I have personally be called things I wish not to repeat based on my job, how did these rumors start ? I am aware that the Fire Service is very family orientated. For fun what is the stereotype you hate the most ?
I guess my stereotype that bothers me is the one where they say a vollie isnt a real firefighter....In this business if you run for a department your a real firefighter whether its vollie part-time or career.
well here in the south if your a volunteer firefighter your a white trash redneck thats what pisses me off everyone thinks that just because you are a firefighter that your a redneck and spend most of your time drinking its not true and thats the worst stereotype