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Friday, May 24th, 2013
11:52 am
Seeking female firefighters across Cananda
Seeking Female Fire Fighters,

We invite Female Fire Fighters across Canada to participate in our study. We are looking for both Volunteer Female Fire Fighters and Career Female Fire Fighters. We are conducting interviews with participants that can be done over-the-phone or if possible in person. Participation involves sharing with us your day-to-day story about what it is like to be a female fire fighter. Interviews last approximately one to two hours depending on your personal experiences. All information that you share is strictly confidential.
If you are interested or have questions, please contact either researcher at:

Carmen Poulin, PhD Psychology Professor University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
E-mail: carmen@unb.ca Phone: 506-458-7800

Lynne Gouliquer, CD, PhD
Banting Postdoctoral Fellow
Atlantic Centre for Qualitative Research & Analysis St. Thomas University,
E-mail: lgouliquer@stu.ca
Phone: 506-452-0513
Friday, March 23rd, 2007
12:07 am
MX 7000 Lightbar for sale!
My fiance built the light bar from the frame up a few years ago... It is his pride and joy, but he got rid of his truck shortly before Christmas and it just wouldn't look right on his explorer! We're looking to get around $300 for it plus shipping costs unless whoever buys it is local... In that case, we can deliver for a couple of bucks to cover gas...

The lights in this bar are super bright and it is sure to let people know you are coming from a mile away! The light bar is the perfect size for a Ford F150 or a different truck of a similar size.

Here are the specs for you:

8 rotators (all blue)
forward facing blue flashers
blue intersection sweep lights
alley lights
rear 8 light amber arrow stick with control box
two rear led flashers(one on each side)...

photos below the cutCollapse )
If you or anyone you know is interested, please feel free to leave me a message here, or to email me at ErinDHogan at {yahoo} dot {com}...

If this was not an appropriate place to post this, please let me know and I will delete it... Thank you!
Thursday, May 4th, 2006
3:21 pm
Hello! I'm graduating medic school this spring, and then heading off to get my firefighter I & II. Ohio is a national registry state, and firefighter I & II is a 240 hour course. My boyfriend and I are probably moving out of state next fall, and I was wondering how easy it is to transfer certifications. We're probably going to florida or california (most likely cali). I've heard that in cali you have to certify by county for paramedic..is that true? Also, how easy is it to comeby jobs? I appreciate any feedback at all..thank you guys! You guys rock..I always get great info.
Thursday, January 19th, 2006
10:45 am
Fire Girls - Australians take the lead to get more women in firefighting
Hi All,
the website below is an initiative of the NSW Fire Brigade & NSW Rural Fire Service to try and overcome stigma, hardships and intimidation within the ranks of the women firefighters out there. Its also designed to help breakdown the male dominance in the services as well. There's also a servey in there to help guage women's needs and desires within those who are already in the service (and those women overseas who fight fires :D)

Take a look - its worth it:D


Current Mood: calm
Friday, January 13th, 2006
9:42 am
Hi All,
just joined up here and I thought I'd say hello. I'm a 25 year old volunteer firefighter based in Blaxlands Ridge near Sydney in Australia. I've been in the brigade since 2002 and loving every minute of it :)



Current Mood: bouncy
Saturday, December 3rd, 2005
12:46 pm
It seems some folks feel Sept. 11 is fodder for jokes, and they will staunchly defend their decision to use it as such.

I'm referring to the headline in this post


and the LJers who found it funny, and outright demanded others find the tragedy humorous. Especially the user named noctolatornoctolator.

I've tried to point out why the mass murder of thousands should not be used for amusement, to no avail. Perhaps a reader of this community can show them the error of their ways.

If not, thanks for your time.

Saturday, September 17th, 2005
7:17 am
Firefighter Competition
9/10/2005 - On Saturday the 10th of September, Media EMS stood by at the Delaware County Firefighter Competition while firefighters from all over the county competed in numerous events. Luckily the weather was very nice and the EMT's from Media did not need to treat any patients during the event. Congratulation's to Springfield Fire Company for winning the Delco Cup for a 2nd year in a row. Also a great job to all the other companies that competed in the event. We look forward to covering the event again next year
Monday, July 25th, 2005
9:58 pm
7/22/2005 - Ambulance and Medic 23 were dispatched to State and Providence for a fall from a pole with trauma. Upon responding Fireboard notified that the patient was either at State and Providence or Pine Ridge Road by the Trolley Tracks. It was quickly determined that the patient was not at State and Providence and the Ambulance and Medic redirected to Pine Ridge Road. Upon arrival units were notified that the patient was approximately one half mile down the trolley tracks. At this time Company 51 was requested to help bring the patient up the tracks. Medic 1047 was also on location to assist. After walking down the trolley tracks to the patient it was found to be not only a fall but also an electrocution. The patient was quickly placed on a long board and secured and transported back up the trolley tracks via the trolley. The patient was transported via 23-7 with M23 to Crozer as a trauma alert. Units on scene 23-7, M23, M1047, 51-6, 65-8. This was a great job by all persons involved getting the patient secured and transferred safely. Thank you to Companies 51 and 65 for the assist as well as M1047.
Sunday, January 30th, 2005
1:59 pm
"My" boys
Hello there! Wow finally a place to hang my hat. Im a 22 y.o rookie Firefighter from Canada and im so excited just talk with others like me! Ther is me and one other girl on my dept, and about 50 guys. We are kinda small, but we have a large area and even waterrescue and icerescue units. Im currently in my EMT-A so i figure ill play the fence as long as i can.
I havent had any problems with anyone so far bring a girl, but occasionally i think of double standards and how us girls are forced to be VERY confident in our skills, as people are most likely to point at us first if we even show a crack of weakness. But we are human and equals, and as my friend told me, firegighters think smarter, not harder. I love my boys, i even went to a stag party last weekend!

