Jason Clatt replied to kara-lee allen's discussion "VOLUNTEER" in the group The Volunteers
"amen brother  "
Mar 31, 2012
Bill Anderson replied to kara-lee allen's discussion "VOLUNTEER" in the group The Volunteers
"I agree about the rednecks. Our department is 99% blue collar workers. I would follow most of them anywhere, and trust them when the fertilizer and ventilator meet. A lot more than the people at my EMS job. When we train or are on a call this bunch…"
Jan 9, 2012
Russ Gregston liked kara-lee allen's discussion "VOLUNTEER"
Jan 5, 2012
Bruce Lawrence replied to kara-lee allen's discussion "VOLUNTEER" in the group The Volunteers
"Charley,    Talk with the company Chief's for the classes you set up. Our company has a policy that if you sign up for training and 'no show' you have to reimburse the company and/or sponsoring agency for your failure to…"
Dec 20, 2011
Patti Walz replied to kara-lee allen's discussion "VOLUNTEER" in the group The Volunteers
"Do what a lot of other places do, send them a bill or send it to their department.  I will sign up for classes and if I have to cancel I will let my commanding officer know as far in advance as possible so that if there is anyone on the short…"
Nov 22, 2011
Charley Cashen replied to kara-lee allen's discussion "VOLUNTEER" in the group The Volunteers
"Hi Everyone, I have a rant that will piss some off and be understood by others. I'm a paid FF with 26 years on 19 years as captain. I teach throughout my state and have had several occasions to deal with volunteers. The last three classes…"
Nov 22, 2011
ian wilcox replied to kara-lee allen's discussion "VOLUNTEER" in the group The Volunteers
"it seems that most volunteer halls seem to have the same problem with people,some are committed and some are not,most have jobs and training is always a issue,the problem arises when all the committed members have stuff to do you can't rely on…"
Aug 27, 2011
Ted Glick liked kara-lee allen's discussion "VOLUNTEER"
May 17, 2011

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter
Years in Fire/EMS:
5 years
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
lac ste anne county, distric 1 ONOWAY
Years With Department/Agency
4 years
My Training:
almost complete 1001, EMR,
About Me:
so much to say................
Day Job:
Nursing, westlock hospital, mother
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
firefighters do it better with the lights on :)...
Why I Love Fire/EMS
adrenaline junkie :)
Top Issues Facing Responders:
training.... always need more and better... level of service capabilities within halls, funding for better equipment

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At 10:22am on November 11, 2010, Chris Haefner said…
Hi Kara. Thanks for accepting my friend request. Hope your day is going well
At 9:11pm on October 30, 2010, Mark Fuqua said…
"HAPPY HALLOWEEN"
At 7:46pm on October 29, 2010, Ron King (Deputy Chief) said…
Thank you Kara-Lee for the add.
At 1:43am on October 29, 2010, Kurt Fuchs said…
Things are good in Sask. A special care is a job where you look after residents/ patients in a personal care home or a hospital.
At 7:23pm on October 28, 2010, Bob Allard said…
yes, I do agree with you about some females, but I am a Fire Instructor and there are some females I would rather go into a fire then some of the males I have come across, not all but there are those that think they know all there is and you tell them something and they look at you as if to say yea right I'll do it your way for noe but you know they are gong to do it there way or freelance and maybe well any way you know the rest of the story. Email me anytime you need to talk to some one or just to chi-chat.
Noe get to yur training class, and remember to wear your seat belt in all vehicles.
At 9:28am on October 28, 2010, Kevin Joles said…
Yes it is a Pink firetruck! www.pinkhealstour.com
We had to go check it out, my daughter couldnt get enough of it. Its a Breats Cancer Awareness initiative and fundraiser event that our fire department took part in this month. We are even wearing blue duty shirts with Pink writing and ribbons on it.......Real men Wear Pink!
At 5:36pm on October 27, 2010, RON aka "LUCKY" said…
kara-lee, love the pics ,,,, in the states, many depts are wearing pink to help breast cancer awareness, go to the iaff website to see how many, we'll be added to that list next year, got the ok from the chief ,,,,
anyway, welome to the group ,,,, this place can be fun and does have some interesting discussions ,,,, it's also cool seeing how other departments perform the same operations and i love looking at pics of different apparatus's used all over the world ,,,, word to the wise, if you trade patches be careful, there are a few people here looking to get one from ya and not send one back ,,,, i won't mail anything till i have something in hand now, but you do what you want ,,,, my goal is not to get a patch i do not collect them ,,,, but i will trade duty shirts from far away countries or people close that really want to trade and that's were i got BURNED ,,,, i'm just watching your back and given ya a heads-up, something all of us on the job do, it's what the brotherhood is all about ,,,, if you wanna add me as a friend, great, if not that too is OK, my message is intended to give ya a heads-up & welcome you to the site ,,,,
be safe and god bless , ,,,
lucky

ps: i am one of those who does write back lmao ,,,,
At 2:30pm on October 22, 2010, Mark Fuqua said…
Thanks for having me as a friend.Hope you have a good weekend. "I LOVE YOUR HORSE" KEEP IN TOUCH.
At 4:47pm on October 16, 2010, DUST said…
Thanks for the add!
At 11:42pm on October 15, 2010, Dave Galka said…
Welcome to the nation Kara-lee, stay safe
 
 
 

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