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I Admire Firefighters

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    “a Mother’s Prayer”

    “A Mother’s Prayer”The alarm goes off, ready to go, all with no hesitationTime to save a soul or a home, straight to that destinationThis prayer’s for my son, as that fire callsProtecting the innocent and fighting flaming wallsGuide him with your strength, the courage to...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F Apr 6, 2012

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    Grew Up Knowing Them

    My dad was a fireman with Glasgow Fire Service and its successor, Strathclyde Fire Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland. We lived in a fire service house above a fire station during his years of service.
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M Mar 1, 2012

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    Thank You From Co!

    I just want to thank all of the firefighters that answered the call from a city in need. The Waldo Canyon Fire was one of the scariest fires I have ever seen in my life. In my 25 years of living in Colorado, I don't remember there being wildfire that spread into a residential...
    strangersnthenite strangersnthenite 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2012

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    My boyfriend. He is a firefighter in Ottawa

    Ontario and works on an aerial truck. We've been dating for about 6 months but when I leave school next week to come home for summer who knows what will happen. He tells me all the stories about what happens each day and what these amazing firefighters go through to save people...
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F May 2

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    The Bold and the Brave

    Firefighters I Salute you! California has been burning for weeks. Thunderstorms and dry conditions have caused loss of life and the destruction of forests and homes. There were 1000 fires burning at one time. This one is a monster. Choppers got firefighters and supplies...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 39 Responses Jul 18, 2008

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    For as long as I could remember I've always been

    so infatuated with firemen, even to this day lmao❤️ there's just something about them that makes them sooo attractive like ugh I don't even know what it is I just love them😍 literally everyone that knows me knows that I love firefighters and I swear to everyone that imma...
    Neshaxo Neshaxo 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    All Of Them

    why would you not show respect who else is going to run into a burning building while others are running in the opposite direction. The answer not many at all. volunteer or paid they all need to be respected, unless they are the ones setting the fires then they need help.
    Cyclone6674 Cyclone6674 31-35, M Jun 18, 2012

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    I admire firefighters.

    Anyone who is willing to risk their lives on a day to day basis just by going to work is a hero in my mind. Someone who is willing to run into a burning building to help someone's family is courageous in my opinion.
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    They are incredible! They risk their lives

    for us, saving animals and people, words can't describe how amazing I find that. I have nothing but respect for what they do!
    GamerDustBunny GamerDustBunny 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    Once a Hero...

    Back when I was first married, my husband was finishing his term in the military so he could qualify to be a firefighter. After he came back from Iraq, he just couldn't handle the non hero jobs. It was a bit of a come down from being out in Iraq doing his thing and coming back...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 3 Responses Aug 5, 2008

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    Speaking of firefighters,

    my father and I both worked on the Livonia Fire Dept at the same time - one of my life highlights. Yet now I am in the Mich Dept of Corrections taking care of the mentally ill -- DISNEY WORLD and they PAY ME to come in... :)
    oldermanlookingforwomen oldermanlookingforwomen 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    I Admire Firefighters

    I will always admire people who risks their life to try and save others. They also have to deal with the ones they couldn't save which would be heartbreaking I can't even imagine seeing someone burned and in pain. (don't want to imagine actually)  
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2008

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    To the Brave Firefighters

    You are  courageous to fight all kinds of fires. You  go.  
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2008

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    Another Group of Heroes

    Just like our military and the police, firemen are heroes. It is true they are there to protect and serve. The come and run into serious life-threatning situations without hesitation ... to save people and limit the destruction that's occurring. Fires. Hazardous materials...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2008

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    My Ex Was A Firefighter

    I lived with a volunteer fireman for 16 yrs and I now the things he gave up in order to be in that position.I also know how much he loved doing it .The late night calls, middle of day runs.He loved what he did and people loved him for being there.I don't think alot of people...
    abbygabbygal abbygabbygal 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2011

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    Mark'S Courage In The Flames

