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I Am a Firefighter's Girlfriend

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 266 People

    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    So I'm very new to this thing

    but I need all the help I can. I met my boyfriend a couple times before we actually started talking relationship wise because of some friends. He's an emt and a firefighter but in the past two weeks it's been digging at me hard he use to be so sweet and caring and now he's just...
    lost1023 lost1023 22-25, F Sep 27

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    My Boyfriend...

    My boyfriend is a firefighter, going to join the city's bravest when he gets older. My best friends are all firemen, and I love them to death. If you are the girlfriend, wife, sister, mother, or cousin of a fireman, join this group girls! Pray that our men stay strong and...
    lalalapolkadotsmmbop lalalapolkadotsmmbop 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    My boyfriend just went on his first Fire call

    and I am freaking out. We are currently in 2 different countries and I am so scared! What do I DO?
    rachelvaillancourt rachelvaillancourt 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2013

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    Hoping For A Better Year..

    As this year comes to a close, I can only hope for another one that will be better and, goodness willing, less dangerous. But as a FF's woman, you can only hope for something like that. Because in this life and line of work, there is no such thing as a non-dangerous year. I've...
    RayAnne134 RayAnne134 22-25, F Dec 29, 2012

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    Love & Adjustments...dating A Firefighter

    I feel a little weird doing this- but I imagine it will help to get some perspective... I fell inlove a few months ago, with perhaps the most amazing man I've ever met- and he's a firefighter. He's stronger than anyone I've ever met, kind, resiliant in a way that I AM NOT, and...
    araya310 araya310 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2013

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    How Did This All Happen?

    I met my boyfriend (ff) at the beginning if this year and it has been one of most amazing experiences of my life and also one of the scariest. I grew up on a farm and riding horses since I was 2 so I thought I would end up with someone who loved horses and farming not running...
    firemansgirl645 firemansgirl645 18-21, F Sep 24, 2013

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    I started dating my firefighter about a year

    ago. He is now in what we call the academy which is a 6 month course that gets you all the training and education. But between our busy schedules we only get to see each other 1 or 2 a week and we often only get to talk to each other for an hour a day. I cant help but want to be...
    hscfdgirlfriend hscfdgirlfriend 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Dealing With Lonliness.. How Do You Cope?

    I am the girlfriend/significant other of not only a fireman/emt, but also a newly appointed Chief. We have a beautiful relationship and he does all he can to see me, but his job and the safety of his crew comes first. There have been many weekends I"m not with him because he may...
    maffgirl31 maffgirl31 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2012

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    My Very New Relationship With My Firefighter

    I just began dating my boyfriend about 2 months ago. He is a volunteer firefighter and finishing up EMT school. I'm having a VERY hard time dealing with the crazy schedule. It's not that I don't completely respect and in fact ADORE the fact that he does something so awesome, but...
    chelle0489 chelle0489 22-25 17 Responses Mar 26, 2011

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    Spending My Nights Alone

    As I'm typing this it's almost 130 in the morning. it's the Same routine ever wenesday Friday Saturday and Sunday. read until 12, then watch a movie and make some tea. well the tea is brewing and I'm half way through the help. Zach is on a call. 2 alarm he's running water pumps...
    greekgirl1000 greekgirl1000 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2012

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    I try to be positive

    but times like these it gets extremely hard. We never leave when we are mad at one another. He may never come back. I've been left by so many people close to me in my life and I am scared to death that I'm going to lose the love of my life.
    JessieMae23 JessieMae23 18-21, F Nov 2

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    A Firefighter's Fiancee

    Hi my name is Kiana, I am a Firefighter's Fiancee. We met in November of 2009, in high school on the bowling team. We immediately clicked, first forming a small friendship and then decided to move further into a relationship. Now here we are 3 years and 4 months later. Im a...
    Krod2309 Krod2309 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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    The Stuff No One Tells You About Being A Fire Wife,fiance,or Girlfriend.

