Also if anyone can do so, can someone answer the questions I asked and do so comparing the portland, oregon PD and FD? Josh, your probably not going to get a straight answer to this question. Case in point: I was going to a recent Bears game with 3 cop buddies. Now both law enforcement and fire-rescue are under the command of the Sheriff. where the deputies function as firefighters / paramedics/ EMT.If your considering either profession you need to do the research and do a little self discovery. Both are noble professions, and although they are public service professions, they are very diffrent. The cute young lady directing people to their seats was flirtatious with us. We still have two command structures between law enforcement and fire-rescue, but it is one agency. I found Crossfit a few months ago by way of a post at the Concept II rowing forum.Plus, I figured that, if nothing else, I'd have something to blog about. But seriously, go to any watering hole that's close to a firehouse and ask if it's a firemen hang-out. But sometimes it does, and sometimes your best friends die. We like to go out a lot, have fun, go to bars, be with our buddies.
As with so many fetishes, it was born of my reaction to a single human being: a certain Baby Fireman who contacted me via the Internet personals a while back. MK: Are there any topics of conversation that firemen find especially interesting? Sure, it's true that we don't work the same kind of hours as some other people, but we also go to a lot of funerals, and visit a lot of guys we know in the hospital. But most firemen like to have fun, so they like women who can hold their own in conversation: who are capable of joking around, busting their chops, pushing back a little. MK: How about I send the bill to the Fire Commissioner, and we'll call it even? F: Also, firemen like women who know how to empathize--good listeners. Please let me know what happens if you do.xxx(ps--commenters: everyone had good points about the cheating business.Though he was A LOT younger than I am, I decided to go out with him because he looked so hot in his pictures (kind of like an anime hero), and I could tell from what he wrote that he was exceptionally smart and quite funny to boot. MK: Is there a certain type of female who is especially appealing to a fireman? If you're willing to have fun, that's more important than looks, to tell you the truth. We're supposed to be tough guys, and to pretend the stuff we do doesn't scare us. F.: I feel like I should give your readers fair warning: If you date a fireman, he's not going to want to stay home with you, watching a movie. I know a few towns in Illinois which have public safety departments where the officers are police and firefighters. One of the guys said "We three are cops" She barely responded, looked bored. I'm currently assigned as a flight medic / tactical observer to the aviation unit (helicopter) which performs both EMS and law enforcement missions.Then he pointed to me and said "and he's a fireman." She lit up like a firecracker, with a big smile. This has given me the opportunity to observe many of the differences between law enforcement and fire-rescue. The Kelly day is the reason most FFs have boats and spend their time in the Keys fishing. Not entirely my style--but for firemen, maybe I can compromise. F.: To tell you the truth, Maura, I'd prefer it if the girl ordered a Budweiser.
Out of curiosity, between the PD and the FD, which generally is more enjoyable to work for, which has better pay/benefits/promotional possibilities, and which has more honor and respect behind it? I had been using my C2 for general fitness and supplementing with dumbells / bodyweight conditioning, so when I saw that Crossfit used the C2 in some of the workouts, I knew I had to try it. As far as the PD vs FD question, I've worked for the last 19 yrs in Broward County Fl, where the County Fire Dept. due to the incompetence of the County Commissioners to oversee the Fire Dept.