Is it just me or do some people not take this job seriously enough?
I am by no means an old hand at this job, but it seems that lately incoming firefighters don't quite seem to realize that our profession is, in fact, a dangerous one. I get that many people join the department for the camaraderie, evenings spent around the bar telling stories, or just to be able to tell a girl in a bar, "hey, I'm a fireman." But I feel that some people join without taking into account the risks… Continue
So I've started a new blog on a different site. This isn't a "please read my blog" attempt, but if anyone is terribly interested in the goings on of my life, they can read it there. It's called "Hydraulic Ventilation" and has nothing to do with firefighting. If anything terribly important happens regarding firefighting, rest assured, I will probably post it here.
Added by Adam Box on January 27, 2009 at 2:20am —
So I am starting a blog out of sheer boredom (which I will explain later.)
On the fire side of things, It was pretty quiet except for monday.
We were toned out for a possible structure fire at a car dealership. When I heard the dispatcher sign on and blow out all those numbers ("Dispatching Engine 402, 404, 405, Rescue 406, Truck 422") I knew it was going to be something "good" but when he said it was a car dealership I thought to myself "oh...s***." Frankly I am not a fan… Continue