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Firefighter Jake in Action

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by hossthehermit, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Shh- don't speak- you'll ruin the moment
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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Hehheh . . . this comment actually made me laugh out loud . . . and if I had been drinking a beverage I would have spit it up on the keyboard. Thanks for the laugh.
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  3. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Disappointing isn't it . . . when I met Pen last year I think he expected something much different from the short, fat, balding guy with thick glasses that showed up.
  4. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    its all the FF calenders with the models in them, we all now they really are not FF
  5. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    LOL- that killed me. I think that most people are surprised when they see themselves on video. I have a couple clips from interviews that I did and I thought "Wow- not what I expected"- and I am me!

    I also just had to get OK with the fact that my voice has a serious nasal thing happening.
  6. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Emmy for best instructional performance by a firefighter. I think you have it in the bag.
  7. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Actually we still use our own firefighters for our firefighter calendar. Here is a pic from one of the first calendars we did back in 2005.

    I thought you Stihl guys might like this one.

    Edit: Probably goes without saying, but the actual pic (if you click the thumbnail) shows what the pic looked like -- we didn't sell calendars with firefighter pics with no heads.

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  8. charly

    charly Guest

    Time well spent! No one cares what you look like when it comes to saving a life! ;) I'd even let you give me mouth to mouth ;lol
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  9. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    OK . . . first Adios Pantalones and now you Charly . . . you guys are starting to worry me. ;)
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  10. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    Jake, you can drag my body from a burning building, but unlike AP and Charly, If I ain't breathing, just say me a prayer and send me on my way...
  11. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Like the old snake bite joke: "Doc says you gonna die"
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  12. Pallet Pete

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    Your my hero Jake I mean that. My friend lost his house due to a chimny fire and almost his life. If it was not for people like you he would have died so thanks Jake.

    Pete
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  13. northwinds

    northwinds Minister of Fire

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    That was excellent. Every tv market in the nation that has woodburners would be doing a tremendous public service to show that video or something similar.
  14. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    The thing to keep in mind, Jake, based on my years working in a "safety job" in the mill (Which, 99% of the time, is used as a description for someone who sucked their way into a position of no longer working for a living and now has a job making up lameazz rules to interfere with you doing your job), you never hear about your sucesses (the lives you saved),you only hear about your failures (why didn't you prevent that?)............
  15. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    This Public Service Message was brought to you by Moxie...

    Nice job. I finally know a celebrity.
  16. woodchip

    woodchip Minister of Fire

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    Good video Jake.

    You've got some overseas viewers now too........

    Will you be signing autographs soon ;)
  17. nate379

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    That Maine accent you all are thinking of is along the coast mainly. I never had an accent like that... If you ever watched American loggers, that's how we talk up north. Mix up some French and English.
  18. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I'll give you prison CPR . . . I'll cough a few times in your general direction and then jump up and down on your chest for a few times . . . ;)
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  19. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again . . . firefighters are not heroes . . . whether volunteer or career . . . we're just doing our job. The real heroes out there are the everyday folks who at some point in their life suddenly are asked to do the unexpected and put their life on the line . . . but thanks for the thought Pete.
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  20. Pallet Pete

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    Is there a little ;em going on here ;lol

    Pete
  21. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    No, not at all . . . if I thought what we did is heroic I would say so . . . I mean sure every firefighter I know would love to be part of the team that saves a pet or person . . . but the reality is every day there are other heroes -- the woman who stops at an accident scene and renders first aid or just offers to call a loved one for the hurt driver . . . the stranger who stops to change the flat tire on the busy highway for the teen-age driver . . . the neighbor who checks in with their elderly neighbor and then calls 911 when they haven't heard from them . . . these are the real heroes -- often the unsung heroes. Firefighters just get a lot of the glory . . . maybe because we're wearing the closest thing to a superheroes outfit . . . well . . . minus the spandex tights and cape.
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  22. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    How do you know about that?
  23. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Been to prison a few times . . . of course it was just to visit my brother.

    Also was in jail a week or so ago . . . getting the tour . . . decided I don't really want to end up in prison or jail after those experiences.
  24. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    +1 million!
  25. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Jake - you are doing good work man.

    And you can give me a hug any day.:)

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