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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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.
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!
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 , ,,,
ps: i am one of those who does write back lmao ,,,,