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CALEMT

The Other Guy/ Paramaybe?
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If these fires in So CAL could go out and I get some days off that’d be great.
 

CALEMT

The Other Guy/ Paramaybe?
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CDF = Can’t Devote to Family...
My prayers have been answered. All excess staffing that is not being utilized is released. It’s least get a couple hours at home before I’m due back for my normal shift tomorrow.
 

Jim37F

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I was reading that Kern County FD is so understaffed guys need to get permission from their Battalion Chief to actually go off duty and go home instead of staying over for the next shift
 

DragonClaw

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A little more than 1 month into my relationship and things are going better than ever. A few things we never to discuss and get sorted out, but we doubled down on good communication and concerns we had. Moved past them and have a few plans on how to address our concerns in a healthy way.

He's a germaphobe but likes to open doors for me 🤣 I used to open them for him so he wouldn't have to touch the door.

We're both looking for the person we will marry and it's a serious relationship in that way. I found a video of him from April and a few older pictures, it's nice to see how we've grown together.

I've never been so close to someone like this. Like I hate seafood, but we went to red lobster together and ordered shrimp and clam strips. The restaurant was freezing and it was terrible food, but I wouldn't give it up for anything, the time with him there.

We even got stopped by the cops when we were just hanging out in the car in a parking lot. The was hilarious. It was terrifying when my foot got stuck in the door of the car and I couldn't get out and I thought things were about to go badly. Then they thought for sure I was a minor and was maybe intoxicated by something. (My stumbling out of the car and getting stuck really didn't help their general impression)

We had our hands on the hood of the cruiser, he was off to the side. We were getting grilled.

They turned out his pockets and disarmed me. Turns out I left my wallet at home. But then they saw how we were in work pants and boots (different shirts, we'd both gotten off shift earlier) and asked what we did. At the mention of EMT they chilled out.

Like at that point they didn't even finish searching me. We talked and laughed. I gave them the DL number and my info, had it memorized. They ran our info and everything was fine. Haha 😅

We even had a nice date at a lodge style restaurant with wild game and fish. It was really good. We dressed up and stuff. I still had a gun of course, just a different holster.

I had no idea what it felt like to be like this though, one person you're devoted to, but because you want to. No blood-tied "obligation" or anything. Definitely looking forward to the next year with him and see where things go.

😌
 

Seirende

Washed Up Paramedic
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I just spent five and a half days chilling inpatient and I'm deeply exhausted
 

VentMonkey

Family Guy
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I was reading that Kern County FD is so understaffed guys need to get permission from their Battalion Chief to actually go off duty and go home instead of staying over for the next shift
I believe this to be correct. Day one of the Stagecoach Fire ECC sent this message over Kern 1.

I don’t know if anyone’s been released from any coverage as of yet. I doubt it though, last I heard the fire was only 10% contained.

Lots of “move up and cover” areas slower stations never see (i.e., unincorporated Bakersfield).

The bright side for the Valley Floor folks, is that the winds have yet to shift and it’s blowing mostly east of the valley/ canyon where the fire’s taking placed.

It’s dug in there pretty well, like an Alabama tick.
 

DragonClaw

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That's nice
Just catching up on mail and chores around the house (apartment).

I've been trying to collect rocks for the bf. He likes rocks. I bought some polished gems online.

Gonna sweep and mop and put up my clothes. Scrub the tub. Water the patio plants.

Time to catch up on stuff.
 

Seirende

Washed Up Paramedic
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I want to die so badly and it's been like this for so long
 

DragonClaw

Emergency Medical Texan
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I want to die so badly and it's been like this for so long
I know what that feels like to want to die. Like if you could just will yourself to die you'd already be gone.

I wish I knew how to help you. If you ever want to talk or call, message me.
 

Seirende

Washed Up Paramedic
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It's hard to find an identity outside of mental illness when it's consumed so much of your life
 

Seirende

Washed Up Paramedic
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Niece wanted There's a Wocket in My Pocket and of course I had to play the rap version for them.
 

jgmedic

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I believe this to be correct. Day one of the Stagecoach Fire ECC sent this message over Kern 1.

I don’t know if anyone’s been released from any coverage as of yet. I doubt it though, last I heard the fire was only 10% contained.

Lots of “move up and cover” areas slower stations never see (i.e., unincorporated Bakersfield).

The bright side for the Valley Floor folks, is that the winds have yet to shift and it’s blowing mostly east of the valley/ canyon where the fire’s taking placed.

It’s dug in there pretty well, like an Alabama tick.
Maybe that's why KCoFD called and has me coming up there for test, interview and God knows what else. HR just said it may take all day.
 

jgmedic

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PS. forces cant be as bad as CDF. all my CDF buddies have been home 1. max 2 days in the past month or so. Oh well, guess I should be thankful to work at a small dept with not enough staffing to send out strike teams.
 

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