So I am new to FFN and still "wet behind the ears" relatively in the fire service. I live and go to school in a small town of about 6000. I guess you could say that I had always thought of being a firefighter but I had never pursued the idea until moving here for college. I am what some would call an adrenaline junky ( snow skiing, water skiing, riding ATVs,would like to skydive and bungee jump). I go to a college with a rodeo team and I had always wanted to try to ride a bull. Mom would never let me because it was "too dangerous". Well being away from home and feeling rebellious I tried it and got on 6 bulls for a grand total of probably less than 30 seconds of riding. I decided that it was fun and definately an adrenaline rush but not my cup of tea. I tell you that story so that I can tell about how I came to be in the fire service. I met a guy in one of my classes and started talking about how I like adrenaline and how I love to give back to the community any way that I can. It was then that he asked me if I had ever given thought to becoming a firefighter. When I showed some interest he asked me to go to one of the meetings of his fire department. That was in October of 2005 and I haven't looked back since. I am still friends with the guy but he has gone to the other side and become a cop. Oh well at least he has a hero for a friend! Thats all for now I will be writing some more about some of the experiences that I have had thus far. Some have made me love the fire department and others made me really think about why I do this. Any comments will be greatly appreciated.

Gopher

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Comment by Ashley Hampton on December 16, 2008 at 8:14pm
i'm finishing my mod 1 training i agree totally about being an adrenaline junky... i love football & i marched quads in my high school band...i guess since football season is over i us past tense... but i love the fire service & i'm glad my dad introduced me to it... just be safe
Comment by Jenny Holderby on December 16, 2008 at 12:44am
Guess you are hooked. Just remember that some things are worth the sacrifices you have to make.
Comment by Scott on December 15, 2008 at 11:09pm
Yeah man gotta love the fire service

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