Firefighters Don’t Sit on There Asses Complaining


You take a warm shower to help you wake up.
The rain in the middle of the interstate keeps him awake.

You complain of a "headache", and call in sick.

He's chilled to the bone, hasn't eaten all day, has the flu, and then runs into a burning building

You drink your coffee on your way to the mall.

He pumps on a five years old's chest on the way to the hospital.

You make sure you're cell phone is in your pocket.

He makes sure the PASS device on his pack and the defib in the truck are working.

You talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with you.

He watches his buddy fall through four floors.

You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.

He walks down the highway looking for the motorcyclist's missing limb.

You complain about how hot it is.

He wears fifty pounds of gear in the middle of July and drags a body out of 1,600 degree flames.

You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.

He hasn't seen a meal since yesterday.

Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.

He has worn the same stinking, wet, grungy clothes for the past 24 time for a shower.

You go to the mall and get your hair redone.

He holds the hair of some college girl while she is puking from alcohol poisoning.

You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.

His shift ended 2 hours ago and he is still waiting to be treated and on duty for another 8 hours at a station thirty miles away.

You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight.

He calls his wife to tell her he made it back alive....then leaves abrubtly for another run.

You yell and scream at the engine that just passed you beacuse they slowed you down.

Hes on the back of the engine, going to cut somebody out of their car only to find out that they are dead and their daughter is barely alive.

You roll your eyes as a baby cries.

He cries as he hears his new born cry in the hospital....but he was taking a drunk teenager in when his boy was born.

You criticize your fire dept and say their never there quick enough anyways.

He blows the air horn while the person in front of them refuses to move while talking on their cell phone and doing their makeup.

You hear the jokes about fallen firefighters and say they should have known better.

He feels the floor give way while he is carrying an old lady from her bedroom and tosses her on to the hard floor as he falls into the unknown.

You see the bright lights when you go by.

He sees the broken bodies lying around the car.

You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't.

He looks into buying a bullet proof vest because he been shot at trying to save the shooting victim's life.

You stay at home and watch TV.

He takes his spare time to wash the wagon, restock the engine and maybe call his wife to tell her not to worry, he'll be home the next night

You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable.

He tries to sleep on his spring board bed or the front seat of the firetruck but keeps getting woken up by the radio, ahh, one hour of sleep, it should do till tommorow night.

You sit there and judge him, saying the that its a waste of money to have them around.

Garbage truck workers make more than he does, but it's not for the money, it's for the people who don't appreciate what he does

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Comment by ENGINECREW CAPT. aka Pres.FHMC on November 7, 2007 at 2:23pm
This should be put out to the public,just recently we had a complainer at a scene,oops I REALLY didn't mean to hit him with a straight stream.
Comment by Beth on November 6, 2007 at 10:54pm
So true. God bless all of us in emergency services.
Comment by Earl on November 6, 2007 at 10:31pm
people need to walk a mile in ours shoes for one day and maybe we can talk.

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