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SA Firefighter General / Is there a WRONG reason to get involved?
« on: December 03, 2007, 06:04:54 AM »
Ladies and gentlemen,

A topic that has been under debate and scrutiny lately external to forum life is the question "Is there a wrong reason to get involved?"

While a lot of people pop up straight away and think yes, do you think past it to the point of "its an extra backside on a seat?" or do you find that people who have questionable motives display questionable dedication, or perhaps conditional?

This has been a matter of discussion, seeing as its a great season to be recruiting, but at the same time, discussing who make the 'right' kind of team members: the kind who don't make a scene, don't revel in conflict and will provide some degree of assistance and contribute to the improvement of the team itself.

Its provided a few interesting answers aloud, just thought it was a decent idea for discussion/debate.

The Humour Zone / 25 Reasons I love my Mum
« on: October 18, 2007, 08:29:49 AM »
1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
 "You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
 "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

 4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
" Because I said so, that's why."
5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC
 "If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
 "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

7. My mother taught me IRONY
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS. "Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

10 My mother taught me about STAMINA.
 "You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

 11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
 "This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

 12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
 "If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

 13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
 "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

 14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. "Stop acting like your father!"

 15. My mother taught me about ENVY. "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You are going to get it when you get home!"

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."

 19. My mother taught me ESP.
 "Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

20. My mother taught me HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

 21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
"You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
 "Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

 24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
 "When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

 25. And my favorite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!"

The Humour Zone / An oldie, but a goodie
« on: October 14, 2006, 07:19:31 PM »

A Fireman's Little Girl

I am very dedicated to my work. I wear firefighter shirts every day, even when I’m not on duty. The fire department is my second home, and my second family. It often seems as if my life revolves around the fire department, but it means nothing compared to my little girl. I am normally a very friendly person, but if you hurt my little girl you will make me mad. I know my little girl is growing up, even if I don’t like it. She seems to like you, so I’ll tolerate you dating her, but here are a few things for you to think about while you’re with her:

First of all, I go into burning buildings to save people that I’ve never even seen before, you can’t imagine how protective I am of my little girl.

I once broke a man’s sternum by accident while doing CPR to save his life. If that’s how I help people what do you think I do when I’m pissed off?

I investigate arson fires. I know exactly what clues to look for to prove it was arson…so I also know how to make sure nobody can tell how a fire started... and I know where you live. Remember Backdraft?

I’ve worked more car accidents than you’ll ever see, the sight of blood doesn’t bother me one little bit.

It’s normal for me to carry chainsaws, axes, and various other extremely sharp tools in my car..touch my little girl and me and you take a little ride.

When we burn down a house for training, nobody ever looks in the closets.

I use the jaws of life to tear doors off wrecked cars. They cut though solid metal like a hot knife through butter. So watch your paws or get the jaws.

Sirens and air horns can really muffle the sounds of someone screaming.

Most of my friends are cops, paramedics, or firefighters. WE ARE 911. If you make me mad who do you think you’re going to call for help?

I have access to explosives.

I am well trained in emergency medicine. I know exactly which arteries are the easiest to sever and which ones bleed the most. (remember all the sharp tools?)

Even though my little girl insists that you are a “nice guy” and not like most other guys, I know better. I was once your age, I know EXACTLY what you’re thinking. Because of that I already have plenty of reasons to not like you. It wouldn’t take much at all to push me over the edge, and I just sharpened my axe.

So if you want to date my little girl you better keep these things in mind. Fireman are protective by nature, and there is nothing we are more protective of than our little girls. Whenever you're alone with her, you better remember that someday you may be alone with me!

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