If firefighters had to do their job like police officers

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    Quote Originally Posted by norse1 View Post
    Remember God created us firefighters so cops could have heros!
    I want to be clear, I have a lot of respect for firefighters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    I want to be clear, I have a lot of respect for firefighters.
    Clearly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Clearly.
    Just because I don't think Firefighters and Police deserve the same amount of pay doesn't mean I am anti anything.

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    It all depends on the location of the job. Fire fighters in some towns make several runs per day and have working fires weekly. In Somerset for example the city fire dept has very few runs per week and only a few working fires per year. In the same town the city and county police answer 100's of calls per day. While both jobs are dangerous the local police officers have about 1000 times more contact with the public in possible dangerous situations than the fire department does.

    I was a certified fire fighter many years ago and I know the danger, but in most towns there is a huge difference between what is called upon and expected between the fire and police departments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    It all depends on the location of the job. Fire fighters in some towns make several runs per day and have working fires weekly. In Somerset for example the city fire dept has very few runs per week and only a few working fires per year. In the same town the city and county police answer 100's of calls per day. While both jobs are dangerous the local police officers have about 1000 times more contact with the public in possible dangerous situations than the fire department does.

    I was a certified fire fighter many years ago and I know the danger, but in most towns there is a huge difference between what is called upon and expected between the fire and police departments.
    Good points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    It all depends on the location of the job. Fire fighters in some towns make several runs per day and have working fires weekly. In Somerset for example the city fire dept has very few runs per week and only a few working fires per year. In the same town the city and county police answer 100's of calls per day. While both jobs are dangerous the local police officers have about 1000 times more contact with the public in possible dangerous situations than the fire department does.

    I was a certified fire fighter many years ago and I know the danger, but in most towns there is a huge difference between what is called upon and expected between the fire and police departments.
    Most firehouses have nearly double ambulance calls to fire calls. That is the largest litigious side to firefighting/ems. You have to be meticulous how you note things in reports. and be prepared to answer to a judge on how you wrote your report 3 to 5 years later when those things tend to end up in court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norse1 View Post
    Most firehouses have nearly double ambulance calls to fire calls. That is the largest litigious side to firefighting/ems. You have to be meticulous how you note things in reports. and be prepared to answer to a judge on how you wrote your report 3 to 5 years later when those things tend to end up in court.
    Locally here, fire and ambulance are separate they don't operate out of the same fire house or fall in the same dept.

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    Paramedic/EMS is completely different from what most are thinking when they discuss firemen, even though in some cities they are one and the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Locally here, fire and ambulance are separate they don't operate out of the same fire house or fall in the same dept.
    Eventually I think fire, police, and EMS will all pretty much be the same cross trained workers that make big bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Paramedic/EMS is completely different from what most are thinking when they discuss firemen, even though in some cities they are one and the same.
    Correct. Paramedic/EMS workers are highly skilled and should be highly paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Locally here, fire and ambulance are separate they don't operate out of the same fire house or fall in the same dept.
    Interesting around here most of them are combined. Aside from maybe large metro depts or cities that contracted out private ems for they're city. But I think contracted ems has really gone to the wayside the last few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norse1 View Post
    Interesting around here most of them are combined. Aside from maybe large metro depts or cities that contracted out private ems for they're city. But I think contracted ems has really gone to the wayside the last few years.
    I think Laurel County is still Contracted EMS. When I was in Prestonsburg many years ago there were two or three ambulance services. Fire with EMT Firefighter rolled to all medical calls then called "Next Available" to transport to the hospital.

    Somerset first joined the EMS/Fire several years ago, but an issue with pay for non-ems firefighters or something like that cause them to be split up again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Eventually I think fire, police, and EMS will all pretty much be the same cross trained workers that make big bucks.
    Interesting. I had never given it much thought but I could see this, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    It all depends on the location of the job. Fire fighters in some towns make several runs per day and have working fires weekly. In Somerset for example the city fire dept has very few runs per week and only a few working fires per year. In the same town the city and county police answer 100's of calls per day. While both jobs are dangerous the local police officers have about 1000 times more contact with the public in possible dangerous situations than the fire department does.

    I was a certified fire fighter many years ago and I know the danger, but in most towns there is a huge difference between what is called upon and expected between the fire and police departments.
    I must be starting to feel sick.

    I'm agreeing with you too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norse1 View Post
    Interesting around here most of them are combined. Aside from maybe large metro depts or cities that contracted out private ems for they're city. But I think contracted ems has really gone to the wayside the last few years.
    SA is a very large city, but here, they are separate. I did live relatively close to a fire station in an area with a pretty high population density, and I did see a fair amount of fire trucks.

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