Any retired Firefighter/Paramedics here

A forum for LEOs, firefighters, EMT and other first responders to discuss issues pertaining to their fields.
Post Reply
User avatar
Dalton Wayne
BANNED
Posts: 2179
Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:09 pm
Location: Ocala

Any retired Firefighter/Paramedics here

Post by Dalton Wayne » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:35 pm

I still get goosebumps when I hear sirens or drive past MVA's
Sometimes I wrestle with my demons, sometimes we just snuggle.
Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf
Regards
DW

Jimmac
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 303
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:25 pm
Location: Zephyrhills
Contact:

Re: Any retired Firefighter/Paramedics here

Post by Jimmac » Thu May 26, 2011 2:47 pm

OK, I'll sign in.

Retired Fire Lieut, Franklin Park IL 1969 to 1989.

Small Dept, just outside Chicago, right by O'Hare Field.

This is my first time on this section, been busy taking wife to Moffitt the past 1 1/2 years, she is doing fine now, so have some time to spend here again, but thinking it is time to clean out the safe, some date to 1952, and some are older than that.

Jim /:f
It's a beautiful day, watch some idiot come along to mess it up.
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, add a bag of Doritos and we have a party.

vikingfireman
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu May 17, 2012 10:29 am

Re: Any retired Firefighter/Paramedics here

Post by vikingfireman » Thu May 17, 2012 8:27 pm

Hey,
Retired/Disabled Fire Lt. from St. Charles IL Local 3322. Moved to area last fall, would like to keep up with some retirees in area. Hit range once in while, when convenient.

User avatar
firemedic2000
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 4543
Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:14 pm
Location: Tampa Bay Area

Re: Any retired Firefighter/Paramedics here

Post by firemedic2000 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:58 pm

I know this is an old post. I am a retired FireFighter/Paramedic I miss it so bad sometimes it hurts. I miss working with the guys, the rush of the alarm and bunkering out. I enjoyed fighting fire more than medical. If you guys are like me some of the stuff you've seen you'll never forget. We use to make jokes about it to get through it. I miss the rush of the sirens and packing out, hell I miss it all. My life is so boring now it sucks. There's a gator in my canal I'm thinking of jumping on and taking it out with my Army Ranger Training [smilie=011.gif]
Ranger Airborne, Firefighter, Oath Keeper, NRA If you support Terrorist including not protesting their actions or defending their rights you are my enemy
Energetically will I meet the enemies of The Constitution and Bill of Rights both foreign and domestic. I shall defeat them on the field of battle and totally and utterly destroy them

Ardeekay
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:32 am
Location: pasco

Re: Any retired Firefighter/Paramedics here

Post by Ardeekay » Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:31 pm

Retired Capt., Kenosha Fire Dept... 1969-1999, 30 years to the day.. I still miss it, still dream dreams of doing it..but glad I got out when the time was right. I fully realize that I was getting to the point that I only had my experience to benefit my crew, had issues with SCBA's, I wasn't the 'steed' that I was in the mid-years... so I bailed out, got a decent pension, and a lot of memories. I remember some of the old codgers that had to be pushed out the door, and the hurt in their eyes..they couldn't do it well any more, and we covered for them for a while... I didn't want to be one of them.. so I 'hung up the helmet' 2 months after I was eligible... ardeekay..

User avatar
FfNJGTFO
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 704
Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:55 pm
Location: Wesley Chapel, FL
Contact:

Re: Any retired Firefighter/Paramedics here

Post by FfNJGTFO » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:41 pm

I'm a retired NREMT-A. I was also a P.I.T. for 2 years. Was a volunteer at two NJ local First Aid squads in the mid 90's.

I'm sure it's a lot different now.

/:f

User avatar
Jonathanw
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 1075
Joined: Mon May 05, 2014 7:42 pm
Location: Lutz

Re: Any retired Firefighter/Paramedics here

Post by Jonathanw » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:58 pm

Oh wow I just thought DW was back [smilie=011.gif] [smilie=011.gif]

User avatar
Dave P
Life Member
Life Member
Posts: 2481
Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2004 11:29 am
Location: west of Lake City

Re: Any retired Firefighter/Paramedics here

Post by Dave P » Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:43 am

Me too - how disappointing!!
Go Trump!

Srasel79
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 743
Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:38 am
Location: Orlando

Re: Any retired Firefighter/Paramedics here

Post by Srasel79 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:07 pm

Jonathanw wrote:Oh wow I just thought DW was back [smilie=011.gif] [smilie=011.gif]
We can't handle the kind of excitement that name brings! We surely are not worthy.

User avatar
FSUnoles
Life Member
Life Member
Posts: 1691
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:22 pm
Location: Broward

Re: Any retired Firefighter/Paramedics here

Post by FSUnoles » Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:36 pm

Is he still around on message boards?

User avatar
FfNJGTFO
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 704
Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:55 pm
Location: Wesley Chapel, FL
Contact:

Re: Any retired Firefighter/Paramedics here

Post by FfNJGTFO » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:34 pm

FSUnoles wrote:Is he still around on message boards?
So who is this guy? Should I be jealous or grateful not to be him? [smilie=011.gif]

Srasel79
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 743
Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:38 am
Location: Orlando

Re: Any retired Firefighter/Paramedics here

Post by Srasel79 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:24 pm

FfNJGTFO wrote:
FSUnoles wrote:Is he still around on message boards?
So who is this guy? Should I be jealous or grateful not to be him? [smilie=011.gif]
Its the guy who started this thread. Its a long story better left in the past for legal reasons. Basically he better not cross paths with some of the veteran members of this board. [smilie=014.gif]

User avatar
FfNJGTFO
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 704
Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:55 pm
Location: Wesley Chapel, FL
Contact:

Re: Any retired Firefighter/Paramedics here

Post by FfNJGTFO » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:19 pm

Srasel79 wrote:
FfNJGTFO wrote:
FSUnoles wrote:Is he still around on message boards?
So who is this guy? Should I be jealous or grateful not to be him? [smilie=011.gif]
Its the guy who started this thread. Its a long story better left in the past for legal reasons. Basically he better not cross paths with some of the veteran members of this board. [smilie=014.gif]
Ah, so I see. He hath been hit with the ban :ham'r. Yeah, "grateful" I'm not him.

'Nuff said. [smilie=bigsmile.gif]

Post Reply