Let's see what caliber of responses we get from 'thinking firemen'.
Boston Fire Gear is asking which do you prefer…
We're looking for the type of responses consistent with our posts and readers. Not the juvenile kind ("Truck, because Mongo likes to break things.") but the smart kind. We know that many of you are not specifcally assigned to a certain piece; you take what is due, or left once you get up to the station.
What company-level work do you prefer, and why?
Does your decision have anything to do with the following:
Company workload (define "busy" please)
Any other reasons you might feel are vaild.
Try not to go with your gut or what you 'like' but answer with what you know. Later on Dave, Ron and I will chip in our own choices as well.
When your done, be sure to check out Boston Fire Gear's apparel as well. Their latest design helps support the Boston Fire Gaelic Bridge. Quality shirts, I'm wearing my "Huntington Avenue Express" at the moment.
Enjoy this 1983 video from 'FourDeuce' of Havre Street, nine alarms at work.
Bill Carey is the daily news and blog manager for Elsevier Public Safety (FireRescue Magazine/Firefighter Nation, JEMS and LawOfficer sites.) Bill also manages the FireEMSBlogs.com network and is a former volunteer lieutenant with the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George's County, Maryland.
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