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  • 03/22/2003
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SMZ;

This board is here for support…and trust me you’ll see a lot more of the ladies on as soon as the season starts heating up and more and more of the FF are gone. It’s funny…I was a Hotshot’s girlfriend for three years, and now I’m a FF myself, and my boyfriend is a cop. Both of us know that when one or the other of us goes out, there’s the possibility of bad things happening, but the back edge of that is that we need to trust in each other’s training and common sense…he puts on his armor and I put on my Nomex, and we both worry…but not too much. It has to do with respect, and understanding, and the fact that we have enough training in common to understand what the other one does, and enough common commitment to know why we do it. As far being happy that there was a fire…I’m an EMT too, and I love it when that page goes off, even though I know it means somebody’s hurting. I don’t think that makes me a sadist or a bad person…I just like what I do. If you don’t in this business, you’re heading for burnout.

Nerd on the Fireline

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