I was a county fire fighter working sghift 24 on 24 off 24 on 72 off, Responsibilities included what today is always required to have extensive schooling
Responsibilities included not limited to; dispatcher, driver/engineer, firefighter, ambulance driver 1st aid, truck maintenance, hydrant maintenance. As to driver/engineer. ladder truck, 750 pumper, forestry truck (s) water tankers etc. All forestry vehicles originally surplus military equipment, 10bys, weapon carriers, tankers. Re
built by firefighters when not responding to emergencies.
In other words we were writing the book on firefighting used today.
work culture since we all had our lives in each others hands at one time or another It was a close brotherhood
Worked both Melbourne fire department and Brevard County fire rescue