Originally Posted by georgialawn88
how this one for ya? i hate being a fireman for over 10 yrs running a million dollar firestation being over a 500 thousand dollar fire truck being in charge of houses on fire with people inside or head on wrecks where the patient in barely alive for 39,880 dollars. thats right 10 10 10 10 10 YEARS! and im not in a **** town with no population and making more on the side then i make there with crap insurance and hardly any retirement. thats a goodun right there.
For being a Lt. or Capt. in a FD that is a crap wage. Most of the FD here pay vastly more than that with gravy train benefits. Plus the clear advantages of the 24 hour shift followed by 48 or 72 hours off.
Then there are the issues with seeing tragedy, mangled bodies, work injuries and the list goes on.....
There are trade offs.....