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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by raybonz, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Well of course . . . you're a Fire Chief . . . no one who is sane would want the job of being the one guy who is responsible for the health and well being of 10-150 firefighters under their command . . . and no one who is sane would get into a career where you routinely go into buildings that are roughly 3 x the hottest setting on the oven . . . or get into a career where you can get called out at 2 in the morning routinely. :)

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  2. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    How true! But I am in good company!;) \

    Funny you have said what I have thought since the day I was appointed Chief in 1994......even before that, starting in 1978 when I first ran into a burning building. I really didn't want it, but it seems that there is a natural succession in life and sometimes we just have to suck it up and accept the responsibility of our age and situation. I have always said that if I ever lost one of my FF's, I was done! That would be the worst. Thanks Jake for what you do. You guys prevent a lot of the bad from happening.;)
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  3. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Never have been and never will be a Chief . . . but trust me on this one . . . losing a brother on the scene is not a fun thing . . . only time I ever thought about quitting was a number of years ago when one firefighter went down from a heart attack while at the water hole . . . at the same fire we lost three boys (autistic triplets.) There were not too many dry eyes at the scene . . .

    OK, enough of the back slapping and sad times . . . we now return to our regularly scheduled thread.
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