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Too Many groups that are not active

Started by Denise Co 29. Last reply by Alan Shaw Oct 11, 2009. 7 Replies

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Comment by Backwoods08 on January 14, 2009 at 3:25pm
Out of the 20 some groups I joined this one is the only one that seems active so Denise Co 29 what exactly is this group to be used for and are there limits to the topics?
Comment by Denise Co 29 on January 14, 2009 at 2:00pm
Very nice of you Michael. I am not as much as an addict as my male friend is. He is on I swear morning till night. I almost feel I need to get my own computer lol. But this is what he loves and I don't hold him against it. Like I said the only thing I don't like is that I have joined a few groups that intrest me and the is no activity. I just wish they would delete the groups that are not having any activity. I love joining in discusions because I am still learning like most of us and there are some really great topics. There is alot of great knowledge on here.
Comment by Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd on January 14, 2009 at 1:25pm
PART 1: "Hello... My name is Mike and I am addicted to the FFN..." OK... so there's the first thing. I don't think I have to say much more about this. I'm surrounded by fellow addicts and enablers...

PART 2: You get to make friends and sometimes share expertice... http://www.firefighternation.com/forum/topics/mutual-aid-from-3000-miles

PART 3: You get to make friends and sometimes share resources such as PPE... My buddy Mike Vito in the Phillippines was wearing minimal protection for structural firefighing PPE. A hardhat, overalls and contractor leather gloves is not necessarily the cat's meow for PPE... Just before Christmas, I gathered up used but excellent condition PPE for both structural and wildland firefighting. Yea... I said goodbye to my helmet that I wore when I was a firefighter but how cool to know that you might be able to keep someone else safe instead of hanging your helmet on the wall...
So... I get this phone call from Mike, all the way from outside Manilla (actually Pasig City) and heard that Mike was on a structure fire involving a metal corrigated tin roof. When Mike was pulling the roof down, a large pool of molten asphault rained down onto Mike's back... He didn't even know about it due to the protective quality of the PPE turnout jacket and firefighter helmet. Without having the appropriate PPE, Mike would have been burned very badly. Instead, he had a wonderful Christmas with his family and thanked God for he and I crossing paths on the FFN. I guess it was pretty much worth the $380.00 in shipping costs to send a 45-pound box to Manilla. Just ask Mike.

So there you have it. FFN is fast becoming a wonderful networking tool for those who take the time to take advantage of the endless possibilities. I've only been involved with it since I blew my knee out on a wildland fire and had surgery. Good use of down time... Now, as I first mentioned, the FFN has become a part of my daily routine. Are you an addict too? :P

TCSS,
Mike
Comment by Thomas on January 14, 2009 at 6:50am
This site is a whole lot better than FireLink, more control
I have met some super nice people, but then there are those who think they are to good to talk to anyone, but thats anywhere.
I do enjoy the discussions/meeting new people here
Everyone have a good/safe day, & everyone goes home
Tom
Comment by michael m madsen on January 14, 2009 at 6:36am
ThankS! hilsen Firefighter from Denmark ! michael madsen.....:-)
Comment by winky29 on January 13, 2009 at 11:01pm
I like this site alot better than cenral pa fire. you wanna see a pissing match. go on there and see all the "my company's better than your company" crap. so FFN is a big pro.
Comment by dwn164 on January 13, 2009 at 7:23pm
I wish I had enough time to spend in the forums that I joined. but you'll have this.
Comment by Backwoods08 on January 13, 2009 at 7:14pm
This could turn into a real pissing match depending on the topic of choice but hey thats all part of the fun of the Fire Service
Comment by Denise Co 29 on January 13, 2009 at 7:11pm
I love this site except the discussion above.I love the info on numerous topics, Friends, pictures.
 

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