    Hello,my name is Kayla I am 21 years old and I am a firefighters fiance. I must say this is probley the best and worst thing ever. I can not begin to explain half the emotions that I have went through being a firefightersFiance. I have been with a firefighter for a little over a...
    futurefirewife21 futurefirewife21 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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    You Know You're A Firefighter's Lady If:

    You Know You're a Firefighter's Lady If: You know what IFSTA, IAFF, SCBA, WSFTA, and ARFF stand for. Your man's wardrobe looks like this: non-descript bottoms paired with any navy blue shirt/sweatshirt with a fire department logo on it. Your man's haircut is "nice and tight...
    rememberingtoforgive rememberingtoforgive 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 8, 2012

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    My Lt :)

    We are long distance ( until June), he is a lt and President of his fire company. He is transferring soon and we are excited for the big move, we are best friends, inseperable! We love to do outdoor things with our dogs and his kids, my soon to be stepkids. We are 20 yrs apart...
    Countrygirl3632 Countrygirl3632 18-21 May 9, 2013

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    Soon To Be A Firefighter's Girlfriend

    I've been with my guy for almost a year and half now, and he has recently decided that he wants to be a firefighter (like his father was). He's in EMT school right now, and if all goes as planned, he will be a firefighter by aug 2014. We are already in a long distance...
    ffgf727 ffgf727 18-21, F Oct 14, 2013

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    A Firefighter's Flame

    I grew up in a family of firefighter's. My mother was a wildland firefighter and my dad, who still is, a city firefighter. Having parents as firefighters is the coolest thing ever. I knew that there were birthdays, holidays, sport activites, ect that I had to sacrifice as I was...
    ljhernandez88 ljhernandez88 22-25 6 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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    My Firefighter

    It puts my stomach in knots when he tells me how fast he drives his truck to go to a call. When he tells me that I start thinking you can wreck on your way to the station. I have a lot of respect for my firefighter because of how brave he is! He tells me stories of fires that he...
    lindskill lindskill 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    Intrigued

    I am a girlfriend of a firefighter engineer in California. We are both divorced and have moved on from our past relationships. We are celebrating our 1 year anniversary this month. I didn't know much about firefighters before we started to date... I love him and worry about his...
    soooinlove soooinlove 46-50 Sep 17, 2013

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    Young Girlfriend Of Full-time Firefighter

    EDIT: It's been a few years since I posted this. It certainly never got easier! My husband ( yes, married now :) ) has switched jobs...he now works simple non-911 paramedic transports and makes just as much. We have a baby girl on the way and all of our stress is gone. My heart...
    RemyBusoni RemyBusoni 18-21, F 6 Responses May 26, 2010

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    How I Met My Firefighter / Hero

    I met Jake through a dating site. I never thought I would see myself on a Dating Site. My friends were telling me how its normal to be on a dating site there is nothing wrong with it I was going on this site because I dont have time to go out. Im a Mother full time. I dont have...
    Emmy2516 Emmy2516 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 29, 2012

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    Well I'm new to this thing,

    so here goes lol I'm Hannah, and I've been the proud girlfriend of a firefighter for four months now. It's hard cause both of our schedules are crazy... I work part time and go to school, and he's a full time, part time, AND volunteer fireman, as well as a part time EMT. So as...
    hannahd94 hannahd94 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    Im Worried.

    I'm am 18 years old. I'm engaged to the best man in the world. But there are time when he get a call that I worry about him. I hate the fact that we when are sitting down to eat dinner and his pager goes off and he get up and runs out the door. I'm worried that when I have my kid...
    Firefightergirl18 Firefightergirl18 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2012

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    I need to get informed,

    so any information and advice is much appreciated. My boyfriend and I have been dating for six months. I am a full-time college student, and he is currently working at a car dealership. Recently, he mentioned how interested he is in "Fire College" or "Fire Academy" or whatever...
    FierceAsFire05 FierceAsFire05 18-21, F 2 Responses May 13

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    People Aren't Kidding When They Say This Is Quite An Experience

