i want to know why they wont allow us to leave school for a call.... i think it wrong when your only like a mile away??

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Comment by lutan1 on November 30, 2010 at 2:03pm
Maybe because an education is important???

For example- "it's", instead of "it".

Or perhap "you're", not "your".

And "a mile", not "like a mile".
Comment by Russ Marks on November 29, 2010 at 1:15pm
I assume you are in High School. We have one or two members every year whom are high school students, (18 yrs old), we have gone to the administation and have set up a policy they can leave school without checking out but must check in when they return. If they leave, someone must notify the school office they have left, usually a classmate or the teacher It is up to the student to work the details out. At the beginning of the school year our department gives the school a list of members names for verification. Maybe you could set up a meeting with you Chief and the school. For us it is a large benefit as sometimes it doubles our daytime response. We explained the benefit to the school and they are supportive as long as the student maintains their grades and do not abuse the priveledge.
Comment by Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich on November 29, 2010 at 10:25am
Adam:
Bad advice.
First; just like some employers will not allow their employees who are also volunteer firefighters to leave work for calls, schools cannot allow it as well, because, should something happen to you while you are on your way to the call or the fire station, many factors will kick in. IF your school would allow and something were to happen, then everyone would be all over the school for allowing it.
If they don't allow it and you leave on your own, then there will be a punishment to pay for sure. But if something happens, the school will not be held responsible.
Going to fire/EMS calls isn't some game. It is serious business and you had better have the maturity so that when you go to calls, you will be able to process it and will not discuss it with your classmates. If you are in a junior or cadet program, then they understand the importance of remaining at school.
Besides; in most states, you can't engage in most primary tasks anyway.
You'll get your time.
Comment by Adam Petote on November 28, 2010 at 11:31pm
Yeah that really sucks ya cant. I always did back when i was in high school, but thats because i would just take off quick before anyone stopped me. Next class just tell em ya had a fire call, im sure they wont hold it against you

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