I'm 22 years old and I have been on the Ashburnham Fire Department since I was 16. I'm kind of girly/sporty and when people first meet me and I tell them I am a firefighter I usually get odd looks or "You're too little/cute/dainty to be a firefighter!" But trust me I love the rush of fighting a fire and helping those in need. I love the colors pink and blue and I love to shop, sing, act, write, dance and just have a good time. I love the Boston Red Sox! I also like the Patriots, Celtics and Bruins. I play softball and floor hockey and I love working out and staying in shape.
I am going to school to be a History teacher or possibly a lawyer. I haven't fully decided yet. Firefighting will ALWAYS be a part of my life.
I have the most incredible group of friends both on and off the fire department. They complete me! =)
I have a wonderful boyfriend Mike who supports me and loves me for all that I do. He is my best friend and my rock. Without him I wouldn't be the strong woman that I am today. I love him so much.
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I love helping people. My dad has been a firefighter for almost 30 years now and my grandfather was a Lt. I grew up around the fire station and I guess you could say it was only natural for me to join. I love the job and I love what I do.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love to help people. It's a great job.
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My name's Paulo, I live in Oporto (the 2nd biggest portuguese city). I'm Fire Chief and the President of the Portuguese Volunteers Firefighters Association.
I hope we can exchange knowladge and become good friends. Who knows one day we'll meet.
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for some reason im having trouble adding friends. it says people are there and when i click to add i can't! nothing personal to anyone! please bear with me! thanks for all who requested me and who want to...i will add you soon! =D