I got ur patch today cool and thx. I will put urs n the mail tomorrow please let me know when u get it. And if u want to trade more even if they r the same patch let me know I have alot of different st. louis patches.
I appreciate your accepting the friendship invitation. I hope all goes well for you and your family there.
I felt the same about being redeployed on promotion at first. I had been in the station for 9 years at the time and was being deployed to another watch in another station on promotion from firefighter to Sub-Officer. I swapped to stay on my own watch and was sent back to my own station within a week. A situation arose the second night on duty where I gave an order to deal with a minor incident a certain way and went back to the truck to talk to control. When I got back, things had been done differently and one of my best mates was the main guy involved. I corrected the situation but had to have words on a professional basis with him when we got back to the station, which he was not pleased about, and neither was I. It was not easy or pleasant but it had to be done. He acknowledged my position the next day on and we remain the best of friends.
If I had just gone to the new posting I would not have had that unpleasant experience.
after a while you slot into the new place anyway and I have moved a couple of times through promotion since without a problem.
Have you any patches other than Johannesburg FD? I have that patch already but am looking for other departments within South Africa. I collect Fire/ Police/ EMS/ Prison Guard and border patrol. I appreciate you getting back to me bro. I pray you are well. Please stay safe!!! God bless.
My name is Lars and I work for the fire service in Sweden.
I am looking for powerpoints or other training materials from South Africa, do you think that you could help me with that?
I am collecting training material from lots of countries and stations to gather them on a website. The website will be a great tool later to view how different countries and stations work in different situations.
I would just like to say hello. I am a deputy chief with a vol fire dep in Canada. I want to invite you to check out my website and sign up for my free firefighter monthly newsletter. We have members in Canada, US, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa I hope to hear from you soon.
You are invited to our gowing away doo. You and your wife are welcome . Please extend this invite to Mr Mann and Mindy. It will be on the 7 Feb at 14h00. I know you are night shift but you can pop in for a nibble before shift ( own drinks) RSVP me ON CELL before Wed 4 Feb will sms directions if needed.