Re: Bye Bye Volunteer Douchebags
Leprechaun Fireman (ret.)
Date: March 04, 2017 02:04PM
So, here is what I think the truth of the matter is, this individual isn't even an operational firefighter, this individual was PROBABLY the bottom of their academy class, and barely qualifies to be considered a firefighter. This individual was PROBABLY an affirmative action hire, to meet the requirements to meet the quota for the emotionally disgruntled and probably hasn't been in a fire or emergency situation,and has no idea the courage, strength, and commitment it takes to put YOUR life before that of another!! I don't give a shit, if you get a paycheck or not, we all do the same job!!!
I have many great memories of some amazing people I had the honor and privilege of running calls with, from PWC DFR. Obviously, the sad sack that wrote this, knows little to nothing, about honor, respect, OR professionalism.
Volunteers are the origins of the fire service, and I am saddened by this weak link in the chain mail that protects the citizens, and our brotherhood. I find it amusing though, he was ball less, and didn't claim his post with his name!!!
A former volunteer fire Chief was talking to my cadet FF once on an auto accident, and asked him what he wanted to do when he graduated from high school. And my recruit told him,"I want to be a professional Firefighter." And the Chief said to him, "Well, son, you ALREADY are. A paycheck doesn't make you a professional, it makes it a career. YOU make you a professional, by how you do your job."
And, because I am an anonymous little pussy, my name is Liam Riley, PROUD former volunteer firefighter!!!