Forum Deputy Chief
Yeah I'm a backseater lol, but sometimes the Engineers are out on vacation or whatever (or if the Capt is out, the Engineer bumps up and so does a FF). Sometimes you'll get an Overtime Capt or Engineer in in those cases, but not always.I thought you were a smokeeat... I mean firefighter. Honolulu doesn't have fire apparatus engineers?
Our Engineer actually took like 5-6 hours vacation just during the afternoon to go to his kids first basketball game. (Our vacation system is hourly, so it's not unheard of for guys to only take part of a shift off, especially for something relatively simple like that), so I was just covering down while he was out (though I have had a couple full shifts as Acting Engineer), he was actually supposed to be back like an hour, hour and a half or so before the call came in lol