    Mark (8) awoke one night (1:00 am) in his small house in Vietnam. He was burning hot. He climbed down from his top bunk to get help from his older sister Jessica (11). He lightly tapped his sister. She awoke, just as hot as he was. As they walked down the hall, Jessica spotted...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F Jun 29, 2013

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    Support Firefighters

        I support firefights. They do so much to keep people safe. They put their lives on hold to put out fires. My uncle used to be a firefighter. but now he is retired. He did really good for Westvalley, Utah. I liked all that he did. I like to pray for the...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Sep 23, 2010

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    I Once Had A Small Moment In My Brain Where I Wanted To Be One

    I definitely support firefighters. Anyone who has the guts to jump into a burning building engulfed in flames that might collapse on top of you is to me someone that should always be honored. I once had a thought of being one, but I know deep down I don't think I could go...
    HaleyBloodRedRose1995 HaleyBloodRedRose1995 18-21, F 1 Response May 5, 2011

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    I Do

    I'd run into a burning building or car for someone but not sure if I could do it for a living. They are strong and brave and admired by me!   A friend of mine just retired from the local FD and another is interested in joining so I have introduced them to see if one can...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2008

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    They Are Brave

    it takes a lot of courage to run in a building that everyone else is running out.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Apr 2, 2009

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    Ex-fire Fighter

    I was a volunteer fire fighter in TN. All Fire fighters are brothers and sisters to me. I know what they all go though ecspecially on a structure fire. I am also in the military and looking to get shipped out to BCT/AIT next month on the 14th. Fire fighters, police, emts, and all...
    PvtWebb PvtWebb 26-30 2 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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    they should receive money

    as much as some sports player but sadly , it isn´t that way , such an injust world :(
    Hugo655 Hugo655 18-21, M May 4

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    Absolutely!

    Well, of course, growing up as a child, every child admires their occupational hero, firefighters, soldiers, policemen, sometimes even doctors, but alot of times (I think) this old love of these people dies or fades as one gets older and life's more "important" issues...
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism 18-21, F Oct 16, 2008

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    Nightmare On Em's Street- Thanksgiving '08

    Late Thursday evening I was arousing from a glorious afternoon nap, that I achieved while the rest of my clan was off visiting other family members. I stretched slowly, like a contented, lazy feline, having been twice-stuffed from our earlier turkey dinner. I enhaled deeply, and...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 16 Responses Dec 1, 2008

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    The Fire Rescue

    This is by my friend Miranda. :) I was sleeping in my one story house with my sister, Lucy (5). my brothers, Benjamin (9) and Nicky (4) were sleeping down the hall. My mother was up working. Who knows wher father is. Probably drinking. All I know, is that at 11:00 pm that night...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F Apr 5, 2013

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    Of Course

    More so because of my dad, I'm sure. I have pictures of some of the fires he went to. I've heard some of the stories he's told about his days at work. My mom actually told him to stop telling her about his day because she couldn't handle all the gore. I never heard the really...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F Oct 16, 2008

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    The Firefighters Prayer

    When I am called to duty, God, whenever flames may rage; Give me strength to save some life, whatever be its age. Help me embrace a little child before it is too late Or save an older person from the horror of that fate. Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    Haven't Needed One So Far

    My uncle is an ex-firefighter and everyday of his career was an act of bravery. We live in a small town so there wasn't plenty of big fires to always deal with, but every incident that required his help always had risks that we couldn't dream of. People like him are so brave and...
    SammyCymru SammyCymru 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 29, 2009

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    Over My Shoulder

    I've never fully recovered from my encounter with a Firefighter on a training exercise at work.  I was one of several eager volunteers.  I don't suppose being hoisted over the shoulder during a real event is nearly as much fun.  But I am sure glad I had the chance to practice...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 2, 2011

