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by 9lives
Fri May 09, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Kind of a funny joke I guess
Replies: 36
Views: 4661

Same old lady brings her sick mangy mutt to the vet. He places the semi-conscious flee bitten mongrel on his examination table and listens for a heartbeat. After a brief assessment he informs the ol' blister that the dog is dead. She can't believe it and insists more action be taken to save her belo...
by 9lives
Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My career has come to an end
Replies: 16
Views: 1784

For what its worth, I think you're making a big mistake, hanging up your helmet and boots for a traffic sign. Aux. police work is a joke (no disrespect to you intended). Unless you have all the right stuff to join the RCMP, you will simply be a glorified crosswalk monitor, no wait, they are paid for...
by 9lives
Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: The Fallen
Topic: BCAS Vancouver post - Paramedic LODD
Replies: 8
Views: 2482

Sadly, Mike's last run was a medical call in Burnaby, that also involved my crew. After loading the patient, I patted him on the back, never imagining it would be for the last time.
My deepest sympathy to Mikes family and esteemed members of the BCAS.
by 9lives
Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: Hiring
Topic: will burnaby be looking soon
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

Burnaby has approx. 8-12 recruits starting in oct. They were selected from the ride along program this summer. Those who were not selected were placed on an eligibility list or released out right. I suspect Burnaby will not undergo another hiring for 6-12months,at which time another large group will...
by 9lives
Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: Hiring
Topic: Richmond BC
Replies: 11
Views: 2398

Glad to hear Richmond has reconsidered their ridiculous policy, and is once again hiring white males. Congrats bro and best of luck.
by 9lives
Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello from a newbie!
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Jeff, Discovering this site will help you in your quest, as every concievable firefighter recruiting question is discussed in great detail,where you have no doubt researched already. Its refreshing to hear from an aspiring 21 yr. old who seemingly has the right stuff for the job. Vermillion fire aca...
by 9lives
Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Family
Replies: 21
Views: 2537

I haven't had to save a family member yet but 3 of my first calls were all to fires at homes of family members, two structures fires and a chimney fire. So responding to calls for family members isn't so rare in rural areas with big familys lmao. Also I agree there shouldn't be any SOGs for saying ...
by 9lives
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: Gear and Equipment
Topic: Losing gloves and balaclavas.
Replies: 14
Views: 1989

Mike, My guess is the members that lose their gloves,work construction on the side, and those losing their balaclavas, are avid hunters.
by 9lives
Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: Hiring
Topic: The 40 year old virgin (to firefighting)
Replies: 15
Views: 2231

Aged to perfection

I cant say with certainty that 40 is too old for a job in Burnaby, but I do know that the oldest recruit ever hired was 38 (EX VPD). Several others hired in their mid thirties with the average age between 28-32. The concern with hiring a 40 yr. old is will they still have the strength and endurance ...
by 9lives
Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Just a hello note
Replies: 4
Views: 609

I just signed up and thought Id say hello. I recntly started my carrer in the EMS industry and can say that it feels as if I won the lotto. Welcome to the site. Glad you're lovin' your new EMS job,and that it feels as if you won the lottery. Maybe one day you'll make the transition to firefighting ...