The Pros And Cons Of A Firefighter

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“Don 't you dare come any closer!” said a corpulent man, holding a broken piece of glass that was on the floor. Adam Corcuera and Steven Blackwell were the first paramedics to the KFC and were trying to tend to the stab victim on the floor but this bellicose individual would not let them. So the paramedics had no choice but to wait for the police to show up. While they were waiting Adam was staring at the stab victim and knew he only had minutes to live if he did not get immediate medical attention. The man had been stabbed in the chest and punctured a lung so the man’s breathing and when he fell he landed on a piece of glass sitting on the floor. Adam couldn 't tell if he had severed his femoral artery but from the looks of it he hadn 't …show more content…
They had been friends for about 10 years at that point. But they both knew being hired as a firefighter was the ultimate goal from the beginning. All of the years as a Fire Explorer, EMT, Wildland firefighter, getting degrees, all of that to be a firefighter. And both of them accomplished their goals. They both said goodbye to each other and went their separate ways for the rest of their lives. Adam was stationed at station 187 in Pomona. This is actually the station where was an explorer for many years and now that he was here he realized he could be an explorer advisor. He would also be working with all of the firefighters that helped him get to where he is now. He is so excited to see them again. Firefighter Murrieta who is not Engineer Murrieta, Captain Etherly instead of Firefighter Etherly and his old advisor, Battalion Chief Nieto. It is going to be great working alongside of them, and he had won the lottery by being assigned to fire station 187. He would be on probation the first year,(which is you can be fired at any time for failing a test or being stupid), but it is still going to be great, his life goal, accomplished. On his first day he got there at 6:30 and was given the B shift. He would be working alongside Firefighter Sizemore,who would be the tillerman, Engineer Murrieta who would …show more content…
For Adam there was just a lot of Working out eating, and lots of cleaning. He had to clean the Truck, the toilets, the kitchen, dishes and everything else in the whole fire station. Since he was the new guy he did actually have to cook a lot of the meals, which he didn 't mind because he had always been a team player and a relatively good cook. When he was done with all of his duties he would work out and station 187 has a great gym. It has all of the things you could ever do to work out. So Adam would do 30 minutes of cardio and the 1 hour of weights, and the station has really good Wifi so adam can watch Netflix while he works out. And on the first Sunday he is working he meets with all of his explorer buddies that he had. Like head explorer Jason Bilheimer, who is now an EMT and a Northern California FSA. On Monday he gets his first call it is a structure fire at Cal Poly Pomona and a dorm is on fire, and dispatch said that there are still people trapped. All of the firefighter quickly put on their turnouts and hop on the rig. Since they are the closest the are the fire truck on the calamitous scene. When they get there they see that the whole dorm is on fire and since the are the truck they didact their captain 's orders and go up on the roof and ventilate the building. So they start their chainsaws and begin to cut big square into the roof. This is so exciting for Adam because his first call is an intense

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