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Old 11-26-2012, 15:47   #41
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Spent a 8 seasons with the FS and Oregon Dept. of Forestry, most on engines, two on the Shot crew,. Wildland is a lot of fun. But getting a paycheck 12 months out of 12 trumps the fun factor

Still miss it from time to time, but fortunately, we have enough fires in the interface to give me my fix And BC's don't have to go on doctor calls, unless we want to :D
Understand the full time pay thing! We have a couple of former WA DNR guys with us now. They all loved the work, but the pay and being seasonal often sucks. What area of OR are you in, chief? I lived there a few years, and went to medic school there. A good friend of mine works for Albany Fire.
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Old 11-26-2012, 22:11   #42
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:09   #43
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Old 11-30-2012, 15:40   #44
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Old 11-30-2012, 18:13   #45
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Spent a 8 seasons with the FS and Oregon Dept. of Forestry, most on engines, two on the Shot crew,. Wildland is a lot of fun. But getting a paycheck 12 months out of 12 trumps the fun factor

Still miss it from time to time, but fortunately, we have enough fires in the interface to give me my fix And BC's don't have to go on doctor calls, unless we want to :D
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Old 12-25-2012, 20:27   #46
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Career Fire Lieut./Paramedic here in VA. Work as a Tactical medic on the SWAT team and now a Dive Medic on the Police Dive Team. Just got my first Glock after our team just switched to Glock from HK , all .40s.
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Old 12-26-2012, 13:36   #47
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18 yrs as a firefighter, 1 yr as Chief. We are a small rural dept here in Alabama . It has been the best 18 yrs of my life i love it ..
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Old 12-26-2012, 19:36   #48
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Career FF/Medic/Arson Inv. 26 years plus three years as a Volunteer FF. I also work per diem Ambulance/ER at a teaching hospital.

I'm not teaching often since starting out my last medic class with a dose of reality. I asked why in the **** are you people wasting your time here. In two to four years you will have realised that this is a mistake. Get in the RN Program and in not much more time you will have a better paying job, better working conditions, more respect and a career path.

Out of the eight that finished the class four are in the Nursing Program two years later. It feels nice helping shape young minds.
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Old 12-27-2012, 15:05   #49
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Old 12-30-2012, 21:44   #50
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Old 12-31-2012, 22:40   #51
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This area used to be busier if I recall... years ago. FF/Paramedic, 10 years.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:34   #52
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Still trying to figure out why we are called "Fire" Departments. For every fire we go to, there are 100 medicals and 10 technical rescues. I spend more time in a drysuit or a class 3 harness than in bunker gear.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:11   #53
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I've often asked that same question.
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