silentsamurai said:I work as a dispatcher for Vessel Assist. Does that count? haha j/k
I'd love to be a Fireman. I'm only 23, but im getting into shape and i'll try out one of these days.
Love the video! *subscribed!* Love what you guys do. keep up the great work LAFD.
On another note. my left arm is completely sleeved (tattoo) How is the department now a days on tattoos?
I am a firm believer in let it burn when at all possible. It was the fast aggressive attack of the fire service for the past several decades that has put us in this predicament, at least in Southern California. Fighting fire in hills that have not seen a good burn in 60-100 years is no good.007 said:Former Wildland firefighter for the Forest Service Initial attack. Grew tired of fighting nature and moved to the Hazmat and environmental reclamation field.
If you don't believe in "let it burn", I don't want to hear it. My wife still fights fires and we go rounds every summer on this debate so I've hashed it out plenty:littlefriend:
Fireman78 said:I forgot to mention earlier, (you guys reminded me talking about controlled fires), I moved out of the wildland task force stuff and got into forest fuels reduction on the private contractor side. Being a contractor is great stuff. Especially doing the controlled burns.. fun fun!!!
Alpacka Raft decided to do any with sales reps, so unfortunatly I am not part of the sales deal anymore, however, I still very active in using the rafts personally. I can help out with sizing and stuff, no prob. I spent five days up in Wyoming , rafted the Snake and had a great time this year, as well as the Rio Chama here in NM. Alpackas are great.kellymoe said:Hey, I am still very interested in a pack raft. It's always a juggling act between spending money on toys or stuff for my truck. I started climbing again and now I'm dropping $$ on gear. When I make the jump I'll call you.
It is amazing how different East and West coast departments are. I never realized how few paid opportunities there are in the East. It's really too bad.FshTaco99 said:Volunteer here in Delaware for eight years. After reaching the white helmet around here there isn't much else to ponder upon. Have an associates degree in fire engineering but never pursued much after school. Have yet to find a paid job here on the East coast. We seem to be suffering much from Unions destroying volunteer stations and miniority issues for paid jobs... So, I decided I'm better off just running the family business instead.