Im a 19 year old female. Im currently a volunteer on my town rescue squad and i love it. I just started a few months ago so im still a probie. Im currently on medical leave so the squad is being put on hold for a little bit.But one thing ive learned,mayb its just me im not sure but whether ur a firefighter or ems personel your team is always there for you if you need help as well. Im still learning and i dont know how everything works. But my squad is like a second family to me. Is it wrong to think of them that way? My family isnt thrilled abt me being on the squad. They want me to go for something else. Ive tried my best to explain to them that its not about the money. I want to go to college for paramedic. I love to help people and this is the way i love doing it. I wouldnt change it for the world. Anyone have any suggestions as how to help explain to people that its not always about money. atleast in my eyes its about helping and saving lives? Some may disagree with that statment. But thats one persons oppinion.