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    What's your opinion of firefighters?

    What's your opinion of firefighters....do you think they need LEO's to be their heroes ?

    I like both LEO's and firefighters and respect both for the services they provide..Some think firemen/women sit around all day playing dominoes and watching TV. This may hold true on the night and early AM watch after the kitchen has been cleaned up following the supper meal. I'm not speaking from what I've heard I'm speaking from personal experience. When in the navy I was a member of an aircraft rescue team which was a branch of the air base fire department.
    When not on a pass or leave we were on standby duty around the clock ready to respond to a downed aircraft or a base fire and to assist the local FD's if called on in an emergency.
    When a FF isn't busy fighting fire these people stay busy from 7 AM till 6 PM polishing / shining equipment, sweeping and mopping floors, scrubbing hose, testing the equipment and in a class room or the field training. Since the physical requirements of a city firefighter are pretty rigid most stay in condition by working out on a treadmill, rowing machines, etc. Also, it's not wise to become a firefighter if a person has acrophobia or claustrophobia as they occasionally fight fires a long way up and in very close quarters.
    As a City Cop I ate quite a few meals in a fire house as there was always a seat available at the dining room table for any Cop. Also, firemen are notorious for being good cooks.

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    I like firefighters also. It has ALWAYS been my personal policy to be very good friends with the ones that are going to save me if something bad happens. I train with them as often as I can (on my own time). I go to their drills so I can meet new people and get updates. I eat with them when possible. There has been calls where I was injured. I could see the different level of response. This goes both for volunteers and fulltime firefighters. If they are on calls I always show up and ask if they need anything or help. On wildfires I will even hump hose up the hill for them. All because I want them to plug that hole for me if I get shot. I did tick off a captain with CDF (Cal Fire now) the other day and beat him in a video game.
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    My dad was a part-time firefighter/paramedic. The old saying that you mess with those you like/respect holds true for the lazy, chili eating, hose dragging firefighters.

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    I think too many of them are arrogant, obnoxious, lazy, anti-LEO, and jealous of law enforcement. I think they provide a vital service, however.

    Now volunteer firefighters are a different story. One which I will save for a future rant in Term Sounds Off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    I think too many of them are arrogant, obnoxious, lazy, anti-LEO, and jealous of law enforcement. I think they provide a vital service, however.

    Now volunteer firefighters are a different story. One which I will save for a future rant in Term Sounds Off.
    I wouldn't be too surprised to hear a fireman say " I think too many Cops are arrogant, obnoxious, lazy, anti-fire fighting, and jealous of the fire service but they do provide a vital service. It's probably all in friendly jest.

    Now, a volunteer firefighter is a different story, as there are far more volunteer firefighters who are serving time or have served time in prison than LEO's. Your future sound off on the subject should prove interestng.

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    Firefighters...

    364 days of the year they may be overpaid and lazy. But that ONE day when they run IN to a burning building when everyone else is running out, they more than earn their pay for the year.

    If only you could pinpoint the day and time, you could save a fuck ton of money...I'd rather pay it, myself....
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    I could go either way.

    They do a vital service, as it's been said.

    BUT, they receive far too much praise than what they deserve. In terms of actual firefighting....what do they really save?? Anything that isn't already burnt, or smoke damaged, is water damaged, therefore destroyed. I was at a house fire a couple weeks ago, and the fire was on the second story. Not only was the second story destroyed by fire, but the entire first story was destroyed by water. It would have been nice to see some pre-attack salvaging done BEFORE putting water on the fire to try and save some of the family's belongings.

    But anyway, yeah they're good guys, but for crying out loud they can't walk on water.
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    I think there are pricks in all professions, LEO, FIRE, EMS, etc. There are good and bad.

    I respect everything a fireman/woman and EMT'S/Paramedics do. You also have to remember a lot of them work a 24 hr shift so in my eyes, if they put in a few hours of training/labor etc. at the station and shag calls, its all good. There are nights that I sit in a cruiser and only have a couple hours of work and drive around the rest of the time on the hunt, so there is a lot of down time for us too (So does that make us lazy.... HELL NO)
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    Depends what part of the country you are in. In NYC, we obviously have a representation/cross-section of society in the FDNY and NYPD. Hence, we have jerk offs in both services. Many cops have crossed over to the fire department for a better schedule and work conditions. Not many if any at all cross over to the NYPD from FDNY.

    There is always some sort of "Battle of the Badges" that occurs from time to time that is usually started by one of those jerk-offs. But if my house was on fire, or a serious accident occured and FD was first on the scene, I would be eternally grateful if they saved my family, just as much as they would be, if I caught a rapist or burglar who victimized their family. Its up to the surrounding "good guys" to keep one of their own in check. Courtesy and professionalism goes a long way.
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    I think you'd be surprised at the number of cops that are also ff's. Seems like a large number of Iowa cops are also vollie ff's, me included.

    Yes there are some douchebag firefighters, but there are doucehbags in EVERY profession in the world.


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