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Offline nfd2004

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Re: So you wanna be a Firefighter
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2016, 11:39:16 AM »
 New London, Ct Firefighter "Johnny T" shows us one aspect of the job and what it takes to be a firefighter.


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Re: So you wanna be a Firefighter
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Re: So you wanna be a Firefighter
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2018, 10:10:01 PM »
This should apply to every F.D. & P.D. in the U.S.!

This is a really super answer to all sorts of people who have objections to not just the military, but also any sort of job situation with any sort of requirement.   whiners need to just plain get used to the fact that LIFE is unfair.
 
 Excellent Summary
 
Gowdy (US Representative from South Carolina expressed a few things about the military in response to a loaded question from a CNN reporter about the ban of transgenders. He nails it!
Nobody has a "right" to serve in the Military. Nobody. What makes people think the Military is an equal opportunity employer? Very far from it.
The Military uses prejudice regularly and consistently to deny citizens from joining for being too old or too young, too fat or too skinny, too tall or too short. Citizens are denied for having flat feet, or for missing or additional fingers. Poor eyesight will disqualify you, as well as bad teeth. Malnourished? Drug addiction? Bad back? Criminal history? Low IQ? Anxiety? Phobias? Hearing damage? Six arms? Hear voices in your head? Self-identify as a Unicorn? Need a special access ramp for your wheelchair? Can't run the required course in the required time? Can't do the required number of pushups? Not really a "morning person" and refuse to get out of bed before noon? All can be reasons for denial.
The Military has one job. War. Anything else is a distraction and a liability. Did someone just scream "That isn't Fair"? War is VERY unfair, there are no exceptions made for being special or challenged or socially wonderful. YOU change yourself to meet Military standards.. Not the other way around. I say again: You don't change the Military... you must change yourself. The Military doesn't need to accommodate anyone with special issues. The Military needs to Win Wars. If any of your personal issues are a liability that detract from readiness or lethality... Thank you for applying and good luck in future endeavors. Who's next in line?

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Re: So you wanna be a Firefighter
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2018, 09:32:15 AM »
Or, if you have a medical profile that will never get you into the military, you might be able to do what I did - work for the military as a civilian.  I was a computer guy and started in military space, later into sonar.  I gave Uncle five years and went on to civilian life at a power utility. 

Each to his own abilities. (and then onto 25 years as a volunteer firefighter and in state emergency management as one of the few volunteers)

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