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I Admire Firefighters

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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...
    Bubbles48509 Bubbles48509 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2013

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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...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 19 Responses Dec 1, 2008

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    I do, most are tall and sexy as hell. I wanna marry a firefighter.
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F Feb 6

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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...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F Jun 29, 2013

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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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    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...
    SammyCymru SammyCymru 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 29, 2009

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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...
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism 18-21, F Oct 16, 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...
    oldermanlookingforwomen oldermanlookingforwomen 56-60, M Jan 30

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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...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F Dec 22, 2013

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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...
    abbygabbygal abbygabbygal 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2011

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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...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 39 Responses Jul 18, 2008

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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...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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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...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F Oct 16, 2008

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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...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Sep 12, 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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    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...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 3 Responses Aug 5, 2008

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 24

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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...
    PvtWebb PvtWebb 26-30 2 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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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...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Sep 23, 2010

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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...
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2008

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    They risk everything for us, their lives are on the line every day for us. We have too give them respect.
    meg5012 meg5012 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 5

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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...
    gillianmcg gillianmcg 56-60, F Jul 30, 2010

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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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    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...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2008

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 2, 2011

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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...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F Apr 6, 2012

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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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    Real Heroes - I have Always Admired Firefighters. They Are Real Heroes and I have so Much Respect for them!
    usaone usaone 46-50, M Oct 5, 2013

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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...
    strangersnthenite strangersnthenite 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2012

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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...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F Apr 5, 2013

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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...
    Haribol2332 Haribol2332 22-25, M Nov 25, 2013

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    I can't really say I admire myself... so I will just say I admire people like myself as 'going your own way' can be very admirable but sometimes.. costly. I see allot of people who...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    In particular, I admire my boyfriend. Not only for the fact that he trusts me because I admire him for being a unique individual (cross-dresser), but also the fact that he has...
    takethispain takethispain 18-21, F Apr 2

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    Yes I do totally admire unusual people. and intellectual. To me being intellectual isn't knowing everything it's about being able to have a meaningful conversation that isn't...
    Renezra Renezra 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    Intelligence, seriously is becoming 'rare' these days. Don't know what it is, my generation just falling flat on their faces?. More and more people I come across just lack it or...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I admire nurses, I think what they do is amazing. I always wanted to be a nurse, but I know I'm too stupid for that. So I will just admire them from afar.
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Like how i look up to my father, my mother is also another role model. The thing i admire her the most is that she is open minded to a lot of things and has few hatred for rare and...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F Apr 7

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    I do admire people who can keep clam in pretty much every situation. I am someone who has a hard time keeping calm, I don't know if it is the anxiety, or the hot-headed-woman in me...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F Apr 7

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    I admire intelligence but if you want to be really intelligence, trust me you must read the thing you are interesting in because someone else is going to stole from you the...
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I admire anyone who is willing to bare someones bottom and give them a good sound spanking when they need it most.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I can admire nudity without thinking of sex..... But my body does 😉. Of course, it does depend on the art.
    boadiccearose boadiccearose 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I especially admire people who adopt children from orphanages here in America. It annoys me when people act like they need to go to Africa or China to adopt....that's great and all...
    Orchid284 Orchid284 26-30, F Mar 22

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    I'm not entirely certain if I admire inner beauty. I think I have a different definition of beauty. Truth is beauty. Some people glow. It's painfully obvious that they are good...
    lucyyinthesky lucyyinthesky 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I admire it in a good way. Like if I like someone's perspective about life or the universe or people etc. I also like street smart as well because that's one hell of a defense in...
    LordOzymandias LordOzymandias 22-25, M Mar 23

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    I admire everyone and there privacy. Even my ex and her friends don't bother me when I'm doing this even tho I haven't seen them in a year or 2
    JayKai4433 JayKai4433 18-21, M Mar 24

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    I believe people who are witty and intelligent are more interesting to have a conversation with. Those who use slang such as "doe" come off to me as uneducated. I just admire when...
    Ginger135 Ginger135 16-17, F 9 Responses Mar 25

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    i admire people who adopt children even i love to adopt orphan children but im helpless now i cannot adopt because still im single.But i will adopt once i get married i want a wife...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    There is something very sweet and appealing about a man who is good with children. I know that being a good father is a lot of responsibility. It's hard work, and I admire any...
    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I really don't like when people are dishonest. I know there are sometimes when it is best not to tell someone the complete truth, but 99% of the time it is best to be completely...
    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 29

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    I'm usually a very calm person, and I handle stress pretty well. You'd think I'd be able to keep calm in an emergency, but I'm not so sure I can. Last year my toaster caught on...
    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I want you to know that your mother was one of the people I admired most in this world. She was always so full of dynamic laughter and had an incredible zest for life that was...
    Silenthawk Silenthawk 46-50, M Apr 1