"I don't have a problem with women in the fire service.
My wife and I joined our volly service together... train together... run calls together... I would trust her or any of the other women on the dept to pull my a** out if I got into trouble…"
"We have three woman at our station. Eventhough we always make jokes of them and fool them, they are hard workers and deeply respected by the guys.
As we say: they're just one of the guys.
Like I read in this topic before: it's not about…"
"The only problem is in peoples heads !
There's a opinion that firefighting is a macho thing, that only men can be heroes and save lives.
For women they would reserve jobs like dispatching, medical help or some secondary jobs in firefighters…"
"If you are affiliated with the IAFF they may be able to help. You can try contacting them though too if not affiliated. Such stuff just isn't put in public because the IAFF can help if specifically asked and develop the statistics etc directly…"
"John, thanks for your reply.
You mention that the IAFF has already developed statistically-based staffing models. I haven't seen them - are they available (and free) in the public domain? Note that I'm not talking about the NFPA standards…"
"GREAT STORY! IT'S MUCH EASIER JUST TO PACK IT IN AGAINST THESE CREEPS. THE AVERAGE CIVILIAN KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT THE FIRE SERVICE WHATSOEVER BUT SOME OF US (ME) ARE NOT AVERAGE CIVILIANS AND WE DO KNOW QUITE A LOT. YOUR EFFORTS ARE GREATLY…"
"the fire service must develop and communicate statistical models that make the potential impact of proposed cuts more visible to the citizen. This is a job for the IAFF and the universities that have fire science and EMS research…"
Ok sweetie, I actually read your comment about women in FF, however, ( and be it known, i did reply to it), I think its time you start replying to the thread you posted or please, for crying out loud, delete the post already. EVERYONE in there nearly, is really thinking its past due, considering this post is the same as several others. If you at least posted in there a couple times while its being beaten to death, I think others wouldn't have such a problem, but it appears as though you abandoned your own post. I do hope this finds you and yours well, please be safe out there...