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fate of a fire dept

Started by kirk elliott. Last reply by david sullivan Jan 8, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by Forsaken Firefighter on May 5, 2010 at 12:40pm
I agree that on a scene every one should be professional whether they are full time or volunteer. At my dept. we do not use ten coeds but when still have ways of letting everyone know what we have over the radio so the people out in scanner land do not know what we are talking about. As far as fatality's go, I know at first it is hard to deal with and I think the best thing to do is to talk to some one. Over time I have grown some what cold to death.... Yes it still depresses me a little but I just think to my self "death is a part of life, when it is your time there is nothing you can do" If you feel you need to talk to some one Rob I would recommend some one who is in the same field of work and has been there, I do not take things home with me because I do not feel that my family should have to share my burden.... When I get home from something like that I just hug my wife and daughter. My family does not need to know the things I have seen.
Comment by Lee Huff on May 5, 2009 at 1:33am
My sympathies, Rob. I agree that the "sweet" remark was out of line. He should have borne in mind that someone just lost a loved one. On a side note, I'm with the Lawrenceville VFD in Hancock County, West Virginia- at the very northern tip of the state.
Comment by Rob Cheesman on May 2, 2009 at 8:11pm
Thanks to everyone that commented on my discussion about the wreck I worked a couple of weeks ago the one thong that really upset me was the fact that another fire fighter from another department that I also belong to rooled up on scene and ask me what we got and when a told him that we had a fatality he looked at me me and "sweet" thats what pissed me off I know that we are volunteers but we still need to be professionals out there just a side note I know that the kid tested positive for thc I don't know if that ment he was high at the time of the wreck be safe to all and thanks again to all that commented it help me deal with it
Comment by jody on May 2, 2009 at 4:30pm
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Comment by Ryan Wyatt on May 2, 2009 at 1:18am
Ryan Wyatt, East Brooks Fire Department, Georgia(Volunteer)
yeah, i can tell you from my experience the best way to deal with a fatality is prayer and to talk to somebody, ANYBODY, but don't bundle it all up or it will come back to bite you!
Comment by Rob Cheesman on April 29, 2009 at 11:25pm
I had one of the saddest days ever last thurs we (Bowling Green) was dispatched out on a 1050 pi at about 6 am whem we got on scene we had one fatality this was a 20 year old kid this was my first experience with a fatality this kid has been on my mind ever since my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and also to the semi driver that hit him my thoughts go to him also he has a heavy burden on his shoulders now
Comment by Rob Cheesman on April 16, 2009 at 8:36pm
Hello to all brothers and sister from Bowling green In
Comment by Steffen Binninger on March 31, 2009 at 3:26pm
Great Patch !!! like it good work. I'm a volie too.
Comment by Rhys Emery on March 29, 2009 at 4:25pm
me too were are yoiu at
Comment by Rhys Emery on March 15, 2009 at 11:26pm
Hey Kody iam a volie too

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