    I met my ff boyfriend a year & a half ago. I couldn't be happier with anyone else but what kills me is how petty some of the higher up people in his particular department can be. He's the best @ what he does, & for some reason it seems like some of them feel threatened that he's...
    eni613 eni613 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2013

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    How Can We Make This Work?

    me and this guy have been talking for over a year; within the past few months we have gotten really close and have talked about dating. we are both taking this very slow because of how busy our lives are right now. he works shift work & is a volunteer fire fighter. (hoping to...
    marycanada marycanada 18-21 2 Responses Nov 24, 2011

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    Does Anyone Have Advice For All Of Us?

    Hi girls, I am so glad I stumbled upon this site while I was looking for a self-help book ab out dating a firefighter!!! From reading what you all have written, it sounds like we all have very similar experiences dealing with the scanner, midnight calls, training, interrupted...
    lhoney01 lhoney01 22-25 2 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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    The Girlfriend Of A Firefighter In Need Of Advice!

    Me and my boyfriend have been together for about 6 months , he begins his training in February and after 3 months will be posted to a station. The thing is he can be posted out wherever and because he hasn't got a wife or kids or a mortgage or anything like that the chance of him...
    Amyfirefighter Amyfirefighter 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2012

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    Did This Just Happen?

    I met my firefighter one month ago. Right now it is difficult due to the fact that we live so far away. I have a little knowledge on what it takes to be a firefighter and how much you put your life on the line every time you go on a call. I just never thought that my man could go...
    KaraJordan KaraJordan 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2013

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    I'm a firefighters girlfriend my boyfriend

    and I are both medics and he is also a firefighter we both work for the same company in the same station. I'm so proud of him even though I worry I know the guys got his back we all do.
    Mtay222 Mtay222 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    New At This...Struggling

    About three months ago I visited my sister in Colorado. I met a guy (now my boyfriend). He’s a Firefighter/EMT, full time student, and helps with the family business. I am so very impressed with what he has going for him. The fact the he’s only 19 and doing so much only...
    jkdeubs jkdeubs 18-21 Oct 17, 2013

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    Hi! I've been dating my fire fighter long

    distance for a couple of months now, I can honestly say that he's the best thing in my life. He's really sweet, he's a nerd, he's got a bit of a temper and I love it. All of it. I'm new to being a fire fighters gf...so I'm still getting used to this..going full days without...
    sweetheartxo sweetheartxo 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Confused

    Hi ladies. I've been dating my ff for almost 3 years now. We have a great relationship so what I'm about to share confuses that hell out of me. First and foremost, we don't argue a lot but when we do.............oh boy!! We got into a disagreement on Saturday and then he tells me...
    UMlove UMlove 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2013

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    So I am a fire fighter myself

    and I'm in love with one of the rookies who is also one of my commanding officers kid....... I've known copy since I was really little and I've loved him ever since...... So I finally told him and he tried to bring me down slowly and easy. He told me he thinks of me as a sister...
    teacami teacami 18-21, F Nov 16

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    Hey everyone, I hope everyone's day is going

    good......... I have a wonderful firefighter/paramedic boyfriend who is 9 years older than me. I have been struggling for a while with his insanely busy schedule but at the end of the day I wonder if he's ok. It scares me like crazy when he doesn't message and I have not talked...
    harshan101 harshan101 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    When your schedules don't work

    and you never see him. He's always at the station during your free time it seems like you come second? No that's not it. He is busting his butt to be prepared when that call comes. He is supporting his family and protecting his neighbor.
    JessieMae23 JessieMae23 18-21, F Oct 27

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    I have a new boyfriend.

