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Volunteer Fire Department
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Firefighter/Driver Operator
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Every class/ certification i can get my hands on
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I have been married to my amazing wife for almost 5 years. We just had our first child 1/29/14 a beautiful baby girl.
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Largest grain elevators family owned in the United States
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Because life is not all about us
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Posted on March 14, 2014 at 8:04am 0 Comments

Im in class thats 9 months long one day a week and a Saturday every now and then and they freaked out on me about it. I would have to leave 3 hours early one day a week from Sep to Nov 18 and they freaked out about that. Then told me they will let me off in Sep,Oct,Nov if i make every class before then and get them a note that I was there, ok not a big deal right. Yes is wrong and kind of a joke but its what I have to do so ok I guess. Well I just found out that my two awesome out side…


What should i do

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 11:12am 3 Comments

Ok guys i classes coming up that I need for the state of IL, my employer wont let me have time off because they say Im JUST a volunteer, when other employees take time off for classes all year round. What do I do/ can I do

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At 8:21pm on February 19, 2014, Bmead said…
I did end up getting a butt chewing for going to my assistant general manager
At 1:24am on February 18, 2014, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation.  I am glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

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