You might be a fire nerd

I’m jumping the fire/ems fence for a few days on account of I can.  You will find Happy in the FIRE column here at FireEMSblogs.com for a spell, I’ve got some fire specific things to talk about today.

If you raise the flag in the morning whistling the song from Emergency! when they raised the flag…you might be a fire nerd.

If you know the pump discharge pressures for all lines on your rig, and you’re not the driver…you might be a fire nerd.

If you can discern different companies just by their siren sounds…you might be a fire nerd.

If you have more gear you bought yourself than was issued to you…you might be a fire nerd.

If you still ride backwards, no matter what…you might be a fire nerd.

If you can recite Backdraft and Ladder 49 from memory…you might be a fire nerd.

If, right now, you know the status of at least half of your Department’s rigs (on a scene, out of service, at hospital)…you might be a fire nerd.

If you have more than 2 sweatshirts at work that are identical…you might be a fire nerd.

If you think “combination” nozzle sounds too much like “complication” nozzle…you might be a fire nerd.

If you have a sticker on your helmet other than from the factory that made it…you might be a fire nerd.

If you have more than one sticker on your truck that says firefighter…you might be a fire nerd.

If you read more than 3 fire blogs a day…you might be a fire nerd.

If you made the end of this list nodding in the affirmative…you ARE a fire nerd.  Welcome to the club.

Stay safe out there,

HM

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16 thoughts on “You might be a fire nerd”

    1. “Geek” and “nerd” are not interchangable EXP! Just one makes you a nerd. The Fire Geek list is later.

  1. And if I want to continue to learn to better myself, for a future of both On-Call and Career Fire/EMS, does that make me a Fire/EMS Geek wannabe? lol

  2. I am not a fire nerd, I just know that a large majority of the fire fleet’s status is AM (Available on Mobile) because it is close to lunch time and they are going grocery shopping – sorry, I mean building inspecting. :D

  3. “Geek” and “nerd” are not interchangable EXP! Just one makes you a nerd. The Fire Geek list is later.

  4. And if I want to continue to learn to better myself, for a future of both On-Call and Career Fire/EMS, does that make me a Fire/EMS Geek wannabe? lol

  5. I am not a fire nerd, I just know that a large majority of the fire fleet's status is AM (Available on Mobile) because it is close to lunch time and they are going grocery shopping – sorry, I mean building inspecting. :D

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