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18
Jul
2006

Comment by Nerd on the Fireline

  • 07/18/2006
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Ladies with grumpy FFs; Kind of an intro, ‘cuz we’ve got new folks on the site (warmly welcomed, by the way)…I was a hotshot’s girlfriend for three years before becoming a FF myself (small-town volunteer), and now my SO (different guy) is a cop. There are some very good books out there on the psychology of police officers, and some…

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03
Jul
2006

Comment by Ab

  • 07/03/2006
  • WildlandFire.com Team
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Thank you Ab, Sue and K As soon as my son calls in I will find out what crew he is on. He told me the name of the company is, PatRick Corporation. Anyone know anything about them? And, Sue going on about this stuff is just fine, it lets us greenhorn moms feel better. Thanks again. God Bless all…

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02
Jul
2006

Comment by Ab

  • 07/02/2006
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Sonja J- Although there are times when I am not sure exactly where my FF is, I usually start with a check to the WildWeb dispatch for our area, but it looks like the Boise area is not on WildWeb (???). Perhaps someone else out there knows where to check resource status in that area. Some information can also be…

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02
Jul
2006

Comment by -Sue

  • 07/02/2006
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Sonja -- When it comes to following or "spying" on loved ones, I've had quite a bit of experience. I'm lucky enough to have a bunch of tools at my disposal because of my position in fire, but there is a lot of information out there for the public also. Visit the National Interagency Coordination Center tour site for a…

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01
Jul
2006

Comment by Ab

  • 07/01/2006
  • WildlandFire.com Team
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how do I follow my son Dear Ab,

My son just started firefighting out of Boise ID. He was sent out to his first fire this morning, to Nevada. He told me that I could find out where he is and how things are going on your website, but did not tell me how. Can you help? Thank you
Sonja J First…

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24
Jun
2006

Comment by – Sue

  • 06/24/2006
  • WildlandFire.com Team
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It's great to have family talking ... My boyfriend actually hasn't even been on a fire yet, he's going crazy! It's been raining a ton here, and instead of being on his shot crew (who have already been dispatched to the southwest and been extended) this year he's on a helicopter detail, so he had to wait until the helicopter…

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23
Jun
2006

Comment by K

  • 06/23/2006
  • WildlandFire.com Team
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Hello to all! Here's hoping everyone has a great weekend (even though for many of us, "weekend" does not mean much!!). It is supposed to be hot as blazes in my neck of the woods, and my FF husband is in New Mexico, so I'm off with the kids to camp at the lake. Treat yourself right, ladies- if your…

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23
Jun
2006

Comment by FSWYF

  • 06/23/2006
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Hi RED! My husband & I don't have kids "yet"!! It is a little more lonely when he's gone, cause it's just me and the dogs. I'm sure your little one keeps you busy. I remember as a child, when my dad would call from a fire, and we'd pass the phone around from my brother to me then to…

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22
Jun
2006

Comment by Red

  • 06/22/2006
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FSWYF- Hi.. My husband's shot crew moved today from New Mexico (he was there for 18 days total with traval time) and now he is in Arizona on the Brins fire in Sedona. I don't know when he will be back, but it was nice to hear his voice today. Our daughter is 18 months old and she got to…

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22
Jun
2006

Comment by Ab

  • 06/22/2006
  • WildlandFire.com Team
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Dear Ab Trying to teach my wife to be a MEMBER of Family Said.
I just showed her how to follow me and all of us firefighters on family said.
I am leaving to UTAH at 0900 for IA. ON 06 23 0026

Hopefully she will read this site while I am gone ( But DON'T count on it!)
Good Luck Sweat Heart I…

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21
Jun
2006

Comment by FSWYF

  • 06/21/2006
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This familysaid is so nice. I enjoy reading what others who like me are family members of firefighters have to say. I am a firewife and am a 3rd generation of firemen's wives!! My husband has been on the Hotshots for 5 years now. Being a hotshot's wife is tougher than an engine firefighter's wife. When he was on the…

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21
Jun
2006

Comment by Red

  • 06/21/2006
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Oliver- You did nothing wrong...look at it this way: your little girl just wants to do as you did. How proud you must be that she just wants to test the waters, and the best place for her to dive in was a career that she new you respected and loved. She is familiar with it and knows if she…

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20
Jun
2006

Comment by K

  • 06/20/2006
  • WildlandFire.com Team
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Oliver- How about being proud of your daughter for taking on the challenge of firefighting and wanting to do something that has been a part of your life for so many years? How about being impressed that she feels strong enough to jump into an obviously male-dominated environment? You of all people should realize that fighting fire has the potential…

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19
Jun
2006

Comment by Oliver

  • 06/19/2006
  • WildlandFire.com Team
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My daughter left today for a week long guard/fire school. I have been in the fire fighting business as an agency employee for 35 years and spent 22 of those years on an Incident Management Team. 22 years in Operations and a few assignments as IC on type 1 and 2 incidents. It's hard to accept that she will be…

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15
Jun
2006

Comment by Red

  • 06/15/2006
  • WildlandFire.com Team
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New here, I am a fire wife. My DH was a wildland FF for 4 years and is now on the hotshot crew. I am very proud of what he does and love being a fire wife. I do have to admit that it is a little harder being a shot wife. He is currently in New Mexico, I was…

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