    ...2 weeks new!...and he is a FF (i have never dated a FF before!) I am a very Christian lady like female, so I am adapting to his sometimes crude humor! I understand that one has to have humor in this line of work to maintain sanity. He already invited me to a work event...a FF...
    FireproofWoman FireproofWoman 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    Brand New To This "Life"

    I have been dating my wonderful boyfriend for a month and a half now and he just got the job as a volunteer ff couple weeks ago. It makes me nervous, especially last night we had a extremly bad storm he was out for 8 hours working on gas leaks and i had no way to talk to him. It...
    brikrabbe brikrabbe 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2013

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    Where To Start? Well Hello, I'm New :)

    Hello everyone! I'm Anne, and my boyfriend is a firefighter/paramedic. People think it's hard to be a firefighter/paramedic, well it can be hard to be the wife or a girlfriend of one as well. When we first started dating, I had come off about a month prior from a relationship...
    RayAnne134 RayAnne134 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 17, 2012

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    I am new to dating a firefighter.

    I can handle the time without him. I have a busy schedule too. I do not have kids and he has 2 children. We are waiting until we build our relationship before I meet them. This means during his 4 days off, he is with his kids, and I get shut out. Its hard because I am not part...
    awhitson awhitson 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    My boyfriend has been a firefighter from a very

    young age. As of right now, we've been together three years today. People always make the generalization that having a boyfriend/husband in the military is the hardest thing because they can't see them. I completely agree with that 100% and I'd never be able to deal. But, no one...
    autumn506 autumn506 16-17, F Apr 10

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    4 Years A Girlfriend

    I've been a girlfriend for four years to a Firefighter. He has worked in small towns and large cities and is currently employed at an airport. He is also an EMT on his off days. So our music driving in the truck is a pager, I am used to getting phone calls from the guys on his...
    cmc829 cmc829 18-21, F Dec 28, 2012

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    I am a firefighter's girlfriend.

    I fear the pages and the calls. I stay up worrying all night. I wait to eat dinner. I wait to go to sleep without him. Unless it's his 24 on. Even though I fear loosing the Man I love. I know he risked his life to save another. I love him for that. So I support him.
    JessieMae23 JessieMae23 18-21, F Oct 17

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    The Shock And Awe Of It All

    I met my ff about 7 months ago and it has been quite the fast and furious journey for us already. We are currently in a long distance relationship which can make any relationship difficult to begin with but add in that he is a volunteer firefighter and that just ups the...
    Leezardehb Leezardehb 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2013

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    Yes, I Am a Firefighter's Girlfriend.

    I am a firefighter's girlfriend, one thing that really frustrated me is the lack of respect I get. Simply because i'm just the "girlfriend" like that we could break up any day or something. That is frustrating to me because my boyfriend and I aren't breaking up, I have...
    chellyb chellyb 18-21, F 23 Responses Sep 28, 2009

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    I have been dating my boyfriend

    for about 6 months now, he was promoted about a month ago to an engineer (yay) he has been a firefighter for about 10 years now. I am immensely proud of him and I also have to admit his passion of helping people and saving people is part of why I have fallen for him. I struggle...
    BusyBri BusyBri 22-25, F Jan 28

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    New To This World....

    This is my first time ever dating a firefighter. It kind of scares me to death. Are first date we where leaving Walmart and there was and he had to get out to help. That is something I am not use to. Does it get any easier??
    firefightersprincess firefightersprincess 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    Hi ladies! I've been dating my firefighter

    for a little over a year now, and let me tell you I wouldn't trade his job for ANY thing! I've learned to love the department as much as he does.. But recently he's been picking up shifts left and right, working 72s, sometimes even 96s... And I'm just like omg, COME HOME ALREADY...
    asherin22 asherin22 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Can I Handle It?

    I have been with the same guy for a year and a half. He just turned 20 and I will be 19 this summer. Even though we are young, we do talk about getting engaged and getting married someday. He is currently an on call firefighter but plans on being a full time firefighter for a big...
    mabaker6794 mabaker6794 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2013

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    My boyfriend just started fire academy

    and I am extremely happy and proud of him, however, I do know it's going to be a tough process for both of us. I really want to help him out through this whole academy and I want to be there for him and support him in any way I can. From what I've read it's hard on the...
    lacsun lacsun 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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