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I Know a Firefighter

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    My Dad

    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 Feb 29, 2012

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    More Then Just Know One.

    For thirtyfive years I was in the fire service. I have seen many things over the years from outright funny to down right stupid. Things that haunt me. To memories that I hold dear. I have seen the birth of new life. And the lost of too many lives. I have been burnt. Had part...
    nudistguyny nudistguyny 66-70, M 1 Response Mar 24, 2012

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    My Dad And Brother

    MY dad and my brother are firefighters i hope to be one some day. MY dad tells me story's about his job. He barely tells anyone about the los of a firefighter in 2006 at a house fire in PA he was the best guy to ever talk to his name was Denny he would be the first one at the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 11, 2012

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    Hmmm

     Ha, this group made me smile. I know many. My dad, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather were all firemen. So obviously I know them and the guys my dad worked with...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F Aug 9, 2008

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    I Know Two Firefighters

    I have three uncles that are firefighters.  I think the older one is now retired though. I'm not really close to them because they live overseas from me and i dont get to see them often.  I admire them for being firefighters and i have also thought about...
    MyPeril MyPeril 18-21, F Aug 9, 2008

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    I Was Naughty!

    Where I used to live with my mum there was a fire station around the corner. I was always used to seeing all the fit firemen all the time and in the local pub. Well there was a new one, he was really cute! I was about 15 and he was 27 and I couldn't believe my luck when he kissed...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Aug 8, 2008

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    And This Weekend One Died

    he was going to a fire and had a heart attack.he will be missed by the town.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Apr 4, 2009

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    I got the best job ever! Being a firefighter is amazing. I get to help people everyday. Run into burning buildings to rescue people and save their lives. Being a firefighter is...
    Firefighter23 Firefighter23 18-21, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I joined a volunteer department when i turned 18 until i was 33. I have been away a number of years now but still listen in on the scanner. Some of the guys i worked with are still...
    yourbull yourbull 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 4

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    I've been a volunteer fire fighter for 5 years. I'm 22. Ive been though a lot of bad calls before I was 20. My first call was when I was 17. Page went out for a PI accident with...
    Firefighter1458 Firefighter1458 22-25 1 Response Mar 8

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    During my working life I worked along side firefighters on a number of occasions and always found them to be highly trained, qualified and caring professionals. It's such a pity...
    Thrash1 Thrash1 61-65, M 6 Responses Mar 22

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    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...
    nobodyknows13 nobodyknows13 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My boyfriend is about to graduate from his volunteer fire class to be able to become full time. in the past he cheated on me with a girl who attended this class with him...
    cnj1991 cnj1991 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    People first definition I found when I googled was this: "human beings in general or considered collectively." that is part of the reason I love getting to know people, all so...
    Yeahbaybey Yeahbaybey 46-50, F 1 Response 46 mins ago

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    To the ones whos might be interested... Im Amber Nicole. 14 years old gonna turn 15 soon! party party hahaha I live in the Philippines, but I was born in Malaysia. My mom is...
    Amberzz Amberzz 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    Most of the time they get 1 side of me so I can fit in the group But only a few people know who I am. My amazing childhood friends
    cou01 cou01 13-15, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I'm starting to fall apart. I can feel my integrity break. I can feel my mind is unable to focus anymore. I really don't know what's going to happen when I come undone.
    KevinAMillan KevinAMillan 18-21, M 38 mins ago

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    I met this really nice dude his name is Luis and he recently gave me another "chance" im not sure if this ir right it feels like it but if this goes bad im pretty sure that im...
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    I could go back to every laugh, But I don't wanna' go there anymore, And I know all the steps up to your door, But I don't wanna' go there anymore. Talk to the wind, talk to the...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Mar 3

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    this is going to be one of those brittany rants that i'm not going to filter and make pretty. if you like pretty, then stop reading. THE SAME WAY THAT IF YOU ONLY LIKE PRETTY GIRLS...
    foldedunfolding foldedunfolding 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    School is really suppose to be a place where people learn. At least that's what they try to fool you into thinking. It's really about programing and deceiving people into thinking...
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    Some bad things have happened. I truly believe Yahuwah had a hand in how things worked out. So, in October, my father got upset with me, over a plate in the sink, and he threw a...
    Maelui Maelui 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Don't take me as egotistical or something cause I'm far from that. But ever since I was young I would just know the answers to a lot of questions people asked, & they were always...
    brandonswayye brandonswayye 18-21, M Mar 5

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    TheKristaJo TheKristaJo 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Published on Dec 1, 2013Reba McEntire -- If I Had Only KnownSongwriters: MORRIS, CRAIG / STANFIELD, JANAIf I had only knownIt was the last walk in the rainI'd keep you out for...
    eyeno eyeno 61-65, M 4 Responses Mar 7

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    I spend four years of my life with the mental health services in the uk and I could have even given more years but I decided to engage myself from the services after they...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    What would it say, if my heart could speak? It would tell you a most horrific story, one of constant pain and near torture. It did not have to suffer, it could have chosen to stop...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 11

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    These days I have been felling so annoyed with a nurse from the early intervention in psychosis for the distress and uncomfort she made me feel . These days I thought about the way...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    1. What's you're favorite candle scent? -Strawberry 2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister? -Jennifer Lawrence 3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother...
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    know that you are not what others think of you, nor what they say you are. you are beyond the superficial, you are more than the disappointment and hurt you feel. i know that you...
    Dewms Dewms 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    This life wow! I just don't know what I feel anymore. I just know I'm tired. I have these dreams of driving through the country air. Fresh and beautiful trees. Green pretty grass...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F Mar 18

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    "You Don't Really Know Me" ~ Jessie J The girl who always says yes Wants to scream no Takes over everyone's stress And ignores her own The life and soul of the party But loves to...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    1. What is your favorite candle sent? • Some sort of berry 2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister? • Drew Barrymore 3. What male celebrity do you wish was...
    endmypainn endmypainn 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I am 17 years old and I don't know what I want to do with my life. Even though I know I shouldn't compare myself to others, I know that most of my classmates already know what they...
    Jasliet Jasliet 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    nobody knows the real me. nobody knows how many times ive sat in my room and cried, nobody knows how many times ive lost hope, how many times ive been let down. nobody knows how...
    K33024W K33024W 13-15 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I have recently found myself in a place where I don’t know anymore. I constantly feel like a failure. I feel like I can’t do anything right. I mess up everything. I can’t...
    Hindercat Hindercat 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I have for long been hiding what i feel, and under that time i have changed, no one knows me... But i just realised that if i died right now... No one would know me, no one would...
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 13-15, F Mar 3

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    I don't know anything. I can't figure out anything. I don't know what I want, who I want, where I want to go. I am breathing, existing, taking up space. But that's all. Oh - but i...
    ecress ecress 18-21, F Mar 4

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    I should know who I am, it used to be so clear. I was outgoing, great at math, loved the subject, was great friends with the nurse, had one best friend, and another two named Kate...
    fighteratheart fighteratheart 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I wish I could explain it properly. Sometimes I'm happy, and I feel weird about it, like it's not really me. Sometimes I feel a huge emptiness, as if nothing has any meaning or...
    mmmfood mmmfood 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 5

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    i didn't know them that well... more like a pass them by in the halls occasionally and maybe exchange a few words. ironically it bothers me when people feel the need to write...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F Mar 5

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