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Old 03-16-2007, 09:47 PM
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Hey gaturf, kik azz site!!!

I like 23's video, following all the speed limits is good
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:15 PM
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Full time. Lieut. In MI. Work 3 on, 4 off. Do fertilizing & aeration & slit seeding. Have about 190 accounts. Keeps me busy. Been in business since 1980. As I get older, alarms at night, the days are harder. In the winter and on raindays, head right to bed after I get home. Probably sell out in a few years after kids finish college
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:21 PM
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Full time Lieut. in MI. Been in Bus. since 80. 190 Acts.fert, aeration, slitseeding. Been very good business. We have about 5 other guys here that cut and landscape. Were 3 on and 4 off. will probably be starting next week. Will sell the business and retire in a few, once the kids are out of college. Be safe, Jerry.
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:55 PM
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Full time firefighter for the last 9 years and full time landscaper with 50 accounts since 2000. They both fit very well together.
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:18 PM
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Another Georgia boy here. Been full time for about 14 years. Started my business as part-time a little over a year ago. I've been growing it very slowly trying to make sure I do every step right.

I only have 10 accounts and one complete school system which takes a full day itself. I've turned down more accounts that that for one reason or another.

It definitely is hard for that first day off sometimes. We work 24/48 and we are very busy. Our station usually runs 30 calls/shift average between 3 trucks with the engine and med unit averaging at least 12/shift. We never sleep all night (actually got about 3 hours last night which is pretty good).

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Man! 30 calls. You are tough FireScooby.. We only run about 1300 calls per year at our house. Most nights we get to sleep. There are a few we dont and you really feel it the next day.
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:08 AM
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Well, hey neighbor...

Didn't realize who you worked for. My house runs with 19 a good bit on 85, if that gives you any indication what department it is.

Stay safe man...got several buddies that work for Dekalb. I'm a hillbilly/ridgerunner.
you must be at the station right off jimmy carter. so your like me......no stranger to the bell going off all day and night! been hearing some good rumors about your dept.

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Old 04-10-2007, 10:04 PM
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Tulsa guy here too. Been full time fireMAN...13 years now. Been mowing full time as well for 17 years. Our station is at just over 2100 runs a year.
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:15 PM
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Fulltime firemedic now for 13 years in Alabama. I currently have 23 year round customers including one school. I also do weed control and fertilizer for about 15 other customers.
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:17 PM
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24 years old and have been a firefighter / medic in texas for the past three years.. I have been in business since 2001 and currently maintain about 125 weekly accounts. everyone be safe.
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:26 PM
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Wow, holy FF thread this turned out to be...lol. I'll break it up as being a 10 year law officer and 7 year bomb tech. Just started the lawn care part time last fall. May have to switch over to the fire side for the hours! Our local guys run 24 hour shifts from 3 stations and I think they are only scheduled like 7 or 10 days per month. Maybe I've seen some of you guys in HAZMAT or WMD classes down south... Oh ya, I currently have about 10 accounts. Have a great year!
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