tell us what ur nickname is in your fire dept. if u have one or if ud rather becalled by ur nickname

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Started by steve bice. Last reply by Dennis Winterwerp Dec 18, 2010. 25 Replies

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Comment by Lisa Matschke on December 28, 2010 at 11:08pm
It's a good thing we all have a sense of humor and imagination in this business, and sometimes maybe just a little too much imagination. LOL. I'm Lisa but the nickname that'll follow me for eons is Kinky Boots. OK, I admit to one stereotypical female bad habit, SHOES! Flats, wedges, stilettos, boots, platform, any color and design you can imagine. I was coming home from lunch with a friend when my pager went off for a call. Long story short, I wasn't planning on jumping in the rig for a CPR in progress, but yeah, we know how that goes. We did a load and go, trying for an ALS intercept. No choppers, no ALS from neighboring districts, they were on their own calls. I had my driver and one other FF, and he wasn't getting off that rig, because we have a 30 minute transport. Loooooong time to be doing CPR alone. Our patient was a large man and the easiest and most effective way was for me to just about straddle the pt, due to windy conditions, crappy roads, long tx time. Oh, might want to mention my knees are shot, 8 surgeries, more to come. So, when we get to the ED, I was on the pram with the pt, and I'm trying to get off the pt and out of the way and give report. Yeah, knees were NOT cooperating. I had both knees locked, and was wearing a sweater dress with a pair of black leather stiletto boots. The skirt had ridden up, my neckline kinda went down, and me stuck, lovely!! The guys decided that they would honor my commitment to proving that not all female firefighters are 'not attractive', and that yes we can wear girly things when we aren't working. So, no more razzing about my MANY pairs of shoes, because they all got pictures, damnit! Uh, but only the "true" brothers and sisters would bring it up around our Chief. Hmmm, yeah, the Chief is my husband, and he laughed as much as we all did, but the newer, less experienced members all thought he would have their head on a platter if they teased me. Hahaha! Not likely, he still has the picture, and he knew I was more than capable of handling something if it bothered me. So, probably the least 'girly girl' FF/EMT, smacked with KINKY BOOTS because I DO love my footwear, and so does he! Have a good one, stay safe!!
Comment by Christine Robin Honaker on December 1, 2010 at 1:17am
Hello, my name is Christine Honaker and while I was attending Fire School in London, Ky. I was given the nickname "Pine Knot". Instructor Stepp was the one that started calling me this, due to being tough and enjoying our training. I was one of the older Firefighters in our group, and it never stopped me from doing what was required of me, and I went above and beyond in training.
Comment by Patti Walz on November 17, 2010 at 9:25am
Hey Jess..... Looks like we might be from the same family.... They call me Crash as well.... I won't tell anyone what the other nickname is.....
Comment by Jess Tolman on November 11, 2010 at 8:35am
My Nickname is Crash. and then we have so members called Gumby, Fence-post or old blue, and AW.
Comment by Cody Guillaume on October 22, 2010 at 3:27pm
they call me PFO 2 or Pat JR from my advisor of my explorer post
Comment by kirk elliott on September 24, 2010 at 10:24pm
they call me "fire tammer" lol
Comment by Andrew Salinger on September 15, 2010 at 6:39am
nickname is "Captain keen" or "keen" explains it's self
Comment by Bruce Hulsey on August 23, 2010 at 10:24pm
Being the oldest on the department and having the most seniority and the longest time in the fire service I have been "Poppy" for years.
Comment by Meagen Lee on August 18, 2010 at 11:05pm
its sad i've been a Jr for around 4 yrs and i still dnt really have a nickname. anybody wanna give me one?? lol haha
Comment by robbie sledge on May 6, 2010 at 9:20pm
well i finaly got me a nickname and its pinghammer. see my last name is sledge and normaly youd say sledge hammer buuuuuut conisdering im not to built up haha they like your more of a ping hammer not a sledge hammer haha sooo its that for now til i do something stupid haha

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