So far, im loving what i do and im proud, even mor eproud because someone once upon a time said is couldnt be done. I feel special, I feel at home ^^.
Saturday, October 2nd, 2004
8:13 pm
Ladder 49
Wow. Ladder 49 is beyond awesome. The research, time, and detail that they put into it really show. It is a must see. I just shouldn't have seen it the night before my husband went to work. Guh. Things I liked: The acting, the plot, the detail, the flashing lights, the parallels.

BTW, I got Joaquine Phoenix's autograph on a movie poster. :D

It is so much more accurate than Backdraft was. It's a bit more cliche, but very well done. Loved it.

Xposted to my journal, fdwives, and fire_gurls
Sunday, September 26th, 2004
1:42 pm
hey! Im glad I found this community (: I just started my fire 240 class ( i think everyone knows what that is right?) Anyway I need some tips! Im a very self conscience person but I REALLY want to be a firefighter. Im so afraid I wont be able to make it through this class, or ill be the typical "girl that cant do anything" So what are some tips? what can i do to stay on top of things? What should i be doing everyday? like work outs? any help would be appreciated.
Saturday, September 11th, 2004
10:23 am
A Day Of Reflection
I just wanted to take a moment to say God Bless everyone today. It's been three years since America suffered the terrorist attack. Three years. Our country has changed forever. My thoughts and prayers once again go out to everyone directly and indirectly involved, and to all Americans, because we were all affected by it.

Current Mood: thoughtful
Wednesday, September 8th, 2004
4:04 pm
Newbie To Fire_Gurls!
Hi Everyone!

I was surfing around LJ, found this group and decided to join! I am a 34 year old fire fighter/paramedic for Gloucester, MA USA, and I work on rescue company one. As we all know, not all departments are the same, so I should mention that aside from working as a paramedic for the department, I am also a search and rescue fire fighter. So I have the best of both worlds! Our department has 85 full-time members, four stations, and a total of 4 pump trucks 2 reserve pump trucks, 2 forestry trucks, 2 squad/ambulances, a rescue boat, a hazmat/decon trailer, and 2 ladder trucks. I am one of three females, however we all work in different groups and never see each other. Each of us is the only female in our respective group of approximately 21 people. I am a full-time student as well, pursuing my fire science degree, and I am taking the civil service captain's exam in November. I have also served on our rescue dive team.

I have to say that aside from a few isolated incidences, the men I work with are both professional, kind and respectful towards me. The isolated incidences were minor, such as my captain going to my male partner for medic advice or questions even though I have been a medic far longer than he, or when I am running a call and the back-up help going again to my male partner for direction-grrrrrr!. Those few incidences after happening frequently enough caused some teeth barring on my part. They have all tried to curb their egos and not do that though, so at least they are willing to try. What more can I ask, right? Of course, there is always room and time for them to aggravate me and me to aggravate them, so you'll probably hear lots of that here too.
Anyway, I am really glad someone decided to create this journal. There aren't enough women in the fire service and definitely not enough female bonding, so I'm looking forward to that here! Until then, be careful on the job and take care of one another!

Current Mood: calm
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004
12:31 am
Got a new LJ...

Monday, August 2nd, 2004
9:21 pm
Pagers forsale on Ebay....
Here are some pagers forsale on Ebay. I believe they're starting at low bidding. Just thought you guys & gals may be interested, God Bless:


Current Mood: calm
9:25 am
By the way, i thought i would introduce myself...
my name is Traci, i'm a 19 y/o ohio firefighter and emt-basic with 1 month to go in paramedic school (i take the national registry on sept. 8th) i belong to Monroe Twp. FD. i love being in all of these 'firefighting' community, sorry i hadnt introduced my self earlier :)

Thursday, May 13th, 2004
3:58 pm
this is sooo kewl that someone finnally respects female firefighters, i am one myself. and wat makes it worse is that my entire family is full of FF and EMT's, my mom and brother are FF/EMT's, me an my dad are both FF but hes also 2nd assisstant cheif of our FD. it sucks to have them surronding me at a scene. an they always think im gonna get hert, so wat, i choose to join an i know wat im doing, god. i hate it. oy, getting heated here. cherrieschic knows wat im talking about, lexi is my pseudo sista, shes great, im just glad ya'll know how i feel, sweettt

Current Mood: hyper
Saturday, April 10th, 2004
9:40 pm
Hey, I was jsut cruising through LJ and I found this community...

I am 16 [very nearly - 11 days...] and I really want to be a firefighter...I live in England and I just wondered if you had any, not tips - that sound wrong - wisdom about it....

Current Mood: sleepy
Wednesday, March 24th, 2004
1:44 pm
the only one...
I'm the only girl in my departmen of over 400 members. I cannot being to tell you how irritating it is sometimes. i love the line in the "about" on the info page :
Female Firefighters who can rant and rave all they want about how the men left the sweaty playboy on top of our gear rack again
OH MY GOD! thats actually happened to me more times than i can count.do my boys torture me! Am i the only chica who feels this way? thoughts please!!!

Current Mood: cranky
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