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Thread: Vol Fire crew, who is one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sako75 View Post
    Trogs - if Stumpy calls you a Trog it is a name the career guys/girls call volleys and comes from the name Trogolite who only come out after dark
    Troglodyte - cave dweller or 'lives in dark places'... Generally we reply with something equally unflattering that rhymes with 'doors' when the paid types start down the insults and name-calling road. Those that only do it for money...

    It's quite interesting, the old middle of the night lark is a distant memory I can't actually remember the last time I got paged during the night. However, starting to get a bit shit-faced with losing days of work to sparrow-fart fire calls...

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    trog ..... trog trog trog trog ..... trog trog trog trog ..... trog trog trog

    its a compliment ......
    also , when ever we had scrub fires to go too , we are always happy when the bush bunnies (dougie) turn up , because that means we can pack up and go back to relaxing while those lunitics run all around the bush putting out hot spots !!!!!
    after near on 20 years full time service in the NZFS I recommend it in all ways , be it perm, vollie , ops support, rural etc etc .... and you only get out of it what you put into it , even my wife is in the job , in central fire comms , any of you talk to her on the radio , be nice ... cant miss her , shes the only Canadian on there
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    I'm in my third year as a volley and actually got back from the QFF course in Vegas today. I do thoroughly enjoy it even with the varying and sometimes outright horrible nature of calls we attend but the social side and skills you learn far out weigh the short term stress of the horrible calls. I would also tell anyone that joins and goes through the recruit course and didn't enjoy it to sick at it until you've done the QFF course, it really is a big step up and a much more enjoyable course. The compartment fire training is tops and it teaches you so much.

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    If i could have a full time job shooting pests i'm up for over time.

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    Off to Waiuru on Tuesday to do a 3 day Air Support Supervisor course. The last requirement I need to get my Unit 4 in fire fighting. I figure after 28yrs in the service I should be able to get something out of it.
    "ars longa, vita brevis"

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    Vol Fire crew, who is one?

    2nd call in to days.
    Grass fire stopped just before a hay barn @kiwijames you should of come for a ride


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    Dry weathers not helping. Our calls have sky rocketed. We have a new toy from Draeger to help with that though ...


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    Fire porn


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    Quote Originally Posted by anderset20 View Post
    Dry weathers not helping. Our calls have sky rocketed. We have a new toy from Draeger to help with that though ...


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    Hey guys, just joined up on the forums and this was (almost) the first post I saw.
    Been a volly at Papakura Station for just over 18 months now. Usually float round 200 calls a year.
    The majority of calls are PFA's and being the second appliance on station, usually K28'd
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    Hi Shaun, Welcome aboard.
    Did you sign up for the Pukekohe V8s in November?
    Hope you and Joseph survived getting the last of the steel I got a bit of stick for giving away so much but it's what you do for fellow vollys
    Cheers Stephen

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    Hi Stephen, fancy seeing you here haha...

    I haven't signed up yet. Bit low on money at the moment to pay the subscription, but will have a look closer to the time when I am back at work.

    Yup we did thank you. She ended up scraping the tables we were going to take though

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    No subscription for the V8s as it is as part of a fire crew on the track.
    Any other fire vollies want a trackside view of the V8s in November?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sako75 View Post
    No subscription for the V8s as it is as part of a fire crew on the track.
    Any other fire vollies want a trackside view of the V8s in November?
    Wait what!!!??


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    Quote Originally Posted by sako75 View Post
    No subscription for the V8s as it is as part of a fire crew on the track.
    Any other fire vollies want a trackside view of the V8s in November?
    i went as a spectator and watched them get into their level two's for each race, looked like a hot place to be
    If i could have a full time job shooting pests i'm up for over time.

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    oh cool. Just checked dated. Flying out to Fiji that weekend, so the partner would be pretty pissed if i cancelled on her haha

 

 

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