Sometimes I like to butt into Kimberly's blog. So, I thought I would share some quotes that people have said to me over the course of 8 years as a volunteer firefighter. All of these quotes are true and out of the mouth of adults that were involved in motor vehicle accidents, house fires, general medical calls and water rescues.
"I am not wearing any underwear. Oh my God! My mom told me this was going to happen!"
"Why did I pull out in front of that car?"
"Are you an angel?"
"Can I fly in a helicopter?"
"I only had one beer. I don't feel a thing, but I think I may have just pissed myself."
"Wow, that fire is hot!"
"Can you hurry? I am going to be late for work!"
"If that guy in the other truck is okay, I am gonna kill him."
"I didn't realize how slippery the ice was."
"Will you marry me?"
"I didn't know they let girls drive fire trucks."
"I would get out but it appears there is a metal rod from my car in my leg. Sorry about that."
"I was burning the soles of my shoes to see what would happen."
"My scrotum is swelled to the size of basketball, do you wanna look at it?"
"It wouldn't start. I didn't know it was illegal to set fire to my car, geez."
"Helllooooo stupid rescue person! I did have a f****** life jacket, I was sitting on it."
"Oh your VOLUNTEER, where are the real firefighters?"
For everyone's information volunteer firefighters have to go through the same national, state and OSHA training standards as professional firefighters. We have the exact same certification.
http://www.oregon.gov/DPSST, http://www.nfpa.org/index.asp, http://www.orosha.org/
Look it up, and be safe!