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    For My Friend, Rr13

    I don't have a story of how I was helped by a firefighter.  Now, I do live in California--wild fire country, and I have family members who are firefighters.  Both are brave men who put their lives on the line more often than I'd like to think of a family member doing...
    Jennie5 Jennie5 36-40, F 8 Responses Dec 18, 2009

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    Volunteer Firefighters

    I, literally, grew up around the firehouse! My town had a volunteer fire dept. of which my grandfather was a founding member. My uncle(s), my dad, my brother, and my nephew and nephew-in-law were/are still members. My grandmother started the Ladies Auxiliary, and she, my mom, and...
    gillianmcg gillianmcg 56-60, F Jul 30, 2010

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    I do, most are tall and sexy

    as hell. I wanna marry a firefighter.
    miracle98 miracle98 13-15, F Feb 6

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    Here Is Practical Explanation About Next Life, Purpose Of Human Life, Philosophical/Religious Facts, Theories Etc.

    Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what- what you have thought and done on every single second ) can you tell me every single detail of your `1...
    Haribol2332 Haribol2332 22-25, M Nov 25, 2013

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    I could never be a firefighter.

    The courage and strength needed is just amazing. I honestly find it absolutely mind-blowing how so many people risk their lives every day to save others. So many have lost their lives too. Every single firefighter is a hero. Every single one. It is one of those jobs where you...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F Dec 22, 2013

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    Thanks For The Posts!

    Doing This As A Career Just Want To Say A Quick Thanks For The Stories And Posts You All Have Said Here! THANK YOU.
    JDff954 JDff954 22-25, M Oct 1, 2013

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    They Are A Rare Breed

    I admire firefighters. I know I could not do their job. I appreciate and respect them and what they do. They go above and beyond the call of duty to save everyone in the household. In 2006, on good friday, my now late husband and I were out to dinner with some friends celebrating...
    Bubbles48509 Bubbles48509 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2013

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    My Life Is Around Firefighters

    I love firefighters i always did they are risk takers they risk their life to save us when they die we always say gone but never forgotten
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 24, 2012

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    Every time I see my friend, I can always see the conflict she faces from her anxiety. She's improving so much though, and I admire her so much for the progress she's making. She's...
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    I do and the father I admire the most is me! I feel very blessed to have a natural ability to be a good father but I also put in the effort needed to raise three very special...
    ADF37 ADF37 56-60 Jul 2

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    I esp. admire those who have led lives of adversity, and simply get on with their lives and do not whine about what they have been through. I know there are people in EP...
    ColleenOhara ColleenOhara 56-60, F 5 Responses Jun 28

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    I admire honesty but it is rear in our society.. The most people just lie because making life as simple as they can. But life is not about running to the end as fast as you...
    justbe00 justbe00 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 29

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    Individuality is something I am very passionate about. As frustrating as some people can be in their rebelliousness, bluntness, or otherwise, you kind of have to admire that too...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    I dislike girls who hate on other girls just cause their prettier, fit, or whatever instead of using that energy to be so damn negative and hating why dont you use to it to better...
    PhoenixSky PhoenixSky 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I'm a scientist but I also play guitar a little. I admire those who can write music, create songs, open their consciousness to common issues.
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Teachers are something to Admire. There so intelligent and sophisticated. I like older teachers and I always wanted to have a thing with a teacher.
    AustinLol69 AustinLol69 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    Beauty, like in the movie The Last Samurai. What's not to admire about one's devotion to their culture, cultural values, even to the death. Then there is the romance that takes...
    letsexperience letsexperience 56-60, M Jul 1

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    I do admire wit and intelligence, but I can't say being that way ever got me the things I want most in life, which is a great woman and a family. I can't speak for the rest of...
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Not only do I admire wit and intelligence, I really don't much like talking to people who don't possess these traits. I don't think you have to be a rocket scientist to be witty.
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 6 Responses Jul 2

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    I've always admired people who did cuz I don't I thought it was better to have both but my mom makes up for it and all my other family.so I can't complain.☺️
    Tyelioo Tyelioo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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