I Am a Firefighter

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 208 People

    To my chief, thank you

    for NEVER giving up on me...! I appreciate it. Thank you for giving me another chance :)
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    Jun 2, 2015

    Less then 24 hours I'll be training

    for 4 days straight! Then a few day break then training for 2 days straight again!
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    Jun 26, 2015

    I love being a firefighter.

    I don't like the sleep deprivation the job brings. Lack of sleep really messes with your mind sometimes.
    mwessley mwessley
    46-50, M
    Feb 22, 2014

    To all my fellow brother

    and sister firefighters out there.. Be safe stay strong!!
    mckddy mckddy
    36-40, M
    Nov 20, 2014

    I burn my back, to save a ladies DOG

    and when I returned with the dog she grabs the dog and says " you weren't fast enough, I was worried my dog was killed." SMH
    teddydee teddydee
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2014

    Let Me Clarify...

    I'm not a firefighter, but i am the daughter of a firefighter.  My brother followed in his footsteps and became one too. I'm sure one of my neices or nephews (or maybe a future child of mine) will become one too...to keep the family legacy going.
    lydialondon lydialondon
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Aug 5, 2008

    I Almost Lost My Life Protecting People

    I lost my left leg and and almost my life doing what we do. My twin brother and me have been volunteer firefighters for almost 4 years. I almost lost my life on june 23rd 2007 while working a wreck scene. A dodge ram hydroplaned into me at 50 mph. I spent 3 months in...
    Bigcat317 Bigcat317
    18-21, M
    6 Responses Aug 6, 2009

    hey fellow firefighters

    if you want to know more bout me ask away
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 23, 2015

    This is my job, and welcome into my WORLD from

    one on my fire scenes!!!!!!!!!
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Dec 18, 2015

    Just got voted on as a volunteer firefighter

    last night. I am so happy. I have wanted this for a really long time and I am ready to get through probation so i can actually start helping out.
    Daddy6199 Daddy6199
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Jul 14, 2015

    I made an mistake of quitting.

    I made. A fool of myself. I hate myself. But I'm getting with my chief and explaining to him what HIS fellow firefighters done and what happened with another guy. I want to be back on that fire department and be at HOME again!
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    May 25, 2015
    mckddy mckddy
    36-40, M
    Jul 28, 2015
    mouse0283 mouse0283
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 19, 2014

    Here are a few links

    for all brother fire fighters to check out. These are in chronological order. They are all public posts on FB.... Fyi, sad. https://www.facebook.com/maplewoodfire/posts/10153115424784110 https://www.facebook.com/maplewoodfire/posts/10153116291704110 https://www.facebook.com...
    DaveFF0178 DaveFF0178
    41-45, M
    Mar 14, 2015

    I love helping others in need (especially the

    ladies)! What's your firefighter fantasy?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 18, 2015
    mouse0283 mouse0283
    31-35, M
    Mar 28, 2015

    Being a firefighter is the bravest thing I have

    ever done. Even though one of my unckes are a chief now, I decided it wasn't my time to stay. So I quit. It was hard telling them, but I knew they would understand. My gear will always be MY GEAR (THEY REFUSE TO REISSUE IT) so it's nice knowing I am welcomed back.
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    Jan 14

    An airport firefighter to be specific.

    It's not as glamorous as it sounds, it's mainly drills, equipment checks and training, but it's an enjoyable job.
    sxyhub sxyhub
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2014

    Good morning all. Time

    for another 24 hours at the fire house. Get to enjoy my hour drive first.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 5, 2015

    Been working on a really bad wildfire out here

    in Montana the last few days.
    Amber2694 Amber2694
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 25, 2015

    I joined a volunteer company a few years ago

    and i loved it ever since. Who knows, maybe I might join a paid department one day.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 23, 2015

    I was a firefighter until today.

    I got kicked off thanks to people who think they need to go tell the chief EVERYTHING! So to firefighters... Screw you. NEVER call me when you need help (they call me daily), never ask to hang out, do NOT talk to me once so ever. Oh yeah btw you all have this great reputation...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    May 17, 2015

    I work high angle rescue at w potash mine

    and during lunch I wrote this haha xD These hands My hands have felt life, and shared love They have created true bonds And true memories These hands have put together those who have fallen And held together those who need it most But my hands aren't clean My hands are not...
    Cbh004 Cbh004
    18-21, M
    Oct 9, 2015

    I'm a paid firefighter in Texas

    and we run lot of medical and a lot of fires (I've had about 6 structure fires I've managed to catch if I'm lucky). I usually pump as my primary task, but if we are short staffed (which is often) I'll pump and establish a water supply while stretching lines to the door on...
    quietfighter quietfighter
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 23

    I am a voulunter firefighter,

    so is my father. We work along side each other and he guides me through the stress, as do all of the guys that I have grown up with. But lately its been getting to me. From the ignorant posts and oblivious reports to the fatals. Like off the job I was driving to college and in...
    Cbh004 Cbh004
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 28, 2014

    This is a great video

    but the end got me very choked up. http://youtu.be/BOrYIFbHeyI
    DaveFF0178 DaveFF0178
    41-45, M
    Sep 24, 2014

    Firefighting Is Funny

    I'm a Firefighter/Paramedic and it's a very interesting profession. Firefighting is the only job where one minute the Chief orders you, "Johnson, get in there and clean those toilets" and the next minute he's telling you, "Johnson, get in there and save that man's life." A few...
    Blitz28 Blitz28
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Oct 16, 2013

    Second half of my shift.

    Bored and tired. Entertain me please.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 24, 2015

    One Long Night In Hell

    Almost 4 years ago,today I was on a call for a structure fire which turned into a night of hell. It started as a routine call like most ,an alarm had gone off in one of our older supply storage  buildings at the post I work.  It was an old ...
    couper couper
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Sep 10, 2009
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    Sep 26, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 6, 2015

    We had training today

    and it was fantastic. It got hot and was a lot of work but learning different ways to save people in a car accident is amazing. I love it. I'm so proud to be a firefighter.
    nobodyknows13 nobodyknows13
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 28, 2015
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    11 Responses Feb 8
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 21, 2015

    Not in my part of town

    but just wanted to share this with everyone. We see lots of sad stuff but when there is a fatality it's worse. This was a fatality.
    DaveFF0178 DaveFF0178
    41-45, M
    Oct 28, 2014

    Please keep the city of Toledo firefighters in

    your prayers and thoughts as they have laid to rest 2 of our brothers this past week. To make things even worse it was ruled an arson by the buildings owners. Thank you
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 2, 2014
    mckddy mckddy
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 12, 2015

    Happy Girl! (:

    So I'm a volunteer at the fire department for one and a half years now. I've never been there a lot cause I was too lazy. But I got a lot of free time after school so I decided to go there a lot more. I'm really glad about my decision cause I have so much fun there. After a few...
    Tscho Tscho
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

    My 2 bee brush trucks

    who wants a ride??
    mckddy mckddy
    36-40, M
    Mar 12, 2015

    Something for everyone to read.

    I wish you could know what it is like to search a burning bedroom for trapped children at 3 AM, flames rolling above your head, your palms and knees burning as you crawl, the floor sagging under your weight as the kitchen below you burns. I wish you could comprehend a wife’s...
    DaveFF0178 DaveFF0178
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Sep 12, 2014
    Ff234 Ff234
    26-30, M
    Feb 21, 2014
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